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Americans were struck with bicentennial fever in 1976 as the country celebrated its 200th birthday.
From the Athens News Courier
From The Decatur Daily
US 31 road work 'in home stretch' Today at 12:15AM
The continuous road construction around Decatur's Hudson Memorial Bridge is bad for business, workers at nearby stores said.
Reed video accuses opponent of making his sexuality a campaign issue Today at 12:15AM
Decatur City Council candidate Jake Reed has accused his opposition in the District 2 race of making his sexuality a campaign issue.
Sept. 29 police reports Today at 12:00AM
Severe weather tax holiday approaching Yesterday at 4:30PM
Shoppers in Limestone County may be able to to prepare for severe weather by purchasing certain items tax free for one weekend in February.
State will no longer pay to help blind voters; Limestone to cover cost Yesterday at 3:11PM
The state of Alabama will no longer pay for specialized ballot-marking equipment to assist the blind and people with physical disabilities at polling places.
Speeders beware on two Limestone roads Yesterday at 2:59PM
Speeders on two Limestone County roads should prepare to slow down.
Limestone's Harrison plans paving experiment Yesterday at 2:30PM
Limestone County Commissioner Ben Harrison plans to experiment with a new method of road paving he says could be the answer to local road maintenance woes.
2 charged in suspected fake Athens robbery Yesterday at 11:20AM
ATHENS — An Athens woman and Huntsville man have been charged in connection with a staged robbery at a store in Athens last week, police said.
Mobile shelter manufacturer bringing 123 jobs to Limestone Yesterday at 12:15AM
A business expansion announced Tuesday will bring 123 new jobs to Huntsville-annexed Limestone County with an average wage of $23.54 per hour.
Athens to pay higher electric rates Yesterday at 12:00AM
ATHENS — The City Council on Monday passed along to local utility customers a Tennessee Valley Authority rate hike equivalent to 1.5 percent on average.
From Huntsville Times
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 …