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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 […]


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, […]


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