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Alabama Shakes inspire other artists at Dinner in Orchard event in Athens

October 15, 2014

ATHENS-Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard stood on stage before a hometown audience on October 11 and declared she would not get emotional.   She then admitted it was hard not to get emotional with her family, former classmates and friends making up part of that audience at the Limestone County Event Center. The Grammy-nominated group […]

Athena – Grease Goddess, Maria Taylor For 2014

September 26, 2014

ATHENS-Maria Taylor was born and raised in Peru and spent several years in New York and New Jersey before calling Athens home in 1988.   She said her move to Athens felt “like embracing family.”   “No one in New York and New Jersey said, ‘Good morning,’ to you,” Taylor said. “I moved to Athens, […]

Get Initiated Into Greek Week…Athens, Alabama Style

September 22, 2014

ATHENS-No need to join a fraternity or sorority to be part of Greek Week in one North Alabama town where the celebration includes an attempt at throwing the world’s largest toga party.   This social event isn’t on Frat Row. It’s in downtown Athens.   The third annual Athens Grease Festival will be Saturday, Sept. […]

Athens Grease Festival tempts the music lover as well as the foodie

September 19, 2014

ATHENS-Savor a spoonful of blues. Relish a helping of reggae. Sample the soothing strains of classical.   The third annual Athens Grease Festival will offer music lovers a feast for a variety of tastes.   “We are a food festival, but we offer so much more including musical entertainment,” said Festival Chairwoman Betsy Hyman. “Our […]

Fall Events in Athens

September 15, 2014

ATHENS-Here are just  some of the events coming up next week and into October in Athens. The fun never stops.  Make sure you come to Athens and enjoy the first months of Autumn.     ● POW/MIA DAY Missing Man Table Ceremony Friday, Sept. 19, Alabama Veterans Museum, 11 a.m. Presented by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter […]

Kids Day at Athens Saturday Market

August 22, 2014

ATHENS-Encourage the children to not be couch potatoes and trade in video game time for a sack and an egg.   Parents can let kids be kids again by bringing them to Kids Day at the Athens Saturday Market on Saturday, Aug. 23, where there will be sack races, a wooden egg race and more. […]

Seeking our 2014 Athena – Grease Goddess

August 20, 2014

ATHENS-It is time to start our search for our 2014 Athena – Grease Goddess, to serve during the third annual Athens Grease Festival on Sept. 27. Attached is a nomination form. Please submit one on behalf of a Limestone County woman who gives back to the City of Athens. Last year, our first Athena was […]

Athens-Limestone County To Use Smart911

August 18, 2014

Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Sign Up For the Free Service That Provides Emergency Responders With More Information to Save Time and Save Lives   LIMESTONE COUNTY– Public safety officials in Limestone County announced today that Smart911 is now available to all citizens.  Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens to create a […]

Alabama Shakes/Mercedes Benz commercial shot in Athens/Limestone County

August 14, 2014

ATHENS-Check out the Alabama Shakes/Mercedes Benz commercial shot in Athens and Limestone County! The Athens Police Department assisted with filming. One of the producers from Los Angeles bragged on how well the community cooperated, how nice everyone was, and how the department assisted with traffic control, etc. The Athens Arts League, a committee of the […]

Athens Saturday Market Hosts Free Tomato Sandwich Day

August 7, 2014

ATHENS-Fresh tomatoes on soft white bread, slathered with real mayonnaise, with a dash of salt and pepper. That’s the recipe to enjoy the perfect tomato on a North Alabama summer day. On Saturday, Aug. 9, starting at 9 a.m., visitors at the Athens Saturday Market can tempt their taste buds with fresh tomato sandwiches in […]

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