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Meningitis Awareness Day in Athens

September 22, 2013

ATHENS-Mayor Ronnie Marks has designated Sept. 23, 2013, as Meningitis Awareness Day in the City of Athens. With him are Talbot Elkins, holding a photo of his daughter Jessica Elkins, Jessica’s brother Michael Elkins, and Jessica’s mother Michelle Elkins. Not pictured is Jessica’s sister Emilee. On Dec. 26, 2007, Jessica was a freshman at Athens High […]


Rick Bragg to dish on Southern foods at Athens Grease Festival

September 18, 2013

ATHENS-It’s not just enough to taste fried Southern foods at a festival with the name “Grease” in it. As Southerners, we have to talk about it, too.   Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Bragg will discuss the culture of Southern foods and cooking during the second annual Athens Grease Festival on Sept. 28. Bragg authored two […]


A Celebration of The United States Constitution

September 17, 2013

A Celebration of The United States Constitution at the Alabama Veterans Museum, September 19, Athens With Special Guest Speaker Major General Chris Anzalone USAF (Ret) We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and […]


CNG Ribbon Cutting in Athens

September 4, 2013

ATHENS-Consumers are familiar with natural gas in the home as a heating source.   Consumers are starting to become more familiar with it in the driveway as a clean fuel source for vehicles. The City of Athens is doing its part to promote this cleaner, cheaper, domestic fuel.   Today (Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013) the […]


Athens Fire and Rescue and the Athens Recreation Department received money to purchase defibrillators.

September 4, 2013

ATHENS-Tuesday, September 3rd,  Athens Fire and Rescue and the Athens Recreation Department received money to purchase nine automated external defibrillators.   The AEDs, pediatric pads and training on use of the equipment will cost $12,163.   The new AEDs will be compatible with the AEDs that Athens-Limestone Hospital uses, which means firefighters will not have […]


Public invited to see Athen’s public CNG station

August 28, 2013

ATHENS-The public is invited to a Sept. 4 event to learn more about the Athens Gas Department’s new public compressed natural gas station.   The fast fill station is the only public one located along the Interstate 65 Corridor between Birmingham and Nashville.   The event will be at 9:30 a.m. at the CNG station […]


Searching for city’s Athena…good hearts and good cooks wanted

August 22, 2013

ATHENS-Athena of Greece was known as a wise goddess who loved and protected the City of Athens, could be a warrior, had a creative side and had interest in the arts, crafts and agriculture.   The Spirit of Athens is looking for the Athens, Alabama, version.   For SOA’s second annual Athens Grease Festival, organizers […]


Firefighters join hospital to suit up and fight cancer

August 17, 2013

ATHENS-There are 192 people in Limestone County who have the opportunity to detect breast cancer and possibly catch it early all because of some popular T-shirts.   Each year Athens Fire and Rescue’s Auxiliary sells breast cancer awareness T-shirts as a fundraiser. In 2012, the auxiliary partnered with the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation on the project […]


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