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Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission Go To Jail

February 9, 2018

ATHENS-Athens High and Athens Bible students went to jail on Wednesday, February 7.   The students, members of the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission, ate lunch and toured the Limestone County Jail. They learned about jail operations, rules of conduct, and why they never want to be a guest.


Shoppers will say, ‘Be mine,’ to the artwork available at High Cotton’s Sweet’art Saturday

February 8, 2018

ATHENS-Those seeking unique Valentine’s Day gifts will find flowers that never wilt, dancing that never ends and hearts that are always fat free during the Sweet’art Saturday event at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens.   The event will be Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Local artists have created pieces […]


Athens Relay Fishing Tournament Lures Interest of Others Who Want to Fight Cancer

February 8, 2018

ATHENS-The annual City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament is luring the interest of other businesses that want to be a part of fighting cancer.   With those businesses’ partnerships, this year’s tournament offers the most prize money in its history. This year, anglers can win a total of $9,000 in prize money […]


Mayor Marks Delivers State Of The City Address Wednesday, January 31

February 1, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks presented the annual State of the City Address on Wednesday,  January 31. The city’s growth, including the value of residential and commercial building permits, which reached $69 million last year is up from about $35.3 million in 2016.  The greatest growth came in the value of new commercial building permits, increasing from $5.67 million […]


A Mardi Gras parade with a purpose: We have the beads, you bring the beans

January 27, 2018

ATHENS-Seven years ago, Athens State University Art Professor Gail Bergeron challenged her art sculpture students to help bring Mardi Gras to Downtown Athens.   The New Orleans native created a block party where students, dubbed the Athens State University Artheads, created head pieces based on a parade theme and encouraged the community to march, catch […]


Athens to honor King’s legacy with community celebrations and student projects

January 10, 2018

ATHENS-Athens and Limestone County will involve students and the community to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy for the annual holiday.   Each year, organizers host a march, student essay contest and celebrations on the observed holiday, which is Jan. 15 this year.   In addition, the Athens-Limestone Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday […]


Athens firefighters use oxygen mask to resuscitate dog rescued from fire

January 9, 2018

ATHENS-On Tuesday morning, January 9,  Athens firefighters cleared a house where a bedroom burned only to discover the family dog named Marley still was inside the home. Athens Fire and Rescue Chief Bryan Thornton said firefighter Coty Collins and Chuck Talley went into the home on Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road and felt for the dog. Talley […]


Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation grant to enhance nighttime response in Athens

January 9, 2018

ATHENS-When a deadly EF5 tornado struck Athens and Limestone County in the evening hours of April 27, 2011, Athens Fire and Rescue relied on hand held flashlights for search and rescue because debris prevented crews from driving fire trucks into some of the damaged areas.   In one instance, the Engine 3 crew hand carried […]


Message from Athens Utilities Electric Department Manager Blair Davis

January 2, 2018

ATHENS-Athens Utilities Electric Department Manager Blair Davis issued a message to Athens Utilities users regarding the cold temperatures in the area: “Earlier today (Tuesday, Jan. 2) due to extremely cold temperatures across the Tennessee Valley, TVA initiated valley-wide voluntary curtailment of energy usage until further notice, particularly during the peak hours of 5 a.m. to […]


Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Essay and Art Contest

December 22, 2017

ATHENS-January 8 is the deadline for the annual Athens-Limestone Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Essay and Art Contest. The addition of an art contest is new this year and is partially funded by the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission. See the information below:            MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr- THE 2018 ATHENS-LIMESTONE HOLIDAY […]


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