Morgan County Sheriff Ron Puckett took office nine months ago, bringing to a close the controversial tenure of former Sheriff Ana Franklin. In an interview this month he discussed the transition, his concern about recent inmate deaths, efforts to minimize county expenditures for inmate healt…

Construction has started on several spec homes in the 60-lot Ledges of Oakdale subdivision in an area of Athens east of Interstate 65 and, in a couple of weeks, visitors will be able to stop by a sales trailer to choose finishes for homes yet to be built-out.

Calibar, left, is a male wirehair terrier blend. He is about 1 year old and weighs about 10 pounds. Batty, center, is a female cream domestic shorthair blend. She is about 3 months old and weighs about 2 pounds. Titan, right, is a male husky/shepherd blend. He is about 4 years old and weighs…

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