The Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce will recognize an outstanding business leader with the Athena International Leadership Award during the 12th annual Women in Business celebration Dec. 16.
The $98.4 million legal settlement that Decatur, Morgan County and Decatur Utilities reached with 3M to resolve a pair of chemical contamination lawsuits represented the best outcome available under state law, attorney Barney Lovelace said Tuesday night.
A defendant allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of seven people in eastern Morgan County in June 2020 was denied youthful offender status on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease and mental defect to the six capital murder charges he is facing.
Morgan County’s plans for a large storm shelter in front of the county jail took a hit when the federal grant application was recently denied, but county officials said the project is far from dead.
MONTGOMERY — The legislative committee redrawing Alabama's congressional, state board of education and state legislative district maps approved drafts along party lines on Tuesday, two days before the full Legislature meets to consider them.
TUSCUMBIA — The attorney for Brian Lansing Martin, who is accused in the shooting deaths of a Sheffield police officer and another man, filed a motion Tuesday asking the court to ban broadcasting, recording or photographing of future court proceedings related to her client.
ATHENS — The Athens City Council on Monday accepted a bid from Morrell Engineering to make intersection improvements at Elm and Wilkinson streets to facilitate Indorama Ventures.
Northbound Interstate 65 traffic will be detoured at Exit 347 (Huntsville Brownsferry Road) Wednesday because of work to widen the overpass at the exit, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation.
ATHENS — Chapman Hollow Road at the intersection of Alabama 99 in Limestone County will be closed for about three weeks for road work, according to District 4 Commissioner Ladon Townsend. He said the closure will involve rebuilding the road and the closure begins today.
MOULTON — A Moulton man died Monday afternoon from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle crash that occurred when he was crossing Lawrence County 460 in a golf cart on Friday, according to Alabama state troopers.
Decatur Fire & Rescue’s new Station No. 5 is just a few months away from completion despite rain delays and some issues obtaining construction supplies, Fire Chief Tracy Thornton said Monday.
The Morgan County Commission on Monday voted to pay out about $2 million in employee bonuses — $5,120 each for full-time and about $3,500 for part-time workers — with COVID-related funding from the American Rescue Plan Act.