Limestone - Morgan

  ADOC: Four inmates get into fight, three sent to hospital

Four inmates at the Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest got into a fight Friday afternoon.

West Morgan High renovation begins soon

  First day of school for students in Limestone County

Help Morgan County students by stuffing the bus with school supplies

  Decatur Utilities warns customers of unusual scam

  Drive-by parade held for retiring executive coordinator of Keep-Athens Limestone Beautiful

  EXCLUSIVE: Inside look at Decatur City Schools virtual learning portal

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  Limestone County murder suspect sentenced to life in prison

  Athens City Schools facing delay in new technology for upcoming school year

Decatur Police arrest man suspected of shooting into home

  Change of Address scam likely in Bill Clardy Memorial Fund theft

  Fiddler’s convention in Athens canceled

Exhibit honoring north Alabama women opens in Lawrence County

Education, health officials discuss factors in potentially closing schools

Health experts say schools shouldn't use just one piece of data to determine whether or not to keep schools open this fall.

  Ground broken at industrial complex in Tanner

Hollingsworth Companies hosted a groundbreaking for a new industrial complex at SouthPoint Business Park in Tanner.

  Students in UA system must use virus assessment tool to report symptoms

A negative test result is required before Alabama college stations can return to campus. But students will need to do more than a test.

Man arrested with 50 grams of meth, heroin in Morgan County

Jamie Elisha Smith of Athens was arrested with 50 grams of methamphetamine and heroin in Morgan County.

  Athens Utilities enforces bill payments

  GuideSafe testing for college students underway in Alabama

North Alabama work release employee tests positive for COVID-19

Man accused of Madison County murder has 18 arrests since 2011

Hartselle Police: “Resolution” in recent fatal shooting expected soon

  Decatur, Hartselle, Morgan Co. Schools defend Fall 2020 reopening plans

Georgia’s Kip Carter Wins Toyota Series Tournament on Wheeler Lake

Georgia’s Kip Carter Wins Toyota Series Tournament on Wheeler Lake

  Saturday marks first night of earlier last call at Alabama bars

The Alabama Beverage Control Board approved an emergency order to restrict alcohol sales in an effort to curb COVID-19 cases on Monday.

  Athens City Council approves $10K for outdoor dining barriers

The money will be used to purchase permanent barriers for the outdoor dining spaces.

Decatur man faces first degree arson charge following fire on Westmead Drive

A Decatur man was arrested Thursday following an arson investigation.

  Body discovered in water near Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge headquarters

The Decatur Police Department is on the scene.

Arson suspect arrested in fire at Decatur Walmart

The city of Decatur fire marshal determined the fire was started intentionally and deemed it arson.

  Athens library creates social distancing reading exercise for kids

The Athens-Limestone Public Library set up the event as a way to reach out to kids in this “new normal.”

Woman killed, 1 injured in Morgan County wreck

There was a fatal wreck on Union Hill Road one mile west of Morgan City.

  Schools in need of substitute teachers before start of the year

For in-person learning this upcoming school year, substitute teachers may play a crucial role.

  COVID-19 cases trending down at Athens-Limestone Hospital

Athens-Limestone Hospital currently has 10 COVID-19 patients, but none of them are in the ICU at this time.

  Morgan County upgrades marine response on Tennessee River

Morgan County marine police and rescue squad ensure river safety in 2020.

Identity of driver killed in Tuesday Limestone County crash released

Limestone County Coroner Mike West said the driver lost control, hit a tree and burst into flames.

  Murdered Decatur teen’s case sent to grand jury

Investigators say Amari Deloney was in a car with his friends when he was shot and killed on July Fourth.

  City of Athens wants to honor local good Samaritans

The city of Athens wants to showcase people being good neighbors and showing hospitality.

  Limestone County sheriff wants about $1M budget increase

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is asking the county commission for a bigger budget.

  Local school districts react to Gov. Ivey’s mask order

It doesn't matter if you go to a public school or private school all school aged children from second grade and up must always have a face covering on in the school.

  Nurses at Morgan County Schools prepare for return to classroom

Brenda Caudle is the Director of Health Services for Morgan County Schools, she said her and her nurses are ready to go.

Decatur man arrested for public lewdness

Decatur Police have arrested a man accused of touching himself inappropriately in-public for the second time in as many months.

Brandy Davis named new Morgan County EMA Director

Morgan County has named its first female emergency management director.

  3 arrested after-high speed chase in Cullman, Morgan counties

The chase ended on Highway 157

  Limestone County school officials talk about the new school year

Limestone County school officials announced classes will begin in person on Aug. 7.

  Morgan County investigators working to curb deadly 2020 trend

There have been 19 homicides in Morgan County this year, and it’s only July. This number includes cases Hartselle and Decatur Police are working on as well.

