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Americans were struck with bicentennial fever in 1976 as the country celebrated its 200th birthday.
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Will Trump effect help local Democrats? 10 hours ago
Local Democratic and Republican leaders have very different views about who will benefit from Donald Trump's candidacy.
Athens booming as bedroom community 10 hours ago
ATHENS — In the latest sign of residential economic recovery in Athens, multiple subdivisions, some of which stalled when their developers went out of business, have resumed activity.
Professor: Kyle faces long odds in runoff to return as mayor Yesterday at 12:15AM
If numbers forecast results, incumbent Mayor Don Kyle must overcome long odds in the Oct. 4 runoff to keep challenger Tab Bowling from unseating him.
Casa Blanca to re-open as Lucia's Yesterday at 12:15AM
ATHENS — The former Casa Blanca restaurant in downtown Athens will re-open under a new name as early as next month.
Athens siblings win $1,500 at Ducky Derby Yesterday at 12:00AM
Colby Handley of Athens had 1,500 reasons to hug his little sister Saturday night. Even though he purchased a $5 ticket to get into the Ducky Derby, it was sis, Taylor, who picked the winning duck. …
ELKMONT — A Madison man already under indictment on eight counts of forgery has been identified as a suspect in a burglary because he pawned a stolen chainsaw, authorities said.
ATHENS — A man was taken to the hospital today for evaluation after telling police he needed psychiatric help when they responded to a call about a bank robbery, authorities said.
MONTGOMERY — Secretary of State John Merrill this morning repeated that he believes state law says the deadline to get constitutional amendments on the November general election ballot has passed.
ACT composite scores for 2015-16 senior students continued to decline in Decatur City Schools and several other area districts, according to numbers the state and local school districts released …
MONTGOMERY — An Alabama senator says hundreds of laws that allowed for local tax increases, boundary changes and wet/dry referendums could be undone if Alabamians don’t get to change the state …
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Jimmy Lee Clay Jr., 20, of Waynesboro, Tenn., is charged with first-degree sexual abuse in the case out of Athens.
Unsuspecting residents of North Alabama have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by people selling counterfeit gold and silver in recent months.
The suspects include an Athens man who allegedly posed as a teen online to get nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl and a Tanner man accused of abusing a 4-year-old relative.
Michael Steven Campbell was arrested in July 2013 after the then-7-year-old victim accused him of molesting her.
Tyler Lee Morris of Athens was booked Tuesday on a charge of second-degree theft by deception.
Bailee Elise White, 25, of Athens is charged with second-degree rape.
Traffic stop leads to seizure of anxiety meds laced with powerful - and sometimes deadly - painkiller 6/21/2016
Joshua Leon Molt, 25, of Elkmont is charged with drug trafficking and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was being held Tuesday morning in the Limestone County jail.
The festival celebrates the Greek origins of the city's name and all kinds of fried foods.
The man walked into the Regions Bank on U.S. 72 just after 9:30 a.m. and, wearing a ski mask and brandishing a gun, demanded cash. He fled in a tan Dodge Intrepid.
If you're game, take a day off from your diet or responsible eating habits and attend the Athens Grease Festival on June 11, 2016, in downtown Athens, Ala., where you can sample some of the …