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Athens Fire And Rescue Selling Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

September 19, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Fire and Rescue is partnering with Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation (for its Pink Elephant Program, which includes mammogram scholarships) for the Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts Sale. The shirts are now available. Short sleeve only. Soft. $15. They are available at Station No. 1, the Foundation office and soon at City Hall. If you write a […]

City of Athens releases mobile app to enhance web experience

September 13, 2017

ATHENS-The City of Athens is enhancing citizens’ web experience by offering a mobile app that provides information about city functions and an avenue for citizens to report issues.   The app name is “Athens Alabama Municipal Gov” and is a mobile friendly version of the city’s website at   The app includes information about […]

It’s bird. It’s a plane. It’s superhero art!

September 8, 2017

ATHENS-Superheroes have taken over High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens.   Batman, Superman, a Super Mom and young student heroes comprise the exhibit that is on display for the month of September in honor of it being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.   Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation asked Athens Arts League to oversee a […]

Athens Hosts Superhero Day for Childhood Cancer is Saturday, September 9

September 7, 2017

ATHENS-Ant-Man and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks encourage the community to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September and the fight against childhood cancer. Both will be at Saturday’s Superhero Day at Big Spring Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help honor our community’s youngest heroes impacted by cancer. There will be various […]

Grease Festival’s 2017 Athena stands tallest when stooping to help others

September 4, 2017

This year’s Queen is also known for making scrumptious fried water bread ATHENS-This year’s Athena-Grease Goddess points to the message she once saw on a church marquee as a way to explain why her free time is devoted to helping the community.   The marquee said, “You stand tallest when you stoop to help others.”   […]

Bam! Pow! Zap! Take that childhood cancer!

August 31, 2017

ATHENS-Comic book fans have their favorite heroes and villains. Batman and Robin vs. Poison Ivy. Superman vs. Lex Luther.   Local artists are encouraging our community’s youngest heroes in their own battle against the villain known as childhood cancer by hosting a Comic Book Art Contest and Exhibit at High Cotton Arts. For example, one […]

Travis Manion Foundation to Host Annual 9/11 Heroes Run in Athens, AL

August 31, 2017

ATHENS — The Travis Manion Foundation will host the Athens 9/11 Heroes Run 5K race at 7:00am, on September 9th at Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives. The annual race will unite the community to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on 9/11, as well as to honor our veterans, military, and first responders who serve our country and […]

It’s our 200th birthday in Athens. Dine with us!

August 25, 2017

ATHENS-To help promote 200 years of history in Athens, a group of high school students grabbed cameras and created videos to highlight the city, its food, its music and more.   In May, the Youth Commission released a “Happy 200th Birthday Athens” video that included footage of the city, interviews with business owners, artists, and […]

Finish The Summer With A Good Run And A Little Grease…Fun Events In Athens

August 24, 2017

ATHENS-There are several events planned in Athens for August the end of August and September, including several 5Ks. Here is a list of some of those events: Storybook Ball Aug. 26 at 4 p.m., Athens-Limestone Public Library $20 adult, $15 child Fundraiser for the library. Dress us as your favorite book character or dress patriotic, […]

Athens Arts League turning empty building into its opus

August 17, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Arts League announced today (Thursday, Aug. 17) that it received a $40,000 pledge to embark on Phase 2 of a renovation project near Downtown Athens.   Athens Arts League will leverage the funds with in-kind work for its opus, re-purposing an empty building on Washington Street into a music venue called Scout Music House. […]

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