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Forrest Street bridges are open to traffic

May 9, 2020

ATHENS-The Forrest Street bridges opened to traffic on Thursday (May 7) at 2 p.m.   There was a short ribbon cutting to celebrate completion of the project, with Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton and Athens Police Lt. Steve Moore driving over the bridge with lights and sirens after the ribbon cutting.   Here […]


Friday is Relay for Life Day in Athens and Limestone County

May 7, 2020

ATHENS-Despite COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings, teams that make up Relay for Life of Limestone County are working to honor and remember those impacted by cancer.   The countywide Relay for Life event was supposed to be held Friday, May 8, with all the teams setting up tent sites, celebrating the campaign year and walking laps […]


Athens students not hindered by COVID-19 and find way to administer grants

May 4, 2020

  ATHENS-Students in the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission typically finish their year reviewing, debating and administering community grants to non-profits with projects that will benefit Athens.   This is not a typical year, and the COVID-19 pandemic not only kept the Youth Commissioners from completing their monthly programs, it prevented them from gathering in person […]


City of Athens updates local protocols based on Alabama’s Safer At Home Health Order

April 29, 2020

  ATHENS-The State of Alabama is preparing to re-open in phases, and the City of Athens is updating its local COVID-19 protocols in coordination with the Safer At Home Health Order.   Gov. Kay Ivey and State Public Health Officer Scott Harris said the Safer At Home Health Order will start April 30 at 5 […]


Athens Youth Commission makes cards for Birdie Thornton

April 21, 2020

ATHENS-Handmade cards are going out to our friends at the Birdie Thornton Center/NCA310 who miss seeing each other each day since the center closed under state health orders with COVID-19. Members of the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission are making the cards for each client to receive as a reminder we are thinking of them. Several were mailed […]


Athens receives Alabama Bicentennial Commendation Award

April 17, 2020

ATHENS-A citywide birthday party featuring events ranging from a scavenger hunt to a group photo of citizens received recognition from the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The Commission announced Wednesday, April 15, it named the City of Athens a recipient of the Alabama Bicentennial Commendation  Award. Athens is one of 21 projects statewide to receive the honor. […]


Athens Relay For Life Holds Pink Parade For Cancer Survivor

April 16, 2020

ATHENS-On Tuesday, April 14 a few members of the City of Athens Relay for Life Team found a creative way to show support to fellow team member Jennifer White, who recently had surgery for her second battle with breast cancer. To maintain social distancing because of COVID-19, the team, led by Police Chief Floyd Johnson […]


Athens Utilities extends suspension of disconnects for nonpayment until May 4

April 15, 2020

ATHENS-Athens Utilities is again extending its suspension of the practice of disconnecting utility services for nonpayment.   Customer Accounts Manager Bill Vaughn said the new extension date is May 4 since Gov. Kay Ivey’s state health order to stay at home goes through April 30.   Customers will be responsible for the full bill amount […]


Athens and Limestone officials met at Athens City Hall to hold a media briefing on COVID-19

April 7, 2020

ATHENS-On Monday, April 6, Athens and Limestone officials met at Athens City Hall to hold a media briefing on COVID-19 with updates on city, schools, hospital, county and EMA, as well as how to abide by the state health order and observe Easter. Highlights: 1,927 cases statewide and 33 of those in Limestone County. Mayor […]


Athens extending suspension of utility disconnects for non-payment

April 1, 2020

ATHENS– Athens Utilities is extending the suspension of utility disconnects for non-payment until April 17. Customers will be responsible for the full bill amount accrued until payment is made. Customers are urged to pay what they can on their bills between now and April 17 to help keep their balances low. Athens Utilities will re-evaluate […]


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