Limestone - Morgan

  State Senator to amend inmate monitoring bill in aftermath of escape

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) says he will amend his bill to include more inmates for electronic monitoring.

Ambulance service fined $10K for late response times

One person arrested during traffic stop; charged with trafficking drugs

Former county commissioner accused of impersonation and harassment

  HR Director’s lawsuit against Limestone County Schools settled

Decatur leaders considering ban on front-yard parking

  Former Limestone Commission Chair arrested, accused of harassing rivals with fake Facebook account

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  Judge denies motion to delay Sheriff Mike Blakely’s trial

  Local lawmakers seek additional mental health funding

Man arrested after admitting to torching vehicle over a family dispute

Teenager arrested after high speed chase in Morgan County

  New security features added to Morgan County jail

  Crews pumping water, working to reconnect roads to Lawrence County homes

  Flat rate issued for some Madison Utilities sewer customers

Limestone County residents using Madison Utilities for sewer only will pay a flat rate starting March 1st.

  Man hit by car dies, Decatur police searching for hit & run driver

The person hit by a car in Decatur on Tuesday has died.

  Kitchen Cops: Marshall Co. restaurant shuts down after abysmal score

We called the Marshall County Health Department to make sure there wasn’t a typo or error with the score

  ‘You guys are actually the first to come’: Rescue squad checks on families stranded by Lawrence County floods

At least a dozen people are stranded by floodwater that started to rise well over two weeks ago. The intersection of Highway 101 and County Road 406 in Lawrence County is underwater, and it has no where to go.

  Decatur city leaders react to mayor’s call for faster fix to sewage overflow

  Decision delayed in emergency hearing regarding Limestone County school administrator

  Local business enduring more costs because of 231 road closure

  Teens injured in rollover crash prompt a study of ‘dangerous’ Limestone County intersection

  Creekside administrator named assistant principal of the year

  Illegal gambling machines found at Decatur business; 1 arrested

  Decatur mayor wants sewer overflows fixed

Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling said 20 million gallons of water overflowed had already overflowed from the city’s sewer system in February.

Emergency hearing set in Limestone County School lawsuit

An emergency hearing has been set for a lawsuit against the Limestone County School system.

Watchdog group says PFAS chemicals found at former dump site

Environmental watchdog group Tennessee Riverkeeper says “alarming levels” of PFAS chemicals have been found at a former dump site in Decatur.

  Report: Former Limestone County superintendent’s doctorate under investigation

Tom Sisk is now defending himself after recent reports say he doesn’t have a doctorate from an accredited university.

  Ga. school leader offered Limestone County superintendent job

The job has been offered to Randy Shearouse, who is currently the superintendent of Effingham County Schools in Georgia.

  Morgan County deputies urge people to slow down to prepare for school traffic

Deputies with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office have been working to help ease the flow of traffic.

  Calif. woman visits Limestone County Archives to learn about her father

Tsuyoshi Matsumoto worked as a band director and teacher at the now-closed Trinity School in Limestone County.

  1 arrested, 2 sought after violent crime spree in Limestone County

A man was arrested and warrants have been issued for two others following an armed robbery that left a victim naked and seeking help from a neighbor.

Limestone County School HR director sues school board, acting superintendent

Suspended Limestone County School Human Resources Director Dr. Mark Isley is suing the Limestone County School system.

Morgan County Deputies seeking man on drug warrants after chase

Morgan County Deputies have one person in custody after a Tuesday morning car chase. A second suspect, Jeffrey Wayne Kent, remains on the loose.'

  Proposed medical marijuana bill would legalize treatment for PTSD; Decatur veteran says he’d try it

Senate Bill 165 would allow patients with PTSD and a host of other conditions to be eligible for medical marijuana.

  Engineers, grad students work to find the underlying issue on Highway 231

Highway 231 remains closed as state workers try to figure out what caused the road to slide on top of Brindlee Mountain.

  Helping Town Creek tornado victims

More than two months after a deadly tornado hit Town Creek, the rebuilding process is far from over. That's especially true for a little boy who lost his home and his parents.

Decatur City Council revokes business license over alcohol, gambling violations

The Decatur City Council voted unanimously to conditionally revoke the business license for West Moulton Mini Mart.

Local business in Lacey’s Spring face impact from road closure

He said since the barricades came out, closing the road, he’s seen fewer customers.

First reponders facing delays due to closure of HWY 231 near Lacey’s Spring

Right now, there are detours because the Highway is blocked off for more than a mile.

  Drivers react to Highway 231 road closure near Lacey’s Spring

Highway 231 near Lacey’s Spring is still closed after a massive crack appeared in the road because of heavy rainfall last week.

  Bench dedications to honor 3 treasured Limestone County residents

The Athens-Limestone Aging Foundation announced it is dedicating two benches around the Limestone County Courthouse.

Moulton firefighter passes elite training course

Only a few firefighters in the entire state hold the distinction.

  Athens Police arrest man accused of soliciting sex at school bus stop

Athens Police say they arrested a suspect accused of soliciting sex from a group of minors waiting at a bus stop.

