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The city of Athens' mosquito prevention efforts will begin Monday, officials announced recently.

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MONTGOMERY (AP) — Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox Saturday won a key endorsement Saturday from the Alabama Democratic Conference, the state's largest African-American political organization, as he seeks to win the Democratic primary for governor.

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MONTGOMERY (AP) — Court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved after being discovered in an Alabama courthouse.

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DECATUR (AP) — Hundreds of photographs documenting the lives of dozens of children fill Fran Davis' country home. Displayed on the refrigerator, in albums and on her iPad, the pictures captured everyday moments — of picnics, bike riding and afternoon naps — and milestone events — of first st…

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Area high school seniors recently received recognition by Athens Rotary Club for their academic success, participation in extracurricular activities and community service.

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Editor’s note: A full-length version of this story will be published in The News Courier’s upcoming bicentennial-themed publication, “200 Years of Change in Athens-Limestone.” The publication will be available to the public May 25.

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Editor's note: The following questionnaire was sent to Democratic candidates for Alabama Senate, District 2, who qualified to appear on the June 5 primary ballot. The News Courier sent questionnaires to all candidates who have opposition in the upcoming primary, and we will run their respons…

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Editor's note: The following questionnaire was sent to Democratic candidates for Alabama Senate, District 2, who qualified to appear on the June 5 primary ballot. The News Courier sent questionnaires to all candidates who have opposition in the upcoming primary, and we will run their respons…

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David Hernandez doffs his hat as he rides a horse escorted by Caroline Wilson at the Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo Special Needs Rodeo on Friday. The Limestone County Sheriff's Rodeo, known as “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” concludes tonight. For ticket information, click here.

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Several items of business were discussed at the Athens City School board meeting Thursday, the most significant being a change in the school's transportation program.

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Editor's note: This is the third in a series of stories reflecting the answers given by candidates for county, state and federal offices during a political forum Monday ahead of the June 5 primary election. Candidates will appear in The News Courier today through Thursday.

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• Spiritual retreat. The Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama will hold a spiritual retreat Mother's Day celebration today and Sunday, May 20, at 14800 Vishnu Way, Harvest. Today's events: Raja Yoga, part I — 10:30 a.m.-noon; lunch — noon-1:30 p.m.; Harmony of Religion — 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Ra…

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A Toney man is out on bond after he was arrested Friday on a charge of carrying brass knuckles on the campus of Elkmont High School, according to officials with Limestone County Schools and the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Another rural Alabama hospital is shutting down, this time in the northeastern part of the state.

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More than 14 years after Athens police Sgt. Larry Russell and Officer Tony Mims were shot and killed while responding to a call of a mentally ill man with a gun, the pain of that day still resonates through the department.

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Officials with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are inviting the public to learn more about the 2017 safety and performance at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant at an upcoming meeting.

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• Spiritual retreat. The Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama will hold a spiritual retreat Mother's Day celebration Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, at 14800 Vishnu Way, Harvest. May 19 events: Raja Yoga, part I — 10:30 a.m.-noon; lunch — noon-1:30 p.m.; Harmony of Religion — 1:30-2:30 p.m…

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Florida LGBTQ organization founded in the aftermath of the PULSE nightclub shooting rescinded an employment offer to an Alabama lawmaker on Thursday after a social media post speculating about the Alabama governor's personal life.

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Sheriff Mike Blakely presents the 2018 Limestone Sheriff’s Rodeo header and heeler champions — header champion Kaleb Driggers of Stephensville, Texas, left, and heeler champion Junior Nogueira of Stephensville, Texas. Both won over $2,000 Thursday and championship buckles in the slack compet…

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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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An Ardmore man has been charged with rape in connection to an assault that occurred last week, according to a press release from the Limestone County Sheriff's Office.

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The gymnasium thundered with the sound of students chanting, "Tape him down!" Two custodians held the piece of plywood in place. Each of the 550 students, a few of the teachers and even the superintendent's wife got in on the action.

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As Hannah Gilliam prepares to graduate from Lindsay Lane Christian Academy and open a new chapter in her life at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, she also hopes to live by her mom Paula's advice to remember “who you are” and “whose you are.”

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Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories reflecting the answers given by candidates for county, state and federal offices during a political forum Monday ahead of the June 5 primary election. Candidates will appear in The News Courier today through Tuesday.

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Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories reflecting the answers given by candidates for county, state and federal offices during a political forum Monday ahead of the June 5 primary election. Candidates will appear in The News Courier today, Saturday and Tuesday.

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• Spiritual retreat. The Hindu Cultural Center of North Alabama will hold a spiritual retreat Mother's Day celebration Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, at 14800 Vishnu Way, Harvest. May 19 events: Raja Yoga, part I — 10:30 a.m.-noon; lunch — noon-1:30 p.m.; Harmony of Religion — 1:30-2:30 p.m…

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