The News Courier
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Community Newspaper Holdings
PublisherKatherine Miller
Headquarters410 West Green Street
Athens, Alabama 35611
United States

The News Courier is a daily newspaper published in Athens, Alabama, covering Limestone County, Alabama. It is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

Today's News Courier was created in 1969, when The Alabama Courier (founded 1892) and the Limestone Democrat (founded 1891) were acquired by Robert Bryan and merged. The combined paper was known in the 1980s as The Athens LC News Courier. Bryan sold his papers to Hollinger in 1997. When Hollinger dispersed of most of its papers, The News Courier was acquired by Community Newspaper Holdings, now known as CNHI, LLC.[1]

The News Courier was a daily newspaper through the early 2010s, then reduced to six print editions per week. In April 2020, amid severe downturns in advertising revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNHI reduced the print-edition schedule to Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


2018 Better Newspaper Contest - Alabama Press Association

Year Award Place Recipient
2018 Best Local Sports Column 3rd Jeff Edwards
2018 Best News Photo 3rd Jessica Barnett
2018 Best Niche Publication - Newsprint or Glossy 1st Jeff Edwards


  1. ^ Former Owner Of The Cullman Times Dies
  2. ^ Langan, Jaclyn. "APA Better Newspaper Contest Award Winners Announced" (PDF). Alabama Press Association. Retrieved 13 July 2018.