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Americans were struck with bicentennial fever in 1976 as the country celebrated its 200th birthday.
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State BOE member had concerns about grad rate Today at 12:15AM
MONTGOMERY — At least one State Board of Education member says her concerns about the state’s recent record-high graduation rates began before the U.S. Department of Education began asking about …
Over-budget Limestone courthouse gets accolades Today at 12:10AM
ATHENS — Restoration of the historic Limestone County Courthouse came in significantly over budget — by about $3 million at last check. But the mammoth construction project is still turning heads …
LimeCo water board makes CEO pick Today at 12:00AM
ATHENS – In a 3-2 decision, the Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority Board of Trustees voted to offer the water system’s top job to Daryl Williamson, an executive with Columbia Power and …
Dec. 8 police reports Today at 12:00AM
Reward offered for return of stolen trailer, equipment in Limestone Yesterday at 4:31PM
ATHENS — An Athens construction company is offering a reward up to a $1,000 for information leading the return of a stolen trailer containing construction equipment and tools and the arrest of …
Athens State to hold Community Band Christmas Concert on Sunday Yesterday at 1:20PM
Dozens of volunteer musicians from six counties, including Limestone, Morgan and Lawrence, will perform holiday classics Sunday at the Athens State University Community Band Christmas Concert.
Recent rain a welcome sight, but drought relief short term Yesterday at 12:15AM
Farmers and others welcomed the more than 6 inches of rain that has fallen in the area in the past two weeks after months of drought conditions.
Bill would get rid of state income tax on most 401(k) earnings Yesterday at 12:00AM
MONTGOMERY — Retirees in Alabama would pay significantly less tax on their 401(k) incomes under a proposal by state Rep. Lynn Greer.
Limestone delegation honors Williams 12/6/2016
ATHENS — The Limestone County legislative delegation has established a scholarship at Athens State University to honor the memory of Rep. Dan Williams.
Ted Grantland, of the Morgan County Farmers Federation, received the Senior Leader Award from the Alabama Farmers Federation during an awards ceremony Dec. 5.
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 …