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    April 6 COVID-19 Media Briefing for Athens & Limestone Co.

    Athens and Limestone officials met at Athens City Hall to hold a media briefing on COVID-19 with updates on city, schools, hospital, county and EMA, as well as how to abide by the state health order and observe Easter. Read on...
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    Youth Commissioners write letter of hope to Athens

    We are not doctors, and we are not government leaders. We are students with a voice. 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...
  4. City and County officials with Census banner

    2020 Census: Make Athens Count!

    By participating in 2020 Census, you are helping ensure federal funding for Athens and the State of Alabama, as well as helping Alabama keep its congressional seats. Read on...
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    2020 Municipal Elections Information

    Information about the 2020 Municipal Elections is available. Read on...
  6. Crews work on Forrest Street

    Forrest Street Bridges Project

    Forrest Street east of U.S. 31 will close on March 4, 2019, for the ATRIP project to replace the two bridges over Swan Creek and to make other safety improvements. Read on...
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