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Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission offers message of hope to community

March 29, 2020

ATHENS-Our community is juggling a range of emotions during this COVID-19 pandemic from fear to frustration to uncertainty. Despite those fears, during this time of social distancing, we have seen people shine as they find ways to help neighbors. When you support businesses trying to offer services in a different way and send kind messages […]

Athens City Council live stream and call-in options for March 23 meeting

March 23, 2020

ATHENS-In order to comply with State mandated social distancing guidelines, tonight’s City Council meeting will be live streamed on the City YouTube channel located at   Please subscribe to the City of Athens YouTube channel. The more who subscribe the more options the City has in doing live streams.   The public will be […]

Athens Utilities closing Jefferson St. lobby to the public and suspending disconnects

March 19, 2020

ATHENS-Athens Utilities is supporting state health officials on recommendations for social distancing as part of its COVID-19 protocols and ensuring the health and wellbeing of employees and customers by closing to the public its Customer Accounts lobby on Jefferson Street.   This will become effective Thursday, March 19, at noon.   In addition, Athens Mayor […]

Athens Police rescue baby that snaps and eats mice

March 16, 2020

ATHENS-Athens police rescued a baby this week that blinks a random eye, tends to snap and eats mice.   Animal control officer Ty Barrett responded to a call in the South Hine Street area where a resident found a baby great horned owl that had either fallen or been pushed from its nest. The resident […]

Synopsis of COVID-19 protocols in the City of Athens

March 15, 2020

ATHENS-The City of Athens continues to coordinate with Limestone County EMA and the Limestone County Commission regarding the local Pandemic Standard Operating Guide. Based on information received from the local task force, the City of Athens has implemented several COVID-19 protocols in order to limit exposure risks for the public and employees.   City facilities […]

Mayor Marks cancels organized recreational activities for one week

March 14, 2020

ATHENS-Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks, as a precaution and to limit the chance of exposure to COVID-19, is canceling all organized recreational activities at City of Athens facilities effective March 13 through at least March 20. The Athens Recreation Center will be closed for public use during this timeframe.   Marks made this decision after the […]

City of Athens Statement for Limestone County Pandemic Response Media Briefing at Limestone County EMA on March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

ATHENS-ON Friday, March 13 Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks a statement concerning the outbreak of COVID-19: “City of Athens and Limestone County officials have been meeting with our local EMA to stay abreast of concerns related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 as well as various strains of the flu. Our objective is to be prepared and to […]

Athens Youth Commission fly high at Pryor Field Regional Airport – PHOTOS

March 13, 2020

ATHENS-The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission appreciates Adam Foutz, the pilots, and aviation officials who took time to meet with them at Pryor Field Regional Airport. They learned about training opportunities for students, aviation careers, and flying as a hobby. They explored a corporate jet, learned about the Sheriff’s Department helicopter, saw aircraft owned by areas […]

Upcoming Events In Athens

March 6, 2020

ATHENS-The City of Athens has some activities set for the rest of March.  Find the one that best suits you and support the efforts to make Athens a great place to live and work! Recycle Old Eyeglasses Athens-Limestone Tourism has partnered with the Athens Lions Club to collect old prescription glasses, sunglasses, and over-the-counter readers […]

Athens responders embrace community outreach with seat belt covers

February 29, 2020

ATHENS-When first responders arrive at a motor vehicle accident, the scene can be chaotic, especially when children are involved.   If a child or the child’s parents are unable to communicate, responders do not know if the child has a special need. Children with autism or another special need may resist help, may not recognize […]

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