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Governor appoints William Smith to Colbert County Commission

TUSCUMBIA - Retired Shoals businessman William Smith has been appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of longtime District 5 Colbert County Commissioner Emmitt Jimmar. Smith retired from Reynolds and Wise Alloys after 33 years and was a co-owner of Grace Memorial Fun

TIMES DAILY - 2017-11-21 21:42:00

Killen police chief suspended without pay following Facebook comments

Killen Mayor Tim Tubbs announced Monday the city's chief of police, Bryan Hammond, will be suspended 15 days without pay after he made Facebook comments discussing allegations surrounding Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. Hammond released a statement Monday which said he used the phrase

WAAY-TV - 2017-11-21 00:14:00

Tax Increases & More! - Courier Journal: Letters To Editor

Recent local headlines include, Florence City Council rejects a 1% sales tax increase plus a 3% lodging tax that would raise $9 million dollars. This $9 million would represent a 6.3% increase of the 2016 budget which was $56.7 million! Where is this extra money from the tax increase going? How is i

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-11-21 08:00:00

Food truck approved by Florence council

FLORENCE - The City Council this evening cleared the way for food truck vendors to operate on the rights-of-way. In a unanimous vote, the council amended the city code to allow the mobile vendors. Trucks may operate in most areas zoned for business, but a number of restrictions will apply. City atto

TIMES DAILY - 2017-11-22 00:32:00

A Warning to All Women - Courier Journal: Letters To Editor

Ladies, if you are away from home and move into an apartment complex, be aware of residents, and be wary of service workers like security and maintenance men who want to give you a helping hand. Sometimes these service guys will hop from floor to floor targeting needy, lonely, vulnerable women. They

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-11-21 08:00:00

Killen Police Chief suspended after conversation on social media

Killen Police Chief Bryan Hammond KILLEN, Ala. - Killen Mayor Tim Tubbs says Police Bryan Hammond has been suspended without pay after a conversation Hammond had on social media. Hammond is spending 15 days without pay, and will return to his normal shift on December 6th. This is a story we have bee

WHNT-TV - 2017-11-21 14:57:08

Alabama police chief suspended for making 'sarcastic' sex abuse statements on Facebook

A small-town Alabama police chief has been suspended after making "sarcastic" statements about sexual abuse on Facebook. Killen police Chief Bryan Hammond wrote on Facebook that "silence is consent" and made what he called a joke about being sexually assaulted by U.S. Senate candidate Democrat Doug

AL.COM - 2017-11-21 15:20:31

Sweet. Let's Gather! - Courier Journal: Cat And Kids

I never had a teakettle until after we were married. Actually, I don't think that I had heard of one. In my growing up, we always had a tea pot. And I don't mean one of those pretty full-sized flowered china pouring teapots or one of those small painted cast iron teapots with the little basket strai

COURIERJOURNAL.NET - 2017-11-21 08:00:00

Police Blotter for November 13- November 19

2:38 a.m. Officer Alvarado to 700 block East Navasota for suspicious person walking through yard. 9:30 a.m. Officers from Groesbeck and Mexia executed search warrant in 900 block East Navasota. Methamphetamine, prescription drugs and paraphernalia were recovered. Two arrestred. 6:55 p.m. Officer Pan

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 21:53:25

Limestone County Historical Commission Conducts November Meeting

The Limestone County Historical Commission conducted its regular meeting on November 7, 2017 in the Limestone County Courtroom. Members present were Bubba McDonald, Linda Jordan, Bruce Jordan, Joe Phillips, Dixie Hoover and William Reagan. Chair Reagan called the meeting to order and declared a quor

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 18:01:28

Limestone County Retired Teachers hold meeting

Limestone County Retired Teachers Association met November 13 at the Mexia Caritas Food Pantry. President Laura Rothrock gave the invocation. The inspiration was given by Helen Matthews. A nominating committee was elected. It is comprised of Dr. Glenda Nelson, Helen Matthews and Patty Manley. They a

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 17:58:21

Bountiful Boxes Sent to Soldiers

Members of the Kosse Cares organization as well as local volunteers made their way around the Kosse Community Center on Friday, November 17, filling boxes with goodies to send to the men and women from Kosse and surrounding towns who are serving our country. Friday November 17, Kosse Cares took don

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 16:53:03

Several County and state offices to be elected in 2018

With the November 7th election not too far in the background, the New Year, 2018, will feature some important elections. The first primary election will be held on March 6, 2018. Several Limestone County officials as well as numerous state offices will be elected in the upcoming year. The Limestone

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 21:57:02

Jerome Cotton Receives First Families Certificate

During the November meeting of the Limestone County Historical Commission, Jerome D. Cotton, Sr. received a certificate recognizing his great grandfather, Christopher Columbus "Lum" Cotton, as a member of one of the First Families of Limestone County. There are three men in Jerome Cotton's line name

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 21:55:25

Pillars and Pizza: Respect

This six weeks Enge-Washinton Intermediate School, Groesbeck Police Department, and Carter Enterprises partnered together to recognized students who exhibited the positive character trait of Respect. 3rd Grade: Chandler Aills, Sarah Brim, Myana Thomas, Tripp Burleson, Kelsey Shiflett, Kalex Lenamon

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 21:30:48

GISD School Board Holds Meeting; future financial plans discussed

The Groesbeck ISD School Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 14 in the Board Room of the Central Office. All board members were present and the meeting was called to order at 6:35 pm. To start off the meeting, Ag teacher Kevin Devrow introduced a team of ladies quali

GROESBECKJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-21 21:14:46

Hunters Hollow looks for sign locations

HUNTERS HOLLOW - Not everyone in Hunters Hollow is as welcoming as the city commission. In recent months the commission has looked at placing welcome signs at the city's two primary entrances along Hillview Boulevard, at Angelina Drive and Balboa Court. The signs would be made with brick and place

PIONEER NEWS - 2017-11-21 12:00:00

Mother charged with assaulting bus driver at Louisville elementary school

Police say the woman dragged driver from bus Updated: 9:22 AM EST Nov 21, 2017 Police say the woman dragged driver from bus A Louisville mother faces several charges after police said she assaulted a school bus driver. Takeyla Neal, 27, climbed onto a Jefferson County Public Schools bus Monday mor

WLKY.COM - 2017-11-21 14:22:00

'She died a miserable death': Woman believes dog killed by poisoned food

Updated: 7:27 AM EST Nov 21, 2017 A South Carolina woman says her dog died after eating poisoned food. According to WIS, about a month ago, Valerie James returned to her Richland County home and checked on her two dogs in the fenced-in backyard: Reilly, a black lab and Darcy, a border collie. Darc

WLKY.COM - 2017-11-21 12:27:00

Woman faces charges for alleged hit-and-run crash in the Highlands

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman is facing charges after an alleged hit-and-run accident that ended with another woman being dragged behind a car. According to an arrest report, 37-year-old Crystal Schoonover hit another car at about 3 a.m. on Sunday near the intersection of Grinstead Drive and Bar

WDRB.COM - 2017-11-20 20:37:00