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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 […]


Athens City Council sets public hearing on proposed animal ordinance changes

October 10, 2018

ATHENS-There will be a public hearing on Oct. 22, 2018, to hear comments regarding proposed changes to the City of Athens animal ordinance. The hearing will occur during the regular Athens City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.   The proposed changes address clarifying some areas such as ADA requirements, updating sections and […]


October Events In Athens

October 8, 2018

ATHENS-Athens has several event s scheduled throughout the month of October.  A little something for everyone.  From haunted houses to Zumba and a really great Fall Fest.  Athens Haunts Walks Call Tourism to get your tickets to one of the walks. They sell out fast! This is through the month of October, and you can learn […]


Athens Relay Team invites supporters to get purple and fit

October 6, 2018

ATHENS-Supporters of Relay for Life will be shaking it to the streets in Downtown Athens on Thursday, Oct. 11.   The City of Athens Relay for Life Team is hosting Purple and Fit: Zumba on The Square from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with local instructors Dagan Breakfield and Brittany Powell. The event will be on […]


Bizzarre Insects….Somehow Beautiful…Really

October 4, 2018

There are more than one million different species of insect on the planet—that we know of—which accounts for over half the world’s living organisms.  Here are ten insects stranger than anything science fiction could ever dream up: The Puss Moth Caterpillar:  The caterpillars are bright green and will often have a row of white spots on […]


The ‘art’ of supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness

September 12, 2018

ATHENS-A father who turned to songwriter as a form of encouragement after the loss of his son will be among the artists sharing their talents at a free event on Friday to raise awareness about childhood cancer.   September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Athens Arts League’s monthly Art After Hours event will use […]


Trinity Grand Reunion to be held in Athens this weekend

August 30, 2018

ATHENS-This weekend is the Trinity Grand Reunion. This is a bi-annual event where students and staff from Trinity School gather in Athens to celebrate their school history. The school opened after the Civil War and missionaries taught former slaves to read and write. Trinity operated as the only all-black high school in Limestone County until […]


Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission Application For New Members

August 29, 2018

ATHENS-The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission is now taking applications for those who have never been a member. Students must be in grades 10-12 at Athens High, Athens Bible, Lindsay Lane, or home schooled in Athens. If you know of a student who would be interested, please share this application with him or her. This year […]


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