Water Department Manager John Stockton said workers need to do maintenance work such as fix leaks and replace valves on the lines that date from 1903 to 1913.
The work will require the partial or full closure of intersections and portions of roads for the next three to four weeks.
Work sites will vary daily depending on weather and the type work needed to address an issue.
Motorists should expect delays on these streets: Pryor Street, between Elkton Street and the railroad; Beaty Street, between Pryor and Market streets; Market Street, between Clinton and South streets; and Clinton Street, between Market and Pryor streets.]]>
Investigators from the Athens police and Limestone County sheriff's departments arrested Thomas Wayne Martin, 26, 1575 Johnson St., New Hope, on Thursday.
They charged Martin with failure to register as a sex offender and violation of employment restrictions.
Johnson said county Deputy Mike Gunter notified the police department that Smith was working at The Nail Shop, 1114 U.S. 31 South.
Gunter and Athens officer Greg Parnell determined that Martin had not registered with the police or sheriff's departments, Johnson said.
Martin is being held in Limestone County Jail, in lieu of $5,000 bail.]]>
Regardless of whether the workers finish laying down sod and installing fencing by Saturday morning, the park's new attractions, including a 1,140-feet-long Lazy River, will be operational, Point Mallard Marketing Director Julianne Lowman said. The park provides flotation devices for the Lazy River.
The park will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.]]>
Thompson has 13 years of experience as a social media specialist for a defense contractor in Huntsville and is a web content coordinator at Redstone Arsenal. Thompson's degree is in journalism and mass communications.]]>
"We monitor several forecasts and send up a helium balloon. If the balloon barely rises and whips around the field, then it's too windy," balloonmeister Ken Garner said.
According to usairnet.com, meteorologists predict 0 mph winds at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The 36th annual Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic at Point Mallard Park will kick off Saturday at 6 a.m. with the Hare and Hound Race. The key grab will begin Sunday's activities. New to the Jubilee is a pilot memorial scheduled for Sunday at 9 p.m. The memorial will include lighted balloons.
At the Daikin Festival tonight at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, 10 pilots will offer tethered hot-air balloon rides, weather permitting.
Both the Daikin Festival and the Jubilee are free.]]>
West said the bodies of a driver and passenger in the 2007 Dodge pickup were burned beyond recognition and that officials will have to use dental records or DNA for identifications. He said the bodies were sent to the state forensics lab in Huntsville.
"The holidays could slow down the process," West said.
Troopers said the wreck occurred shortly after 4 a.m.
West said the pickup traveled eastbound and pulled a covered utility trailer loaded with tools and equipment.
"For whatever reason, the driver lost control of the truck, crossed the westbound lanes, went into a ravine near Glaze Road and struck a tree," West said. "A passerby saw the truck on fire and called 911."
West said troopers told him the pickup had an out-of-state tag.
The westbound lanes were temporarily closed while workers worked to remove the wreckage with westbound traffic routed onto one of the eastbound lanes.
A trooper spokesman said the westbound lanes reopened at 8:30 a.m.
Al.com reported that the school announced this week that Carlton Wright will be the new band director. He replaces interim director Derrick Yates.
Wright is a 1986 graduate of Alabama A&M. He has worked as band director for three Birmingham-area high schools.
Wright says his first order of business will be to reach out to current band members, including those recruited by Yates. He says he wants to introduce himself. He also says he plans to build on the band's tradition and to improve the school's band program.]]>
WAFF-TV reported the Huntsville City Council on Thursday approved two separate entertainment districts. People will be allowed to walk around with an alcoholic beverage in the districts on Thursdays and Fridays starting June 20.
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle says he hopes the council can find a way to add Saturdays in his city. But for now the mayor says there aren't enough police officers to allow for that.
Decatur has approved a downtown entertainment district that takes effect June 21. It will allow people to purchase one drink from a licensed business and take it outside. Patrons can legally drink within the district from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and noon to 1 a.m. Friday through Sunday. The district encompasses Bank Street and Second Avenue and their side streets, covering roughly 90 acres.
Huntsville's new ordinance will be have a 90-day test period to see if any adjustments need to be made.]]>
The truck was eastbound on U.S. 72 when it crossed the westbound lanes and struck a tree near Glaze Road, according to preliminary trooper reports. The accident occurred shortly after 4 a.m.
The driver and a passenger were killed. Troopers said they weren't aware of any other passenger. The accident remains under investigation.
Identities of the victims haven't been released.