The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


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Charlie Hughes, owner of U.G. White Mercantile in Athens, talks about the one and only time he played hooky from school during local’s night Tuesday at the Athens Storytelling Festival. Hughes and other notable men from Limestone County stepped on the stage to spin some whoppers.


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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