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Missing 5-year-old girl…..UPDATE….Child Found

May 1, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Police are searching for a 5-year-old girl named Aubree Leondra Kirby. She lives on Windscape Drive. She is black, has black hair and brown eyes, weighs about 65 pounds and is about 3 ½ feet tall. She was last seen with her hair in pigtails, and she was wearing a long sleeve white shirt […]


Governor Seeking Disaster Declaration From President Obama

April 30, 2014

ATHENS-Today, Gov. Robert Bentley toured some of the damaged areas in Limestone County and notified responders he is seeking a disaster declaration from President Obama to help fund debris removal. Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said the city department heads have started holding meetings to discuss a plan for disposal of the debris once the city […]


UPDATE: Power Outage Down to 5,900 In Athens

April 29, 2014

ATHENS-UPDATE:  Outage is down to 5,900 customers without power. We have crews from Decatur Utilities, Scottsboro Utilities, Tullahoma, Tenn., Benton County Electric Service in Tennessee, and Florence Utilities helping us continue to work to restore power. The Poplar Creek Substation west of Athens at the corner of Shaw Road and U.S. 72 sustained extensive damage during yesterday’s […]


Update on Athens and number of injured….along with a damage report

April 29, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Utilities has about 16,000 customers without power, Customer Relations Manager Amy Golden said. We serve more than 47,000 in Limestone County. These outages are scattered but many are west of Athens where the most damage is being reported. We have more than 100 utility poles down, with 86 being on U.S. 72, according to […]


Street closures for event-packed Saturday in Athens

April 25, 2014

ATHENS-Two major events will impact traffic in the downtown Athens area on Saturday, April 26.   The annual Cars and Bikes on The Square show will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said all four streets around The Square will be blocked. In addition, Jefferson Street will be blocked […]


Take A Mini-Vacation To Athens

April 24, 2014

ATHENS-If you are ready for a mini-vacation, we invite you to spend it in Athens for the next few days. We have great food, law enforcement going into the air, an event for car and bike lovers, free Earth Day activities, a way to recycle your prescription drugs safely, a trail ride and a free […]


Politician on purple potty to urge Athenians to help ‘flush away cancer’

April 21, 2014

ATHENS-Mayor Ronnie Marks did not hesitate when asked to sit on a portable purple potty right on the Athens Utilities lawn.   Ina Holland, Relay for Life – Limestone County event chairwoman, said Marks may have been looking forward to it.   “I saw him a few weeks before at Swamp John’s (city team fundraiser), […]


Cops On Top….Raising Money For Special Olympics

April 21, 2014

ATHENS-The Athens Police Department is going up in the air to help Alabama Special Olympics. Lt. Daniel McNatt said Athens will partner with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department on April 25 and 26 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days at the Athens Wal-Mart for Cops on Top. Officers will be on a scissor […]


City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament

April 15, 2014

ATHENS-The City of Athens Relay for Life Team is hosting its third annual Bass Fishing Tournament to “fish for a cure.” Money raised will go to the American Cancer Society. Our tournament is May 10 at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur from safe light until 3 p.m. We have a $4,500 guaranteed payout with first place […]


Firetruck Hit on Interstate 65 While Responding To Accident

April 14, 2014

ATHENS-Motorists are urged to use caution on Interstate 65 northbound near Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road. Police Chief Floyd Johnson said motorists need to slow down and expect delays as wreckers arrive. Fire Chief Tony Kirk said firefighters had responded to a wreck in the median when a motorist driving by the wreck site hit the fire […]


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