- Wash hands, avoid the sick to guard against flu One school official said Monday that personal hygiene lessons taught in day-to-day classes take on added importance in the threat of swine flu.
- Major sidewalk project planned The city of Athens has received nearly $400,000 in stimulus package funds through the Alabama Department of Transportation to build a greenway, or major sidewalk project, on the east side of Athens.
Turner Machine adding new jobs
Turner Machine of Athens is set to add 12 new jobs over the next three years.
NRC to discuss Unit 1 reactor restart at Browns Ferry
Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials will meet with Tennessee Valley Authority officials Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Calhoun Community College to discuss the status of TVA's restart efforts for the Unit 1 reactor at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant.
Still no sign of reported downed helicopter
Officials still do not know if a report of a downed helicopter in Limestone County Wednesday afternoon was bogus.
- Thursday fog blamed for wrecks The late American poet Carl Sandburg wrote, “The fog comes on little cat feet,” but for Limestone County motorists, the fog came with a bang and a crash Thursday morning.
Caudle to fill Athens City Council seat
The Athens City Council has appointed its first woman council member in nearly 25 years with the election Monday night of retired Athens State University professor Dr. Mildred Caudle.
Teens killed in school bus crash
A school bus carrying high school students veered off an interstate overpass and crashed nose-first 30 feet below, killing at least three students and causing numerous injuries, several described as critical, authorities said.
City to close animal shelter, contract with local vet
The city of Athens will no longer maintain an animal shelter.
On Monday night, the City Council voted 3-2 to enter a contract with local veterinarian Robert Pitman to provide a facility and personnel to house impounded dogs and cats at a cost of $55,800 per year.
Library group urges city to decide on support
Athens City Councilman Ronnie Marks said Monday if Limestone County doesn’t ante up on a proposed new library, there is no point in continuing to discuss the project.
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