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A Pinktabulous Partnership

October 17, 2013

                           Firefighters, hospital foundation raise $20,000 for breast cancer detection equipment  ATHENS-Connie Barksdale, a retired Limestone County teacher, knows the importance of early detection. Her family tree has been invaded by a potentially fatal pest known as breast cancer.   She was diagnosed […]


2 Dollar Flu Shots….Limestone County Health Department

October 15, 2013

ATHENS-The Limestone County Health Department will be will be offering Flu shots for $2.00 on Wednesday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m..  They will also have a drive through clinic where you may get your shot. Flu Shots will be free to Medicare/Medicaid recipients.  Please have your Medicare/Medicaid Card ready when you arrive […]


Finding Fall at the Farmers Market

October 4, 2013

ATHENS-Fall’s fingers are grazing across Athens as volunteers decorate the downtown in pumpkins and cornstalks.   The Athens Saturday Market is part of this seasonal change with the hosting of a Fall Market on Oct. 12 from 4-8 p.m.   Spirit of Athens Director Trisha Black said children can experience autumn fun with marshmallow roasting, […]


Fit As aFiddle Relay For Life 5K Run

October 3, 2013

ATHENS-The city of Athens will hold the first annual Fit As A Fiddle Relay for Life 5K. This run is hosted by the City of Athens Relay for Life Team and sponsored in part by Steelcase, Chick-fil-A and Fleet Feet Sports. The race is being held in conjunction with the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers […]


Pink Parade Fridays for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2, 2013

ATHENS-October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mayor Ronnie Marks has signed a proclamation asking citizens to participate by wearing pink every Friday this month for Pink Parade Fridays. If your business, family, friends, church, etc. wears pink on Fridays, decorates offices or homes or yards in pink, please email me photos to share on […]


Road work in Athens on Linton Road

September 30, 2013

ATHENS-Rainy weather today on Monday, Sept. 30, delayed work on Linton Road. Crews have started taking equipment needed to the site and hope to start work later today if the weather clears. “We will be replacing all drainage tiles and widening the road four feet for future paving,” said Street Department Manager Dolph Bradford said. […]


The Grease Muscians

September 26, 2013

ATHENS-Spectators can kick up their cowboy boots and twist and shout in Greek-style togas with the variety of music offered at the second annual Athens Grease Festival on Sept. 28 in downtown Athens.   There is music that will appeal to adults to teens to children.   “Our committee chair, Betsy Hyman, and Sprit of […]


Athena – the Grease version

September 24, 2013

ATHENS-Thanks to those of you who nominated someone for our first Athena-Grease Goddess for the second annual Athens Grease Festival. I am happy to say we announced our winner today. Below is her story and a photo. We think she is a great choice!!! We hope you can attend the festival this Saturday. We have […]


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 […]


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