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Athens Fire receives over $340,000 to hire new firefighters

July 22, 2017

-The Assistance to Firefighters SAFER Grant Program is providing over $340,000 to Athens Fire and Rescue to hire new firefighters to improve response as well as compliance with national safety standards. Athens Fire currently has 39 firefighters, and the grant will add three more. AFG approved Athens Fire and Rescue for $344,847 to cover a […]


Slow Simmer Sundays for the Summertime at High Cotton Arts

July 8, 2017

ATHENS-It’s summertime, where the livin’ is easy and the cotton is high, according to the Ella Fitzgerald hit, and in Downtown Athens, art is on a slow simmer at High Cotton Arts.   Studio artists are hosting Slow Simmer Sundays on July 9, 16, 23 and 30 that offer the community an opportunity to enjoy […]


Athens working with emergency officials on safe room

June 28, 2017

ATHENS-The City of Athens, Athens City Board of Education and emergency officials are collaborating to construct the city’s first public safe room.   FEMA has approved funding and plans for a safe room at Cowart Elementary in western Athens. This safe room is the result of hazardous mitigation money allocated through Limestone County EMA after […]


Fourth of July information from City of Athens

June 27, 2017

ATHENS– The City of Athens…information for the Fourth of July holiday. Remember…Athens Fire and Rescue and Athens Police remind you the use of fireworks is prohibited in the city limits of Athens except for permitted shows. City of Athens Offices Closed Offices for the City of Athens will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance […]


Athens and Limestone art students offered studio space in Downtown Athens

June 19, 2017

ATHENS-Secondary and college students now have art studios in Downtown Athens to showcase the talents of local youth. This week Athens Arts League received approval for a $2,500 grant from Athens Rotary and earlier this year a $1,800 sponsorship from Athens State University for studio space at High Cotton Arts. Athens Arts League operates High […]


Free Listening Lounge is Tuesday evening…June 20

June 13, 2017

ATHENS-Listening Lounge – a free event for the community – is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at High Cotton Arts at 103 West Washington Street in Downtown Athens. This month’s guest is Jim Owens Jr., a self-described author-poet-cowboy-philosopher trapped in the body of a banker. Jim is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and is president of […]


In the mood for art

June 9, 2017

Athens Arts League offers free cultural events for the community ATHENS-Athens Arts League is setting the mood for art by offering the community free events to enjoy visual and musical arts as well as the spoken word.   Athens Arts League is sponsoring events at High Cotton Arts for the June 9 Fridays at Five […]


Athens receives funding for sidewalks to provide safer routes for students, residents

June 6, 2017

ATHENS-Athens will receive nearly $400,000 to construct sidewalks that provide students and residents safer routes to the new Athens High School and commercial areas.   Gov. Kay Ivey notified Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks by letter that approval was given to Athens for federal Transportation Alternatives Program funding through ADECA in the amount of $393,024. The […]


Community can help Scout House project double an anonymous donation

June 5, 2017

ATHENS-Singer/songwriter Lillian Glanton said Scout Music House would have been a “safe haven” for her to pursue her interests in singing and songwriting and collaborate with peers who have similar interests.   Glanton, the recent West Limestone High School graduate who made it to the Hollywood round of American Idol, is eager to share her […]


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 […]


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