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Honoring Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross killed at Pearl Harbor

May 22, 2019

ATHENS-Water Tender 2nd Class Edgar D. Gross, 39, born in Athens, Alabama, is coming home. He has been nameless for 78 years, buried as an unknown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Mr. Gross will be laid to rest on Memorial Day. His remains had gone unidentified since he died during the attack […]

Atlanta Braves broadcaster congratulates Athens student

May 21, 2019

ATHENS-On Monday, May 20 during his P.E. class, Athens Intermediate School student Brooks Givens heard a congratulatory message from Atlanta Braves broadcaster Chip Caray. Brooks is Announcer of the Year for Athens Parks and Recreation. Brooks, who is autistic, announces the 11 and 12 year old baseball games. His mother, Stacey Givens, says the kid who stood […]

Athens Police Department held its annual Police Memorial May 16

May 19, 2019

 ATHENS-The Athens Police Department held its annual Police Memorial On Thursday evening, May 16  for National Police Week. Honor Guard members Paul Tucker and Kelley Fussell stood watch by the law enforcement monument on the Limestone County Courthouse lawn during the ceremony. The monument is engraved with nine names of officers from the Athens Police […]

Man Sets Himself On Fire At Athens Walmart

May 16, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Fire and Rescue responded to a call today at 6:41 p.m. at Walmart that a man may have doused himself with fuel before setting himself on fire. Responders found the man outside on the north east side of Walmart. Athens Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Toby Carter said when firefighters arrived, Athens police officers […]

End of Watch roll call to be part of Police Memorial Service in Athens

May 14, 2019

ATHENS-On Thursday, Athens Police Department will read the names of nine law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives in service to the citizens of Limestone County. The solemn roll call is part of the department’s annual Police Memorial service held during National Police Week. The ceremony will be Thursday, May 16, at 5 p.m. on […]

Art After Hours moved to Saturday…will be held rain or shine

May 10, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is moving this month’s Art After Hours to Saturday, May 11, from 7-9 p.m. on Washington Street and at High Cotton Arts.   The free community event is normally on the second Friday, but the community will be celebrating Relay for Life on Friday, May 10, so organizers opted to reschedule. This […]

Artists find inspiration from hiking, tourism and storms for Alabama Spring Exhibit

April 27, 2019

ATHENS-Artist and avid hiker Gail Bergeron found inspiration for her winning Alabama Spring Art Contest and Exhibit piece from a hike in the Bankhead Forest.   With dramatic strokes and colors, she captured a bolder nestled in the woods and titled it “Bold Bolder.” Bergeron, who recently retired as an art professor at Athens State […]

Catching bass and fishing for a cure

April 25, 2019

ATHENS-Volunteers committed to supporting the fight against cancer will start their Saturday morning fishing for a cure.   By 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, volunteers with the City of Athens Relay for Life Team will be checking live wells, registering anglers and hoping for good weather. The team’s annual Relay for Life Bass Fishing […]

Athens firefighters enter burning home through window to save a grandmother

April 24, 2019

ATHENS-Athens firefighters rescued a grandmother from a house fire Tuesday night, April 23, by entering through a bedroom window and pulling her out the same window.   Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton said firefighters made the rescue while flames engulfed the home.   “Parts of their helmets are melted, but they were able […]

Youth Commissioners drive golf cart with beer goggles, sit in cockpit and use deluge gun

April 19, 2019

ATHENS-On Wednesday, April 17 the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission participated in its first responders program. The program, held at Leak City, a training facility in Athens, included lessons on Air Evac, distracted driving and fire response. For today’s program, students sat in the Air Evac helicopter cockpit and talked to the Air Evac team about […]

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