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“Arise and Build” Coming Soon To Athens

January 25, 2017

ATHENS-Back by popular demand, the Athens-Limestone Community Association brings back the play “Arise and Build.” There will be four performances beginning Friday, February 3 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, February 5 at 3 p.m. at Friendship Church, 16479 Lucas Ferry Road in Athens. Tickets are $25 […]


Students Focus on Resolutions for Second Youth Commission Art Contest

January 22, 2017

ATHENS-More than 40 students in Athens and Limestone County schools focused on their resolutions for 2017 as part of an art contest conducted by the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission.   The Youth Commissioners are responsible for the Share the Art Contest, which includes developing themes, deciding which artwork will be on display and choosing a […]


Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 14, 2017

ATHENS-Athens and Limestone County residents will honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, with events designed to uplift a community and inspire youth.   The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday March and Program will start the morning on The Square. The public is invited to […]


Athens Youth Commission Always Ready To Help

December 24, 2016

ATHENS-From public safety to painting, the members of the Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission learn about many aspects of the City of Athens. On Dec. 21, part of the Youth Commissioners went to Athens Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 and part of them went to High Cotton Arts. At Station No. 1, they tried on […]


Scout House Works Begins

December 22, 2016

ATHENS-Work is underway on the front facade of the Scout House. This is the beginning of efforts by Athens Arts League to preserve the historic structure and repurpose an used building into a music venue. The front facade work is being funded by a $20,000 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s grant supported by Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful.


Holidays Bring Friendly Competitions Among Downtown Athens Merchants

December 22, 2016

ATHENS-For Downtown Athens merchants, the Christmas season brings more than cash registers ringing like jingle bells.   The holidays also herald two fierce competitions that mean bragging rights for the year, the Cider Cup and Best Window Display. This year’s winner of the Spirit of Athens Cider Cup is Wildwood Deli, which also claimed victory […]


UPDATE: Santa Story Time Date Change for North Pole Stroll

December 13, 2016

ATHENS-With thunderstorms in the forecast for Saturday evening, organizers of the North Pole Stroll in Athens have rescheduled Santa’s visit to Friday, December 16, from 5-7 p.m. Santa will read “Night Before Christmas” to children at the stroll located at Big Spring Memorial Park in Downtown Athens at the duck pond. Athens Parks and Recreation […]


MLK Jr. Essay Contest Challenges Students to Find Ways to Promote Freedom and Justice

December 13, 2016

ATHENS-Students can share their ideas for promoting freedom and justice as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Essay Contest.   The contest is held in conjunction with the Limestone County NAACP, City of Athens and Limestone County Commission and is for students in Athens and Limestone County. There are cash prizes for […]


The annual Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Christmas Tree Lighting

December 10, 2016

ATHENS-The annual Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park Christmas Tree Lighting provided gifts, including several bicycle give-aways, to children on December 6. Santa arrived by fire truck. Athens Fire and Rescue serves as his official transport for visits in Athens. Santa was so thrilled to see all the happy children that he sang and danced on a picnic table. […]


Downtown Athens to offer Cider, Santa and Seasonal Sales

December 8, 2016

ATHENS-Downtown Athens is hosting a holiday trio that hits the right notes for the Christmas season: cider, Santa and seasonal sales. The annual Spirit of Athens Sippin’ Cider event is Saturday, December 10, from 5-8 p.m. at participating merchants. Spirit of Athens is a Main Street organization that works to enhance Downtown Athens, and this […]


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