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Lauderdale County students receive a lesson in giving
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – As schools begin to wrap-up their first semesters of instruction, normally things slow down a bit. But for one school in Lauderdale County, hundreds of students are getting a life lesson in what the holiday season truly means.
Truck left road, struck van head-on
GREENHILL — A Lauderdale County man was killed in a one-car accident early Tuesday morning when his truck went off the road and struck a parked vehicle. Troopers said Jason Kyle Allen, 44, Wildfire Lane, Lexington, died in the crash.
FFA students recognized for crime prevention program
ROGERSVILLE — Through a partnership with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s office and the Rogersville Police Department, the Lauderdale County High School Future Farmers of America class has been recognized with a state award.
Lexington man killed in wreck on Alabama 64
According to Alabama State Troopers, a Lexington man is dead after a single-vehicle crash that happened Monday around 7 a.m. Jason Allen was killed when his vehicle left the road on Alabama 64 near Lexington, hit a parked vehicle and then flipped over. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Single Vehicle Accident Takes Life Of Lexington Man
-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a single vehicle accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 11 that has taken the life of a Lexington man:. “A single vehicle crash at 6:40AM on December 11, 2018 has claimed the life of a man from Lexington, Alabama.
Music pioneer Herston was a 'jingle genius'
ROGERSVILLE — Richard Herston said it was always special to hear a jingle on a television commercial and know who it was written by. “As kids, we would hear a jingle and we would look at each other and know it was Uncle Kelso’s jingle,” he said. “It was pretty neat knowing that our uncle had written
Lauderdale County man charged with sexual abuse of a child and producing child pornography
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – A Lauderdale County man has been indicted on dozens of charges involving sexual abuse of a child and the production of child pornography.
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
Man found dead after chase in Lawrence County
MOULTON — A Decatur man is dead following a brief chase with law enforcement agencies on Saturday, according to authorities. Lawrence County Coroner Greg Randolph said the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Police identify man who died in Tuscumbia home during standoff
TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - Police have identified a man who died in a burning home last week. Tuscumbia police said Monday that Edward Howard, 42, was the man whose body was found inside a home on Riverview Drive Dec. 3.
Snow moves in, moves out
Lauderdale County Emergency Management Agency Director George Grabryan said he will take this kind of “snow forecast” every time. “Because it’s not going to last,” Grabryan said.
Commission approves bid, accepts grant
FLORENCE — The Lauderdale County Commission has approved a bid for a new trailer for the Florence-Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency, and accepted a grant for the Region 5 EMA regional command center.
Central Church of Christ to open as warming center tonight
Central Church of Christ will open its doors at 5 p.m. tonight as a warming center. With temperatures expected to drop below freezing, anyone who does not have heat or access to warm shelter is welcome to visit the church on U.S. 31 in Athens.
Lester Man Wanted by Police, Rogersville Woman Arrested
Police need your help finding a Lester man who is wanted for several crimes. Anyone with information about Cline's wherabouts please contact Investigator Caleb Durden.
Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park tree lighting set for Tuesday
The Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Committee will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Families in need of assistance will receive gifts from Santa, who will also make an appearance. This event is sponsored by the Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Committee, Athens Fire & Rescue,
Former Austin High running back Asa Martin transferring from Auburn
Asa Martin announced Saturday he is transferring from Auburn. The Austin High graduate made the announcement via Twitter. "I would like to take the time out to thank Auburn University for giving myself, a young man from Courtland, Alabama the opportunity of a lifetime," Martin, a true freshman runni
Traffic to be interrupted with culvert repair
PEPPERTOWN — Travel for residents who normally use Lauderdale 48, north of Lexington, may be hampered somewhat this week. Crews with the Lauderdale County Road Department will be working on the road to correct an issue with a metal culvert that is causing some erosion.
Jones’ 6,000-piece Christmas villages honor late wife Candy
MADISON – A local veteran is continuing to share a remarkable collection of Christmas nostalgia that he and his late wife collected over the years. During 30 years, veteran Richard Jones and his wife Candy collected approximately 6,000 pieces for Christmas villages.
High school fishing tourney rescheduled
FLORENCE — Florence-Lauderdale Tourism officials rescheduled the 2018 Alabama Bass National High School Championship tournament. The tournament was scheduled for this past weekend after cold weather and rain showers moved into the area.
Secret Sisters return to help women in need
FLORENCE — The Secret Sisters will return to the Shoals this week to help raise money for the A New Beginning Recovery, a treatment center for women battling drug and alcohol addiction.