Today, the Athens City Schools Superintendent will announce plans to upgrade and improve the district's schools.
Convicted killer Ronald Weems' request for a new trial has been denied.
Weems filed a motion for mistrial after being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Amanda Taylor, plus ten years for abuse of a corpse.
Weems strangled Taylor in the basement of his Colbert County home and then dismembered her body. He was found guilty of Taylor's murder in May.
Weems said he should get a new trial because his attorney was friendly with people who knew the victim.
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