Fears that a proposed rewrite of Decatur zoning regulations will deter residential developers by increasing costs and that apartments would be allowed in districts previously reserved for single-family homes dominated public meetings this week.
• Justin Williams of Elkmont was named to the fall 2019 president's list at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The president's list includes students completing 12 or more semester hours with a 3.75 or better GPA.
Flu activity in the Decatur area has reached significant levels, with 1 in 20 people visiting doctors showing “influenza-like illness,” according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.
ATHENS — The city's high school has been designated a temporary courthouse annex for the high-profile trial of Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely in March.
ATHENS — For Black’s Landing neighbors Peggy Atkins and Darlene Rogers, long aquatic grass from the Tennessee River is an unwanted visitor, and they want the Tennessee Valley Authority to do something about it.
The proposed rewrite of Decatur's zoning ordinance would reduce the number of zoning districts and change their definitions, require a new commercial building to have more green space and allow neighboring businesses to count shared parking toward development requirements in some instances.
Murphy Brown was a middle-school student in Decatur when he learned the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
ATHENS — About a dozen murder cases are awaiting trial in Limestone County, and District Attorney Brian Jones wants to resolve as many of those as possible this year.
The Limestone County judge indicted last month on felony charges acknowledged in a letter, included in a filing this week, that he "betrayed the trust" of Limestone County residents "by stealing from funds belonging to them."
ATHENS — A child was shot in its legs Wednesday in Athens, and a preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was accidental, said Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson.