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Athens has opportunities to give back to the community

August 24, 2019

ATHENS-Athens has three great opportunities for you to give back to your community all during United Way’s Week Of Caring. United Way is kicking off its Stuff the Bus campaign on Aug. 26 and it will go through Sept. 30. The flyer lists drop off locations for new and gently used books. The books will […]


Community grant to fund swings for children who need additional body support

August 23, 2019

ATHENS-Two City of Athens parks will receive a specialized swing that provides additional body support for children who need assistance sitting upright.   The Mayor’s Office applied for a community grant through the Limestone County Legislative Delegation Office, and Sen. Tim Melson responded that he “would be glad to support the project.”   Melson approved […]


Eye on The South Exhibit highlights work of local folk singer and acting coach

August 14, 2019

ATHENS-Images of Limestone County in iconic black and white photographs stop time with the snap of a camera, capturing life in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.   A woman enjoying her sunflowers. A young girl playing in the front yard of a sharecropper’s house. Log Cabin Grocery serving customers as they walk by the Coca-Cola […]


Athens Police Chief reminds motorists first week of school means more traffic

August 12, 2019

 ATHENS-Athens students are heading back to class on Tuesday, Aug. 13, which means increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic around school zones.   Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said motorists should use extreme caution and expect delays for the first seven to 10 days of the school year. Johnson said there will be bus traffic, parents […]


Grease Festival seeks toga-wearing goddess with right ingredients to represent city

August 9, 2019

ATHENS-Organizers of the Athens Grease Festival are searching for a woman with a dash of determination, a pinch of city pride and a whole helping of a how-can-I-give-back attitude.   The woman with the right ingredients will become Athena-Grease Goddess and will oversee a festival once dubbed One of the Oddest in Alabama.   The […]


Duo on ‘Alabama musicians to know’ list to perform in Athens for Alabama Music Series

July 31, 2019

ATHENS-The musical duo Della Ray found its name from a tragic story based in Tuscaloosa lore.   The pair, Adam Morrow and Natalie Jensen, will bring their passion for powerful stories and songs to Athens on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at Athens State University’s McCandless Hall.  This is the second of five concerts […]


July’s Art After Hours event includes back-to-back free concerts in Downtown Athens

July 12, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is offering the community back-to-back free concerts for July’s Art After Hours event.   The concerts will be Thursday, July 11, from 6-8 p.m., and Friday, July 12, from 7-9 p.m.   Thursday’s performance will feature Huntsville-based Temple of Blood with the original drummer from Nile, Pete Hammoura. Temple of Blood’s music […]


Athens Arts League hosts street party at Scout Music House with city’s own Plato Jones

July 5, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is expanding the Fourth of July holiday celebration into the weekend by hosting a free community street party.   The Scout House Street Party with music and food trucks will be Saturday, July 6, from 5-9 p.m. on East Street beside Scout Music House.   Plato Jones, a Tuscaloosa cover band comprised […]


Athens Is Ready To Celebrate The 4th Of July With Food, Fun, Music And Fireworks

July 2, 2019

ATHENS-The City of Athens is ready to celebrate the birth of our nation, along withCentral Church of Christ on U.S. 31 the community is invited to a Fourth of July celebration prior to the fireworks show. There will be a cookout, live entertainment, games for children and a cornhole tournament. The event starts at 7 […]


Athens says ‘Willkommen’ to couple renovating Downtown Athens building for German restaurant

June 20, 2019

 ATHENS-Downtown Athens is welcoming a German restaurant that Eric and Amy Miller plan to open next year on Marion Street.   The couple owns Hildegard’s German Cuisine in Huntsville. They purchased the former Diesel and Lola building across from the Limestone County Courthouse and are renovating for a Hildegard’s in Athens.   “It is wonderful […]


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