Sheriff’s Office makes multiple arrests for meth

Press release

ATHENS — An Athens man and woman were caught in an early-morning drug raid, and another duo was arrested yesterday afternoon in Mabank – all for possession of methamphetamines – by Henderson County Botie Hillhouse’s Narcotics Investigators.

Gregory Wayne Cantrell, 41, and Ashley Dawn Mauldin, 33, both of Athens were captured at a residence in the 200 block of North Lane Avenue at about 3:40 a.m.

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Exchange student returns to AHS

Bernardo Braga Da Cruz recently returned to Athens High School where he spent the 2001-2002 school year as an exchange student from Portugal. Cruz was a member of the AHS soccer team, which in 2002 was co-district champion and bi-district champion. He returned to Athens in October with his wife, Joana, to attend the wedding reception of his host-family brother, Austin Cates. The two played soccer together and — when Cruz’s original host family announced they were moving from Athens — the Cates family happily took Cruz in. (Toni Garrard Clay/AISD)

VIDEO: Master Gardener Harvest Garden groundbreaking

The Henderson County Master Gardeners held a groundbreaking Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Fairpark Complex in Athens for their Harvest Garden.

“This is (the result of) many months of planning and designing,” said Extension Agent Spencer Perkins.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Wade McKinney said, “In early 2000, the Court, with the cooperation of the park board, moved to buy this 40-acre property in the hopes of supporting the facility and also to offer something more to the community. We are so glad to see this project come in ….”

Podcast: Fire Chief, County Judge discuss what is happening during severe weather

A line of storms hit the county hard last Saturday, prompting cities to activate emergency sirens and communications networks and the report of a tornado in the Cross Roads area. We spoke with the Athens Fire Chief and the County Judge about what’s going on behind the scenes during severe weather events.