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Athens students share thoughts about their city for Scottish contest

September 30, 2022

ATHENS-What makes Athens special? A Scottish contest designed for children is finding out.   The City of Athens, Athens City Schools and Athens State University participate in the Sister City program with Stonehaven and NE Scotland Twinning Group. The Stonehaven, Scotland, group asked students from Athens and Limestone County to describe “their town” or share […]


Council names city’s fire marshal as new Athens Fire and Rescue chief

September 28, 2022

ATHENS-Athens Fire and Rescue’s new fire chief will be an employee who started his career 21 years ago as an Athens firefighter.   At its Monday meeting, the Athens City Council named James Hand as chief effective October 9, the first pay period in that month.   During his career with AFR, Hand has served […]


Athletes in Athens clean up

September 23, 2022

ATHENS-A busload of student athletes from Athens City Schools tackled litter today in the Downtown Athens area. Athens High Baseball Coach Chuck Smith contacted the Mayor’s Office about a service project for some of the student athletes, so they went out into the heat not to practice, but to pick up messes left by other […]


Athens Relay for Life Team selling Christmas-themed shirts for fundraiser

September 18, 2022

ATHENS-Fighting cancer doesn’t stop during the holidays.   “In fact, we’re fighting for more holidays,” said City of Athens Relay for Life Team member Amy Golden.   The Athens Team is pre-selling Christmas-themed Relay for Life shirts featuring a purple truck hauling a Christmas tree decorated in purple ribbons with the slogan, “Merry & Bright. […]


Meningitis Awareness And Proclamation

September 17, 2022

ATHENS-I was a reporter at The Decatur Daily when Jessica Elkins died from meningitis the day after Christmas in 2007. She was 15 years old – a freshman at Athens High School. On the last day of school before Christmas break, she took a test and then started feeling sick at lunch. As the day […]


Embrace the opportunity to be an explorer in Athens and Limestone County

September 15, 2022

ATHENS-With their diverse assets, Athens and Limestone County offer numerous outdoor and indoor recreational experiences for explorers.   A new promotional video released by the City of Athens and Limestone Commission highlights the recreational opportunities awaiting those seeking adventures. “We have an average of 4,000 people a day utilizing some form of recreation in Athens […]


Athens is in State of Teal and Being Bold and Going Gold

September 2, 2022

ATHENS-September serves as both Gynecologic Cancer and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. To honor the survivors and remember those taken too soon, the City of Athens is in a “State of Teal” and “Being Bold and Going Gold.” Mildred’s Angels sisters Angie Norwood and Tina Cook joined Athens City Council President Chris Seibert and Limestone County […]


Learn and serve…Athens accepting Youth Commission applications

August 27, 2022

ATHENS-High school students in Athens who are interested in learning about and serving their city are encouraged to submit applications for the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission.   Youth Commission is for students in grades 10-12 who attend Athens High School, Athens Bible School and Lindsay Lane Christian Academy, or who are home schooled in Athens. […]


Athens veteran who preaches and gives back will be grand marshal of Trinity Parade

August 27, 2022

ATHENS-A man who served his county and continues to serve his community is being honored as the grand marshal of the upcoming Trinity Parade. Robert Malone of Athens is a 1963 graduate of Trinity High School. He is retired from the U.S. Army and served 42 years as Department of Defense chief meteorologist. He returned […]


Sister City Visits Athens

July 17, 2022

ATHENS-Richard Baird from Stonehaven, Scotland, spoke today to Athens State University’s Board of Trustees about twinning and the Sister City agreement with the City of Athens. The Board of Trustees issued a proclamation commending the partnership and its past projects and encouraging future educational and other opportunities between the two communities. Richard Baird has been […]


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