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Students ignite a “Spark” of kindness

January 15, 2020

ATHENS– SPARK Academy at Cowart Elementary first graders who visited City Hall a few months ago asked how they can make a difference in their community. City of Athens Relay for Life Team Captain Holly Hollman told them the team collects cola tabs and along with Elkmont Church of Christ, sends them to Ronald McDonald House of […]


Ring in 2020 with ghost music performed in Athens by The Pine Hill Haints

January 2, 2020

ATHENS-The musical group The Pine Hill Haints perform what they say the modern world considers being dead music, perhaps one reason its vocalist fine-tuned his singing skills in a graveyard.   The group will bring that music to life with a rocking energetic performance in Downtown Athens on Friday, Jan. 3, at The Loft above […]


Athens outage/damage update after the Monday night storm

December 17, 2019

ATHENS-Athens was not spared by the storm that hit the area on Monday, December 16.  The City of Athens released this statement today: “Storm power outages/damage updates: Electric Department Manager Blair Davis said approximately 240 customers remain without power as Athens Utilities crews replace 10 utility poles in the area of Cowford, Nuclear Plant and […]


Athens Celebrates Christmas With Tree Lighting And Shopping With A Firefighter

December 10, 2019

ATHENS-Santa’s elves have been busy in Athens. Tonight, a park committee, youth group and high school band are helping provide Christmas cheer. The annual Lincoln-Bridgeforth Tree Lighting will be at 5:30 p.m. at the park on Westview off Hine Street. After the tree lighting, children will gather with Santa at the neigboring Pincham-Lincoln Center (Trinity […]


High Cotton Arts creates game day plan to score win for small business owners

November 29, 2019

ATHENS-Small Business Saturday is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 30, and High Cotton Arts is creating a game plan to score a win for small business owners. In Alabama, Nov. 30 is also Iron Bowl Saturday, and local merchants have to compete for football fans’ attention.   “Each year, American Express asks for […]


Students express why they fall in love with Athens for art contest

November 20, 2019

ATHENS-Decorated windows, harvest time at a local orchard and Christmas events were among the reasons local students love Athens.   The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission held an art contest with the theme “Falling In Love With Athens” and asked local students to express what they love most about fall and winter in Athens. The Youth […]


Athens teen part of global Armistice Day concert – VIDEO

November 13, 2019

ATHENS-In honor of Veterans Day, may music heal our wounds and soothe our heartaches as we remember lives lost, honor those still with us and strive for peace… Caleb Doughty, age 17, a Vanderbilt University student from Athens, Alabama, plays in a Limestone County cotton field for the global music project called #iPlay4Peace. Caleb learned of […]


Community invited to share its vision for a former chicken processing plant site

October 30, 2019

ATHENS-There is a date in December Doug Gates remembers as readily as he remembers Christmas.   On Dec. 9, 2011, Gates was part of a small group from Athens Rotary that met with Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks at the abandoned Pilgrim’s Pride site. The group told Mayor Marks that he and Councilman Jimmy Gill, who […]


Art group offers community recipe box for Art of Cooking program

October 18, 2019

ATHENS-Athens is embarking on its quirky Athens Grease Festival this weekend, and a local art group is cooking up an idea to encourage the community to share recipes.   Saturday’s Athens Grease Festival is a play on words that is a tribute to the Greek origin of the city’s name and a celebration of all […]


Pink Elephant Luncheon Held In Athens To Help Fight Breast Cancer

October 18, 2019

ATHENS-The Pink Elephant Luncheon was held on Wednesday, October 16 to honor those who are and have battled breast cancer. It also serves as a fundraiser for Athens-Limestone Hospital’s Pink Elephant program that provides mammogram scholarships, funding for equipment and other avenues of support. Athens Fire and Rescue supports this endeavor by selling breast cancer […]


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