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  1. 5 dead after shooting overnight in Elkmont | Local News  News Courier
  2. Coroner: 5-member Elkmont family killed by gunfire  Q13 News Seattle
  3. A 14-year-old confessed to fatally shooting five of his family members, authorities say  The Washington Post
  4. Elkmont, Alabama, boy shoots, kills five family members, sheriff says  Montgomery Advertiser
  5. Alabama Teenager Confesses to Killing 5 Family Members, Authorities Say  The New York Times
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Alabama teen killed family after learning stepmom wasn't his biological parent, family member says  The Tennessean

The Elkmont, Alabama teen accused of killing five family members had recently learned that his stepmother was not his biological mother, a relative said.



Elkmont family murders: What we know  WHNT News 19

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - A 14-year-old boy is being held in juvenile detention, charged with murdering his family in Limestone County earlier this week.



14-year-old Elkmont boy charged in murders of 5 family members  WAAY

9:27 p.m. UPDATE: A family friend of Mary Sisk has identified the six-month-old baby as Colson. 9:04 p.m. UPDATE: Multiple family members tell WAAY 31 the ...



Elkmont High's new band director 'real excited' to start job  News Courier

Bryan Pigg knows he has some big shoes to fill as Elkmont High School's newest band director, and he's looking forward to it.



Family, superintendent respond to Elkmont student's death  News Courier

Less than 48 hours before the start of her sophomore year and days after her former classmate died, an Elkmont High School student died in a single-vehicle ...



Fake money passed at Elkmont High School  WAAY

WAAY 31 spoke with folks who live near the school about the unusual bust.



Counterfeit money use by Elkmont students under investigation  WAFF

LIMESTONE, AL (WAFF) - The Limestone County Sheriff's Office is investigating the possession and use of counterfeit money among Elkmont High School ...



BREAKING: Incident at Elkmont High School quickly contained  News Courier

A Toney man is out on bond after he was arrested Friday on a charge of carrying brass knuckles on the campus of Elkmont High School, according to officials ...



Student charged with gun threat at Elkmont High School  WAFF

Kayla Phillips, 18, is accused of threatening school violence with a gun. She is charged with making a terrorist threat.



MAKING THE GRADE: Limestone students commit to educate Alabama's future  News Courier

Students at the Limestone County Career Technical Center committed to educate Alabama's future during a statewide Future Educators' Signing Day event.



Elkmont families remember Isaac Batrum during Senior Night  WHNT News 19

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala.- A high school senior from Elkmont was killed last week in a car wreck. On Friday evening, Isaac Batrum's football team took the field ...



Limestone County Schools personnel actions | Local News  News Courier

The Limestone County Board of Education approved the following personnel actions during a board meeting Tuesday, June 4.



$2,000 in fake money found at Alabama high school  AL.com

Sheriff's deputies found a bunch of phony money at an Alabama high school.



Remembering Isaac Batrum: High school senior killed in Limestone County wreck  WHNT News 19

ELKMONT, Ala. - A Limestone County community is mourning the loss of 17-year-old Isaac Batrum Monday. Batrum was killed in a car accident Saturday.



Students to attend Boys and Girls State | Lifestyles  News Courier

The American Legion recently recognized this year's Limestone County Boys and Girls State delegates.



Elkmont students hold alternative to national school violence walkout  WAAY

Encouraging kindness to one another was the theme at Elkmont High School Wednesday, as they honored the Parkland school shooting victims.



On the road again: CHOW Bus announces meal times  News Courier

The Limestone County Schools Combating Hunger on Wheels (CHOW) bus is back on the road and delivering meals to area children.



Elkmont High School alumni share memories before Sunday centennial  News Courier

Life at Elkmont school was a little simpler when Charles Compton was an elementary student in the 1930s and '40s.



Elkmont farm gains fame for quality beef  News Courier

Tucked away in the small community of Elkmont sits a rolling farm known for its quality cattle and strong generational ties.



Elkmont woman pronounced dead after two-vehicle crash on Alabama Highway 99  WAAY

The wreck happened on Alabama Highway 99, three miles northwest of Athens, officials say.



Limestone County Schools' summer feeding program kicks off June 3  News Courier

Limestone County Schools' Child Nutrition Program is once again offering free, hot meals to all area children through age 18.



Restaurant scores for March 25–April 5  News Courier

The following restaurant ratings and critical items were reported recently by the Limestone County Health Department:



1 dead, another injured from Limestone County wreck, funeral arrangements made  WHNT News 19

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — 17-year-old Elkmont teen Isaac Batrum, an Elkmont High School student, passed away Saturday in a single-vehicle accident on ...



