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Singer Anderson East performs hometown concert to support Scout Music House

November 24, 2018

ATHENS-While home for Thanksgiving, Athens native Anderson East performed a private benefit concert to support Scout Music House and opportunities for students to explore their interest in the music business.   East performed at Athens State University’s McCandless Hall on Friday, Nov. 23, to a sold out crowd. Athens Arts League presented the concert, and […]


Pop in High Cotton Arts for Small Biz Saturday

November 23, 2018

ATHENS-Iron Bowl Saturday may reign supreme as the major attraction in Alabama this weekend, but Athens artists are asking the public to celebrate Small Business Saturday as well.   In 2010, American Express launched Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to shop with local businesses. In 2011, the Senate unanimously […]


Athens Youth Commission tours historic Donnell House Festival of Trees

November 22, 2018

ATHENS-The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission toured the historic Donnell House on Tesday, November 20 and saw the Festival of Trees. Donnell House was completed in 1851 and has an 1830s-era cabin on site. Various groups and citizens decorate Christmas trees, fireplace mantles, staircases and more for the Festival of Trees. The Youth Commissioners got a […]


Band students help park committee share Christmas spirit

November 17, 2018

ATHENS-Each year at the Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Committee Tree Lighting in Athens, the committee helps families in need celebrate Christmas by providing toys to children from the community and those recommended from the Boys and Girls Club. During the event, there are random drawings so some children receive a bicycle. In 2017, when the East Limestone […]


U.S. 31 improvements at new schools update

November 9, 2018

ATHENS-The Alabama Department of Transportation notified the City of Athens the new signal on U.S. 31 at the new Athens High School and Athens Bible School will be turned on Monday, Nov. 12.   The signal will operate in flash mode until Nov. 21 (tentatively). ALDOT plans to meet Nov. 12 to decide when the […]


Athens Police Roll Out Pink Patrol Car For Cancer Awareness

October 19, 2018

ATHENS-On Wednesday, October 17 at the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation Pink Elephant Luncheon, the Athens Police Department premiered its pink patrol car. Chief Floyd Johnson said the car will appear at not only breast cancer awareness events but also Relay for Life and other cancer awareness events. “This car symbolizes that our department and our city […]


Athens Electric Department crew to help with Hurricane Michael recovery efforts

October 12, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Utilities is sending a crew to Havana, Fla., to help with recovery efforts from Hurricane Michael.   Electric Department Manager Blair Davis said the crew left on Thursday, October 11.   “There are a lot of utility poles down, and our crew will help them restore their infrastructure,” Davis said.   The Town of […]


Athens City Council sets public hearing on proposed animal ordinance changes

October 10, 2018

ATHENS-There will be a public hearing on Oct. 22, 2018, to hear comments regarding proposed changes to the City of Athens animal ordinance. The hearing will occur during the regular Athens City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.   The proposed changes address clarifying some areas such as ADA requirements, updating sections and […]


October Events In Athens

October 8, 2018

ATHENS-Athens has several event s scheduled throughout the month of October.  A little something for everyone.  From haunted houses to Zumba and a really great Fall Fest.  Athens Haunts Walks Call Tourism to get your tickets to one of the walks. They sell out fast! This is through the month of October, and you can learn […]


Athens Relay Team invites supporters to get purple and fit

October 6, 2018

ATHENS-Supporters of Relay for Life will be shaking it to the streets in Downtown Athens on Thursday, Oct. 11.   The City of Athens Relay for Life Team is hosting Purple and Fit: Zumba on The Square from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with local instructors Dagan Breakfield and Brittany Powell. The event will be on […]


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