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Senator Orr grant presentation for Scout House

March 12, 2017

ATHENS-Senator Arthur Orr visited the 1930s-era Scout House on Friday, March 10 and presented Mayor Ronnie Marks with a $1,500 community service grant to go toward renovation efforts. The City of Athens has leased the iconic but empty structure to Athens Arts League and challenged volunteers to raise money to renovate it and turn it […]


Athens Rocks

March 9, 2017

ATHENS-Athens is the seat of a county named for its limestone, and Athens is ready to rock it in an artistic way.   High Cotton Arts artist Roberta Ress is using rocks and art to encourage Limestone County families to explore Athens. Her project is called Athens ROCKS.   On Saturday, March 18, from 2-4 […]


Mayor Ronnie Marks Honors Two Very Special Ladies

March 3, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks  paid a visit to two birthday girls today Thursday, March 2. Mayor Marks honored the two ladies at Limestone Manor today for reaching milestone birthdays. Sue Clark turned 103 and Mildred Raby turned 104. Mrs. Clark asked Mayor Marks if he would remember to honor her next year when she reached 104. […]


Rep. Danny Crawford Presents Check To Mayor Marks For Scout House

March 3, 2017

ATHENS-Rep. Danny Crawford, R-Athens, came by Athens City Hallto deliver a $2,500 check to Mayor Ronnie Marks for the Scout House renovation project. The TVA-in-lieu-of-tax grant will go toward renovation. The City of Athens owns the 1930s-era Scout House and has leased it to Athens Arts League with the challenge to renovate the iconic site […]


Poke Sallet, Bicentennial, Spelling Bee and more

March 2, 2017

ATHENS-Poke Sallet, Bicentennial, Spelling Bee and more this weekend in Athens. 25th annual Poke Sallet Follies Thursday-Saturday, March 2-4, 7 p.m., Athens Senior Center A variety show by the Prime Time Players, comprised of local officials with no talent and others from the community with some talent. A fun night that raises money for the […]


A birthday 200 years in the making

February 28, 2017

ATHENS-A birthday so significant the party is going to last three years is kicking off Saturday, March 4, in Downtown Athens.   This is a birthday 200 years in the making.   As the State of Alabama kicks off three years of celebration of the state’s bicentennial, Limestone County will kick off its own bicentennial […]


Toby Keith’s band to perform at student-hosted concert in Athens

February 25, 2017

ATHENS-Last Fall, a new program of study was added for the benefit of high school students in Athens and the surrounding area.  The program, Music Entertainment Tour Logistics or METL for short, is taught at Athens Renaissance School two evenings per week.  The program’s creator and instructor is Mr. B. Ashley Swann, a long-time industry […]


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 […]


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