Today, the Athens City Schools Superintendent will announce plans to upgrade and improve the district's schools.
State troopers said a man was killed in a single vehicle wreck
early Saturday morning in Franklin County.
Troopers said Michael Blanton, 35, of Red Bay died when his 1998
Chevrolet pickup left Franklin County 52 and hit a tree. This happened five
miles west of Russellville around 2:20 a.m.
Authorities said Blanton was not wearing a seat belt at the time
of the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene. Troopers are still
investigating this wreck.
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