A red flag warning is in effect today from noon to 5 p.m. in Limestone, Colbert and Lauderdale Counties due to high winds and low humidity. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. Otherwise, today will be clear and slightly cooler with a high around 89 and low of 61.
AROUND THE COUNTY
• Friends of Athens-Limestone Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today at the library, 405 E. South St. Contact: 256-232-1233.
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Around the state:
Floods cut part of I-10 as Debby storms over Florida
ST. GEORGE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Parts of the main interstate highway across northern Florida were closed by flooding Tuesday as Tropical Storm Debby hung stubbornly offshore over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening up to two feet of rain in places.
After raking Florida's Gulf coast with high winds and heavy rain, Debby promised to bring more of the same in the coming days as it drifted on a path forecast to take it over the state and east into the Atlantic by Friday.
In Limestone County:
Pain at pump decreases as gas prices fall
Bargain shopping doesn’t apply to just looking for great deals in the supermarket anymore, but also at the gas station.And it’s paying off.
Triple A Alabama spokesman Clay Ingram said looking for the best prices at the pump has helped drive the cost of a gallon of fuel back down to reality. April had the average price at $3.39; yesterday the average in Alabama was $3.09.
City Council approves CNG stations
The Athens City Council re-enforced its commitment to compressed natural gas Monday by approving two new CNG filling stations in the city limits.
The estimated cost of the public fast-fill and private slow-fill station is more than $614,000. The public station, however, could provide a financial boon for the city, as it would be the only one between Birmingham and Nashville.
Ground broken on Redstone anti-terrorism facility
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — FBI Director Robert Mueller helped break ground on new laboratories, offices and headquarters for the Terrorist Explosives Devices Analytical Center at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.
The center is currently at Quantico, Va., but it being relocated to Redstone Arsenal. Mueller was joined Monday by Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, acting ATF Director Todd Jones and Redstone Arsenal Commander Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyer.
Expansion, rule changes OK with SEC hoop coaches
Kentucky's outspoken men's basketball coach John Calipari has long championed the talent and depth in the Southeastern Conference — even when the NCAA tournament selection committee didn't share his optimism.
And he's even more bullish about the league's future now that Missouri and Texas A&M have made the switch from the Big 12 to the SEC.
Bridal party joins newlyweds in taking the plunge
SHELBYVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan wedding party joined the bride and groom in taking the plunge over the weekend when the boat dock they were lined up on for pictures gave way.
No one was hurt Saturday when newlyweds Eric and Maegan Walber fell into the water along with their bridal party at Bay Pointe Inn on Gun Lake in Shelbyville. The town is about 25 miles south of Grand Rapids.
Video shows the group casually standing and talking when the dock collapses into the water.
Eric Walber tells WOOD-TV that they were on the dock for about 30 seconds when it started to lean and tilt.
Maegan Walber says the fall was scary for a moment because her gown made it difficult to get her footing. But, she says she "came up laughing."