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Athens Police to stand for those who fell for us

May 16, 2018

ATHENS-Dogwood trees shade a monument on The Square etched with names like Brackeen, McLemore and Eubank.   On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 5 p.m. the Athens Police Department will share that shade and stand in tribute to those who fell for this community.   As part of National Police Week, the department will host […]

Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission Visits Birdie Thornton Center

May 4, 2018

ATHENS-The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission held its last meeting of the school year at the Birdie Thornton Center to learn about services provided for those of all abilities on Wednesday, May 2. The students learned about services Birdie Thornton provides for citizens of all abilities. The Birdie Thornton Center clients explained how they learn various […]

Athens Relay for Life Heart

May 2, 2018

ATHENS-Since 1999, the City of Athens Relay for Life Team has raised over $141,240 for the American Cancer Society. (Some years, the total raised was not recorded) In addition, the team has supported awareness by hosting blood drives, participating in Superhero Day for Childhood Cancer, distributing information on colon cancer and sharing information from Mildred’s […]

Hope, Fight, Relay: Athens and Limestone communities passionate about purple

April 30, 2018

ATHENS-The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 27,380 new cases of selected cancers in Alabama this year, with 10,720 deaths.   Those numbers personally impact a community when they become names and faces of family members, friends, neighbors or co-workers. That impact hit close to the Relay for Life of Limestone County family on […]

Athens employee wins Alabama Wastewater Treatment Operator of the Year

April 23, 2018

ATHENS-The superintendent of the award-winning city of Athens Wastewater Treatment Plant recently received recognition as Alabama Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year.   Virgil White received the 2018 Hatfield Award for Operator of the Year from the Alabama Water Environment Association.   “We are pleased that Mr. White is being recognized by peers from […]

Artist says Patti Malone portrait will allow the slave-turned-singer to inspire generations

April 19, 2018

ATHENS-An oil portrait of Patti Malone will grace the original stone fireplace of Scout Music House as a tribute to the woman who went from a young slave to international singer.   Athens Art League announced Monday, April 16, that artist Ann Moeller Steverson of Madison received the commission to paint Malone’s portrait. Athens Arts […]

Celebrity Waiters entertain patrons and raise over $5,000 for Relay for Life

April 18, 2018

ATHENS-As children walked into Applebee’s in Athens on Tuesday night (April 17, 2018), the excited exclamations and finger pointing began.   “It’s Captain America!” many said.   Athens Officer Michael Stainbrook exchanged his police uniform for the Captain America costume to wait tables and earn tip money for the American Cancer Society for the City […]

Celebrity Waiters earning tips for Relay for Life and seeking bragging rights

April 16, 2018

ATHENS-For three years, East Limestone Band Director Jennifer “Miss Sam” Janzen and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks have had a friendly battle over who can raise the most in tips for the City of Athens Relay for Life Celebrity Waiters Night.   For three years, Janzen has won the battle.   This year, Marks is predicting […]

High Cotton’s Art After Hours encourages a passion for enjoying the arts…April 13

April 13, 2018

ATHENS-As a young child, Val Rainey attend an art class hosted by the predecessor of Athens Arts League and asked the teacher what color was the emotion shy.   Today, the Limestone County student is an artist at High Cotton Arts, operated by Athens Arts League. He recently received his acceptance notification from the Alabama […]

Athens Youth Commissioners learn about police and fire

April 12, 2018

ATHENS-On Wednesday, April 11 Athens Mayor’s Youth Commissioners learned about being a police officer and firefighter. Athens Police allowed students to use the gun simulator that runs scenarios officers face and requires users to issue verbal commands and determine whether to use their weapon. Athens Fire demonstrated response to a fire with a victim trapped inside, […]

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