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Athens Police Honor Fallen During End Of Watch Ceremony

May 19, 2017

ATHENS-On Thursday, May 18 the Police Memorial was held by Athens Police honoring the fallen during  Police Week 2017. During the ceremony, the nine names of Limestone County’s End of Watch list were read. In addition to the memorial and despite the rain, the Athens Police Department Honor Guard changed the flags on the graves of […]


Limestone County’s largest toga party is a Top 20 tourism event

May 18, 2017

ATHENS-Combine togas with fried foods and quirky events like a frozen turkey toss and you have the ingredients for a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.   The organization named the Athens Grease Festival a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for September 2017. Athens Main Street will host the festival on Sept. 30 in […]


Athens Police to honor those on the End of Watch List for National Police Week

May 16, 2017

ATHENS-Six names from the Athens Police Department comprise the End of Watch List for Limestone County, which holds nine names.   These names from Athens Police, Limestone County Sheriff’s Department and Alabama Troopers are those in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving Athens and Limestone County. As part of National Police Week, […]


Sharpshooter to perform at Tuesday’s Listening Lounge

May 15, 2017

ATHENS-The Shoals-area band Sharpshooter will perform at the Listening Lounge at High Cotton Arts on Tuesday, May 16.   Athens Arts League sponsors the monthly event to provide free cultural opportunities for the community. AAL alternates between music and the spoken word each month. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.   “Sharpshooter […]


City of Athens Relay for Life Team

May 14, 2017

ATHENS-On Friday, May 12, 2017, was Relay for Life of Limestone County where all the teams celebrate what they have accomplished for our community and in the fight against cancer.   This campaign year the City of Athens Relay for Life Team lost a co-worker to colon cancer and immediately after, learned another co-worker and […]


Dan Williams Memorial Blood Drive for Paint the Town Purple

May 10, 2017

ATHENS-In honor of Paint the Town Purple Week, the City of Athens Relay for Life Team, the family of Dan Williams and LifeSouth are hosting the Dan Williams Memorial Blood Drive on Thursday, May 11, from 9-5 on the east side of The Square (Marion Street). Our goal is 25 pints. Last year, the community […]


Athens and Limestone Pour on the Purple to Support Relay for Life

May 5, 2017

ATHENS-When you hear the word “cancer” you likely think of a person you love who has battled or is battling the disease.   Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks lost a brother to cancer. Limestone County Commission Chairman Mark Yarbrough recently lost his father to cancer. Both leaders met to proclaim May 8-12 as Paint the Town […]


East Band Director Wins Key to the City of Athens at Relay Fundraiser

May 3, 2017

ATHENS-A band director trumped a firefighter, police officer, attorney and city councilman to raise the most in tips at Tuesday night’s City of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night at Applebee’s.   East Limestone Band Director Jennifer “Miss Sam” Janzen raised over $1,200 in tips to earn the top spot for the third year. […]


Athens Celebrity Waiters Night

April 30, 2017

ATHENS-Please join us for the annual City of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night on May 2 from 5-8 p.m. at Applebee’s. Our Celebrity Waiters are working for tips with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. These Celebrity Waiters also are very competitive. Attorney Shane Black has been known to do magic […]


KALB Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO

April 28, 2017

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful is planning a special 40th anniversary celebration!   ATHENS-Limestone Clean Community, Inc.  became an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB) on April 15, 1977.  The organization’s name was changed to Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful (KALB) in 2002 to reflect affiliation with the KAB national organization.  The organization was born out of the Clean […]


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