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 ...
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...
Governor Ivey Announces Auto Supplier YKTA to Create 650 Jobs at Huntsville Plant
HUNTSVILLE– Governor Kay Ivey joined executives from auto supplier Y-tec Keylex Toyotetsu Alabama (YKTA) at a ceremony in Huntsville today to announce the company’s plans to invest $220 million to open a manufacturing facility that will create 650 jobs.
The YKT Alabama facility will be located on the site of the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS) auto assembly plant now under construction in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville.
YKTA, a new joint venture formed between...
Clements HS Graduate Awarded 2019 Mike Chapman Scholarship
Athens, Al - The Mike Chapman Memorial Music Scholarship for 2019 was presented May 16th, 2019 to Diva Nicole Rigney, a Clements High School graduate who will be attending Auburn University this fall, and performing in their marching band. Diva was a Clements band student for seven years playing clarinet, serving as the marching section leader and the concert band section leader. She received...
Summer Concert Series – Singing on the Square Returns with Toe-tapping Evenings of Music
Dust off the camp chairs and mark the calendars as Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association host the 2019 Summer Concert Series in downtown Athens, Alabama with sponsor Jimmy Smith Buick GMC. The majestic stonework of the Limestone County Courthouse will serve as the backdrop for the free-to-the-public concert series taking place on the Marion Street side from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on select Fridays from May through August.
The kickoff show will be...
Athens State University Names Dr. Philip Way As 37th President
Athens, AL – The Athens State University Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Philip Way as the 37th president of Athens State University. The appointment was made after a unanimous vote by Board members at its meeting on Friday, May 17.
Way, who currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and previously served as ...
Scottish visitors to tour Athens and sign Sister City agreement
Visitors from across the pond will be in Athens to tour the city and formalize a Sister City agreement between Stonehaven, Scotland, and Athens, Ala.
On Wednesday, May 22, Richard Holman-Baird and Philip Mills-Bishop will fly into Huntsville International Airport and meet their host families. The pair will spend...
Robotics Technology Park Phase III FAME Classes to be held at Calhoun
Calhoun Community College officials announced today that due to an accident at Phase III of the Robotics Technology Park (RTP) building, FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) classes will now meet in Calhoun’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) until further notice.
For more information, please contact Terry Patterson, Calhoun’s coordinator for advanced manufacturing collaborative programs at 256-306-2915 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Fishing Day is June 8
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Alabamians and visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 1-9. Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to enjoy the outstanding fishing opportunities Alabama has to offer without having to purchase a fishing license.
The fishing license exemption on Free Fishing Day does not affect...
Calhoun Community College Awarded $200,000 ARC Grant
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has announced the approval of a grant in the amount of $199,997 to Calhoun Community College for the college’s Automotive Technology for Dual Enrollment Students project.
According to Gwen Baker, director of Dual Enrollment at Calhoun, the investment will provide training for ...
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Tourism Growth of $1.2 Billion
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced at a press conference that one million more people visited Alabama in 2018 than ever before and spent $15.5 billion, which was $1.2 billion higher than the previous year, according to the state’s annual economic impact report produced by Montgomery economist Dr. Keivan Deravi for the Alabama Tourism Department.
The industry attracted more than...
End of Watch roll call to be part of Police Memorial Service in Athens
On Thursday, Athens Police Department will read the names of nine law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives in service to the citizens of Limestone County.
The solemn roll call is part of the department’s annual Police Memorial service held during National Police Week. The ceremony will be...
Calhoun Community College Student Team Wins First Place in Manufacturing Challenge Competition
Decatur, AL – A three-student team from Calhoun Community College won first place honors during the Project MFG- Next Generation Manufacturing Challenge Competition held recently at Auburn University.
Calhoun students Andrew Adams, George Cassimus and Cody Kirkland comprised the winning team. As the winning team, each student received a $1500 scholarship, with a $5000 prize going to the college. Calhoun faculty members Matt Jones (welding), Tad Montgomery (machine tool technology), and Larry Owens (machine tool technology) served as team instructors/mentors.
The competition is a...