Sweet Thymes Means Sweet Times For Your Lucky Valentine
There’s a small, unsuspecting building located on North Clinton Street in Athens Alabama that holds a treasure – and perhaps one of the community’s best kept secrets, Sweet Thymes. When not catering weddings and events around the Tennessee Valley, the little boutique to-go eatery prepares meals with an a la cart flair. They post a menu for the day featuring...
1818 Farms Unique Stems & More Will Charm Your Valentine
Whether it’s a budding romance or a love in full bloom – 1818 Farm’s flowers will make your sweetheart wilt in your arms.
The family-own and operated farm, headed by Natasha McCrary, sits in the historic Town of Mooresville in southern Limestone County near the Tennessee River. Natasha and her helpers take time to choose seeds by pouring through seed catalogs perusing the pages for favorites and timeless classics. Some of brightly colored beauties they’ve come to rely on to make their amazing array of...
A Short Excursion Leads to Sweet Treats at Wise Ant General Store & Bakery
Feeling adventurous and looking for some sweets for your sweetie? Well, tucked in the rolling hills just north of Ardmore at a tiny intersection on the road is Bryson Tennessee. Some might know the area as one of two businesses nestled on the corners, Corner Pit BBQ, just two miles east of Interstate 65 Exit 6 was recently featured on a Tennessee Crossroads. For those that haven’t seen the show or ventured beyond the Shady Lawn Truck stop, you’ll be delighted by the other business – Wise Ant General Store and Bakery. This family-run bakery and general store with an unusual name and...
JJ’s Coffee & More Can Help With Your Valentine’s With Sweet Treats & Picnic Pleasures
Looking to treat your sweetheart to ruby red dipped Strawberries and maybe a little lunch escape? JJ’s Coffee located on 27031 Main Street in Ardmore, Tennessee can help you with your plans. They’re presently taking orders for Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - $2.00 each or $5.00 per box (approximately 6 berries).
Grab the picnic basket and let them fill it with...
Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Day
The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has designated Saturday, February 6, 2021, as the second of the 2020-2021 hunting season’s Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days. The first of the two special waterfowl hunting days took place November 21, 2020.
Stan Smith is good old Southern guy with a slow drawl and love of horses. He works as a farrier, a blacksmith that specializes in shoeing horses, and a variety of equine and rider clinics when he’s not holding the reigns of a buggy. Actually, it should be buggies – Stan has quite a collection of them including a stunning white open-air that he uses for weddings and his newly acquired glass-paned funerary buggy.
DAV-AL51’s Host Annual Valentine’s Day Raffle & Fundraiser
Looking to celebrate Valentine’s with your sweetheart early? You might want to make plans to join the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 51 in Athens as they bring Valentine’s early to Athens-Limestone with chances to enjoy a meal and purchase tickets on raffle and door prize items. This special event is scheduled...
Annual Chocolate Walk Returns to Downtown Athens Feb. 6
ATHENS, Ala. – Chocolate lovers rejoice!
The annual Athens Main Street Chocolate Walk returns to downtown Athens on February 6 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The self-guided event will start at the Athens Main Street office, located at 107 North Jefferson Street, where walkers will pick up their pre-paid ticket(s), a map to participating businesses, and their bag to collect their chocolate goodies...
Decatur, AL – The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Convalescence,” a collection of paintings by Jane Philips. Philips describes the exhibit as a collection that “catalogues the relationship between human and nature; a cleansing of the soul through decay, death, rebirth, meditation, isolation, wonder, and growth.” The show will be featured...
Special Waterfowl Hunting Days Announced for Youth, Veterans and Active Military Personnel
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has designated Saturday, November 21, 2020, as one of the 2020-2021 hunting season’s Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days. The second of the two special waterfowl hunting days is scheduled for February 6, 2021.
On those days, military personnel on active duty, veterans (as defined in section 101 of U.S. Code: Title 38), and youth under age 16 who are accompanied by a licensed adult hunter may hunt for waterfowl statewide. Regular waterfowl season shooting hours, bag limits, legal arms and ammunitions apply to the special days. Hunting area rules and regulations also apply.
The special waterfowl days were previously reserved for...
Decatur, AL – The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the 7th annual juried Festival of the Cranes Exhibit in the Center’s Walking Gallery. The show will be held in conjunction with the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Association’s annual Festival of the Cranes, which will take place on Saturday, January 9 in Decatur, Alabama. To celebrate, the ACA will be open with special weekend hours on Saturday, January 9 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The exhibit will be free and open to the public. All students, faculty, staff, adjuncts, and alumni of...
LIMESTONE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING SERVING OUR SENIORS DESPITE SENIOR CENTER CLOSURES
LIMESTONE COUNTY, ALABAMA – Complying with the health order originally issued by the State of Alabama Health Officer, Dr. Scott Harris, on March 19, 2020, all seven of the Limestone County Commission’s Senior Centers have been closed to activities. However, during this time, the Limestone County Council on Aging Department has continued to serve the seniors in our community, in the following ways:
Gifts from Moorsville's 1818 Farm Aren't A Baaa-aad Idea
Tucked in the corner of Alabama's oldest town is a family-owned farm that started with a mission - help educate children as well as adults to farm life. That mission grew to encompass helping the Olde English Babydoll Sheep by breeding them and raising them to help prevent their extinction.
