The Athens Storytelling Festival kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 21, on The Square with Local Storytellers Night. Get your tickets online at Athens Storytelling Festival Website. You can hear legends, lies, and yarns spun by our community's own talented storytellers as they compete to see who has the best tale.
Tickets also available for nationally known storytellers like Donald Davis, Carmen Deedy, Kevin Kling, Bil Lepp and John McCutcheon. The festival goes through Oct. 25.
Cleanup from Monday's storms have caused a change in schedule for the Sanitation Department's pick up of road side trash. Crews currently are working on Thursday's route and will be working on Saturday and Monday. The department appreciates customers' understanding and patience as crews work to get back on schedule.
The Athens Planning Commission will hold public hearings on the following items at their regular meeting on October 21, 2014, at 5:45 p.m. This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers AT THE ATHENS POLICE DEPARTMENT at 951 Hobbs Street following a 5:00 p.m. work session.
Athens is hosting the Smithsonian Exhibit "The Way We Worked" from 10-5 at the Limestone County Event Center (closed Sundays). This is a free exhibit and includes local information as well as information provided by the Smithsonian. See a film made from interviews of locals like veterinarians, farmers, police, and others talking about working life for their families in Athens and Limestone County.
The exhibit will be at the center through Nov. 8.
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.
The Athens City Council will meet on Monday, October 13th in the City Council Chambers in the Police Station located at 951 Hobbs Street East. A work session will begin at 4:30pm with the regular session at 5:30pm.
The Alabama Water and Pollution Control Association recently awarded the Athens Wastewater Treatment Plant its Best Operated Plant Award in the 5.1- to 10-Million gallons per day flow range.
The award was presented to Virgil White, superintendent of the city's wastewater treatment plant, during the Alabama Water and Pollution Control Association banquet held in July.