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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 […]


APD holding candlelight vigil for National Police Week

May 14, 2014

ATHENS-As darkness descends on downtown Athens Thursday night, officers will light candles in memory of nine lives whose names are etched in granite. The Athens Police Department will hold a memorial at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the Limestone County Courthouse lawn at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 15. This will be in honor of […]


Rodeo Week is here in Limestone County!

May 12, 2014

ATHENS-There are events all week to give you a reason to don your blue jeans, cowboy boots and cowboy hat. These events bring many visitors to our city, and we appreciate the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department for making it a fun time worth yelling “Yee-Haw!” about and luring rodeo lovers to Athens. Today at 5 […]


City Of Athens Relay For Life Bass Tournament Fishing Winners

May 12, 2014

ATHENS-The third annual City of Athens Relay for Life Team Bass Fishing Tournament today (May 10) at Ingalls Harbor raised $7,000 for the American Cancer Society. That brings the total raised for this Relay campaign by the city’s team to $17,000, nearly a $3,000 increase from last year’s campaign. The Athens Gas Department grilling crew […]


Tyson Feeds First Responders and Victims of Tornadoes

May 10, 2014

ATHENS-Tyson donated 600 pieces of chicken for the tornado recovery efforts, but did not have anyone who could cook that much meat in a day. Athens Gas Department Manager Steve Carter offered the services of his grilling crew, comprised of Athens Gas Department employees who cook for non-profit projects. “It was a way we could […]


Athens-Limestone Community Breakfast is Thursday, May 8th

May 6, 2014

ATHENS-In 2013, Boy Scouts beautified areas of Athens with projects such as helping Athens Rotary plant trees on Jefferson Street and helping other groups improve the Farmers Market.   Each year, Mayor Ronnie Marks receives requests from Scouts seeking community service for an Eagle Scout project.   “Through Scouting, these young men learn about their […]


Overview of Utilities disaster work in Athens

May 5, 2014

Athens Utilities is down to 1600 without power. Crews continue to work on U.S. 72 setting poles and restoring lines. Use caution in this area and reduce your speed for the safety of the crews.  ATHENS-Along U.S. 72 in Limestone County, a 12-mile path of destruction is lined not only with debris but with first […]


Child Found….Athens Police Explain How she Disappeared And How They Found Her

May 1, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said a grandmother told authorities her granddaughter, 5-year-old Aubree Leondra Kirby, went missing at 5:15 p.m. today (Thursday, May 1). Aubree and two other children were playing on the playground at Bonnie Doone Apartments on Sanderfer Road. “One of the children was going to town and asked Aubree if she wanted […]


Missing 5-year-old girl…..UPDATE….Child Found

May 1, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Police are searching for a 5-year-old girl named Aubree Leondra Kirby. She lives on Windscape Drive. She is black, has black hair and brown eyes, weighs about 65 pounds and is about 3 ½ feet tall. She was last seen with her hair in pigtails, and she was wearing a long sleeve white shirt […]


Governor Seeking Disaster Declaration From President Obama

April 30, 2014

ATHENS-Today, Gov. Robert Bentley toured some of the damaged areas in Limestone County and notified responders he is seeking a disaster declaration from President Obama to help fund debris removal. Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks said the city department heads have started holding meetings to discuss a plan for disposal of the debris once the city […]


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