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“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 […]

Athens Warming Station At 1st Methodist Beasly Center

January 4, 2014

ATHENS-Weather forecasts indicate that the city of Athens will experience the coldest weather felt in 20 years.   Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing Sunday evening and stay below the freezing mark until Wednesday.  Low temperatures are expected to reach dangerous levels each night, possibly below zero.  These conditions are particularly dangerous for those who […]

10-Year Anniversary Of Officer Shootings

January 2, 2014

ATHENS-The Mims-Russell AMVETS chapter has decided to move today’s memorial in memory of slain Athens officers Anthony Mims and Sgt. Larry Russell to the Athens Police Department because of the weather. The event will be at 1 p.m. The officers were shot and killed on this date in 2004. This is the 10-year anniversary. AMVETS, […]

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 […]

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