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  • Lincoln County High School Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Tractor Day

    FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – It’s Friday – and definitely a fun one at Lincoln County High School.  It’s Tractor Day! This is the school’s 35th anniversary of Tractor Day, which is part of National Future Farmers of America Week. Students in Lincoln County’s FFA Chapter drove their tractors to school around 6:30 a.m. They paraded around the school and then joined together to eat breakfast. Students definitely have to leave earlier than normal to get to school on time. “This […]

  • Chief Deputy Jumps in Cold Water to Help Driver Stuck in Lacey’s Spring

    LACEY’S SPRING, Ala. (WHNT) – A woman was trapped in her vehicle for about 30 to 40 minutes after she landed in cold water Tuesday in Lacey’s Spring. Fortunately, she’s going to be okay.  Morgan County Chief Deputy Mike Corley spotted her while he was driving in the area, looking for a missing man. The woman’s SUV veered off Morris Road into some water that had collected from all the recent rain.  It happened after 11 a.m. Tuesday. Chief Deputy […]

  • Wreck on I-65 North Stalls Traffic in Limestone County

    TANNER, Ala. (WHNT) – A wreck on Interstate 65 has traffic stopped in the northbound lanes in Limestone County. The wreck is just near the Tanner exit, south of Athens, at mile marker 345.  I-65 north is closed in this area.  The wreck happened Monday about 12:30 p.m. Six to eight vehicles are involved, including an RV and a truck pulling a large trailer.  At least one person was injured and taken to a nearby hospital. WHNT News 19 has […]

  • Athens Police: Man Finds Cats On Craigslist, Tortures and Kills Them

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT)–  Police say they arrested a man Wednesday evening after they found evidence of mass cat torture and killing going on inside his home. Ronald Fraser Golden, 48, of 106 Bullington Road, Athens, is charged with 22 counts of cruelty to a cat in the first degree. The man’s home is directly across the road from James Cowart Elementary. WARNING: The details below, of the animal abuse, are graphic.  The investigation into the animal torture has been underway […]

  • Robbery Suspect Runs Away When Pharmacist Pulls Out His Own Gun

    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A pharmacist stopped a robbery in Athens on Monday morning by pulling out his own gun on the crook. Around 8 a.m. Noah Jay Davis, 22, walked into Westside Pharmacy, at the corner of Hines Street and Market Street.  He handed the clerk a list of drugs he wanted. “He said that he had a list of drugs and he would like for me to look at,” says pharmacist Terrell Milby.  “He had questions about them.  […]

  • Blanche School Closed For Rest Of Day Due To Small Fire

    TAFT, Tenn. (WHNT) – Classed ended early Thursday at a school in Lincoln County due to a small fire in the bathroom. Blanche School, in Taft, was evacuated around 12 p.m. due to a report of smoke.  Everyone got out safely. A volunteer fire department is located next to the school and responded within moments. Blanche School is on Ardmore Highway in Taft.

  • Athens Working To Preserve Trinity High School Site

    There is a movement in Athens to preserve an important part of Limestone County history.  A site on Browns Ferry Road has been the location for a Civil War battle and a battle for equality.  The project is well underway and is now looking for more funding. Only a small part of the old Fort Henderson remains — a Union fort built in Athens during the Civil War from 1862 to 1865.  About five percent of the fort remains, and […]

  • Athens Woman Starts New Support Program For Police Department

    The stress of being a police officer can take its toll on the officer and his or her family.  But now a new program in Athens is hoping to lessen that burden. It’s called ‘Behind The Badge,’ and the woman behind the idea also hopes to bridge the gap between the department and the community. Being a police officer carries with it enormous risks, responsibility and stresses.  Just ask any officer’s wife. “A lot of officers try to shield their […]

  • Carpenter Technology To Build $500M Plant In Limestone County

    A new business is coming to Limestone County.  Wednesday, Carpenter Technology Corporation broke ground on a facility. The company, which is based in Pennsylvania, specializes in the manufacturing of specialty alloys.  Representatives said Limestone County was their first choice, and they’re making a $500 million investment. “Those alloys go into things like aircraft engines, structurals, power generation, energy applications, implants in people’s bodies, cars, trucks, industrial valves, all kinds of different applications,” said David Strobel, Carpenter’s Senior Vice President of […]

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