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Youth Commissioners drive golf cart with beer goggles, sit in cockpit and use deluge gun

April 19, 2019

ATHENS-On Wednesday, April 17 the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission participated in its first responders program. The program, held at Leak City, a training facility in Athens, included lessons on Air Evac, distracted driving and fire response. For today’s program, students sat in the Air Evac helicopter cockpit and talked to the Air Evac team about […]


Athens lands 400 jobs with global automotive supplier Toyota Boshoku

April 11, 2019

ATHENS– State and local officials and representatives of Toyota Boshoku America announced Wednesday, April 10, the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating around 400 jobs once the plant reaches full production.   The new Athens factory will produce seat systems for vehicles built at […]


Teaming up to serve others and fight a common foe – cancer

April 7, 2019

ATHENS-The fight against cancer is uniting unusual team members from Athens Football and East Limestone Band to Athens Police and Athens Fire.   In years past, first responders, politicians and school fans have competed against each other to see who could raise the most in tips at the annual City of Athens Relay for Life […]


Heart of an Eagle Award winners at Athen’s Community Breakfast On Wednesday

April 4, 2019

ATHENS-On Wednesday, April 3 at the Athens Limestone Decatur Community Breakfastn held at Calhoun Community College, the Arrowhead District of the Boy Scouts recognized those who make a difference in their communities by awarding two Heart of an Eagle Awards. The Athens/Limestone community recipient was Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation. The non-profit organization hosts car […]


SEC football official and retired FBI investigator to speak at community breakfast

March 30, 2019

ATHENS-Benches in Athens depicting different periods of history and iconic local images welcome walkers and event goers to take a rest. Boy Scout Aidan Harm oversaw the Eagle Scout project for the City of Athens bicentennial and worked with local artists to provide painted benches at places like Farmers Market, Athens-Limestone County Tourism and High […]


It’s the spring season and art events are blossoming in Athens

March 26, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is welcoming the spring season and blossoming with creativity.   Area artists are submitting entries for the annual Alabama Spring Contest and Exhibit, which will open to the public in April. The Alabama Bicentennial Commission is endorsing the exhibit since it highlights the beauty of springtime in Alabama. Art pieces will range […]


Drainage improvement project to begin in Athens Elementary area during Spring Break

March 14, 2019

ATHENS-A contractor plans to start work on the First Avenue Area drainage improvement project while school is out for Spring Break.   Hawkins Groundwork will start on North Houston Street by Athens Elementary on Monday, March 18. Public Works Director James Rich said crews will block North Houston Street north of Pryor Street to through […]


Athens Presents Mardi Gras and Poke Sallet In March

March 4, 2019

ATHENS-Two entertaining events are coming up in Athens: the Mardi Gras Block Party and Parade with a Purpose and Poke Sallet Follies Mardi Gras Block Party and Parade with a Purpose Tuesday, March 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Athens State University’s ARTHEADS and Athens Arts League Children activities at 5:30 p.m. at High […]


Athens Police helping community properly dispose of unused prescription drugs

March 2, 2019

ATHENS-Those who have medicine cabinets full of unused or outdated prescription drugs now can properly dispose of them year-round at the Athens Police Department.   The Mayor’s Office applied for a grant on behalf of the department to start a year-round drug take back program. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the department was hosting […]


Youth Commissioners are utilizing WOW! sponsorship for Athens-based projects

February 26, 2019

ATHENS-High school students in Athens are supporting fellow teens, children dealing with grief, downtown revitalization and the arts through grants they are administering.   The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission received a $1,500 sponsorship from WOW! The Youth Commissioners voted to invest that funding back into the community by accepting grant proposals from non-profits that have […]


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