Students honored at Rotary event | Local News  News Courier

The Athens Rotary Club honored high school students who have excelled during their academic careers and who are now sitting at the top of their respective ...



LCBOE approves pay raises, policy changes  News Courier

The Limestone County Schools bus driver shortage could be nearing an end, with almost 50 people appearing at an informational meeting Monday and ...



Four Elkmont High seniors expelled from school after hazing incident  al.com

Four Elkmont High School seniors have been expelled from school for one calendar year after a hazing incident involving a freshman student, Limestone County ...



Elkmont's Boley a special athlete  News Courier

Editor's Note: This is the third in a series highlighting the inductees into the 2018 class of the Limestone County Sports Hall of Fame. The hall of fame banquet, ...



Family struggles on first day of school after Limestone County teen dies in crash  WAAY

WAAY 31 spoke with Maria's parents about how difficult the first day of school was for their family.



2 arrested in largest ever Limestone County fake money bust  WAAY

The sheriff's office began an investigation into the production of counterfeit money on Dec. 13.



SBI: Kidnapping victim sought help in Elkmont  News Courier

Several law enforcement agencies are helping investigate a reported kidnapping with a Limestone County connection, an official confirmed Friday.



Limestone County Schools personnel actions for 8/21/18  News Courier

The following personnel actions were approved by the Limestone County school board at its Aug. 21 meeting:



Schools announce Miss Merry Christmas winners | Local News  News Courier

This year's Miss Merry Christmases stand together Nov. 20 in front of Donnell House. Each Miss Merry Christmas is a senior at her high school, chosen by her ...



Former Elkmont softball player Leah Seibert dies following battle with cancer  AL.com

Former Elkmont softball player Leah Seibert died Tuesday night following a battle with cancer. She was 18. Seibert was the 2017 Bryant-Jordan Ken and Betty ...



Lifelong county resident named Elkmont principal | News  News Courier

Bill Tribble was named the new principal of Elkmont High School by a unanimous vote at last Tuesday's board meeting.



Box tops bring children's author to Elkmont High School  News Courier

ELKMONT — Approximately 600 elementary students at Elkmont High School saved enough box tops through the “Box Tops for Education” program to book ...



Huntsville man arrested for burglary at Budget Inn in Elkmont  WAAY

A Huntsville man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing items from the Budget Inn in Elkmont.



Student storytellers take the stage  News Courier

Hands sweaty, shifting back and forth between nervous feet, Jessa Usery, a sixth-grader at Elkmont High School, looked out from the stage at the Athens ...



2019 Tennessee Valley high school graduation ceremony dates and times  WHNT News 19

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — WHNT has compiled a list of most Tennessee Valley high school's graduation ceremony with their date and time. They are listed ...



EXPLORING THE FARM: Students get hands-on learning at Farm City  News Courier

Sixth-graders from throughout Limestone County got to learn about farm equipment, farm animals, fire safety, first aid and more at Farm City, hosted Tuesday at ...



Eight Elkmont employees retiring with 240-plus years of experience  News Courier

The Elkmont High School staff and community held a barbecue luncheon and potluck May 24 for eight retiring employees that collectively have more than 240 ...



Mazda Toyota Manufacturing officials tour Limestone Career Technical Center  WAAY

Janette Hostettler (left) and Mark Brazeal (right) get a look at the new shade of "MaTo Red," which will be the new color for the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing ...



Special Art Class for Elkmont High School Students  whnt.com

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Students in Limestone County are getting exposed to something different. Sixty high school students got a chance to ...



COUNTY SCHOOLS: Board hires superintendent's daughter again  News Courier

One year after rescinding her contract due to violations of the nepotism law, the Limestone County Board of Education again approved hiring the ...



Limestone County Schools Personnel Actions for 8/2/18  News Courier

The following personnel actions were approved at the Aug. 2 meeting of the Limestone County Board of Education:



Limestone Co. District Choice Program accepts new students  WAAY

The program allows students who live outside of the Limestone County school zones to attend school in the county.



Athens Parks and Rec director Wiley dies at 49  News Courier

Athens City Hall was a somber place Monday, as the city mourned the loss of Athens Cemetery, Parks and Recreation Director Ben Wiley, who died Saturday at ...



LCSO: Man on meth stabbed neighbor who was working in yard  News Courier

A Limestone County man working in his yard Tuesday was attacked from behind by a neighbor and suffered multiple stab wounds, an official said.



Groundbreaking for new Sugar Creek Elementary slated for fall  News Courier

Limestone County Schools officials are hoping to break ground on a new K-5 elementary school this fall in the West Limestone community.



