Storytime at the Visitor Center
Sparks Fun In Reading In July
Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association and Learn to Read have invited special guest readers from throughout Limestone County to come to the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center, located on the corner of Beaty and Market Streets next to the “Duck Pond”, in the month of July to share their love of reading with children pre-K to Grade 4 but older children are welcome to come too.
The Storytime hour will be from ...
Patriotic Parties, Fireworks and More for the Fourth of July – Celebrate a Week of Independence
The year was 1776, the thirteen colonies of the new world decried the unfair taxation and treatment by the English crown of its distant citizens and the lack of representation in the House of Parliament. Goods of all sorts were taxed extremely. Redcoats were allowed to take over the colonist home and billet without compensation or question. There was no one to speak for the colonist – until...
Smokin’ Railroad Street BBQ Cookoff Heating Things Up in Elkmont
The Elkmont Lions Club’s Smokin’ Railroad Street BBQ Backyard Division Cookoff will heat things up in downtown Elkmont, Alabama June 21 and 22nd when over 23 teams come to town to compete in Alabama Barbecue Association Event and Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event. New this year, Elkmont is one of the Six City Backyard Shootout cities bringing in some new teams competing for chances at two titles. Spectators are in for a treat Friday...
The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists to expect some delays and be prepared to use alternate routes due to an ongoing resurfacing project on Alabama 53 between Interstate 65 and Alabama 251 in Limestone County.
Athens State Ranked In Top 10 Best Online Supply Chain Management Programs
Athens, AL – Athens State University’s online Supply Chain Management degree program has been named one of the best in the country by BestColleges.com. Ranked #6 nationwide, the program rose six spots from its place on last year’s list.
June 8th A Reel-y Good Day to Hit the Water in Alabama
Saturday, June 8th is Alabama Free Fishing Day, a statewide event that encourages residents and visitors to enjoy the outstanding fishing opportunities of Alabama's waters like Bass and Catfish rich waters of Limestone County’s Wheeler Lake and Elk River. On this day, the Commissioner of Conservation and Natural Resource has designated the public waters of Alabama free to fish recreationally without the need of a license. Some lakes may ...
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!”
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. # # #
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