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Athens employee wins Alabama Wastewater Treatment Operator of the Year

April 23, 2018

ATHENS-The superintendent of the award-winning city of Athens Wastewater Treatment Plant recently received recognition as Alabama Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year.   Virgil White received the 2018 Hatfield Award for Operator of the Year from the Alabama Water Environment Association.   “We are pleased that Mr. White is being recognized by peers from […]

Artist says Patti Malone portrait will allow the slave-turned-singer to inspire generations

April 19, 2018

ATHENS-An oil portrait of Patti Malone will grace the original stone fireplace of Scout Music House as a tribute to the woman who went from a young slave to international singer.   Athens Art League announced Monday, April 16, that artist Ann Moeller Steverson of Madison received the commission to paint Malone’s portrait. Athens Arts […]

Celebrity Waiters entertain patrons and raise over $5,000 for Relay for Life

April 18, 2018

ATHENS-As children walked into Applebee’s in Athens on Tuesday night (April 17, 2018), the excited exclamations and finger pointing began.   “It’s Captain America!” many said.   Athens Officer Michael Stainbrook exchanged his police uniform for the Captain America costume to wait tables and earn tip money for the American Cancer Society for the City […]

Celebrity Waiters earning tips for Relay for Life and seeking bragging rights

April 16, 2018

ATHENS-For three years, East Limestone Band Director Jennifer “Miss Sam” Janzen and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks have had a friendly battle over who can raise the most in tips for the City of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night.   For three years, Janzen has won the battle.   This year, Marks is predicting […]

High Cotton’s Art After Hours encourages a passion for enjoying the arts…April 13

April 13, 2018

ATHENS-As a young child, Val Rainey attend an art class hosted by the predecessor of Athens Arts League and asked the teacher what color was the emotion shy.   Today, the Limestone County student is an artist at High Cotton Arts, operated by Athens Arts League. He recently received his acceptance notification from the Alabama […]

Athens Youth Commissioners learn about police and fire

April 12, 2018

ATHENS-On Wednesday, April 11 Athens Mayor’s Youth Commissioners learned about being a police officer and firefighter. Athens Police allowed students to use the gun simulator that runs scenarios officers face and requires users to issue verbal commands and determine whether to use their weapon. Athens Fire demonstrated response to a fire with a victim trapped inside, […]

Dekko grant gives Athens students opportunity to support artists at East Limestone

April 11, 2018

ATHENS-The Dekko Foundation is funding an Athens Arts League project that will challenge Athens students to support artists at East Limestone High School.   The Art Dekko grant for $2,900 will fund hands-on art education by providing art supplies for the art survey class at East Limestone, and a reception for the art students. Athens […]

Athens kicks off ball season, Relay tournament this weekend

April 5, 2018

ATHENS-Two events upcoming for Athens this weekend: Opening Day on Friday On Friday, April 6, Athens Parks and Recreation will host opening day ceremonies for more than 850 baseball and softball players. Opening ceremonies will be at the Sportsplex on U.S. 31 at 6 p.m. The teams will march around the field with their team […]

Spring has sprung at High Cotton Arts with annual contest and exhibit

April 5, 2018

ATHENS-Spring is in the air from flowering trees to waddling ducks depicted in creations for the annual Alabama Spring Contest and Exhibit.   Athens Arts League hosts Alabama Spring each April at High Cotton Arts. Artists submit pieces that depict the spring season in our state. This year’s submissions ranged from oil paintings to stained […]

Scouting event will be a hike through history in honor of local bicentennials

April 2, 2018

ATHENS-Limestone County Archivist Rebekah Davis will lead a bicentennial hiking trip that does not require bug spray, boots or a backpack. On Wednesday, April 4, Davis will be the guest speaker at the annual Athens-Limestone Community Breakfast. She will take spectators on a trek called “Hiking Through History,” as a tribute to Athens, Limestone County […]

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