Skilled to Work: SWeETY camp offers high school girls glimpse into skilled work  WAAY

Since it began 14 years ago, more than 360 students have graduated from the program.



Deputies: Harvest man in custody after trying to put fake money in jail account  WAAY

The suspect was charged with five counts of possession of a forged instrument.



HOUND DOG HALF: Elkmont race returns with new name  News Courier

When an Elkmont dog stole the spotlight by finishing an entire half-marathon by herself last year, people around the world heard the story of Ludivine.



Restaurant scores for April 8–12 | Limestone Ledger  News Courier

The following restaurant ratings and critical items were reported by the Limestone County Health Department:



Three elementary schools to get new principals  News Courier

Tanner, Elkmont and Creekside elementary schools will see more than just new students next school year; they will have new principals too.



Limestone County Tournament begins Saturday  News Courier

Not many high school basketball teams will get to experience the atmosphere and excitement of playing in the state tournament, and only a few more even get to ...



Every dog has her day: hound takes seventh place in Alabama half marathon  The Guardian

Ludivine, a young hound dog, finished a race that featured 165 humans – even after she took a break to investigate a dead rabbit.



NEW YEAR, NEW BABY: Meet the first newborns of 2019  News Courier

There was a lot of excitement in the air Thursday as not one, not two, but four newborns made their way into the world — three of them with a.



Phony money, marked ‘replica’ with Chinese symbols, crops up in another Alabama city  AL.com

Fake money is making the rounds in another Alabama city.



Schools progress despite controversies  News Courier

Despite more than a few setbacks, area private and public schools kept education at the forefront this year.



“Welcome Back, Garris”  whnt.com

ELKMONT, Ala. (WHNT) - Maybe if you're old enough, you might remember the old television sitcom, "Welcome Back, Kotter." It was about a man who returned ...



Elkmont's Bailey caps career with scholarship  News Courier

Outside of a state championship, Elkmont's Jared Bailey achieved as much as anyone in the school's football program history. The senior capped a memorable ...



Candlelight Vigil Planned For Teen Who Died In Wreck Near Elkmont  WHNT

(WHNT) - The family of a teenager who died in a wreck earlier this week will hold a candlelight vigil in her memory tonight.Kayla Rachelle Allen Maynard, 17, ...



Many famed faces spoke at Elkmont 'wax museum'  News Courier

Elvis, President Donald Trump, former first lady Michelle Obama, NASCAR speedster Dale Earnhardt Jr., soccer superstar Pele, Hollywood superstar Lucille Ball ...



East Limestone wins boys, girls county championships | Local Sports  News Courier

Cole Tiemann saw the ball and potentially East Limestone's first ever boys Limestone County tournament championship bouncing in front of the Tanner goal, ...



Basketball was ticket for Williams to see the world  News Courier

By Barry Devine. For The News Courier. As a child growing up in Limestone County, excitement for Terry Williams was going to the Fourth of July festival in ...



Garris retiring from Elkmont | News  News Courier

Garth Garris is stepping out of the principal's office at Elkmont High School. His last official day is Jan. 29 at the school he's called home as both a student.



Deployed dad makes surprise visit to son's graduation  News Courier

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Owen flew from Afghanistan to Alabama this week just to see his 18-year-old son graduate from Elkmont High School.



LCBOE: No more take-home computers for students  News Courier

The Limestone County Board of Education approved a new technology initiative at its May 14 meeting, doing away with a program that allowed students to take ...



Hound Bandits Half Marathon in Alabama  Runner's World

Early Saturday morning, Ludivine, a 2½-year-old hound dog, was let out of the house in Elkmont, Alabama, to do her business. Prone to roaming around town at ...



Decatur police say suspect used fake money at yard sales  WAAY

A Hartselle man is accused of trying to pass off fake $100 bills at yard sales in Decatur. Jeremy Chatmon is charged with four counts of possession of a forged ...



Family mourns the loss of woman killed in fatal Cullman wreck  WHNT News 19

ATHENS, Ala. - April Landinger lost her life in a fatal car wreck in Cullman on Monday. She left behind her six-year-old daughter Mia and her mother Deborah ...



Teen pilot killed in Elkmont plane crash loved flying, 'lived life to fullest'  al.com

Nick Loggins, who washed his beloved Piper Warrior plane nearly every day, "left this life doing what he dearly loved to do," his family said.



Mother of pilot killed in crash: 'Say good things about my son'  News Courier

The family of Nick Loggins, the 18-year-old pilot killed in the Saturday wreck of his single-engine plane, was savoring their memories of their only son.



School board rejects student request for public prayer; student plans to sue  WAAY

A 17-year-old student plans to sue the Arab City School Board after they rejected his request to lead a public prayer at a football game.



