ATHENS — Jimmy Taylor takes a look at the hole left by what was once a cellar at the site of the Athens Municipal Building on Hobbs Street. Before City Hall was built, the lot held the home of Limestone County Judge James E. Horton, who became famous after overturning a jury’s guilty verdict in the Scottsboro Boys’ trial in 1933. Horton moved his home to Greenbrier, and City Hall was moved from the downtown square to this site in 1955. That building was recently demolished to make way for a modern facility. Planners were unaware until Tuesday the foundation covered a cellar and they will need to fill in the space before work continues.
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