The annual City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament will be May 10, 2014, at safe light until 3 p.m. Money raised goes to the American Cancer Society. Lunch provided, T-shirt provided to those who pre-register, door prizes and cash prizes for 1st through 10th place.
The city will start accepting registrations on March 15.
You can register at Active.com (cost includes fee) at: Active.com Bass Fishing Registration
Or you can print your form here and mail it or deliver it to Athens Utilities on Wilkinson Street: Registration Form
The Athens City Council will meet on Monday, March 10th in the Police Station located at 951 Hobbs Street East. A work session will begin at 4:30pm with the regular sesson at 5:30pm.
Erik Waddell serves the City of Athens by inspecting buildings to ensure they are safe. He serves his country by deploying overseas as the commander of the 663rd Engineer Company, where he has the rank of captain and is known as “Jackal 6.”
Waddell has served 15 years with the U.S. Army Reserve and has been deployed to Afghanistan. He has two prior combat deployments in Iraq.
He recently trained at Fort Bliss with the 663rd and has since flown to Manas Air Force Base, Kyrgyzstan and should soon be in Afghanistan. During his training at Fort Bliss, he sent an email on Feb. 1 to Mayor Ronnie Marks.
“It has been an eventful last 40 days or so with all the training we have completed. Looks like we will be all over Afghanistan training the Afghan National Army how to operate and maintain heavy engineer equipment. I am sure it will be a challenging mission at a time of uncertainty in Afghanistan. There will be elections in the country in April and that also can be a trying time. I can only hope that this mission will be completed early and without incident. There are no guarantees where we are going, and the enemy gets a vote so prayers would be much appreciated. I have 142 soldiers, and I intend to bring them all home safe.”
The Athens Planning Commission will meet March 18, 2014, at 5:45 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Athens Police Department at 951 Hobbs St. A 5 p.m. work session will be held prior.
The Athens Gas Department installed a sign on U.S. 31 for the public compressed natural gas station and the Sportsplex.
The Athens Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet on Thursday, March 20th in the Police Station at 951 Hobbs Street East. A work session will begin at 5:00pm with the regular meeting at 5:30pm.
Our Town Series
The Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a program called "Our Town." Even if you have lived in Athens all your life, this series will introduce you to your city. This is your chance to find out why things happen the way they do at City Hall and how your officials are working for you. Join us for pie and discussion as we get to know our city better.
Where Does All the Money Go?
Instructor: Annette Barnes, City Clerk/Finance Director
Find out how the city sales and property taxes are divided between departments and schools. Barnes will help you understand the process for allocation of city money.
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