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Heart of an Eagle Award winners at Athen’s Community Breakfast On Wednesday

April 4, 2019

ATHENS-On Wednesday, April 3 at the Athens Limestone Decatur Community Breakfastn held at Calhoun Community College, the Arrowhead District of the Boy Scouts recognized those who make a difference in their communities by awarding two Heart of an Eagle Awards. The Athens/Limestone community recipient was Eli’s Block Party Childhood Cancer Foundation. The non-profit organization hosts car […]


SEC football official and retired FBI investigator to speak at community breakfast

March 30, 2019

ATHENS-Benches in Athens depicting different periods of history and iconic local images welcome walkers and event goers to take a rest. Boy Scout Aidan Harm oversaw the Eagle Scout project for the City of Athens bicentennial and worked with local artists to provide painted benches at places like Farmers Market, Athens-Limestone County Tourism and High […]


It’s the spring season and art events are blossoming in Athens

March 26, 2019

ATHENS-Athens Arts League is welcoming the spring season and blossoming with creativity.   Area artists are submitting entries for the annual Alabama Spring Contest and Exhibit, which will open to the public in April. The Alabama Bicentennial Commission is endorsing the exhibit since it highlights the beauty of springtime in Alabama. Art pieces will range […]


Drainage improvement project to begin in Athens Elementary area during Spring Break

March 14, 2019

ATHENS-A contractor plans to start work on the First Avenue Area drainage improvement project while school is out for Spring Break.   Hawkins Groundwork will start on North Houston Street by Athens Elementary on Monday, March 18. Public Works Director James Rich said crews will block North Houston Street north of Pryor Street to through […]


Athens Presents Mardi Gras and Poke Sallet In March

March 4, 2019

ATHENS-Two entertaining events are coming up in Athens: the Mardi Gras Block Party and Parade with a Purpose and Poke Sallet Follies Mardi Gras Block Party and Parade with a Purpose Tuesday, March 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Athens State University’s ARTHEADS and Athens Arts League Children activities at 5:30 p.m. at High […]


Athens Police helping community properly dispose of unused prescription drugs

March 2, 2019

ATHENS-Those who have medicine cabinets full of unused or outdated prescription drugs now can properly dispose of them year-round at the Athens Police Department.   The Mayor’s Office applied for a grant on behalf of the department to start a year-round drug take back program. Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said the department was hosting […]


Youth Commissioners are utilizing WOW! sponsorship for Athens-based projects

February 26, 2019

ATHENS-High school students in Athens are supporting fellow teens, children dealing with grief, downtown revitalization and the arts through grants they are administering.   The Athens Mayor’s Youth Commission received a $1,500 sponsorship from WOW! The Youth Commissioners voted to invest that funding back into the community by accepting grant proposals from non-profits that have […]


Claim your shopping cart for Mardi Gras

February 18, 2019

ATHENS-The Athens State ARTHEADS and Athens Arts League are teaming up again to host the Mardi Gras Block Party and Parade with a Purpose on March 5. There will be mask making for kids at High Cotton Arts at 5:30 p.m. and bead making at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Line up for the mini-parade […]


Spend a Saturday falling in love with the arts…Athens Arts League is hosting Sweet’art Saturday during Chocolate Walk

February 1, 2019

ATHENS-Artists in Athens are offering hearts that never melt and flowers that never fade during this weekend’s Sweet’art Saturday event.   The event is Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at High Cotton Arts in Downtown Athens. Artists have created stained glass hearts, romantic paintings and even a mixed media rose piece […]


The Secret Sisters recall meeting ‘these kids’ called The Shakes

January 31, 2019

ATHENS-After performing a Birmingham show a few years ago, The Secret Sisters met a group known as The Shakes.   Duo member Laura Rogers said “these kids” approached her and her sister Lydia Slagle with a burned CD with the group’s name handwritten with a green Sharpie. The group offered to open for The Secret […]


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