Athens-Limestone County Marks Martin Luther King Jr Day And His Legacy With A Variety of Events
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate for African-Americans during the United State Civil Rights Movements. Often considered the architect of Civil Rights Movement's "Peaceful Protests", he often led marches, sit-ins, bus boycotts and spoke often of a day when all people would be equal - no matter gender, color, or other notable difference.
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life tragically ended in assassination in Memphis, TN ...
Self-Service CWD Sampling Stations Deployed in North Alabama
Additional Sampling in Waterloo January 12-13
The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has deployed six self-service Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) sampling stations in north Alabama as part of its increased CWD sampling surveillance efforts in the state. The sample station freezers are in Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Franklin, Lauderdale, and Colbert counties, and are available to receive deer head samples 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To prepare the sample...
Calhoun Community College Announces Program in Celebration of MLK Observation
Decatur, AL -- Calhoun Community College will pay tribute to slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the college's annual celebration program scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019. This year’s program, hosted by the college's Black Student Alliance (BSA), will begin at 11 a.m. on Calhoun's Decatur campus in the Aerospace Training Center (ATC). The program is free and open to the public.
Featured speaker for this year's program is Dr. Robert Smith, professor of Christian Preaching and the Jr., Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama.
Previously, Smith served...
COUNTY-WIDE TRASH ATTACK SET FOR MARCH 9, 2019
The Tennessee Valley Authority will team up with Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful again this year to host a litter cleanup in Limestone County. This year, the annual Elk River Cleanup will also include a county-wide attack on trash.
On Saturday, March 9th, KALB and TVA hope to have a record number of volunteers out cleaning up roadsides, neighborhoods, waterways and public lands throughout Limestone County.
Lynne Hart, KALB Executive Coordinator, said ...
Athens State's Center for Lifelong Learning to Host Community Breakfast
Athens, AL – Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning will be hosting a “CommUNITY Breakfast” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 25 at 8:30 am. Dr. Carolyn McKinstry, survivor ...
2019 Elkmont Hound Dog Half Not Just for the Dogs
January in the tiny northern Limestone County Alabama Town of Elkmont is a bustling time - contrary to the rest of the world nestling into their post-holiday recovery. The small eclectic community of family homes, family farms, boutiques, antiquaries, and specialty shops including world-renowned fromagerie Belle Chevre have an especially busy weekend laid upon them during Elkmont Hound Dog Half-Marathon weekend.
This annual half-marathon, that's 13.1 miles for the non-running inclined, hosted by the Elkmont Cross-Country and Track Teams and their supporters is not only a fundraiser but an economic boon to the community at large. The race was made famous by a wandering blood hound ...
Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series Announced
Athens, AL – Athens State University Foundation and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention Steering Committee are pleased to introduce the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series. This four-part series, leading up to the 2019 Fiddlers Convention in October, will allow bluegrass lovers to enjoy the sounds of old-time music throughout the year.
All four concerts will be held at...
"Sean of the South" to Speak at Athens State
Athens, AL – Athens State University is pleased to announce that Sean of the South (Sean Dietrich) will be coming to campus for “An Evening with Sean of the South” on Thursday, January 17 at 6:00 PM. The event, sponsored by Athens State’s Livingston Concert/Lecture Series, will take place in McCandless Hall. Dietrich will hold a book signing during a small reception that will follow.
Dietrich, best known for...
Southeast Tourism Society Selects Athens North Pole Stroll as an