Today, the Athens City Schools Superintendent will announce plans to upgrade and improve the district's schools.
Officers responded to a call about a purse
snatching at the Murphy gas station on Madison Blvd., Thursday afternoon.
The victim told police a man grabbed her
purse as she was in the doorway of the gas station and ran to a nearby vehicle
driven by another man.
Authorities used witness descriptions to
locate the vehicle at the Country Hearth Motel on Madison Blvd. Police found
two men inside the motel with the victim's purse.
Benjamin Wade Balducci, 37, of Huntsville, and Justin Jerard
Manuel, 24, of Madison, were arrested and charged with second-degree robbery.
Both men were taken to the Madison County
Jail and are being held under $20,000 bond each.
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