Former Moulton teacher accused of having sex with student found not guilty

A former Moulton Middle School teacher accused of having sex with a student was found not guilty on Thursday morning.

  Hwy. 231 in Lacey’s Spring now closed due to growing crack across road

Alabama Department of Transportation officials have decided to close Highway 231 near Lacey’s Spring.

Hartselle Utilities lifts water conservation request

Crews worked overnight and into the early morning hours Thursday to fix issues that prevented customers from using water

  Madison City Superintendent reacts to questions about a delay: “A little bit of rain? C’mon.”

Robby Parker had some fun with parents on social media Wednesday afternoon

  Storms topple large tree by Limestone County Courthouse

A massive tree toppled outside the Limestone County Courthouse.

  Police: Illegal gambling operation found at Decatur gas station

Investigators seized five gambling machines from the business.

  2 separate shootings in Decatur Tuesday

Police say there were two shootings in Decatur on Tuesday.

  Limestone County judge pleads not guilty to theft, using position for personal gain

Limestone County Judge Douglas Patterson pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.

Lawyer denies Limestone County judge wrote letter admitting guilt

A lawyer for Limestone County Judge Douglas Patterson now says the judge did not write a letter admitting guilt of criminal conduct.

  Athens City Council approves tax incentive for new Publix

The Athens City Council agreed to give Publix a tax break to move into the former Kmart site.

  Floodwaters impacting roads around Lacey’s Spring

Several roads in Lacey’s Spring are covered with water.

South Alabama robbery suspect arrested in Decatur

Investigators were notified by U.S. marshals that Tyrie Martavious Buchanan had active warrants for first-degree robbery in Prichard.

  Landowners suing over planned Decatur overpass

A lawsuit seeks to stall planned overpass construction at Highway 20 and Bibb Garrett Road.

  Calhoun, Athens State partnership to help child development course transfers

A new partnership will allow students to transfer from Calhoun to Athens State without losing coursework.

Several roads flooded across the Tennessee Valley; more rain expected this week

Some roads flooded, more rain on the way could cause big issues

  Man arrested after deadly shooting in Morgan County

Decatur police confirm they are investigating a fatal shooting.

  Attorney: Limestone County Schools administrator put on leave as retaliation

Mark Isley’s attorney claims interim superintendent Mike Owens put Isley on leave after he raised concerns about the credentials of a teacher who had applied for a job.

  Former Decatur car dealer could face life in prison for defrauding victims

A Morgan County jury decided there were factors that made the charges in his guilty plea even worse.

  Athens-Limestone Hospital nurses can now earn DAISY Award

Athens Limestone Hospital is now part of the DAISY Award program.

  Decatur schools spending $1M to expand welding program

The Decatur city school system plans to spend almost $1 million to start a welding program at the Career Academies of Decatur.

  Athens elementary students use grocery bags to combat bullying

Students at iAcademy at Athens Elementary School decorated grocery bags with anti-bullying messages.

  Calhoun Community College announces new advanced manufacturing program

Starting fall of 2020 there will be a more advanced manufacturing class at Calhoun Community College.

Heroin found during traffic stop in Morgan County

Drug agents say they found approximately 8 grams of heroin.

  Man in custody following Limestone County manhunt

A man is in custody following a Wednesday morning manhunt in Limestone County.

  GoFundMe created for 8-year-old boy critically injured in Lawrence Co. tornado as recovery continues

Landen Godsey suffered extensive injuries in the Lawrence County storm that also claimed his parents’ lives.

  Mayor: Publix to replace former Kmart in Athens

Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks says a Publix will be built at the site of the old Kmart.

  Personnel file for Limestone County Schools administrator on paid leave sheds light on previous exit

Dr. Mark Isley accepted a buyout as part of his exit from Boaz City Schools.

Police identify man accused of wrecking stolen deputy’s cruiser in Decatur

Decatur police say a stolen Winston County Sheriff's Office vehicle wrecked in Decatur.

  Decatur effort to collect food for hungry families

Barrels of Love helps people who struggle to put food on the table.

  Upcoming Athens luncheon to help feed people in need

The Empty Bowls luncheon is on Feb. 21.

  Decatur hit-and-run wreck leaves 4 injured; police searching for driver

Decatur police officers are searching for a driver responsible for injuring four Decatur Utilities employees.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office plans first Stepping Up Initiative fundraisier

You can come out for a night of good food and good music to support a mission of providing better mental health care.

Decatur hoping improved litter grates will prevent flooding

Decatur bought 10 specialized grates designed to prevent the problem last year.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office to host church safety conference

Church safety conference set for next month

City council to discuss plan to convert old Athens KMart to Publix

The Athens City Council has agreed to discuss a new shopping center at the site of the old KMart on Highway 31.

  Decatur boy to serve as national muscular dystrophy ambassador

Ethan LyBrand will serve as the 2020-2021 national ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  EXCLUSIVE: Off-duty 911 dispatcher saves Hartselle woman’s life

Kristi Graham works night shift at the Morgan County 911 Dispatch Center. She’s also a certified paramedic.

Decatur clerk disarms robber, two women arrested

No one was hurt in the incident