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Athens Ladies Civitan support inclusive playground equipment for park on Pryor

May 18, 2022

ATHENS-A local civic entity is supporting the revitalization of an eyesore into a place where families can gather and enjoy outdoor recreation.   On Monday, May 16, the Athens Ladies Civitan Club donated $2,500 to the City of Athens for the future park on Pryor Street. The donation is for the purchase of inclusive playground […]

Athens hosting annual memorial to remember those lost in the line of duty

May 17, 2022

ATHENS-A stone at the courthouse lawn displays nine names of law enforcement officers in our community who died in the line of duty while serving Athens and Limestone County.   On Tuesday, May 17, at 5 p.m., the Athens Police Department will hold a short ceremony at the stone, known as the Law Enforcement Monument, […]

Delegation supports revitalization of abandoned chicken plant site

May 10, 2022

ATHENS-Plans to turn an abandoned chicken plant site into an asset for the community received support Monday, May 9, from members of the Limestone County Legislative Delegation.   The members presented community grants totaling $26,967.50 to the City of Athens toward the playground/splash pad phase on the Pryor Street side of the site. The City […]

City of Athens Relay Team fishes for a cure despite windy, cool day on the river

May 9, 2022

ATHENS-Fishermen Gary Thacker and Carter Woodall caught 17.32 pounds of bass to win $2,000 and custom-made rods at Saturday’s City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament held at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur.   The rods, donated by Grassy Custom Rods & Tackle, included trim in the Relay for Life color purple, as well […]

Scammer pretending to be Athens Police Department

May 4, 2022

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson is warning businesses that a scammer has called at least one Athens business trying to gain access to its computer system. Chief Johnson said Russell Stover reported the scammer claimed to be “Brian Johnson” an investigator with Athens Police. The scammer said the department needed access to Russell Stover’s computer […]

Fishing for a cure event to have emotional impact on Athens Relay Team

April 29, 2022

ATHENS-This year when the City of Athens Relay for Life Team kicks off its annual bass fishing tournament on May 7, its members will have more than fishing and fundraising on their minds.   The team lost two members recently to cancer, Athens City Councilman Frank Travis and part-time Athens Police Department employee Kathy Cothren. […]

Athens renovates facility to open activity center for seniors

April 28, 2022

ATHENS-The City of Athens will welcome seniors back to its Pryor Street facility on May 2 with plans to operate activities Monday through Thursday.   The former Athens Senior Center will now be the Athens Activity Center with senior activities held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekly on those four days.   The City is […]

Athens Youth Commission picks up litter

April 23, 2022

ATHENS-On Thursday, members of the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission walked through the downtown Athens area and picked up litter. They collected about 25 bags of fast food cups, empty boxes, old medication, cigarette butts and other trash. Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful provided their supplies, and the City of Athens provided them with safety vests that say […]

City mourns loss of councilman who ‘loved the people of Athens’

April 12, 2022

ATHENS-In September, District 3 Councilman Frank Travis recorded a video for students where he told them about his love of Athens and that, “I love the people of Athens. I want to help. I want to serve.”   This morning (April 11), Athens lost one of her biggest fans. Travis died after a battle with […]

Students to make financial investment in Athens by assisting non-profits

April 10, 2022

ATHENS-The City of Athens and Dekko Foundation are putting money into high school students’ hands and giving them the responsibility of investing it to enhance their community.   The students, who are members of the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission, are accepting community grant proposals from non-profit organizations with a program, project or event that will […]

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