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Toga! Toga! Toga! Athens Grease Festival attempting to set “Largest Toga Party” record

August 1, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Grease Festival organizers are frying up a batch of fun for this year’s third annual event, and the fun may put downtown Athens on the menu to make history.   In June, the Guinness Book of World Records approved a “Largest Toga Party” attempt by the Athens Grease Festival on Sept. 27.   “Our […]


Grant funds equipment for emergency response on rails, trails and more

July 24, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Fire and Rescue can better respond to emergencies on railroads, walking trails and tornado disaster sites with its new all-terrain vehicle with a trailer and 75-gallon water tank with pump.   The department received a total of $25,000 in TVA-in-lieu-of-tax grants to fund the purchase. Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, and Rep. Dan Williams, R-Athens, […]


Athens got a new mayor today….At least temporarily

July 11, 2014

ATHENS-“Mayor” H.K.. Derryberry gave Athens Gas $1 million, Athens Fire $1 million, lowered taxes 50 percent, gave 50 percent raises to employees, paid a light bill for KALB, earned votes by telling the ladies at City Hall none of them looked over 18 and chose his mayoral campaign slogan for 2016: Lovely, Lovely Lovey. Born […]


Let’s play ball in Athens

July 8, 2014

City complex hosting state tournament, filling hotel rooms, providing free Wi-Fi   ATHENS-Bases are loaded so to speak at Athens hotels the weekend of July 11-13.   The city is hosting the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association State Softball Tournament for 8u, 10u and 12u. Athens-Limestone Tourism Director Teresa Todd said hotel rooms are booked. […]


Star spangled Saturday Market

June 29, 2014

ATHENS-The Coolbone Brass Band will help market goes have a star spangled Saturday on July 5.   The Athens Saturday Market will celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with the jazz band as well as children’s activities and plenty of produce and baked goods.   Athens Rotary is sponsoring the Coolbone Brass Band’s appearance at […]


What’s Happening In Athens For The Rest Of June

June 19, 2014

ATHENS-Here are some reoccurring events and upcoming events in Athens. Join us and our wonderful citizens if you can! Reoccurring Events Alabama Veterans Museum Coffee Call First Saturday of each month, 8 a.m., Alabama Veterans Museum All veterans are invited to the museum for breakfast and a time of fellowship with fellow veterans.  Contact 256-771-7578.    […]


Shake the hand that feeds you during Athens Saturday Market events

June 4, 2014

ATHENS-Market goers can shake the hand of the person who feeds them when the Athens Saturday Market opens on June 7.   “You can be on a first name basis with the farmer who grew the tomatoes, okra, beans, herbs, watermelon and other produce that you buy for your table,” said Spirit of Athens Director […]


What’s Happening In Athens

June 4, 2014

ATHENS-Athens calendar of events for Saturday, June 7th.  There are also a few more events that will be taking place through the rest of the month of June. • Athens Cruise-In Saturday, June 7, 3-6 p.m., downtown Athens Enjoy looking at antique vehicles and grab a meal or do some shopping downtown. Free event.   […]


Alabama Shakes coming home for Dinner in Orchard event…..The Event SOLDOUT Within Hours

May 24, 2014

ATHENS – Wes and Marlene Isom grow art in the form of fruit trees that blossom and dot the landscape of Athens with hues of pink and white petals which then produce the orange, red and yellow hues of peaches and apples.   On dreary winter days, Marlene Isom creates art out of colorful material […]


Asahi Kasei Plastics North America planning $30 Million Facility in Athens/Limestone County Area

May 23, 2014

ATHENS-Today, May 23, 2014 John Moyer, President & COO, Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. confirmed that Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. has selected Athens, Limestone County, Alabama as the location for its 2nd North American plastics facility.  Prasad Puttagunta, Vice President of Operations, was in town to attend a joint meeting of the […]


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