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Athens raises awareness about childhood and gynecologic cancers this month

September 9, 2021

ATHENS-Kristi Williams lost a son to childhood cancer. Tina Cook, a cancer survivor herself, lost her mother to ovarian cancer.   Both women work to raise awareness in memory of their loved ones: Eli Williams of Athens who fought medulloblastoma and three relapses and died at age 12 in 2017. Mildred Ann Davis Grisham of […]

Athens treatment plant wins awards

August 31, 2021

ATHENS-The Athens Wastewater Treatment Plant recently received two awards for its operations.   The plant underwent inspections for both awards and had to meet ADEM requirements for compliance of current National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.   The plant received the Alabama Water Environment Association Award of Excellence in the five to 10 million gallon per […]

The application process is open for the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission

August 26, 2021

ATHENS-Students who want to share their ideas, oversee grant projects and learn about their community are encouraged to apply to the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission for the 2021-2022 school year.   The Youth Commission’s goal is to teach students about local government’s role and their role to be engaged and informed citizens.   Applicants must […]

Athens creating ‘It’s My Job’ videos for teachers to share with their classrooms

August 24, 2021

ATHENS-Does the police chief give out tickets?   Has the fire chief ever been scared on the job?   What sports does the recreation supervisor play?   Students will learn the answers to these questions and more through a series of videos the City of Athens is creating called “It’s My Job.” The five- to […]

Athens City Hall to reopen on August 23

August 22, 2021

ATHENS-Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said he will reopen Athens City Hall to the public on Monday, Aug. 23.   Marks said he erred on the side of caution when he closed City Hall to the public on Aug. 9 after multiple employees and some of their spouses received a diagnosis of COVID-19. Although employees without […]

Go Athens! Eagles Black and Gold! Football season kicks off with much loved Athens tradition: Pep Rally on The Square

August 17, 2021

ATHENS-Downtown Athens windows are sharing a message about school spirit this week.   Rep the A.   A-High ‘Til We Die!   Let’s Go Eagles.   “August and decorated storefronts mean one thing, it’s time for one of our favorite Athens traditions, the Pep Rally on The Square,” Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said.   Each […]

Athens Police Chief Johnson advises motorists to use extreme caution as students head back to school

August 11, 2021

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson is advising motorists to use extreme caution as students attending Athens City Schools will go back to class on Wednesday, August 11.   “There will be more vehicle traffic in school zones in the mornings and afternoons, and you will also have students who walk and ride bicycles to and […]

Athens City Hall closing to the public because of COVID-19 cases

August 9, 2021

ATHENS-Because of multiple positive COVID-19 cases at Athens City Hall, Mayor Ronnie Marks is temporarily closing the building to the public.   “We will evaluate the situation and make a notification when we determine to reopen,” Marks said.   A notice regarding the closure and a list of office numbers has been placed on City […]

Athens students’ artwork to be displayed in Scottish stores

July 12, 2021

ATHENS-The Sister City Art Contest sponsored by Stonehaven and NE Scotland Twinning Group was held in Athens, Alabama to enable students to express their summer in Athens to the school children from Stonehaven, Scotland. The artwork from Athens students will be displayed in downtown stores in Stonehaven, Scotland, and winners will receive prizes.   Local […]

Arbor Day Foundation Names Athens Tree City USA for 6th Year

July 3, 2021

ATHENS-On June 28, 2021, the City of Athens, Ala., was honored as a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the sixth year Athens has earned the recognition. Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks accepted the City’s certification and Tree City USA […]

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