The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


  • Common Core for common good

    In Gov. Bentley’s State of the State Address a week ago, he emphasized education and job creation.

    January 20, 2014

  • Start of 2014 legislative session said 'typical'

     It wasn’t quite the controversy-free start to the 2014 legislative session that some had hoped, but Rep. Dan Williams of Athens said he thought the first week went smoothly.

    January 18, 2014

  • Expansion of Medicaid is needed

    There’s been a great debate about the federal government influencing, nay, sticking its nose into state affairs.

    January 18, 2014

  • A controversy-free legislative session?

    While it does sound nice to be controversy-free, we need some controversy — or disagreement — to ensure all voices and opinions are heard.

    January 12, 2014

  • Standards should be equal, especially with the military

    There should not be an “equalizing” of physical standards in the armed forces. Minimum standards, are acceptable of course, but those must be met by everyone.

    January 5, 2014

  • Santa militarized? Let's lighten up

    Reading about some “children's advocates”claiming that Santa is being“militarized” because he's escorted by Canadian and U.S. fighter jets while flying to deliver his toys to good girls and boys triggered a few emotions.

    December 23, 2013

  • This is what Christmas is all about

    December 22, 2013

  • Dunnavant film 'Three Days at Foster' sheds a positive light

    “It’s for real, there is one here.”

    That was an eye-opening line in the documentary “Three Days at Foster.”

    The “one” refers to Wendell Hudson, the first black basketball player at the University of Alabama, when he was eating in the dining hall.

    December 17, 2013

  • A festive time around the area

    ... it is definitely December. And, whether it’s parade watching and marching or cider sippin’, ‘tis the season for us.

    December 15, 2013

  • Boeing news is good for us

    Limestone County officials are hoping for good news about the 777X facility because of its positive economic impact that would go hand-in-hand with the research center.

    December 15, 2013



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