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Fat Tuesday Heralds Arrival of HER-A-CRANES

February 22, 2017

  ATHENS-HER-A-CRANES are in the forecast in Athens for Fat Tuesday. That is when art students in a sculpture class at Athens State University will debut their creations in Downtown Athens for the annual Mardi Gras Street Fair. Art professor Gail Bergeron said the all-female class created crane costumes, one with at a least a […]

Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission seeking projects that will benefit Athens

February 21, 2017

ATHENS-High school students are interested in what volunteers can do to benefit the City of Athens and are ready to give away money to those who have a worthy project.   Mayor Ronnie Marks is serving on the grant review board for Dekko Foundation and received $2,000 from Dekko for the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission. […]

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes donates to Hospice of Limestone County

February 17, 2017

ATHENS-Brittany Howard, lead singer of the Athens-based Grammy-award winning Alabama Shakes, dropped by Hospice of Limestone County today and dropped off a personal donation.   Each year, Howard supports the annual Hospice of Limestone County Chili Challenge, which will be this weekend. Alabama Shakes have donated autographed items in the past. Today, Howard gave event […]

The Politics of Chili…Athens Police using humor to entice votes at community event

February 16, 2017

ATHENS-In Athens, the competition at Hospice for Limestone County’s Chili Challenge for best booth design and best chili can be as fierce as any political campaign.   In recent years, the Athens Police Department has won Best Group Challenger Award for chili twice and Best Booth Design. APD is tapping into humor and politics to […]

Cash Filled Boots Lead to Athens Firefighters Receiving Golden Axe

February 16, 2017

ATHENS-Last fall and this winter, Athens firefighters used their boots to entice the community to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.   They asked the public to drop dollars and change into the boots as part of the annual Filling the Boot Campaign for MDA. Athens Fire and Rescue raised nearly $9,000 this year, the most […]

Limestone County woman tells cancer: ‘You picked the wrong person’

February 8, 2017

ATHENS-When Daveen Raby Stanford received a cancer diagnosis last year, she responded with grit determination. “Cancer, you have picked the wrong person this time,” she told the disease.   Stanford now is cancer free but still helping battle the disease. As secretary of the Limestone County Cattlemen’s Association, she is working with the City of […]

Poke Sallet Follies Tickets and other events for February in Athens

February 7, 2017

ATHENS-Athens community info…there are several activities coming up in February. Reminder that Poke Sallet Follies tickets go went on saleSaturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. to noon at the Athens Senior Center. This is the 25th anniversary of the variety show with so-called actors from local officials to judges to some people with actual talent that […]

You Can’t Have ‘Heart’ Without The ‘Art’

February 6, 2017

ATHENS-Local artists are encouraging the community to become infatuated with High Cotton Arts in February, and they are using their artistic talents, a popcorn bar and Mardi Gras decorating event to lure visitors.   Athens Arts League operates High Cotton Arts, a non-profit art incubator in Downtown Athens. Look for the building on Washington Street […]

Downtown Athens Chocolate Walk Makes For One Sweet Saturday

February 4, 2017

ATHENS-Brownie bites paired with a succulent 20 percent off storewide sale.   A popcorn bar with chocolate toppings coupled with acoustical music.   Chocolate fondue matched with a tempting $25 gift card.   All this delectable goodness indicates it is time for the annual Spirit of Athens Chocolate Walk for Downtown Athens. The chocolate-shopping romance […]

Accclaimed Novelist Jim Nesbitt To Celebrate Launch Of New Novel, “The Right Wrong Number” At High Cotton Arts Center

February 3, 2017

Nesbitt will autograph and discuss The Right Wrong Number at High Cotton Arts Center on February 16, 2017 beginning at 6:30 PM ATHENS – Acclaimed novelist Jim Nesbitt will celebrate the release of his new novel, The Right Wrong Number with a launch event at High Cotton Arts Center (103 West Washington Street/Athens, AL  35611) on […]

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