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  • By Jill Pertler, For The News Courier

They’d be the first to admit they are more adept at handing off a football versus a tiny human being, but during the last week, they’ve certainly given the latter their best efforts.

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A pain specialist faults prescriptions by an Alabama physician accused of federal crimes in the 2016 drug overdose death of a former guitarist for rock band 3 Doors Down.

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  • By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

CANNES, France (AP) — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • By Kathleen Ross, For The News Courier

May is National Foster Care Month, and I salute all the wonderful individuals and families that open their hearts and homes to children who need both.

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  • By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Tom Wolfe, who chronicled everything from hippies to the space race before turning his sharp eye to fiction, has died. He was 87.

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  • By Chris Becker, For The News Courier

The great state of Alabama has many names, including Heart of Dixie, the Yellowhammer State, the Cotton State and one that many people probably are not familiar with, America’s Amazon.

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  • By Kipp Irland, For The News Courier

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I haven’t always been good with plants. My green thumb still has a little brown around the edges, but I am much better than I used to be.

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  • For The News Courier

The Alabama Center for the Arts will be opening a new exhibit, “Removed,” featuring artwork by world-renowned fine art sculptor and special effects artist Bruce Larsen.

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  • Commentary By Joel Allen, For The News Courier

Many years ago, when I was a boy, my Aunt Angie and Uncle Herman rented a trailer in a trailer park off U.S. 72 going toward Rogersville.

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  • For The News Courier

Many of us love to graze in our gardens, especially when early fruits and vegetables are ripening. Thanks to the wet weather, however, we may be met in our gardens, yards, sidewalks or patios by slimy, slippery slugs indulging on tender plants.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of artwork put together by billionaire David Rockefeller that includes pieces from Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Georgia O'Keeffe brought in more than $646 million on the first night of an auction.

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Seventh-grade Clements High School student Mason Butler was honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program at a ceremony Monday at the University of Alabama. He was among approximately 150 Alabama seventh-graders in the state who were recognized for their exceptional scores on …

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  • By Jill Pertler, For The News Courier

She is going to have a baby. The little pink bundle we carried home from the hospital but a blink ago is soon going to be a mother herself. My baby girl is having a baby girl.

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OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Hollywood rolled out the red carpet in Opelika as college students and residents had the chance to see the premiere of Melissa McCarthy's new film.

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  • By Kipp Irland, For The News Courier

As a child, I was an extremely fussy eater. The idea of putting spinach into my mouth was on the same painful parallel as standing at the chalkboard in math class – a completely undesirable thing to do.

  • By Jill Pertler, For The News Courier

Today I ask that we consider the concept of love. It’s a universal human characteristic; we all want to love and be loved. It may not be as essential as the air we breathe, but it’s close.

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  • By Kipp Irland

A few weeks ago I went in search of a new rosemary plant. Unfortunately, this past winter, with its subteen temperatures, and my foolish thinking that my huge and hearty plant would be fine, led to its demise. I didn’t find one the size I was looking for, however, on my way out the front doo…

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  • By Kathleen Ross, For The News Courier

You can declutter your house and help the animals of Limestone County by marking your calendars for the sixth annual Athens-Limestone County Animal Shelter yard sale.

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  • By Andrew J. Baril, For The News Courier

Over the past few weeks riding down our county roads, I have noticed the Chinese privet turning green.

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  • By Jill Pertler, For The News Courier

In many parts of the world people walk miles just to access it. Here in the U.S. we may take it for granted because for most of us it comes from the tap with the flick of a wrist. Some of us buy it bottled. Some of us like it with a slice of lemon or lime. Some prefer iced, others straight u…

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  • By Chris Becker, For The News Courier

Every spring as temperatures begin to rise, the calls and samples to the Extension office rise as well. One question that we always receive this time of year is, “Are these flying insects in my yard ants or termites?” It is a question that always brings a bit of anxiety for homeowners when t…

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  • By Kipp Irland, For The News Courier

The Limestone County Master Gardeners will host their Spring Plant Sale, Market and Silent Auction from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Revival, 305 W. Washington St. in downtown Athens.

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The Alabama Wildlife Federation will celebrate a decade of “wild” cuisine in Limestone County at the upcoming wild game cook-off.

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  • By Jill Pertler, For The News Courier

It was going to be a busy day. I had a to-do list longer than a Minnesota winter or a Texas summer – take your pick.

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  • By Jill Pertler, For The News Courier

Cour•age n. 1. The mental strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear or difficulty 2. The quality of being brave; valor

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