The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest has been announced for students in Athens and Limestone County. Essays are due by Jan. 8. Click the link below for the theme, requirements, and other information.
The Athens City Council will meet on Monday, December 22nd 2014 in the Police Station located at 951 Hobbs Street East. A work session will begin at 4:00pm followed by the regular meeting at 5:30pm.
Click link below to see a list of known Christmas events in Athens. Please note the organizers of these events may have to reschedule or change dates/times because of weather or other unforeseen issues.
A home improvement store is spearheading a project to improve a National Recreation Trail in Athens.
In addition, a restaurant chain found an item to donate to the project thanks to its company’s foam cup recycling program, and a group of volunteers spent a football Saturday clearing vegetation.
This collaboration to beautify the U.S. 72 trail head for the city’s Swan Creek Greenway began in June, when representatives from Lowe’s in Athens contacted the city for ideas for the store’s Lowe’s Heroes program. Through this program, Lowe’s provides manpower and about $1,200 to make an improvement in the community.
TRAIL, a local student group working to keep The Square clean, counted the number of cigarette butts they picked up in one cleanup over the summer - 2,000 butts!
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful received funding from the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program and received match funding from TRIAL to start a campaign to combat cigarette litter.
Giant cigarette butt displays that look out of place on our historic Square - #ShowYourButt - bring home the ugliness of finding discarded cigarette butts in the planters, on sidewalks, by storefronts, etc.
There are ash receptacles located on The Square that smokers are asked to use. In addition, KALB is giving away pocket and car receptacles so smokers won't toss butts onto the ground.
For more information, call 256-233-8728.
Public safety officials in Limestone County announced Aug. 15, 2014, that Smart911 is now available to all citizens. Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens to create a Safety Profile for their household that can include any information they may want 9-1-1 call takers and first responders to have in the event of an emergency, then if they need to dial 9-1-1 their Safety Profile will immediately display on the call taker’s screen saving critical seconds and even minutes in response to the emergency.