ATHENS — A spike in COVID-19 cases in Limestone County, including increased hospitalizations and its first reported death this week, has Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks considering options ranging from requiring masks and temperature checks for visitors at city buildings to a mask ordinance.

MONTGOMERY — States like Alabama with soaring coronavirus infection rates have a window of opportunity to bring it under control, the country’s top infectious diseases expert said Tuesday as he spoke in favor of state and local requirements to wear face coverings in public.

Limestone County Schools today said all summer programs that were scheduled to begin Monday have been canceled because multiple staff members were directly exposed to COVID-19 and there was one confirmed positive case for the virus.

A Decatur woman will be arraigned Aug. 24 after a Morgan County grand jury indicted her for manslaughter in her role in a fatal five-vehicle wreck on Point Mallard Parkway on June 25, 2019.

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