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Americans were struck with bicentennial fever in 1976 as the country celebrated its 200th birthday.
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From The Decatur Daily
ATHENS — An 11-year-old Tanner student who died in a Sunday-night crash that left two other young people dead and two injured has been identified.
Youths killed in 'horrendous' crash connected to schools in Limestone, Madison counties Today at 12:15AM
Two young people with connections to Limestone County schools were among those killed in a Sunday night crash that also left another person dead and two injured, authorities said.
Fall armyworms invade local yards, fields Today at 12:10AM
An above-average population of fall armyworms this year is causing problems for area farmers and homeowners.
Aug. 30 police reports Today at 12:00AM
Vigil for Limestone wreck victims is tonight in Athens Yesterday at 4:31PM
ATHENS — The community is invited to a prayer vigil tonight in memory of three young people who were killed in a crash on Reid Road.
3 youths with ties to schools in Limestone, Madison counties killed in crash Yesterday at 3:30PM
Two young people with connections to Limestone County schools were among those killed in a Sunday night crash that also left another dead and two injured, authorities said.
Road closures scheduled for Limestone Yesterday at 2:45PM
The Limestone County Emergency Management Agency reported that CSX Transportation would close the following railroad crossings for repair beginning at 5 p.m. Monday:
Athens celebrates first playground accommodating disabilities Yesterday at 10:58AM
The city of Athens and the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate at 2 p.m. Tuesday the completion of the city's first playground designed to accommodate children with physical …
3 killed and 2 injured in head-on crash near Athens Yesterday at 9:03AM
ATHENS—A two vehicle-crash on Reid Road late Sunday left three people dead and two others injured, authorities said.
Will Trump effect help local Democrats? Yesterday at 12:15AM
Local Democratic and Republican leaders have very different views about who will benefit from Donald Trump's candidacy.
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 …