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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, […]

Dekko grant gives Athens students opportunity to support artists at East Limestone

April 11, 2018

ATHENS-The Dekko Foundation is funding an Athens Arts League project that will challenge Athens students to support artists at East Limestone High School.   The Art Dekko grant for $2,900 will fund hands-on art education by providing art supplies for the art survey class at East Limestone, and a reception for the art students. Athens […]

Athens kicks off ball season, Relay tournament this weekend

April 5, 2018

ATHENS-Two events upcoming for Athens this weekend: Opening Day on Friday On Friday, April 6, Athens Parks and Recreation will host opening day ceremonies for more than 850 baseball and softball players. Opening ceremonies will be at the Sportsplex on U.S. 31 at 6 p.m. The teams will march around the field with their team […]

Spring has sprung at High Cotton Arts with annual contest and exhibit

April 5, 2018

ATHENS-Spring is in the air from flowering trees to waddling ducks depicted in creations for the annual Alabama Spring Contest and Exhibit.   Athens Arts League hosts Alabama Spring each April at High Cotton Arts. Artists submit pieces that depict the spring season in our state. This year’s submissions ranged from oil paintings to stained […]

Scouting event will be a hike through history in honor of local bicentennials

April 2, 2018

ATHENS-Limestone County Archivist Rebekah Davis will lead a bicentennial hiking trip that does not require bug spray, boots or a backpack. On Wednesday, April 4, Davis will be the guest speaker at the annual Athens-Limestone Community Breakfast. She will take spectators on a trek called “Hiking Through History,” as a tribute to Athens, Limestone County […]

One person sustains smoke inhalation in Athens apartment fire

March 26, 2018

ATHENS-One person sustained smoke inhalation Monday morning (March 26) in an apartment fire in Athens.   Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton said firefighters David Kress and Brandon Wilson heard someone moan and felt the man on the floor in the kitchen. They rescued the man, and an ambulance transported him to Athens-Limestone Hospital. […]

High Cotton artists supporting efforts to fight cancer through their creativity

March 8, 2018

ATHENS-Art inspires, and two local artists are sharing that inspiration in the fight against cancer.   Sanda Bishop and Denise Maurer, artists at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens, are using their artistic talents to support Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.   Bishop is hosting a Relay for Life Ribbon Door Hanger […]

Teenager operated art contest asks students to see education as their passport

March 6, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Intermediate School student Ella Marlowe sees education as a plane, taking her anywhere she wants to go.   Athens High School student Emily Strain has a similar vision, where education gives her the tools needed to travel the world.   Both students placed first in their age category in the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission […]

Athens…Sick Call radio program turns 65

March 2, 2018

ATHENS-In Athens, if you want to know the latest on a sick neighbor, you tune in to the morning Sick Call radio program on WKAC. Since 1953, the program has informed our community of those who are sick as well as birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, and special events. This week, Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks honored Corey […]

Fishing University Comes To Athens

February 24, 2018

ATHENS-Fishing University and its hosts Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier are in Athens this week filming a TV segment for their show that airs on the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and World Fishing Network. Ingram is one of the only bass pros to take a president of the United States fishing. He took President George […]

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