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Athens and Limestone art students offered studio space in Downtown Athens

June 19, 2017

ATHENS-Secondary and college students now have art studios in Downtown Athens to showcase the talents of local youth. This week Athens Arts League received approval for a $2,500 grant from Athens Rotary and earlier this year a $1,800 sponsorship from Athens State University for studio space at High Cotton Arts. Athens Arts League operates High […]

Free Listening Lounge is Tuesday evening…June 20

June 13, 2017

ATHENS-Listening Lounge – a free event for the community – is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at High Cotton Arts at 103 West Washington Street in Downtown Athens. This month’s guest is Jim Owens Jr., a self-described author-poet-cowboy-philosopher trapped in the body of a banker. Jim is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and is president of […]

In the mood for art

June 9, 2017

Athens Arts League offers free cultural events for the community ATHENS-Athens Arts League is setting the mood for art by offering the community free events to enjoy visual and musical arts as well as the spoken word.   Athens Arts League is sponsoring events at High Cotton Arts for the June 9 Fridays at Five […]

Athens receives funding for sidewalks to provide safer routes for students, residents

June 6, 2017

ATHENS-Athens will receive nearly $400,000 to construct sidewalks that provide students and residents safer routes to the new Athens High School and commercial areas.   Gov. Kay Ivey notified Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks by letter that approval was given to Athens for federal Transportation Alternatives Program funding through ADECA in the amount of $393,024. The […]

Community can help Scout House project double an anonymous donation

June 5, 2017

ATHENS-Singer/songwriter Lillian Glanton said Scout Music House would have been a “safe haven” for her to pursue her interests in singing and songwriting and collaborate with peers who have similar interests.   Glanton, the recent West Limestone High School graduate who made it to the Hollywood round of American Idol, is eager to share her […]

Athens Police Honor Fallen During End Of Watch Ceremony

May 19, 2017

ATHENS-On Thursday, May 18 the Police Memorial was held by Athens Police honoring the fallen during  Police Week 2017. During the ceremony, the nine names of Limestone County’s End of Watch list were read. In addition to the memorial and despite the rain, the Athens Police Department Honor Guard changed the flags on the graves of […]

Limestone County’s largest toga party is a Top 20 tourism event

May 18, 2017

ATHENS-Combine togas with fried foods and quirky events like a frozen turkey toss and you have the ingredients for a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.   The organization named the Athens Grease Festival a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for September 2017. Athens Main Street will host the festival on Sept. 30 in […]

Athens Police to honor those on the End of Watch List for National Police Week

May 16, 2017

ATHENS-Six names from the Athens Police Department comprise the End of Watch List for Limestone County, which holds nine names.   These names from Athens Police, Limestone County Sheriff’s Department and Alabama Troopers are those in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving Athens and Limestone County. As part of National Police Week, […]

Sharpshooter to perform at Tuesday’s Listening Lounge

May 15, 2017

ATHENS-The Shoals-area band Sharpshooter will perform at the Listening Lounge at High Cotton Arts on Tuesday, May 16.   Athens Arts League sponsors the monthly event to provide free cultural opportunities for the community. AAL alternates between music and the spoken word each month. The event is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.   “Sharpshooter […]

City of Athens Relay for Life Team

May 14, 2017

ATHENS-On Friday, May 12, 2017, was Relay for Life of Limestone County where all the teams celebrate what they have accomplished for our community and in the fight against cancer.   This campaign year the City of Athens Relay for Life Team lost a co-worker to colon cancer and immediately after, learned another co-worker and […]

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