Huntsville community comes together for prayer vigil to remember New Zealand shooting victims  WAAY

Prayer vigil held at the Huntsville Islamic Center to remember New Zealand victims.



Arrest Reports for 5/21/19  News Courier

County arrests. The Limestone County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests Saturday, Sunday and Monday: • David Scott Lewis, 50, of 112 Ridgewood ...



Greenhaw runs his way to achievement  News Courier

Athens High rising senior Guy Greenhaw didn't start running to win awards or be selected for honors. He just did it because he enjoyed it.



State education curriculum on brink of legislative control  News Courier

The Senate Education Policy Committee is expected to decide Wednesday whether to approve a polarizing bill that could give the Alabama Legislature final ...



Former counselor re-indicted on student sex charges  WAAY

Amanda Shantay Williams, 29, faces three charges of a "School Employee Engaging in Sex Act or Deviant Sexual Intercourse with a Student Under the Age of ...



Limestone road projects underway, many others planned  News Courier

If you're driving through more work zones in Limestone County, county officials want to remind you it's just your tax dollars at work.



Limestone students earn national credentials  News Courier

Two students representing Limestone Career Technical Center brought home praise for their school last week at the SkillsUSA national competition.



Giants of the gridiron: Pro football once lived in Athens  News Courier

The controversy in Decatur involving misspelled names on a plaque honoring the Decatur Rough Riders, a 1960s-era semi-professional football team, jogged ...



One dead following collision with train on Laughmiller Road  News Courier

One person is dead after a motor vehicle collided with a train in Limestone County, according to Limestone County Coroner Mike West.



Teachers of the year named in both districts  News Courier

Athens City and Limestone County school districts recently awarded the title of Teacher of the Year to the men and women who've gone above and beyond in ...



Fire destroys Limestone mobile home | Local News  News Courier

Tanner Fire Chief Danny Gatlin said by the time he got to the scene of a mobile home fire in southern Limestone County Monday morning, the home was ...



High school graduation ceremonies scheduled across the Tennessee Valley  whnt.com

Students across the Tennessee Valley are wrapping up the school year. Classes for many seniors are already over; now they're just waiting to make that walk ...



Police warn of fake money being passed through Decatur  WAAY

Decatur Police have issued a warning about fake money being used locally.



Woman mourns death of best friend, Limestone native  News Courier

For many teens in Athens and Limestone County, the home shared by Mike Hankins and his wife Lisa on Yarbrough Road was a fun place to swim, laugh and ...



Limestone shooting victim was not critically injured  News Courier

An Athens man is facing an assault charge for shooting another man in the chest Friday afternoon, an official said.



3rd historical marker stolen in Limestone | Local News  News Courier

They're stealing our history,” Richard Martin said Friday after announcing a third Limestone County historical marker had been stolen.



UPDATE: Man who set fire to himself in stable condition  News Courier

A man who set himself on fire outside the Athens Walmart on Thursday evening is in stable condition at a Tennessee hospital, an official said.



GET FIT: New options for East Limestone seniors  News Courier

The East Limestone Senior Center is taking another step to improve the lives of its visitors, thanks to a donation from the family of two of its regulars.



Limestone County students to attend Boys and Girls State  News Courier

American Legion Post 49 in Athens hosted a pizza party and orientation May 7 for local high school juniors selected to attend Boys and Girls State and their ...



'Caring, compassionate coach' dies Thursday  News Courier

A longtime teacher and coach at Ardmore High School died Thursday night after a brief illness.



Athens school board approves personnel actions  News Courier

Athens school board members agreed to hire four employees, transfer seven employees, approve three retirement requests, accept five resignations and grant ...



SHERIFF'S RODEO: Tickets for 37th annual event on sale now  News Courier

The annual Limestone Sheriff's Rodeo is still a month away, but those who plan to attend one of North Alabama's top tourism events are encouraged to buy their ...



Athens post office rededication set for April 24 | Local News  News Courier

Athens' post office will be officially renamed for Judge James E. Horton Jr. at a ceremony slated for next month, the United States Postal *Service* announced ...



FATAL WEEKEND: 3 killed in separate wrecks | Local News  News Courier

Three people were killed in separate wrecks in Limestone County over the weekend.



Golden Eagles loving life in new gym  News Courier

It took nearly the whole season for the Athens High School basketball teams to begin playing in the new high school gym. But with the way the Golden Eagles ...



Fundraiser underway for local DAV chapter  News Courier

The Limestone chapter of Disabled American Veterans is hosting a fundraiser organized by one of the veterans benefited by the chapter.



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