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Lawrence schools closed Thursday; Athens City two-hour delay

Lawrence County schools will be closed Thursday, while Athens City is on a two-hour delay, according to their superintendents. The Lawrence County basketball tournament is at Hatton and will be played as scheduled with East Lawrence's and Hatton's varsity girls playing at 6 p.m., followed by Lawrenc

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-01-17 22:42:00

Lindsay Lane sweeps Athens Bible in area clash

Lindsay Lane Christian took two victories over city rival Athens Bible on Monday night, with the boys and girls teams both posting comfortable victories in Class 1A, Area 15 contests. In the boys game, the Lions erupted to a 15-point lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 79-50 victory over the

NEWS-COURIER - 2018-01-17 21:26:00

Athens man charged with stealing car while it was warming up

Dustin Berzett, 30, of Athens, was arrested in the vehicle around 6:30 a.m. and charged with first-degree theft, according to the Athens Police Department. The Honda Accord was stolen around 5:30 a.m. in Athens. The owner went back outside and called police when he found the car missing. About

WAAY-TV - 2018-01-16 23:32:00

Crews battle early morning fire in Elkmont

Piney Chapel and Elkmont firefighters responded to the fire on Elkton Road near Porter Road just before 6 a.m. and found a house engulfed in flames. Firefighters responded to the same home for a fire Tuesday afternoon. Eight people and five dogs had been living in the home at the time of the in

WAAY-TV - 2018-01-17 15:14:00

Limestone officials sign off on Toyota-Mazda incentives

ATHENS - The Limestone County Commission did its part Wednesday in contributing to an incentives package for an automotive manufacturing facility to be built by Toyota and Mazda in a Huntsville-annexed part of the county. The commission, in a 4-0 vote, approved a 20-year non-educational property tax

DECATUR DAILY - 2018-01-18 06:20:00

Auto plant could boost local economy

A $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant to be constructed in nearby Limestone County could be a game changer for the local economy, according to Lawrence County officials. Though the plant is not expected to begin production until 2021, some people are anticipating economic growth and new investments in

MOULTON ADVERTISER - 2018-01-18 15:00:00

January is the worst month for carbon monoxide poisoning

As temperatures continue to drop, many of us tend to use other heating devices to stay warm. If you're not careful, you could be at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Scroll for more content... Huntsville firefighters say they always carry a RAD 57 meter. It lets them know if there is carbon mon

WAAY-TV - 2018-01-18 01:05:00

PeopleTec awarded $33 million missile defense contract

PeopleTec of Huntsville has been awarded a $33.6 million contract for engineering and support by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The contract covers systems advisory and engineering activities for international programs in the Ballistic Missile Defense System, according to the U.S. Defense Departme

AL.COM - 2018-01-17 19:23:37

Boy found off snowy Boyle County highway. Grandma charged.

A grandmother was arrested after her 4-year-old grandson wandered out from an apartment and onto a highway in Boyle County on Monday. The child was seen standing along Ky. 300 by a passing motorist at about 4:45 p.m. Monday, according to the grandmother's arrest citation. The temperature was reporte

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-01-16 15:05:00

Woman freed after boyfriend spent two days torturing her with a bat, she says

A Liberty man has been arrested after law enforcement officers say he assaulted his girlfriend and held her against her will for two days. The Casey County sheriff's office went to the home of Jeffrey McQueary, 43, on Dry Ridge Road in response to a call about a domestic violence incident just after

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-01-17 03:29:00

Winter storm drops over 3 inches of snow on Somerset

Here is the good news! A major pattern change in the weather indicates the final two weeks of January will be wetter and warmer than normal. That's the word from David Shallenberger, general forecaster at the National Weather Service in Jackson. Old-timers called it the January Thaw. Now, while we s

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2018-01-17 12:30:00

Residents can request snow, ice removal in Davidson Co. as crews - WSMV News 4

Snow plow drivers took advantage of the sunlight Wednesday, hoping it gave the snow and ice a chance to melt with the salt that crews put down. But many Nashville neighborhoods are still dealing with slick streets. "Back roads are still covered in snow and ice, but the main roads are pretty clear. S

WSMV - 2018-01-18 01:26:00

Officials Show How Snow, Ice School Closure Decision Is Made

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Williamson County School officials revealed how they make the tough decision to close schools because of snow and ice. There are local maintenance and road crews who report in as a winter weather event is happening, but also, school officials, like Deputy Director Jason Golden,

WTVF - 2018-01-18 00:30:51

Snow is a lot like a zombie apocalypse

You know why zombies movies and the television show the "Walking Dead" is popular in this area of the country? Snow. Yeah, snow. People here love snow for the same stinking reason they love a zombie apocalypse. People, short-sighted as usual, love the idea of being isolated with family, all cozy up

PARIS POST-INTELLIGENCER - 2018-01-17 16:30:00

City schools name board officers for 2018

The Campbellsville Independent Schools Board of Education started their first meeting of the year with the election of board officers. Current board chair Pat Hall was selected to once again be chair of the board, while Suzanne Wilson was selected to be the board's vice chair. Superintendent Kirby

CENTRAL KENTUCKY NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-01-17 23:59:00

Suit targets nearby opioid distributor

LEWISBURG -- The war on opioid addiction took another step forward last Wednesday, and Marshall County found itself on the front line. District Attorney General Robert Carter, along with four other Tennessee district attorneys, filed a civil suit targeting area "pill mills" and leading opioid manufa

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2018-01-18 06:00:00

Two Detroit men plead guilty to federal drug charges in Huntington area

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Two men from Detroit have pleaded guilty to federal drug charges, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says. JaJuan Thrasher, 30, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin. In a separate case, Charles Duncan Pippins, 30, pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and p

WSAZ - 2018-01-18 04:45:00

Jackson County still under a level 2 snow emergency

Winter Storm Inga brought snow to Jackson County earlier this week that resulted in many closings, delays and postponements. According to Jackson County Sheriff Tedd E. Frazier Jackson County is still under a level 2 snow emergency today (1-17-18). A level 2 means, "Roadways are hazardous with blowi

JACKSON COUNTY TIMES-JOURNAL - 2018-01-17 22:25:00

Skull, bones identified as missing man

Bones found in the woods of Wayne National Forest have been identified as those of Kitts Hill man who has been missing for two years. Late Tuesday afternoon, forensic investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation confirmed DNA from the skull matched samples from Billy Harper who was r

IRONTON ONLINE - 2018-01-18 06:07:00

Prichard woman arrested after traffic stop

Managing Editor PRICHARD The Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit and road patrol deputies made a traffic stop Monday night during a drug investigation arresting a Prichard woman. Jennifer Polk, of Prichard, was arrested after officer's recovered Methamphetamine from her during the traffic sto

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-01-17 05:01:01