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    In the local spotlight

    Help us shine the spotlight on Classic. Southern. Characters. in Athens. When you see someone perform a good deed, send us a note/picture. Read on...
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    Living, Working and Playing in Athens

    "The exciting thing about working for Athens is it's growing every day, but the people remain the same," says Athens Police Officer Michael Stainbrook. Read on...
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    Updates from EMA and City of Athens regarding COVID-19

    Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks and Limestone County Commission Chairman Collin Daly have signed EMA's Limestone County Pandemic Standard Operating Guide, which provides protocols for the entities will utilize. Read on...
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Welcome to Athens, Ala., the perfect place to land! 

Population: 27,366 

Named one of the safest cities in Alabama by The Home Security Advisor 

Named one of the best suburbs to live in Alabama by Niche 

Named one of the best places to retire in Alabama by Niche 

Athens High named one of the best public high schools in Alabama by Niche