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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 […]


Art After Hours event has gone to the dogs…and other pets

August 9, 2018

ATHENS-Pet lovers as well as art lovers will have something to bark about at this month’s Art After Hours event at High Cotton Arts.   Art After Hours, a free monthly community event, will be Friday, Aug. 10, from 6-9 p.m. The downtown event will include the Hot Dogs and Cool Cats Best Dressed Pet […]


Cotton Alley Container Garden Art Class

July 26, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Arts League with help from Athens Utilities, the Extension Office, and Lowe’s is hosting the Cotton Alley Container Garden Art Class on Aug. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the lot behind High Cotton Arts (across from Compass on Green Street). Students ages 5-17 are welcome. Cost is $5. We can […]


Athens police report four injured in accident on July 4

July 5, 2018

ATHENS-On Wednesday, July 4, at 9:18 p.m., Athens Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle collision/fire call on Stanford Street. Chief Bryan Thornton said a vehicle with four people ran through a yard and hit two other vehicles. The four people in the car sustained burn injuries, and the vehicle was a total loss. Athens […]


City of Athens Fourth of July Holiday Celebration

July 1, 2018

ATHENS-Annual Fireworks Show for according to Athens-Limestone Tourism Director Teresa Todd the show theme will be  Red, White and Boom. For the first time, the show includes synchronized music. Huntsville International Airport, City of Athens, Limestone County and Tourism are sponsoring the show. Todd said spectators will dial in on their radios to CAT Country […]


L.A.-based duo touring in Nashville making concert pit stop in Athens for Arts League

June 27, 2018

ATHENS-Online guitar lessons led L.A.-based duo Roses & Cigarettes to schedule a concert in Downtown Athens while on tour in Nashville.   The acoustic concert will be Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. on Washington Street in front of High Cotton Arts. Athens Arts League is hosting the concert with the assistance of several sponsors. […]


Artists celebrating bicentennial by capturing historic sites on canvas

June 21, 2018

ATHENS-A statewide artist group will be in Athens this weekend as part of a bicentennial art project to capture historic sites on canvas.   The Alabama Plein Air Artists will be painting in the open air like the impressionists of the late 1800s. These paintings result from quick sketches done on site to get an […]


Getting Squared Away in Downtown Athens

June 19, 2018

ATHENS-Work starts the week of June 25 to improve pedestrian safety and handicap accessibility in Downtown Athens.   In 2015, the City of Athens received approval for the project from the Transportation Alternatives Program through the Alabama Department of Transportation. The project has gone through the design and bidding process. Premiere Structures received the bid […]


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