Drug manufacturers, distributors and retailers are among the list of more than 20 defendants named in a federal opioid lawsuit filed by the City of Athens, which claims it has had to spend a "significant amount" of money to combat the crisis.

A 13-count ethics and theft indictment against Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely made no mention of gambling activities, but a brief filed by prosecutors last week directly ties two charges to gambling at Mississippi and Las Vegas casinos.

ATHENS — The Limestone County Commission is delaying until Nov. 18 a decision over transferring ownership of the Limestone County Event Center to the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives so an agreement over parking access can be worked out.

A $1.6 billion plant Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA is constructing in Huntsville-annexed Limestone County has Decatur-area school systems expanding how they deliver career technical education.