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One person sustains smoke inhalation in Athens apartment fire

March 26, 2018

ATHENS-One person sustained smoke inhalation Monday morning (March 26) in an apartment fire in Athens.   Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton said firefighters David Kress and Brandon Wilson heard someone moan and felt the man on the floor in the kitchen. They rescued the man, and an ambulance transported him to Athens-Limestone Hospital. […]


High Cotton artists supporting efforts to fight cancer through their creativity

March 8, 2018

ATHENS-Art inspires, and two local artists are sharing that inspiration in the fight against cancer.   Sanda Bishop and Denise Maurer, artists at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens, are using their artistic talents to support Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.   Bishop is hosting a Relay for Life Ribbon Door Hanger […]


Teenager operated art contest asks students to see education as their passport

March 6, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Intermediate School student Ella Marlowe sees education as a plane, taking her anywhere she wants to go.   Athens High School student Emily Strain has a similar vision, where education gives her the tools needed to travel the world.   Both students placed first in their age category in the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission […]


Athens…Sick Call radio program turns 65

March 2, 2018

ATHENS-In Athens, if you want to know the latest on a sick neighbor, you tune in to the morning Sick Call radio program on WKAC. Since 1953, the program has informed our community of those who are sick as well as birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, and special events. This week, Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks honored Corey […]


Fishing University Comes To Athens

February 24, 2018

ATHENS-Fishing University and its hosts Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier are in Athens this week filming a TV segment for their show that airs on the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and World Fishing Network. Ingram is one of the only bass pros to take a president of the United States fishing. He took President George […]


Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission accepting grant proposals from community

February 18, 2018

ATHENS-Teens in the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission are accepting grant proposals from non-profits in the community that have a project that will benefit Athens. Project Funding Summary: The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission (comprised of students in grades 10-12 at Athens High School, Athens Bible School, and home school students in Athens) is accepting project proposals […]


Poke Sallet Follies to showcase bicentennial with dances, skits and singing

February 16, 2018

ATHENS-A local production named after a Southern dish concocted from a weed will highlight the community and state’s history this year.   The community production, known as the Poke Sallet Follies, will share Athens and Limestone County’s bicentennial through a show dubbed “The Book of Athens.” The Alabama Bicentennial Commission has endorsed the show as […]


Girl Scouts ‘Heart Bomb’ Historic Site in Athens for Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

ATHENS-Heart bombs exploded with sentiments of love for an iconic and historic site in Athens that is under renovation by Athens Arts League.   For Valentine’s Day, Girl Scouts from Troop 1922 created heart bombs for Scout Music House on Washington Street near Downtown Athens. The Girl Scouts read about the National Trust for Historic […]


Athens Mardi Gras Block Party…Parade With A Purpose…A Can Do Project Success – EVENT PHOTOS

February 14, 2018

ATHENS-Athens held their annual Mardi Gras Block Party. This years parade…Parade With A Purpose and it turned out wonderfully. The event collected over 300 cans of food for the LCCI food bank as spectators deposited canned goods in shopping carts decorated as Mardi Gras floats. The party is hosted by the Athens State Artheads and […]


Popcorn bar, Mardi Gras parade with a purpose, fish for a cure

February 10, 2018

ATHENS-Some upcoming events including a Valentine’s Day themed event at High Cotton Arts tomorrow and the annual Mardi Gras Block Party next week. This year’s Mardi Gras Block Party includes a parade with a purpose. Groups are decorating shopping carts on loan from Lowe’s and will collect canned goods from spectators during the parade to […]


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