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  • Elkmontpractice1.JPG Bailey beats cancer, returns to football field

    Rhett Bailey is on schedule to graduate from Elkmont High School next month. It hasn’t been easy.
    The three-sport athlete has faced and overcome multiple physical obstacles.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Katie Pepper 2-kw.JPG Honors keep on coming for Tanner's Katie Pepper

    Katie Pepper, a senior volleyball and softball player at Tanner High School, is one of five Limestone County student-athletes and 96 statewide to be selected as a Bryant-Jordan Scholarship regional winner.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kennedy Palmer.jpg Against all odds, Palmer still playing sports

    Don’t tell Kennedy Palmer she can’t do something. The Athens Bible School senior refuses to let anything keep her from playing sports.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0650.JPG Forced to give up baseball, Eakes excels on golf course

    Andrew Eakes always thought he would grow up playing baseball at Ardmore High School and help the team make it to a state championship game.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gandy.JPG Gandy right at home

    East Limestone fans have grown accustomed to watching Jordon Gandy light up the scoreboard in basketball and on the gridiron for the past four years. While it’s hard to imagine the senior in anything but East colors, it wasn’t always the case.
    The two-sport all-state player isn’t from Alabama.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_0655.JPG No. 2 Flame sweep No. 3 Trojans

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Durrettphoto.JPG Ardmore's Durrett signs with Campbellsville

    Before this season started, Clint Legg knew Hayden Durrett was poised for a breakout year. The first-year Ardmore coach had watched Durrett play for three years, but saw the potential for more from the tight end.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shaquille McLin.JPG Athens High's McLin signs with Faulkner University

    Athens High School senior wide receiver Shaquille McLin is among 20 seniors and the third Golden Eagle to earn a college football scholarship this spring, signing Tuesday to play for Faulkner University.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • High school fishing clubs on the rise

    Considered a hobby by most, bass fishing is now serious business for few dozen students in Limestone County. Fishing teams from Athens, Clements and West Limestone may be new, but they are ready to compete at a tournament at Joe Wheeler State Park Saturday.

    April 8, 2014

  • Athens shuts out Cullman for area soccer win

    Athens took a big step toward securing a playoff spot with a 3-0 shutout victory over Cullman Saturday. Goals from Williams Mathews, Harper Ward and Cole Schrimsher secured a crucial area victory at Athens High School Stadium.

    April 7, 2014

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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?

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