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Rocks becoming art canvases in Athens

March 25, 2017

ATHENS-People in Athens are finding rocks painted with everything from geometric designs to Transformers to words of wisdom. Roberta Ress, an artist with High Cotton Arts, started the painted rock project on March 18 with the Athens ROCKS kickoff event. Children and adults painted rocks and hid them in public places around Athens. Now, couples […]


Listening Lounge to feature Matthew Hoyle and the Tall Order

March 18, 2017

ATHENS-High Cotton Arts will host a free concert for the community during the monthly Listening Lounge. Birmingham-based Matthew Hoyle and The Tall Order will perform on Tuesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. The band touts itself as Appalachian roots music and outlaw country. The band’s influences include Willie Nelson, Doc Watson, John Prine and Johnny […]


Pigs are actually quite intelligent

March 16, 2017

Pigs aren’t actually as stupid as nursery rhymes make them out to be. Sure, they spend most of their free time wallowing in their own droppings, but something’s definitely going on inside their tickled pink heads. Researchers have found that they can respond to a given name within a week of birth. Could you do that when […]


Senator Orr grant presentation for Scout House

March 12, 2017

ATHENS-Senator Arthur Orr visited the 1930s-era Scout House on Friday, March 10 and presented Mayor Ronnie Marks with a $1,500 community service grant to go toward renovation efforts. The City of Athens has leased the iconic but empty structure to Athens Arts League and challenged volunteers to raise money to renovate it and turn it […]


Athens Rocks

March 9, 2017

ATHENS-Athens is the seat of a county named for its limestone, and Athens is ready to rock it in an artistic way.   High Cotton Arts artist Roberta Ress is using rocks and art to encourage Limestone County families to explore Athens. Her project is called Athens ROCKS.   On Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 […]


Mayor Ronnie Marks Honors Two Very Special Ladies

March 3, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks  paid a visit to two birthday girls today Thursday, March 2. Mayor Marks honored the two ladies at Limestone Manor today for reaching milestone birthdays. Sue Clark turned 103 and Mildred Raby turned 104. Mrs. Clark asked Mayor Marks if he would remember to honor her next year when she reached 104. […]


Rep. Danny Crawford Presents Check To Mayor Marks For Scout House

March 3, 2017

ATHENS-Rep. Danny Crawford, R-Athens, came by Athens City Hallto deliver a $2,500 check to Mayor Ronnie Marks for the Scout House renovation project. The TVA-in-lieu-of-tax grant will go toward renovation. The City of Athens owns the 1930s-era Scout House and has leased it to Athens Arts League with the challenge to renovate the iconic site […]


Poke Sallet, Bicentennial, Spelling Bee and more

March 2, 2017

ATHENS-Poke Sallet, Bicentennial, Spelling Bee and more this weekend in Athens. 25th annual Poke Sallet Follies Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, 7 p.m., Athens Senior Center A variety show by the Prime Time Players, comprised of local officials with no talent and others from the community with some talent. A fun night that raises money for the […]


A birthday 200 years in the making

February 28, 2017

ATHENS-A birthday so significant the party is going to last three years is kicking off Saturday, March 4, in Downtown Athens.   This is a birthday 200 years in the making.   As the State of Alabama kicks off three years of celebration of the state’s bicentennial, Limestone County will kick off its own bicentennial […]


Toby Keith’s band to perform at student-hosted concert in Athens

February 25, 2017

ATHENS-Last Fall, a new program of study was added for the benefit of high school students in Athens and the surrounding area.  The program, Music Entertainment Tour Logistics or METL for short, is taught at Athens Renaissance School two evenings per week.  The program’s creator and instructor is Mr. B. Ashley Swann, a long-time industry […]


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