Calhoun: Virtual Commencement 2020
CALHOUN GOES VIRTUAL FOR 2020 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Decatur, AL – Calhoun Community College will honor its graduates on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 6:00 pm through a virtual commencement ceremony. The College’s Nursing Program will also hold its traditional Candlelighting ceremony from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Both ceremonies are closed to only participating graduates and faculty. Although guests are not permitted, the event will be live-streamed at www.calhoun.edu/graduation.
According to the Calhoun Admissions Office, more than 1,900 students have qualified for graduation. Of that number, over 150 students plan
Update: 2020 Red White & Boom
Athens Red, White and Boom Drive-in Firework Show
The Athens-Limestone Tourism has been given the go-ahead from the state fire marshal's office to have the annual Red, White & Boom display with one twist – Drive-In style viewing to meet the safety guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control, the Governor’s Office and Alabama Public Health.
The Red, White & Boom: Drive-In Edition Firework Show will be held...
KALB: Cash for Trash Returns
Indorama BIG Cash For Trash Challenge Is Back!
The Indorama Ventures-sponsored BIG Cash For Trash Challenge is on! This great opportunity to perform a community service also enters participants into a drawing for some BIG cash prizes, including $1,000, $500, $200, $100 and more!
Because of COVID-19, KALB had to postpone the challenge, which began on March 14th. We have been given the green light to restart the program.
Individuals and groups may participate. Group names will be entered into the drawing once for each ½ mile cleanup.
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Calhoun: Announce New Leaders
CALHOUN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ALUMS NAMED PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE FOUNDATION BOARD
Decatur, AL – Today, the Calhoun College Foundation announced Rex Cheatham as the new President and Kim Lewis as the first Vice President of the College’s 2020-2021 Foundation Board.
Rex Cheatham, a native of Decatur, Alabama, brings more than 44 years of experience in the education sector where he served as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Education Reform Commission. He also served as the Governor’s Education Liaison, UniServ Director for the Alabama Education Association of District 2, and as a Teacher and Supervisor for Attendance and Testing for Morgan County Schools. He graduated ...
Variety Of Activities Created To Replace On-Site Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO
Due to COVID-19, the on-site Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO had to be cancelled; however, KALB has not cancelled the celebration! Several activities and contests have been created to engage students and adults.
“It is important to KALB staff and board members to find ways to bring people outdoors to learn a little bit more about the natural world,” said Lynne Hart, KALB’s Executive Coordinator. “We can only learn to respect our environment if we appreciate it, and to appreciate it we must experience it.”
KALB is offering
Recycling: Cardboard Only Begins
Recycling Center To Begin Accepting CARDBOARD ONLY At Lucas Ferry Location
On Monday, June 22nd, the Athens-Limestone Recycling Center located at 15896 Lucas Ferry Rd., will begin accepting CARDBOARD ONLY.
It is extremely important that residents follow the listed guidelines in order for their cardboard to be accepted. This is due to...
Athens Entertainment District
Athens Opening The Square Arts & Entertainment District
ATHENS- On Friday, June 19 at 5:00pm The Square Arts & Entertainment District will open in Downtown Athens!
June 8th City Council meeting to designate a portion of downtown Athens as an entertainment district. The Square Arts & Entertainment District will extend for approximately a block on each side of the Limestone County Courthouse.
Athens Main Street Director, Tere Richardson says “We had been working with the Mayor and City Council for six months to evaluate establishing...
Fridays After Five Return In June
Celebrate Summer with Fridays After Five
ATHENS- Celebrate summer by enjoying all Downtown Athens has to offer the entire family!
Fridays After Five will be on selected Fridays of each month in June - August, beginning this Friday, June 19, from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Athens, AL. Future dates include July 17 and August 14. Put the dates on your calendar.
Fridays After Five was created to attract residents and out-of-towners alike to dine, shop and enjoy live entertainment while appreciating the historical beauty of the downtown area. Participating businesses and restaurants will remain...
I-565: June Brings Exit Detours
Be aware of I-565E exit changes New Greenbrier ramp to open; detour for eastbound Mooresville exit
HUNTSVILLE — The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists of upcoming changes at two interchanges on Interstate 565 in Limestone County: The new eastbound Exit 3 offramp from I-565 to Greenbrier Road and Swancott Road will open Wednesday, June 17. Wednesday night, the contractor will begin setting barriers to temporarily close both eastbound ramps at Exit 2 (Mooresville Road).
Eastbound traffic to and from Mooresville Road will be detoured...
Blanche Freedom Festival 2020
A Message from the organizers of the Blanche Freedom Festival 2020
From the organizers of the Blanche Freedom Festival is in Blanche, Tennessee Via Facebook
2020! Need we say more. We want to let everyone know a quick update on the Freedom Festival this year. At the first of the year the committee met and decided not to move ahead with the event this year. Many factors weighed in on this decision but let me share just a couple. First, we just didn't feel a peace about putting it on this year in our hearts. Several of our originators have moved forward and we felt it may be time to just end it. Second, with the new school being built, several of the programs are working to raise money in the community to help fund a new playground for the kids as well as sport facility. These two things will not be provided in the building of the school so people are working real hard to raise the money and we didn't want to take away from this great movement.
Now we are dealing with the Pandemic of Covid 19 and i'm sure glad we made the decision we did. It would be hard to ask...
UPDATE: Red White & Boom 2020
Athens Red, White & Boom In July 2020 Making Efforts To Go Forward with In-Car Viewing and Additional Restrictions
The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association initially announced on June 11, 2020 that public safety in the face of COVID-19 outbreaks and the increasing occurrence was to take precedent this year after initial guidelines for fireworks displays outlined not only social distancing guidelines but additional mitigation efforts like contact tracing and limiting capacity – a difficult task for a small organization that would require strict attendance control to a limited number and turning away crowds once capacity was met.
Athens-Limestone Tourism is...
Athens Firework 2020 Update
Health and Safety First, No Red, White & Boom In July 2020
The Athens-Limestone community will have less bang and sparkle this 4th of July as the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association opts to heed to the side of caution after reviewing the guidelines offered by the State of Alabama for large community gathering and several agencies requirement of a detailed mitigation and response plan that included limiting attendance, assuring people would willfully maintaining 6 feet social distancing within their cars for the duration of the event, having a process in place potentially to contract trace attendees in case of a COVID-19 outbreak, and other points that such a small organization couldn’t provide.
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