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2019 Athena-Grease Goddess carries a ‘servant’s heart of gold’

September 28, 2019

ATHENS-A woman who can fry up a batch of fish, volunteer with multiple charities and run a downtown business will don a royal toga to kick off the Athens Grease Festival.   Tiffany Seibert, owner of Snapdragon on The Square, is this year’s Athena-Grease Goddess. The main festival sponsor, Regions Bank, established two committees to […]


Meningitis Awareness on cheerleader’s birthday

September 24, 2019

ATHENS-A family is hoping you’ll take the time today to learn about the symptoms and vaccines related to meningitis. That’s because Monday, September 23 should have been a birthday celebration for Jessica Elkins, an Athens High School cheerleader. Instead, her family joined Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks to declare September 23 as Meningitis Awareness Day in […]


Athens Parks and Rec debuts the Trigreen Trolley for the Sportsplex

September 15, 2019

ATHENS-A couple of Deere are circling the Sportsplex on a regular basis at Athens Parks and Recreation ball games.   This week, the Parks and Rec staff debuted the Trigreen Trolley system, two John Deere Gators, at the Sportsplex to transport fans between parking lots and the various ball fields.   Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks, […]


Athens City Council Member And Wife Injured In Altercation At Their Home

September 13, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Police responded early Friday morning (September 13) to a call for help from the home of Frank and Sharon Travis. Chief Floyd Johnson said Frank Travis, a member of the Athens City Council, called dispatch around midnight, but the dispatcher had trouble understanding him. The dispatcher sent patrol cars to the Travis home at […]


Roy Patton found out history got a little wet while buried under the sidewalk on Washington Street for about 25 years.

September 13, 2019

ATHENS-Yesterday (Wednesday, Sept. 11) Public Works reached Hendricks-Patton-RANCL on the sidewalk renovation project. Roy’s family operates the store, and Roy found the time capsule he buried 25 years ago (a container from his wife’s kitchen) with a little money and some wet notes about family history inside. One note said he buried the capsule during […]


Superheroes visiting Athens in September

September 10, 2019

ATHENS-In September, Dr. Strange appears at Athens City Hall. Batman rides in a parade near Downtown Athens. Elastigirl takes photos with children at Big Spring Memorial Park.   These superheroes make the trek to Athens in September for the children in our community who are battling cancer.   Dr. Strange recently appeared at Athens City […]


Students will help with Lamont Landers Band concert this weekend in Athens

September 7, 2019

ATHENS-Lamont Landers is a self-taught guitar player from Decatur whose sister recorded his viral YouTube video that led to him having more than a million views.   Since then his Huntsville-based band has performed at and won Showtime at the Apollo, and Landers recently appeared on America’s Got Talent.   On Saturday, Sept. 7, Landers […]


Reveal your teal in September for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

August 29, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks and Mildred’s Angels are asking citizens to reveal their teal in September.   Teal is the awareness color for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Mildred’s Angels, the City of Athens and its Relay for Life Team urge women and men to support Teal Tuesdays by wearing teal as a reminder to stay […]


Athens has opportunities to give back to the community

August 24, 2019

ATHENS-Athens has three great opportunities for you to give back to your community all during United Way’s Week Of Caring. United Way is kicking off its Stuff the Bus campaign on Aug. 26 and it will go through Sept. 30. The flyer lists drop off locations for new and gently used books. The books will […]


Community grant to fund swings for children who need additional body support

August 23, 2019

ATHENS-Two City of Athens parks will receive a specialized swing that provides additional body support for children who need assistance sitting upright.   The Mayor’s Office applied for a community grant through the Limestone County Legislative Delegation Office, and Sen. Tim Melson responded that he “would be glad to support the project.”   Melson approved […]


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