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Athens says ‘Willkommen’ to couple renovating Downtown Athens building for German restaurant

June 20, 2019

 ATHENS-Downtown Athens is welcoming a German restaurant that Eric and Amy Miller plan to open next year on Marion Street.   The couple owns Hildegard’s German Cuisine in Huntsville. They purchased the former Diesel and Lola building across from the Limestone County Courthouse and are renovating for a Hildegard’s in Athens.   “It is wonderful […]


Arts After Hours is in tune with red, white and blue

June 13, 2019

 ATHENS-This month’s Art After Hours event is carrying a patriotic tune in honor of Flag Day.   Art After Hours will be Friday, June 14, and in celebration of Flag Day, Athens Arts League is asking art lovers to attend in their red, white and blue finery. In addition, children will be able to create […]


City of Athens employee saves teen from house fire

June 5, 2019

ATHENS-An Athens employee helped get a teenage boy out of a burning home this morning (Wednesday, June 5),  according to Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson. He said building inspector Clifton Kirby, who also serves as a reserve police officer for Athens, was traveling on Nick Davis Road when he saw a garage on fire in […]


Bright idea honors history of powering Athens and anniversary with TVA

June 2, 2019

ATHENS-The bright idea to place a light bulb sculpture in an Athens park got its spark from the statewide bicentennial occurring during the 85th anniversary of our city’s partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority.   Athens turned 200 last year, and Alabama turns 200 this year. Athens joined Alabama in its three-year bicentennial celebration, which […]


Scottish visitors to tour Athens and sign Sister City agreement

May 24, 2019

ATHENS-Visitors from across the pond will be in Athens to tour the city and formalize a Sister City agreement between Stonehaven, Scotland, and Athens, Ala.   On Wednesday, May 22, Richard Holman-Baird and Philip Mills-Bishop will flew into Huntsville International Airport to meet their host families. The pair will spend Thursday, May 23, resting and […]


Honoring Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross killed at Pearl Harbor

May 22, 2019

ATHENS-Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross, 39, born in Athens, Alabama, is coming home. He has been nameless for 78 years, buried as an unknown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Mr. Gross will be laid to rest on Memorial Day. His remains had gone unidentified since he died during the attack […]


Atlanta Braves broadcaster congratulates Athens student

May 21, 2019

ATHENS-On Monday, May 20 during his P.E. class, Athens Intermediate School student Brooks Givens heard a congratulatory message from Atlanta Braves broadcaster Chip Caray. Brooks is Announcer of the Year for Athens Parks and Recreation. Brooks, who is autistic, announces the 11 and 12 year old baseball games. His mother, Stacey Givens, says the kid who stood […]


Athens Police Department held its annual Police Memorial May 16

May 19, 2019

 ATHENS-The Athens Police Department held its annual Police Memorial On Thursday evening, May 16  for National Police Week. Honor Guard members Paul Tucker and Kelley Fussell stood watch by the law enforcement monument on the Limestone County Courthouse lawn during the ceremony. The monument is engraved with nine names of officers from the Athens Police […]


Man Sets Himself On Fire At Athens Walmart

May 16, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Fire and Rescue responded to a call today at 6:41 p.m. at Walmart that a man may have doused himself with fuel before setting himself on fire. Responders found the man outside on the north east side of Walmart. Athens Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Toby Carter said when firefighters arrived, Athens police officers […]


End of Watch roll call to be part of Police Memorial Service in Athens

May 14, 2019

ATHENS-On Thursday, Athens Police Department will read the names of nine law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives in service to the citizens of Limestone County. The solemn roll call is part of the department’s annual Police Memorial service held during National Police Week. The ceremony will be Thursday, May 16, at 5 p.m. on […]


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