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Take A Mini-Vacation To Athens

April 24, 2014

ATHENS-If you are ready for a mini-vacation, we invite you to spend it in Athens for the next few days. We have great food, law enforcement going into the air, an event for car and bike lovers, free Earth Day activities, a way to recycle your prescription drugs safely, a trail ride and a free […]


Politician on purple potty to urge Athenians to help ‘flush away cancer’

April 21, 2014

ATHENS-Mayor Ronnie Marks did not hesitate when asked to sit on a portable purple potty right on the Athens Utilities lawn.   Ina Holland, Relay for Life – Limestone County event chairwoman, said Marks may have been looking forward to it.   “I saw him a few weeks before at Swamp John’s (city team fundraiser), […]


Cops On Top….Raising Money For Special Olympics

April 21, 2014

ATHENS-The Athens Police Department is going up in the air to help Alabama Special Olympics. Lt. Daniel McNatt said Athens will partner with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department on April 25 and 26 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days at the Athens Wal-Mart for Cops on Top. Officers will be on a scissor […]


City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament

April 15, 2014

ATHENS-The City of Athens Relay for Life Team is hosting its third annual Bass Fishing Tournament to “fish for a cure.” Money raised will go to the American Cancer Society. Our tournament is May 10 at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur from safe light until 3 p.m. We have a $4,500 guaranteed payout with first place […]


Firetruck Hit on Interstate 65 While Responding To Accident

April 14, 2014

ATHENS-Motorists are urged to use caution on Interstate 65 northbound near Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road. Police Chief Floyd Johnson said motorists need to slow down and expect delays as wreckers arrive. Fire Chief Tony Kirk said firefighters had responded to a wreck in the median when a motorist driving by the wreck site hit the fire […]


A Few Saturday Events In Athens

April 11, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Historic Walking Tours will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center and start at 10 a.m. Free guided tour of the city’s five historic areas (different tour each Saturday). Enjoy the history behind a city that is older than the state. Call 256-232-5411. The Athens-Limestone Hospital Health Fair on The Square will […]


Celebrity Waiters Night Results

April 9, 2014

ATHENS-Here are the results from our City of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night at Applebee’s on April 8. Our Celebrity Waiters earned a total of $1,875 in tips for the American Cancer Society. Mayor Ronnie Marks was our top earner with $410. However, Councilman Jimmy Gill, who raised $310, says he has some outstanding […]


Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night….Who Will Be The Best Waiter?

April 7, 2014

ATHENS-Councilman Jimmy Gill aims to beat Mayor Marks again this year and earn more tips during the City of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night on Tuesday, April 8, at Applebee’s. Can he make it two in a row? Or will Sheriff Mike Blakely lasso the most tip money? Circuit Court Clerk Brad Curnutt […]


Care Packages from City Employees to Afghanistan

April 1, 2014

ATHENS-In February, City of Athens Building Inspector Erik Waddell was deployed with the 663rd Engineer Company to Afghanistan. Waddell has the rank of captain and is commander of the company. Waddell has served 15 years with the U.S. Army Reserve and has two prior combat deployments in Iraq.   The company is training the Afghan National […]


Happenings in Athens for April 2014

March 30, 2014

ATHENS-If you are looking for something to do and enjoy the moth of April, then you need to come to Athens.  Here are just a few fun events that the city of Athens is offering in the month of April.  Celebrity Waiters Night Tuesday, April 8, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Applebee’s Hosted by the […]


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