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Fire up the night for Mardi Gras by parading with a purpose in Downtown Athens February 25

February 22, 2020

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is looking to fire up the night and host a parade for a good cause to put a North Alabama spin on Mardi Gras.   The League is partnering with Athens State University, LCCI Food Bank and other groups to host the annual Athens Mardi Gras Parade With A Purpose on February […]


Large Tree Falls At Limestone County Courthouse Several Vehicles Damaged – PHOTOS

February 13, 2020

ATHENS-A large old oak tree fell from the Limestone County Courthouse lawn onto some cars parked around The Square. Three people were in one of the damaged vehicles but were not injured. Athens Police will have Marion Street in front of the Courthouse closed until further notice. City of Athens crews are working this morning […]


Mardi Gras Parade…Athens Style February 25

February 6, 2020

ATHENS-On February 25, Athens Arts League will have its Mardi Gras Parade with a Purpose. Lowe’s is letting them use 15 buggies that groups can decorate for the theme “Fire Up The Night.” Groups push the buggies in the mini parade on Washington and Marion streets and collect canned food from spectators. The food will […]


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 […]


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