The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


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Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks and Limestone County Commission Chairman Stanley Menefee this week signed a proclamation asking residents to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Those at the proclamation signing were Marks, seated, and from left, Benard Simelton, local NAACP chapter member; Holly Hollman, city of Athens grant coordinator/communications specialist; local NAACP President Wilbert Woodruff; Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson; and Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Tony Kirk.


A recent national telephone survey found 75 percent of respondents believe the sale and use of pot will eventually be legal nationwide. Do you think marijuana should be legal in Alabama?

No, but I don’t think pot smokers should go to jail
Yes, but only for medical use
Yes, but only for personal adult use
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