  Suspect charged with murder in Limestone County shooting

Limestone County Deputies have a man wanted in connection with an early morning shooting in-custody.

  Athens mayor proposes pay raise for city employees

Mayor Ronnie Marks says he asked the City Council to review a pay increase proposal.

Morgan County search warrant leads to 5 arrests

Five people were arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was executed in Morgan County.

  Limestone County Schools unveil final reopening plan at Tuesday’s board meeting

Limestone County Schools prepares to present final reopening plan.

  3 people killed in Morgan County wreck

Three people have died in a Monday night wreck near Falkville.

Police: 4 people arrested in Decatur after using dating app to lure, rob victim

Four people are facing robbery charges after police report a person was robbed at gunpoint.

  New health order will restrict hours of alcohol sales in Alabama bars, restaurants

The hope is the decreased hours will decrease social gatherings and the spread of the virus.

  Hospital staffers facing difficult childcare decision as school year begins

Like many in Madison County, nurses and other front-line fighters will have to pick between going to work or staying at home with their children.

  Morgan County murder suspect claims self defense in documents

Bobby Hamblen is charged with murder after McCluskey’s body was found floating in the Tennessee River on Wednesday, July 22.

  Morgan county leaders discuss COVID-19 on Monday

The latest from Decatur on Monday

Coroner releases name of victim found dead in Hartselle

We’re told officers responded to a check-well-being call at a residence and located a deceased male.

  3M, ADEM announce interim consent order for Decatur operations

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and 3M announced Friday an Interim Consent Order resolving polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) discharges at 3M’s Decatur facility.

  Decatur sewer project may result in rate increase

Hard rains in Decatur have led to overflowing sewer systems but a plan is in the works to fix that problem.

  Athens nursing home sees patients recover from COVID-19 amid new isolation restrictions

New CDC guidelines on isolation times means more residents from a Limestone Health Facility are now considered COVID-19 free.

  Suspect arrested after homicide victim found in Tennessee River

Bobby Daryl Hamblen,is charged with the murder of David James McCluskey.

  Decatur Utilities warns of payment scam calls

A spokesman says scammers have called Decatur Utilities customers from a number beginning with a 902 area code.

Decatur men face drug charges following vehicle pursuit

The driver failed to stop and led officers on a vehicle pursuit ending on 17th Avenue SE

Authorities respond to potential child drowning in Eva

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office tweeted about a potential child drowning in the Eva community.

  Progress continues on US 231 bridges

For the past eight weeks, construction crews have been hard at work with bridge construction here on highway 231.

  Decatur Walmart closes following store fire

The fire was confined to one section of the store.

  Athens teen facing rape, child porn charges

Limestone County investigators say Timothy Mayberry Jr. taped himself engaging in sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl.

  Athens to upgrade cybersecurity

In light of a recent cyberattack against the city of Florence, the city of Athens is making upgrades to its cybersecurity system.

  Athens City Schools: July 24 deadline for choice of traditional, remote instruction

Time is running out for Athens parents to decide

Morgan County officials recover unidentified body found near Bluff City Landing

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a body was found in the Tennessee River Wednesday morning near Bluff City Landing.

  Decatur mom sees growth in homeschool community

She said she has several parents reach out to her every week with questions about homeschooling.

  Decatur students will have 3 learning options this fall

The Decatur city school system is offering three options in its re-opening plan.

  Athens nursing home sees drastic increase in COVID-19 patients

There are now 93 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 72 patients and 21 staffers.

  Future Jimmy Gill Park now under construction in Athens

Athens City Council members voted earlier this year to move the mark to a new location.

  Agriculture commissioner wants to see more hemp grown in Alabama

Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate says Alabama’s hemp growers are meeting the mark so far.

  Decatur City Council members speak out against behind the scenes political maneuvering

"John, Willie, and I discussed that the effort to recruit good, electable candidates, and to help fund their campaigns and educate them about how to run a campaign, should probably be done by a group independent and separate from the chamber.“

  Athens City Schools changes student absence policy in light of pandemic

Students will have to be fever-free for 72 hours without the aid of medication before returning to school.

Traffic light violation leads to 2 drug arrests in Decatur

A traffic light violation in Decatur turned into drug charges for two residents on Monday.

  Drive-thru trash cleanup event in Limestone County Wednesday

They'll have 200 grabbers and 200 trash bags available at the Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful office.

  30 murals to be painted across Decatur

The first mural honors Jimmy “Yellow Horse” Webster.

  Health officials want rapid COVID-19 testing in Morgan County

Testing is widely available in the county, however, labs are backed up due to the volume of tests coming in.

  Decatur area leaders issue COVID-19 update

The latest from Decatur on Monday