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Family mourns the loss of woman killed in fatal Cullman wreck
ATHENS, Ala. - April Landinger lost her life in a fatal car wreck in Cullman on Monday. She left behind her six-year-old daughter Mia and her mother Deborah Dollar. The wreck happened in the intersection of 24th Street and Cherokee Avenue. The vehicle Landinger was in was t-boned, and she was pronou
Decatur man gets life sentence for rape
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A 34-year-old Decatur man learned his fate after being found guilty of burglary and raping a 74-year-old woman. Donnie Lloyd Jones got two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the crimes he committed in 2015.
Limestone sheriff: Athens woman charged for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend
ATHENS — An Athens woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend in the stomach during an apparent domestic incident, according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.
Limestone investigators seek Athens man in 4-wheeler theft
ATHENS — An Athens man is wanted by investigators after the response from a social media post helped identify the man as a person of interest in a recent four-wheeler theft, according to the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.
Holladay: No new opening date for AHS
Athens City Schools superintendent is confident the new Athens High School will have its certificate of occupancy by Christmas, which would allow it to open. However, he stopped short of announcing a new opening date for the $58 million school off U.S. 31.
Athens man to share 98-pound catch with neighbors
'Tis the season for sharing, and in true Southern fashion, Theodore Pride is sharing catfish with his neighbors — almost 100 pounds of it, in fact. Pride said he was fishing Wednesday morning at Point Mallard Park in Decatur when he snagged a catfish that took him and another man 45 minutes to reel
Salvation Army needs more bell ringers
With just a little more than a week until Christmas, the director of the Salvation Army in Decatur says they need more bell ringers or they will not make their annual goal of $110,000.
Limestone residents to benefit from heating, job assistance grants
Limestone Countians may be eligible for help with their heating costs or employment endeavors, thanks to grants recently awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey. Almost $3 million was awarded to Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. for residents of Limestone and Madison co
‘Red Kettle Concern’: Salvation Army in North Alabama in need of help
NORTH ALABAMA, AL (WAFF) - With Christmas less than two weeks away, the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is in need of help. The local chapter serving Morgan, Limestone, and Lawrence counties is $65,000 short of its $110,00 goal, according to our news partners at the Decatur Daily.
Dangerous Limestone Co. road could see repairs, officials say
A dangerous road in Limestone County may soon become a lot safer. According to the county commissioner for the district, they plan to spend almost $200,000 in federal funds to repair a stretch of Easter Ferry Road, just south of the Sulfur Creek bridge.
Still no date to open new Athens High
ATHENS — Athens City Schools' superintendent said he isn’t ready to commit to an opening date for the new Athens High until he receives a certificate of occupancy for the building.
Deputies share advice on pawn shop purchases
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - A Limestone County woman had nearly $20,000 in jewelry stolen from her home. She found it on sell at a local pawn shop. Sheriff deputies say there are things you can do protect yourself from this type of crime.
Senate passes Congressman Brooks’ Athen’s Post Office building designation for Judge James E. Horton
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Senate passed by unanimous consent Congressman Mo Brooks’ bill, H.R. 6513, to designate the United States Postal Service Office located at 1110 West Market Street in Athens, Alabama, as the “Judge James E. Horton, Jr. Post Office Building.” Judge Horton bravely i
Volunteers pack toys for area tots
More than 350 Limestone County tots are one step closer to a happy holiday, thanks to United Way volunteers, community donors and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program.
Weeks old food found in walk-in, rusty ice maker, gnats found during health inspections
Degreaser left on prep table. Bathroom cleaner left on three-chamber sink drainboard and in restroom unattended. Roller unit food Tornados held at 125º. Livers temped at 111º, Corn Dogs at 124º, Gizzards at 114º
Yarbrough excited about Freeze hiring
Most people met with curiosity Liberty University's hiring last week of former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze. But at least one person in Limestone County was very excited about the hire and the move reaffirmed his commitment to the university's football program.
New Limestone County Archives exhibit explores Tennessee River's history
In 1966, barges began landing on the same muddy Tennessee River bank in Limestone County where natives once fished and where a man named Brown once ferried passengers across the river.
JIMMY SMITH GMC BURGLARY: Athens man charged, more arrests likely
An Athens man was arrested Friday in connection to thefts and a burglary at Jimmy Smith GMC, an official said. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said 19-year-old Jaterrius Tywon Burrell of East Sanderfer Road was arrested on warrants for two counts of first-degree theft and one count of third-degree
Prep Basketball Roundup: Decatur Heritage boys, girls stay perfect in area
Four players scored in double figures as Decatur Heritage improved to 3-0 in area play with a 74-44 win over Falkville on Thursday night. The Eagles put the game out of reach early, outscoring Falkville 23-8 in the first quarter en route to opening a 48-23 halftime lead.
Scrap tire program returns to Limestone County
ATHENS — The Alabama Scrap Tire Program is returning to Limestone County through September 2021, according to the Limestone County Commission. Limestone County residents may recycle their tires at any of the four Limestone County Commission’s district sheds Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. an