Culinary Crafting Is At Your Fingertips with Belle Chevre DIY Goat Cheese Kits
Nestled in the heart of Elkmont Alabama in north-central Limestone County is a world-renowned gem of cheese-making - Belle Chevre. This small legendary cheese source started with one cheese lover, Liz Parnell and a goat dairy in Elkmont 1989 that ended up seeing the french-style goat's milk cheese taking Alabama by storm and even finding a place on the table of the White House.
Limestone County Historic Society Offers Athens Stadium Keepsake Ornament
It's an annual Christmas tradition in Athens-Limestone Alabama for the Limestone County Historic Society to pick an iconic structure or event from the community and unveil it as a keepsake ornament. Previous ornaments have included Founders Hall of Athens State University, Athens Grammar School/Greene University; the historic Beaty-Mason Home...
The Donnell House, once the home of Reverend Robert Donnell, sits atop a hill just south of downtown Athens among school buildings and towering trees that stand like sentinels as if they were guarding the history, heritage and culture the home has witnessed. The white clapboard house with wrapping porch and eclectic collection of antiques has served as the Donnell Family home, a boys' school, home to principals and superintendents of Athens City School before taking on life in its present roll of event venue and historical purveyors of local history, heritage, and tales.
One option for enjoying the tales and history is the Donnell House cookbook, “Grits & Gunpowder” which is available in softback just perfect for the cook or historian in your family or circle of friends. It’s part...
Andrew Dollar Named Director Of Center For Lifelong Learning
Athens State University is pleased to welcome Andrew Dollar as the new Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning. He assumed this position on September 1, 2020.
A native of Alabama, Dollar has a BA from University of Southern Mississippi, an MPA from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and he is currently working on his doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University. He has a nearly 20-year background in public affairs, community relations, and small business development with a career beginning ...
NAACP Announces 2020 Limestone County NAACP Educational Golf Classic
The Limestone County NAACP is having its Annual Educational Golf Classic. Funds raised go directly to our many Educational Youth Programs. The Limestone County NAACP understands the importance of preparing students today for future success. Therefore, we offer a variety of free programming to include...
Limestone County Commission Awarded Grant For Farmer's Market
Chairman Collin Daly, visits with King Family Farms at one of the newly built vendor tables at the Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market located on Green Street has received some updates thanks to a $6,990.00 grant from Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers & Valleys RC&D Council. The Limestone County Commission provided a $2,763.00 match to the grant making this...
Chick-Fil-A North Alabama Race Series – Athens 10K/5K/1 Mile Run Goes Virtual For 2020
The 10th annual CHICK-FIL-A NORTH ALABAMA RACE SERIES – ATHENS 10K/5K/1 MILE RUN is going virtual for 2020. Race organizers are challenging people to get off the couch and run to support the Marching Indians. Over the years, the race has had fantastic support from our community, averaging 400+ runners each race. Our runners are always cheered on by family and friends, making Chick-Fil-A Race Day a fun, community event, growing bigger every year.
SMITH NAMED INTERIM PROVOST, LAFEVOR NAMED INTERIM VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Athens State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Jackie Smith has been appointed as its interim Provost and Dr. Kim LaFevor has been appointed as its interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective immediately. This selection follows the recent announcement that Dr. Joe Delap, former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, had been appointed as the University’s new Vice President for Corporate and Community Relations.
Calhoun Launches New Nationally Accredited Logistics Training Programs
The Calhoun Community College Adult Education department, through a statewide partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), has launched two certified logistics training programs and is now accepting applications. The pilot programs are free to those who qualify and includes training for Foundation-level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT). According to Mindi Russell, Calhoun’s Acting Adult Education Director, the programs are..,
Registration for Sandhill Crane Season Opens on September 8
Registration opens September 8
Left to right Jud Easterwood, Courtenay Conring, and Norman Haley
Last year, Alabama saw its first sandhill crane hunting season in more than 100 years. The season returns for 2020-2021 with 400 permit holders having the opportunity to hunt sandhill cranes in north Alabama. Registration for the permits opens on September 8.
Norman Haley from Scottsboro, Alabama, has hunted sandhill cranes twice in Tennessee and was excited to have the opportunity to do so in his home state during the 2019-2020 season.
“Sandhill crane hunting is very unique,” Haley said. “The anticipation of seeing the birds approach from a distance is exciting. The slow and graceful circling as they land in a field is a sight to see.”
LIMESTONE COUNTY BICENTENNIAL PROJECTS RECEIVE LEGACY AWARD AND COMMENDATION AWARD
L-R – Rebekah Davis (Limestone County Archivist), Linda Nelson (Limestone County Historical Society), Collin Daly (Chairman, Limestone County Commission), Bill Graham (Grandson of the late Judge David Lee Rosenau, Jr., Joy Rosenau Graham (Daughter of the late Judge David Lee Rosenau, Jr.), Jimmy Woodroof, (retired Circuit Judge, Limestone County), Teresa Todd (President, Athens Limestone Tourism Association) and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Martin
This week, the Limestone County Courthouse Bell and Judge David Lee Rosenau, Jr. Memorial Project and the Limestone County Map and Mini-Documentaries Project each received a special plaque commemorating its outstanding contribution to Alabama’s recent bicentennial celebration. Between Mar. 3, 2017, and Dec. 14, 2019, every county, more than 200 local community committees, and dozens of organizations throughout the state participated in Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration. They undertook...