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Athens to honor King’s legacy with community celebrations and student projects

January 10, 2018

ATHENS-Athens and Limestone County will involve students and the community to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy for the annual holiday.   Each year, organizers host a march, student essay contest and celebrations on the observed holiday, which is Jan. 15 this year.   In addition, the Athens-Limestone Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday […]

Athens firefighters use oxygen mask to resuscitate dog rescued from fire

January 9, 2018

ATHENS-On Tuesday morning, January 9,  Athens firefighters cleared a house where a bedroom burned only to discover the family dog named Marley still was inside the home. Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton said firefighter Coty Collins and Chuck Talley went into the home on Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road and felt for the dog. Talley […]

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant to enhance nighttime response in Athens

January 9, 2018

ATHENS-When a deadly EF5 tornado struck Athens and Limestone County in the evening hours of April 27, 2011, Athens Fire and Rescue relied on hand held flashlights for search and rescue because debris prevented crews from driving fire trucks into some of the damaged areas.   In one instance, the Engine 3 crew hand carried […]

Message from Athens Utilities Electric Department Manager Blair Davis

January 2, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Utilities Electric Department Manager Blair Davis issued a message to Athens Utilities users regarding the cold temperatures in the area: “Earlier today (Tuesday, Jan. 2) due to extremely cold temperatures across the Tennessee Valley, TVA initiated valley-wide voluntary curtailment of energy usage until further notice, particularly during the peak hours of 5 a.m. to […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Essay and Art Contest

December 22, 2017

ATHENS-January 8 is the deadline for the annual Athens-Limestone Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Essay and Art Contest. The addition of an art contest is new this year and is partially funded by the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission. See the information below:            MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr- THE 2018 ATHENS-LIMESTONE HOLIDAY […]

Santa…Bikes…Holiday Lights…At Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Tree Lighting And Gift Giveaway

December 13, 2017

ATHENS-A community worked together to ensure children in Athens enjoyed the Christmas season. About 85 children received presents, more than 20 won bicycles, at the annual Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Committee Tree Lighting and Gift Giveaway. Each year, the committee works with the Boys and Girls Club and families in the area to help Santa provide a […]

Athens presents program on Youth Commission to other cities

December 7, 2017

ATHENS-The City of Athens joined Montevallo and Alabaster in a presentation at this week’s Leadership Institute hosted by the League of Municipalities. The presentation focus was why and how a city starts a youth council group. The meeting was held at Ross Bridge in Birmingham. Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks discussed how Athens started its Athens […]

Athens Has IT….Christmas Spirit

November 29, 2017

ATHENS-The City of Athens has IT….and just what is IT?  Why the Christmas Spirit of course.  The month of December is all but bursting with fun and creative things to do to get any Grinch in the mood for Christmas. Athens State Community Band Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m., Athens State University gym […]

Art is popping as events encourage shopping at High Cotton Arts

November 14, 2017

ATHENS-Two shopping events in November will support about 15 artists operating their small businesses in downtown Athens.   The artists operate their businesses at High Cotton Arts, an art incubator that Athens Arts League operates to offer affordable studio and exhibit space to artists as well as art classes and other cultural events for the […]

Athens City Schools “One Athens Christmas Showcase”

November 10, 2017

ATHENS-The Athens City Schools Fine Arts Department will be holding its second annual “One Athens Christmas Showcase” on Friday, December 1st, from 6-8 p.m. on the Athens Middle School campus.  This year, we would like to do a toy soldier/nutcracker trail similar to the scarecrow trail that was done in October.  We are asking schools, […]

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