Former Limestone County District Judge Douglas Patterson, whose trial was scheduled to start Nov. 16, pleaded guilty today to three felony charges in a plea agreement, according to court records.
Morgan and Lawrence counties today received a risk assessment of orange, or “high risk,” for COVID-19 transmission according to the Alabama Department of Public Health, while Limestone County received a yellow, or “moderate risk” designation.
Alabama’s current method of voting is antiquated, would be unacceptable in many states and blocks some people from the ballot, according to a longtime observer of Alabama politics.
ATHENS — Two grants totaling $9,000 for the Swan Creek Greenway will pay for paving the parking lot at one trailhead and for informational signs at both ends of the National Recreation Trail.
Metal debris believed to have fallen from an eastbound truck on Alabama 20/U.S. 72 Alternate left motorists with flat tires and caused traffic detours this morning, according to authorities.
Area recreation leagues plan a youth basketball season despite a rising number of COVID-19 cases, but the season will be very different from past years.
Stan Smith, who has worked in the equine industry for most of his life, wants to share his love of horses without anyone even having to take the reins.
ATHENS — An Athens business owner is accused of chasing, ramming and shooting at a customer he thought was trying to steal gas, authorities said.
The dominance of a single party short-changes Alabamians by reducing the accountability of incumbents, according to a political scientist, but local party leaders disagree that there's a problem.
Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the joint venture company building an automotive plant in the Greenbrier area, has hired more than 750 employees and has a new logo developed through a Decatur firm.
The COVID-19 diagnosis of Morgan County Schools Superintendent Robert Elliott brought to 13 the number of employees in the system testing positive for the virus as of Tuesday, but the superintendent said his quarantine will not affect operations.
No severe weather is expected from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta when the system moves through the Tennessee Valley on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.
Decatur Morgan Hospital hit its peak number of confirmed COVID-19 patients Friday and had dropped by only two Monday, but the CEO said her main concern is how much younger the patients are than earlier in the pandemic.