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Cotton Alley Container Garden Art Class

July 26, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Arts League with help from Athens Utilities, the Extension Office, and Lowe’s is hosting the Cotton Alley Container Garden Art Class on Aug. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at the lot behind High Cotton Arts (across from Compass on Green Street). Students ages 5-17 are welcome. Cost is $5. We can […]

Athens police report four injured in accident on July 4

July 5, 2018

ATHENS-On Wednesday, July 4, at 9:18 p.m., Athens Fire and Rescue responded to a vehicle collision/fire call on Stanford Street. Chief Bryan Thornton said a vehicle with four people ran through a yard and hit two other vehicles. The four people in the car sustained burn injuries, and the vehicle was a total loss. Athens […]

City of Athens Fourth of July Holiday Celebration

July 1, 2018

ATHENS-Annual Fireworks Show for according to Athens-Limestone Tourism Director Teresa Todd the show theme will be  Red, White and Boom. For the first time, the show includes synchronized music. Huntsville International Airport, City of Athens, Limestone County and Tourism are sponsoring the show. Todd said spectators will dial in on their radios to CAT Country […]

L.A.-based duo touring in Nashville making concert pit stop in Athens for Arts League

June 27, 2018

ATHENS-Online guitar lessons led L.A.-based duo Roses & Cigarettes to schedule a concert in Downtown Athens while on tour in Nashville.   The acoustic concert will be Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m. on Washington Street in front of High Cotton Arts. Athens Arts League is hosting the concert with the assistance of several sponsors. […]

Artists celebrating bicentennial by capturing historic sites on canvas

June 21, 2018

ATHENS-A statewide artist group will be in Athens this weekend as part of a bicentennial art project to capture historic sites on canvas.   The Alabama Plein Air Artists will be painting in the open air like the impressionists of the late 1800s. These paintings result from quick sketches done on site to get an […]

Getting Squared Away in Downtown Athens

June 19, 2018

ATHENS-Work starts the week of June 25 to improve pedestrian safety and handicap accessibility in Downtown Athens.   In 2015, the City of Athens received approval for the project from the Transportation Alternatives Program through the Alabama Department of Transportation. The project has gone through the design and bidding process. Premiere Structures received the bid […]

Dogs have a howling good time visiting Athens City Hall as part of their bucket list

June 12, 2018

-A dog fighting his second battle with cancer pretended to be mayor today at Athens City Hall.   Karen and John Griffith, who live in East Limestone, saw Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks at a recent event and asked if they could bring their two dogs to City Hall to meet him because the trip was […]

Investigation into Athens shooting continues

June 7, 2018

 ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said his department worked throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday morning to investigate a shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon (June 6, 2018).   The shooting occurred in the 23000 block of Founders Circle in the Canebrake community. Med-Flight transported the male victim to Huntsville Hospital, he said. The victim is […]

Area bands to bring hand-banging music to Art After Hours

June 7, 2018

ATHENS-Thrash metal is coming to High Cotton Arts for the June edition of Art After Hours.   Area bands Temple of Blood and Never Mind the Damage are performing for the free community event from 5-8 p.m. on June 11. High Cotton Arts is located at 103 W. Washington Street near the railroad tracks.   […]

Athens Police Memorial for End of Watch for Limestone County

May 19, 2018

ATHENS-On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 5 p.m. the Athens Police Department paid tribute to those who fell for this community.   As part of National Police Week, the department hosted the annual Athens Police Memorial. Thursday’s short ceremony included reading the names and bios of those on the End of Watch List. The Athens Police […]

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