• The following local residents were named to Calhoun Community College's spring 2021 president’s list:

Several local public school systems have felt the statewide trend of certified personnel leaving at a higher than normal rate, and one Morgan County school has had nearly 30% turnover in what the principal called “a perfect storm.”

MOULTON — A Hartselle woman is facing kidnapping and burglary charges after allegedly trying to take a teenager from a home in the East Lawrence area on Friday afternoon, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

OAKVILLE — An exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution that shows how water is essential to everything from religion to plant and animal life will be on display until Aug. 14 at Oakville Indian Mounds and Education Center in Lawrence County.

The annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday and will go through Sunday. State and most local sales taxes will be waived for the holiday, and many retailers will host additional sales.

MOULTON — Interior demolition work of the old Lawrence County courthouse could begin as early as Aug. 1, but it could be another three to five years before the building can be opened for county business again, according to a construction manager and county commissioners.

• Austin Peay State University congratulates Jennifer Sutton of Town Creek on being offered the Dean's Transfer Scholarship for high-achieving transfer students for the Fall 2021 semester.