ATHENS — The city planner position in Athens has been vacant for more than two months even as building permits are getting issued on a pace that could almost triple the 2019 total, but officials say they hope to complete hiring for the job soon.

• Dustin Cobbs of Eva was named to Columbia College's summer 2022 semester dean's list.

A man was flown to Huntsville Hospital on Monday evening after crashing his car into the home of Decatur Councilman Billy Jackson and Oak Park Elementary Principal Teddi Jackson at the corner of 12th Avenue and Second Street Southwest.

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