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Spend a Saturday falling in love with the arts…Athens Arts League is hosting Sweet’art Saturday during Chocolate Walk

February 1, 2019

ATHENS-Artists in Athens are offering hearts that never melt and flowers that never fade during this weekend’s Sweet’art Saturday event.   The event is Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens. Artists have created stained glass hearts, romantic paintings and even a mixed media rose piece […]


The Secret Sisters recall meeting ‘these kids’ called The Shakes

January 31, 2019

ATHENS-After performing a Birmingham show a few years ago, The Secret Sisters met a group known as The Shakes.   Duo member Laura Rogers said “these kids” approached her and her sister Lydia Slagle with a burned CD with the group’s name handwritten with a green Sharpie. The group offered to open for The Secret […]


Students to help with The Secret Sisters concert in Athens

January 24, 2019

 ATHENS-Athens and Limestone County students will learn about event planning and stage setup for this weekend’s The Secret Sisters Concert.   Athens Arts League is presenting the Grammy-nominated Shoals-based duo in concert on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at Athens State University’s McCandless Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.   Sponsors are funding up […]


Athens Youth Commission learns about Electric Department

January 21, 2019

ATHENS-Members of the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission visited Athens Utilities today to learn about the Electric Department. The students held 55 pounds of gear that linemen wear, learned how a pinprick size hole in safety gloves could lead to injury or death when working on power lines, and discovered that snakes, hawks carrying dead rabbits […]


Grammy-nominated duo The Secret Sisters performing Jan. 26 in Athens

January 3, 2019

ATHENS-Shoals-native sisters who have toured with Bob Dylan and Brandi Carlile will bring their harmonizing magic to Athens on Jan. 26 as part of Athens Arts League’s Alabama Music Series.   The Grammy-nominated duo The Secret Sisters will perform at Athens State University’s McCandless Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and benefit Athens Arts […]


City of Athens Relay for Life T-shirt Presales

December 30, 2018

ATHENS-The City of Athens Relay T-shirts are in if you are interested in purchasing a shirt please contact Holly Hollman or Kim Glaze (256-233-8730).  Pre-orders are being taken from now through January 11. Attached is a flyer with info and design. Sizes and Price: Short sleeve $15 and long sleeve $20. 2x to 4x sizes […]


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 […]


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