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Grease Festival seeks toga-wearing goddess with right ingredients to represent city

August 9, 2019

ATHENS-Organizers of the Athens Grease Festival are searching for a woman with a dash of determination, a pinch of city pride and a whole helping of a how-can-I-give-back attitude.   The woman with the right ingredients will become Athena-Grease Goddess and will oversee a festival once dubbed One of the Oddest in Alabama.   The […]


Duo on ‘Alabama musicians to know’ list to perform in Athens for Alabama Music Series

July 31, 2019

ATHENS-The musical duo Della Ray found its name from a tragic story based in Tuscaloosa lore.   The pair, Adam Morrow and Natalie Jensen, will bring their passion for powerful stories and songs to Athens on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at Athens State University’s McCandless Hall.  This is the second of five concerts […]


July’s Art After Hours event includes back-to-back free concerts in Downtown Athens

July 12, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is offering the community back-to-back free concerts for July’s Art After Hours event.   The concerts will be Thursday, July 11, from 6-8 p.m., and Friday, July 12, from 7-9 p.m.   Thursday’s performance will feature Huntsville-based Temple of Blood with the original drummer from Nile, Pete Hammoura. Temple of Blood’s music […]


Athens Arts League hosts street party at Scout Music House with city’s own Plato Jones

July 5, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is expanding the Fourth of July holiday celebration into the weekend by hosting a free community street party.   The Scout House Street Party with music and food trucks will be Saturday, July 6, from 5-9 p.m. on East Street beside Scout Music House.   Plato Jones, a Tuscaloosa cover band comprised […]


Athens Is Ready To Celebrate The 4th Of July With Food, Fun, Music And Fireworks

July 2, 2019

ATHENS-The City of Athens is ready to celebrate the birth of our nation, along withCentral Church of Christ on U.S. 31 the community is invited to a Fourth of July celebration prior to the fireworks show. There will be a cookout, live entertainment, games for children and a cornhole tournament. The event starts at 7 […]


Athens says ‘Willkommen’ to couple renovating Downtown Athens building for German restaurant

June 20, 2019

 ATHENS-Downtown Athens is welcoming a German restaurant that Eric and Amy Miller plan to open next year on Marion Street.   The couple owns Hildegard’s German Cuisine in Huntsville. They purchased the former Diesel and Lola building across from the Limestone County Courthouse and are renovating for a Hildegard’s in Athens.   “It is wonderful […]


Arts After Hours is in tune with red, white and blue

June 13, 2019

 ATHENS-This month’s Art After Hours event is carrying a patriotic tune in honor of Flag Day.   Art After Hours will be Friday, June 14, and in celebration of Flag Day, Athens Arts League is asking art lovers to attend in their red, white and blue finery. In addition, children will be able to create […]


City of Athens employee saves teen from house fire

June 5, 2019

ATHENS-An Athens employee helped get a teenage boy out of a burning home this morning (Wednesday, June 5),  according to Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson. He said building inspector Clifton Kirby, who also serves as a reserve police officer for Athens, was traveling on Nick Davis Road when he saw a garage on fire in […]


Bright idea honors history of powering Athens and anniversary with TVA

June 2, 2019

ATHENS-The bright idea to place a light bulb sculpture in an Athens park got its spark from the statewide bicentennial occurring during the 85th anniversary of our city’s partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority.   Athens turned 200 last year, and Alabama turns 200 this year. Athens joined Alabama in its three-year bicentennial celebration, which […]


Scottish visitors to tour Athens and sign Sister City agreement

May 24, 2019

ATHENS-Visitors from across the pond will be in Athens to tour the city and formalize a Sister City agreement between Stonehaven, Scotland, and Athens, Ala.   On Wednesday, May 22, Richard Holman-Baird and Philip Mills-Bishop will flew into Huntsville International Airport to meet their host families. The pair will spend Thursday, May 23, resting and […]


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