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ALDOT update on U.S. 31 work related to new Athens High School

December 10, 2018

ATHENS-On Friday, December 7, the Alabama Department of Transportation provided the City of Athens with an update on the traffic improvement project for U.S. 31 around the new Athens High School.   ALDOT will put the signal for the new Athens High School and Athens Bible School back in flash operation on Friday, Dec. 14.  […]

Holiday Events in Athens

December 9, 2018

ATHENS-Athens is ready to share the Holiday Season with you here are just some of the  upcoming events in Athens in December:  Sippin’ Cider Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5-8 p.m. in Downtown Athens Merchants will have cider concoctions for you to try as they compete for who has the best recipe. There will be live […]

Athens Arts League Unveil Patti Malone Portrait

December 6, 2018

ATHENS-On Sunday, December 2, Athens Arts League held its Patti Malone Portrait Unveiling and Reception. Malone was born a slave in Athens, attended Trinity School after the Civil War, and went on to Fisk University where she performed with the Jubilee Singers before the crown heads of Europe. There are but a few grainy black […]

Singer Anderson East performs hometown concert to support Scout Music House

November 24, 2018

ATHENS-While home for Thanksgiving, Athens native Anderson East performed a private benefit concert to support Scout Music House and opportunities for students to explore their interest in the music business.   East performed at Athens State University’s McCandless Hall on Friday, Nov. 23, to a sold out crowd. Athens Arts League presented the concert, and […]

Pop in High Cotton Arts for Small Biz Saturday

November 23, 2018

ATHENS-Iron Bowl Saturday may reign supreme as the major attraction in Alabama this weekend, but Athens artists are asking the public to celebrate Small Business Saturday as well.   In 2010, American Express launched Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to shop with local businesses. In 2011, the Senate unanimously […]

Athens Youth Commission tours historic Donnell House Festival of Trees

November 22, 2018

ATHENS-The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission toured the historic Donnell House on Tesday, November 20 and saw the Festival of Trees. Donnell House was completed in 1851 and has an 1830s-era cabin on site. Various groups and citizens decorate Christmas trees, fireplace mantles, staircases and more for the Festival of Trees. The Youth Commissioners got a […]

Band students help park committee share Christmas spirit

November 17, 2018

ATHENS-Each year at the Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Committee Tree Lighting in Athens, the committee helps families in need celebrate Christmas by providing toys to children from the community and those recommended from the Boys and Girls Club. During the event, there are random drawings so some children receive a bicycle. In 2017, when the East Limestone […]

U.S. 31 improvements at new schools update

November 9, 2018

ATHENS-The Alabama Department of Transportation notified the City of Athens the new signal on U.S. 31 at the new Athens High School and Athens Bible School will be turned on Monday, Nov. 12.   The signal will operate in flash mode until Nov. 21 (tentatively). ALDOT plans to meet Nov. 12 to decide when the […]

Athens Police Roll Out Pink Patrol Car For Cancer Awareness

October 19, 2018

ATHENS-On Wednesday, October 17 at the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation Pink Elephant Luncheon, the Athens Police Department premiered its pink patrol car. Chief Floyd Johnson said the car will appear at not only breast cancer awareness events but also Relay for Life and other cancer awareness events. “This car symbolizes that our department and our city […]

Athens Electric Department crew to help with Hurricane Michael recovery efforts

October 12, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Utilities is sending a crew to Havana, Fla., to help with recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael.   Electric Department Manager Blair Davis said the crew left on Thursday, October 11.   “There are a lot of utility poles down, and our crew will help them restore their infrastructure,” Davis said.   The Town of […]

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