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District officials say new Athens High School is worth the wait

ATHENS, Ala - Athens City Schools district officials planned to have the new high school ready on the first day of class this fall, but last week they announced students will have to take classes at the old middle school for the first 56 days of school.

WHNT-TV - 2018-08-20 03:45:04

Logan Smothers, Athens Golden Eagles ready to fly high

When Gross was an assistant at North Alabama, he coached Luke Wingo, who led the Lions to several Gulf South Conference championships.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-08-19 05:15:00

New day for Limestone rivals Ardmore, Elkmont, West Limestone

“I grew up playing at Isabella in south Alabama,” Davis said. “It was a small rural community. That’s the kind of place I wanted to be head coach. Those kind of communities rally around the football team, and that’s the way it is here.”

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-08-19 05:10:00

School preview – Athens High School

New programs: “Overall we are very exited about moving into our new facility. As we have all seen, the new facility will be well worth the wait. We still feel like we have excellent instruction, athletic and art programs regardless off where we will start the year. We will also be piloting a new ID

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-08-18 11:45:00

Morgan County authorities searching for escaped inmate

Walker is described as being 5-foot-10-inches, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was reportedly in custody on a bond revocation.

WAFF - 2018-08-19 03:00:00

Oxford police searching for man with Huntsville ties wanted in connection with early morning shooting

Do you know Dewann Brown, he is wanted for a early morning shooting at Sterling Point Apts. Brown should be considered armed and dangerous. If you know his whereabouts contact OXPD or your local law enforcement agency. He has ties to Anniston and Huntsville. 256-831-3121.pic.twitter.com/pMRuteR2xS—

WHNT-TV - 2018-08-19 18:35:00

Athens Utilities launches new online bill pay

While the utility company offered online payment previously, Lewter said the system had grown unreliable. Last September, for example, 429 customers found themselves charged double due to a human error.


Hartselle man killed in single vehicle crash

Lawrence County - A Hartselle man is dead after a deadly crash that happened just after 5PM. It happened in Lawrence County on Highway 157, just south of Highway 101. State troopers say 44 year old Charles Oden was killed when the truck he was driving ran off the road and flipped over. State trooper

ROCKETCITYNOW.COM - 2018-08-19 02:21:58

Indictments identify alleged victims of former Priceville Partners owner

Harold Jeffreys, 74, of Decatur, owned 60 percent of the used car and title loan company when it went bankrupt in March 2016.

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-08-19 05:20:00

Two injured in South Parkway car accident

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Two people were taken to Huntsville hospital after a two car accident on the South Parkway.WAFF48 News will have more information as this story develops.Copyright 2018 WAFF. All rights reserved.

WAFF - 2018-08-19 16:15:00

Find sneakers, video games, and basketball galore at the Kickz N Stickz Expo and Tournament!

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- If you like some sweet sneakers, video games, or basketball, an event coming up Sep. 8 might have something for you-- because the Kickz-N-Stickz Sneaker and Video Game Expo will combine all three with the theme of basketball at the Von Braun Center.

WHNT-TV - 2018-08-19 15:31:10

Huntsville police announce DUI traffic checkpoints

Police say if you are stopped at a traffic safety checkpoint, be prepared to present your driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle tag registration. The task force uses data provided by the North Alabama Safety Office to determine traffic accident hot spots across the city. Right now there a


2 teens arrested in Clements vehicle window shooting, Tanner tire slashing

Two Athens 18-year-olds were arrested today for incidents last week in which vehicle windows were damaged at Clements High and tires slashed at Tanner High, authorities said.The Limestone County Sheriff's Office said Dwain Lemar Croskey Jr., 18, of 15732 Hardy Road, and Caleb Ryan Kegley, 18, of 205


Morgan Co. inmate escapes work detail

Authorities are searching for a Morgan County jail inmate who escaped from his work detail this past Friday at 10 p.m.39-year-old Christopher Michael Walker of Decatur walked away from his assigned work detail at the Fraternal Order of Eagles on 14th Street South East.Walker is a white male, 5'10 he

WAAY-TV - 2018-08-19 14:08:00

UPDATED: Motion to dismiss terrorist threat charge granted

Thomas Zebulun Lewter, 34, of 24629 Drawbaugh Road, was charged with the crime after being accused of reaching for his gun during a July 8 church service at O'Neal Church of Christ. During a break in the service, Lewter came to the pulpit to lament his pending divorce, Limestone County Deputy Stephe


Alabama A&M officially announces apparel deal with Nike

“This is an exciting time for our university and its athletic programs,” Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks said. “This partnership brings two extremely recognizable brands together, and as our athletic programs move into the future, we feel like this is a partnership that will create gre

HBCUSPORTS.COM - 2018-08-19 14:15:23

Athens Golden Eagles season preview

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - How about a local team grinding for their goals after dark? Athens High School held a midnight practice on April 9 and the community was all about it.The guys seemed pretty pumped up to be out there in cooler weather and skip that awful 3:30 p.m. heat. And their fans came out too


Changes to bus routes for Huntsville City Schools

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Changes are being made to some bus routes for students in Huntsville.Huntsville City Schools says that Apple Bus Company has updated the bus routes within the school system after requests were made since the start of the school year.The school system says that parents should

WAFF - 2018-08-18 23:54:00

Huntsville police search for Dollar General robber

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Police were looking for a man who they said robbed a Dollar General store just before noon Saturday.The robbery happened at the store near the intersection of Bob Wallace Avenue and Triana Boulevard around 11:35 a.m.Huntsville police said a man was able to get away with some cash

WHNT-TV - 2018-08-18 17:11:40

16, 15 and 13-year-olds charged in armed robberies in Decatur

Decatur Police announced the arrest of three teenagers in connection to two armed robberies earlier this month. Only the name of one of the three was released - 16-year-old Javion Hine - because he is the only one charged as an adult.According to police, a man called them on August 10th after he sai