Enjoy Local Shops on a Sunday Afternoon
ATHENS- Come shop and dine in Downtown Athens on a Sunday afternoon!
This summer, local shops and businesses will be open on the second Sunday of every month in June-August to promote the downtown area during the weekends.
After speaking to local merchants, Athens Main Street believes that this will be a great way to encourage more people to the downtown area to shop and attract the Sunday lunch crowds to stay longer in Downtown Athens.
Athens Main Street Executive Director, Tere Richardson says, “A stroll around the Square, some shopping and a great meal is a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Come and enjoy Downtown!”
Businesses will be open ...
New U.S. 72 Signal To Flash For Next Week
The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that the traffic signal installed last week at U.S. 72 and Burgreen Road/Dupree Worthey Road is now in flash mode.
The signal will remain in flash mode for about a week to alert drivers to its presence before normal operations begin. During this interim period, through traffic on U.S. 72 will receive flashing yellow lights indicating caution, and motorists on Burgreen Road/Dupree Worthey Road and those using the left turn lanes on U.S. 72 will receive flashing red signals, indicating they must stop and yield.
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New Traffic Light
U.S. Highway 72 and Burgreen Road/Dupree Worthey Road
Next to the Limestone County Flea Market in eastern Limestone County AL
Limestone County Commission – Tourism Proclaim June 1st National Trail Day for County
Limestone County Commission Chairman Collin Daly and the Athens-Limestone County Tourism proudly proclaim National Trail Day in Limestone County Alabama celebrating the tremendous collection of trails and their contributions to citizen’s quality of life and the community’s economy. Collin Daly signed the proclamation for the June 1st day that invites citizens and visitors to enjoy the bounty of Limestone County trails.
Limestone County is home to ...
U.S. 72 at Burgreen Rd to be signalized
The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that state forces will begin installing poles for a future traffic signal on U.S. 72 at Burgreen Road/Dupree Worthey Road on Tuesday, May 28, weather permitting.
Work will be performed from about 9 a.m. to about 2:30 p.m. Additional work will be performed Wednesday, May 29, through Friday, May 31. Please drive with caution in the work zone.
After the signal is in place, ALDOT will advise about plans to place it in operation.
ATHENS STATE TO HOST FLAG DAY CELEBRATION
Athens, AL – Athens State’s annual Flag Day Celebration and cookout is scheduled for Friday, June 14 at 12:00 pm in the Sandridge Student Center Ballroom on the Athens State University campus. The event honors the United States flag and our nation’s armed forces, past and present.
Dr. Lionel Wright, Assistant Professor of Business in Athens State’s College of Business, will be the guest speaker. Music will be provided by...
ACA TO HOST 78th NATIONAL ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF ALABAMA
The Alabama Center for the Arts will be hosting the Watercolor Society of Alabama’s 78th National Annual Exhibition. Presented in the Main and Walking Galleries, the exhibition will be free and open to the public beginning on Sunday, June 2 and continue through Friday, August 2. An Award Ceremony and Opening Reception will be held on June 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
As one of the oldest major watercolor organizations in the nation, the Watercolor Society of Alabama (WSA) was founded in 1939 and has been...
Alabama Connections Academy Holds Athens Information Session
Alabama Connections Academy a virtual public school for students in Kindergarden through 12th grades is offering parents throughout Alabama the opportunity to learn more about this highly accountable, high-quality virtual public school during local information sessions.
During the session, participants will discuss the family’s role in the education process through topics such as organizing the home for the most effective schooling environment and balancing time when more than one child is enrolled in the program. Participants also will learn...
CARPENTER & MAY COMING TO ATHENS STATE
Dateline: May 30, 2019, Athens, AL – Carpenter & May will be coming to Athens State University as part of the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Concert Series. The concert will be the third of a newly expanded five-part series that leads up to the 2019 Fiddlers Convention in October, allowing...
It's Official - City of Athens & Tourism Proclaim June 1st National Trail Day
Athens-Limestone County Tourism and the City of Athens have proclaimed June 1, 2019 National Trail Day to acknowledge the success of our trail systems in the city and contributions they make upon our residents lives, health and well-being.
City of Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks signed the proclamation...
Gov. Ivey Announces Auto Supplier DaikyoNishikawa to Locate First U.S. Facility in Alabama, Creating 380 Jobs
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that Japan-based DaikyoNishikawa US plans to invest $110 million to open an auto parts manufacturing facility in Huntsville to serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. assembly plant now under construction.
The company, called DNUS for short, will create approximately 380 jobs at the new Alabama facility, which will produce plastic automotive parts.
For decades, Alabama has built...