TOWN CREEK — Lawrence County solid waste officials don’t anticipate a garbage rate hike for their customers after Town Creek got into the garbage collection business last week and took about 425 residential customers with it.

MOULTON — Gov. Kay Ivey will have the final say on replacing Joey Hargrove on the Lawrence County Commission, and the head of the Lawrence County Republican Party said she could keep the District 5 seat vacant until the 2022 elections.

The North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments has received a $65,000 grant for the completion of a feasibility study on an inland port at possible sites in Lawrence, Morgan, Limestone and Cullman counties.

MOULTON — A Trinity man is facing three felony charges after pointing a rifle he was carrying at two East Lawrence residents and two Lawrence County sheriff deputies Tuesday, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Canceled last spring because of the pandemic, Saturday walking tours return this month in more than 20 Alabama towns, including Moulton, Athens, Mooresville and Elkmont, and Decatur tours will be virtual this year.

Overnight rain that dumped up to 4 inches in some areas of Morgan County caused at least one tree to fall and block a roadway and left water standing on a Lawrence County road this morning, according to officials.

With a cold front moving into the Tennessee Valley, the National Weather Service in Huntsville will issue a flash flood watch tonight at 7 through 7 p.m. Wednesday before freezing temperatures arrive Thursday night, according to a meteorologist.

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