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Chocolate Walk, Tech Open House, Pageant/Ugly Walk…Athens Has It All

February 6, 2014

ATHENS-Spend Saturday in Athens and learn about educational opportunities, eat chocolate while shopping and see a pageant that ends with guys in dresses.   The Limestone County Career Technical Center is having an Open House Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. Skills USA, one of the Career Tech student organizations, will also conduct its local […]

Walk The Chocolate Walk…Tickets On Sale Now

February 4, 2014

ATHENS-The sweet savor of chocolate is like the little black dress. It goes with anything, including galoshes and umbrellas.   The Spirit of Athens is hosting its second annual Chocolate Walk on Saturday, Feb. 8, in downtown Athens. Despite a prediction of 40 percent chance of rain, organizers expect tickets to sell quickly.   Rain […]

Athens Plans A February Filled With Fun

January 28, 2014

ATHENS-Athens upcoming events for the month of February.  It looks to be all about the kids and chocolate…fried fish and chili.  Listed below are just a few of the events scheduled for Athens.     ● Boys and Girls Club Annual Banquet and Fundraiser Thursday, Feb., 6:30 p.m., Beasley Center Tickets are $20 each and […]

Serving up a heaping of ‘Classic. Southern. Character.’ for lunch

January 24, 2014

ATHENS-Those who support keeping downtown Athens vital will be honored with storytelling, folk music and Southern fare during the annual Spirit of Athens Awards Luncheon.   The Southern-themed luncheon that celebrates the city’s brand “Classic. Southern. Character.” will be Thursday, Jan. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rogers Center at First Presbyterian Church at 112 […]

“Y’all Fight Back Now, Ya Hear?”

January 17, 2014

DECATUR-On Tuesday, March 11, we will hold our Swamp John’s Supper from 4-7 p.m. at the Athens Senior Center at 912 W. Pryor St. Cost is $10. Shrimp, fish, chicken or combo with sides and tea. Tickets are available from any City Relay member or can be purchased at City Hall and Athens Utilities on […]

Upcoming Events, Celebrations and Pagents In Athens-Limestone County

January 12, 2014

ATHENS – Upcoming events for the rest of January and all of February for Athens and Limestone County. ● Athens-Limestone Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m., Square and Limestone County Event Center Sponsored by the Limestone County branch of the NAACP, City of Athens and Limestone County. Will lineup […]

Take a bite for charity

January 12, 2014

Hospice of Limestone County Chili Challenge and Silent Auction ATHENS-Chili lovers can take a bite for charity in February at the 26th annual Hospice of Limestone County Chili Challenge and Silent Auction.   A $10 ticket allows event goers to taste a variety of chili concoctions and vote for their favorite as well as bid […]

Athens Urges Residents to Reduce Power Usage

January 7, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Utilities is requesting that our customers reduce all non-essential power consumption outside of heating and basic lighting. This will help reduce the load on the system preventing additional outages. At this time we have scattered outages in Limestone County and about 4,000 customers out of power in the Clements area. Those customers should receive […]

Power peak record set for Athens Utilities

January 7, 2014

ATHENS-Athens Utilities General Manager Gary Scroggins said the system set a new peak today (Monday, Jan. 6) around 10 a.m. at 305 megawatts. The previous record was 291 megawatts.   “(The demand) then started backing off slightly to 276 megawatts,” Scroggins said. “We expect the load to remain about the same until around 4 this […]

Athens Utilities Set To Surpass Megawatt Usage

January 6, 2014

ATHENS-The Mid-South has experienced some of the coldest temperatures we have had in over 5 years.  Athens Utilities has tied power demand record set in December 2010 at 291 megawatts.  They expect to surpass that today.  According to Athens Utilities system can handle it as long as no major equipment goes out. Crews are on […]

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