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Athens invites communities to get on Main Street

January 2, 2014

ATHENS-Athens is one of 13 communities statewide that are prepared to get on Main Street.   In January, Athens will host a meeting that can help other communities in Alabama do the same.   The State of Alabama restarted its Main Street Alabama program in 2013. To accomplish that, the Alabama Historical Commission sought help […]

CEI Books wins Cider Cup and is enjoying ‘gaudy gold trophy’

December 20, 2013

ATHENS-CEI Books won the Cider Cup based on the public ranking it the top concoction during the Spirit of Athens Sippin’ Cider event held in downtown Athens on Dec. 14.   “We are all about gaudy gold trophies,” said Tammy Woodward with CEI Books. She was referring to the gold painted award with gold foliage […]

Athens postpones Parade and Athens High School Basketball Game

December 4, 2013

ATHENS-The Reliance Bank Christmas Parade has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. because of the predicted 100 percent chance of rain for tomorrow night. Athens High School’s basketball team is playing Austin at home on Tuesday, Dec. 10, the original rain date. For the safety of those traveling to the game and […]

Volunteers ‘play in the dirt’ and create community asset

December 4, 2013

ATHENS-Since July, volunteers have been playing in the dirt so to speak to turn the Farmers Market into a place that better supports local farmers and provides an asset for the community.   They’ve spent more than 700 hours to accomplish this feat.   In July, Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful with the assistance of the City […]

Public Notice…Athens Parks and Recreation

November 23, 2013

ATHENS-The City of Athens Parks and Recreation Department has closed all the park bathrooms for winterization. The bathrooms will reopen in the spring. Although there are some pleasant days during the winter season that draw people to our parks, this is done to prevent frozen pipes and other winter damage that could occur.

An Athens Kind Of Holiday

November 21, 2013

ATHENS-Upcoming  events happening in Athens from now until Christmas.  It is that time of year for friends, family and holiday fun.   Check below for all the Holiday activities  in and around Athens. Christmas Open House Saturday, Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 1-5 p.m. Santa will arrive on The Square in a 1935 Pirsch […]

Coats for Kids!

November 20, 2013

ATHENS-The Holiday Inn Express,  Athens  has teamed up with Steelcase for our 3rd annual Coats for Kids drive. We will be accepting donations of new coats, jackets, gloves and scarves from November 25th  until December 8th to benefit families in need in Limestone County.  We will be working with the Limestone County DHR to ensure […]

Athens Celebrates Veteran’s Day

November 5, 2013

ATHENS-The City of Athens will celebrate Veteran’s Day.  Here is a list of closures and events taking place in Athens. Athens High School Friday, Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m. The Athens High School Veterans Day Assembly will be in the south gymnasium. A reception in the JROTC rifle range will follow. All local veterans, their families […]

Athens Rec wants to get kids and adults excited about exercise

November 2, 2013

ATHENS-The Athens Recreation Department is adding three new fall classes including one that will use fun activities to teach children nutrition and get them active.   The department requested its Facebook followers to suggest classes they would like to take this fall, which resulted in the addition of Zumba, yoga and Savvy Kids Fitness, said […]

Growing the Farmers Market and Harvesting Opportunities

October 28, 2013

ATHENS-A grant for the Farmers Market in the downtown area of Athens has inspired a community wide effort to make it a Saturday morning hangout, weekday shopping excursion, outdoor classroom and volunteer opportunity.   The Farmers Market is growing and harvesting opportunities to reach the public. Market lovers may see citizens buying fresh produce, children […]

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