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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 […]


Art After Hours moved to Saturday…will be held rain or shine

May 10, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is moving this month’s Art After Hours to Saturday, May 11, from 7-9 p.m. on Washington Street and at High Cotton Arts.   The free community event is normally on the second Friday, but the community will be celebrating Relay for Life on Friday, May 10, so organizers opted to reschedule. This […]


Artists find inspiration from hiking, tourism and storms for Alabama Spring Exhibit

April 27, 2019

ATHENS-Artist and avid hiker Gail Bergeron found inspiration for her winning Alabama Spring Art Contest and Exhibit piece from a hike in the Bankhead Forest.   With dramatic strokes and colors, she captured a bolder nestled in the woods and titled it “Bold Bolder.” Bergeron, who recently retired as an art professor at Athens State […]


Catching bass and fishing for a cure

April 25, 2019

ATHENS-Volunteers committed to supporting the fight against cancer will start their Saturday morning fishing for a cure.   By 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, volunteers with the City of Athens Relay for Life Team will be checking live wells, registering anglers and hoping for good weather. The team’s annual Relay for Life Bass Fishing […]


Athens firefighters enter burning home through window to save a grandmother

April 24, 2019

ATHENS-Athens firefighters rescued a grandmother from a house fire Tuesday night, April 23, by entering through a bedroom window and pulling her out the same window.   Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton said firefighters made the rescue while flames engulfed the home.   “Parts of their helmets are melted, but they were able […]


Youth Commissioners drive golf cart with beer goggles, sit in cockpit and use deluge gun

April 19, 2019

ATHENS-On Wednesday, April 17 the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission participated in its first responders program. The program, held at Leak City, a training facility in Athens, included lessons on Air Evac, distracted driving and fire response. For today’s program, students sat in the Air Evac helicopter cockpit and talked to the Air Evac team about […]


Athens lands 400 jobs with global automotive supplier Toyota Boshoku

April 11, 2019

ATHENS– State and local officials and representatives of Toyota Boshoku America announced Wednesday, April 10, the global automotive supplier plans to invest over $50 million to open a manufacturing facility in Athens, creating around 400 jobs once the plant reaches full production.   The new Athens factory will produce seat systems for vehicles built at […]


Teaming up to serve others and fight a common foe – cancer

April 7, 2019

ATHENS-The fight against cancer is uniting unusual team members from Athens Football and East Limestone Band to Athens Police and Athens Fire.   In years past, first responders, politicians and school fans have competed against each other to see who could raise the most in tips at the annual City of Athens Relay for Life […]


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