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Arts League receives $30,000 from Steelcase Foundation Scout Music House studio

October 29, 2017

ATHENS-During its nearly 80-year existence, the Scout House on Washington Street served the community’s youth until its doors closed in 2012.   The facility, built in the WPA-era, soon will open its doors to the youth and community again as the Scout Music House. The City of Athens owns the historic structure and leases it […]

Judge Horton Stands For Justice Once Again

October 20, 2017

ATHENS-On June 22, 1933, Judge James E. Horton Jr. walked from his Athens home, where City Hall resides today, and went to the upper floor courtroom at the Limestone County Courthouse to render a decision that shocked the world. Horton set aside an all-white jury’s guilty verdict and death sentence for a black defendant falsely […]

ARToberfest: An Oktoberfest event with an artistic twist

October 12, 2017

ATHENS-An Athens art organization is giving the German festival known as Oktoberfest an artistic twist for its inaugural event called ARToberest.   The celebration of beverages, brats and brushes will be Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens. Proceeds will benefit Athens Arts League’s mission to support artists, provide art […]

October…Homecoming…Art…Pink..Storytelling Come To Athens We Have It All

October 11, 2017

ATHENS-It’s a great time to fall in love with Athens. Here is a list of some of our October events: Pink Lady Walk Oct. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jimmy Gill Park and nearby neighborhoods A walk for breast cancer awareness that starts at Jimmy Gill Park, goes through neighborhoods on Hine Street […]

Judge Horton returns to Courthouse where he made landmark decision in Scottsboro Boys Case

October 10, 2017

ATHENS-Judge James E. Horton Jr. is returning to the Limestone County Courthouse where he upheld justice despite the social pressures of the 1930s to send a black defendant to his death.   Described as unassuming, soft spoken, and grounded, Horton’s family said if he were alive, the judge likely would feel humbled at the community […]

Born a slave and heralded an ‘unsurpassed soprano’ Patti Malone to grace Athens with her presence once again

October 7, 2017

ATHENS-An Athens arts organization is working to commemorate the story of Patti Malone, who was born a slave in Athens, pursued an education and joined an internationally acclaimed chorale group.   Athens Arts League received approval for a $4,500 grant from the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area to commission an oil painting of Malone, who […]

Athens Fire And Rescue Selling Breast Cancer Awareness Shirts

September 19, 2017

ATHENS-Athens Fire and Rescue is partnering with Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation (for its Pink Elephant Program, which includes mammogram scholarships) for the Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts Sale. The shirts are now available. Short sleeve only. Soft. $15. They are available at Station No. 1, the Foundation office and soon at City Hall. If you write a […]

City of Athens releases mobile app to enhance web experience

September 13, 2017

ATHENS-The City of Athens is enhancing citizens’ web experience by offering a mobile app that provides information about city functions and an avenue for citizens to report issues.   The app name is “Athens Alabama Municipal Gov” and is a mobile friendly version of the city’s website at   The app includes information about […]

It’s bird. It’s a plane. It’s superhero art!

September 8, 2017

ATHENS-Superheroes have taken over High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens.   Batman, Superman, a Super Mom and young student heroes comprise the exhibit that is on display for the month of September in honor of it being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.   Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation asked Athens Arts League to oversee a […]

Athens Hosts Superhero Day for Childhood Cancer is Saturday, September 9

September 7, 2017

ATHENS-Ant-Man and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks encourage the community to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September and the fight against childhood cancer. Both will be at Saturday’s Superhero Day at Big Spring Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help honor our community’s youngest heroes impacted by cancer. There will be various […]

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