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Athens Arts League turning empty building into its opus

August 17, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Arts League announced today (Thursday, Aug. 17) that it received a $40,000 pledge to embark on Phase 2 of a renovation project near Downtown Athens.   Athens Arts League will leverage the funds with in-kind work for its opus, re-purposing an empty building on Washington Street into a music venue called Scout Music House. […]


Nominations for Athena-Grease Goddess

August 10, 2017

ATHENS-It’s that time of the year again in Athens….Athens Alabama that is.  Nomination for the 2017 Athena-Grease Goddess. Nominations should be for a lady in Limestone County who enhances Athens with her volunteer efforts. Past winners are: Helen Carter, Maria Taylor and Marlene Isom. The lady may be a high school student who has done exceptional […]


Food truck event and Fridays After Five in Athens

August 9, 2017

ATHENS-Athens has a couple of fun events scheduled for Friday, August 11.  Come to Athens on Friday for Fun after five and Food from the truck. Truckin’ Good Times The City of Athens Parks and Recreation Department is excited to host “Truckin’ Good Times” which is a showcase of food trucks selling a variety of […]


Athens adjusts sanitation schedule to address demands from population growth

August 9, 2017

ATHENS-The City of Athens has grown by nearly 16 percent since 2010, and that population growth is requiring the Sanitation Department to adjust its schedules and routes.   The Sanitation Department attached notification letters to residents’ garbage cans that provided information on the new pick up schedules for garbage and trash. The new schedule will […]


A dose of humor to fight cancer and support the arts in Athens

July 26, 2017

ATHENS-Misspelled words in newspaper ads and television weather reports are among the fodder for a local television anchor.   Questionable social media posts and news stories about deer heads injuring homeowners are also part of the collection for WHNT-19 Anchor Greg Screws. He will share his comedic view on crazy news stories, headlines, pictures, social […]


Athens Fire receives over $340,000 to hire new firefighters

July 22, 2017

-The Assistance to Firefighters SAFER Grant Program is providing over $340,000 to Athens Fire and Rescue to hire new firefighters to improve response as well as compliance with national safety standards. Athens Fire currently has 39 firefighters, and the grant will add three more. AFG approved Athens Fire and Rescue for $344,847 to cover a […]


Slow Simmer Sundays for the Summertime at High Cotton Arts

July 8, 2017

ATHENS-It’s summertime, where the livin’ is easy and the cotton is high, according to the Ella Fitzgerald hit, and in Downtown Athens, art is on a slow simmer at High Cotton Arts.   Studio artists are hosting Slow Simmer Sundays on July 9, 16, 23 and 30 that offer the community an opportunity to enjoy […]


Athens working with emergency officials on safe room

June 28, 2017

ATHENS-The City of Athens, Athens City Board of Education and emergency officials are collaborating to construct the city’s first public safe room.   FEMA has approved funding and plans for a safe room at Cowart Elementary in western Athens. This safe room is the result of hazardous mitigation money allocated through Limestone County EMA after […]


Fourth of July information from City of Athens

June 27, 2017

ATHENS– The City of Athens…information for the Fourth of July holiday. Remember…Athens Fire and Rescue and Athens Police remind you the use of fireworks is prohibited in the city limits of Athens except for permitted shows. City of Athens Offices Closed Offices for the City of Athens will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in observance […]


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 […]


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