City offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.
The Athens City Council meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 26, at the Athens Police Department's Municipal Courtroom with work session at 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Recycling will be picked up as scheduled on Monday, May 25. Please have bins to the curb by 6 a.m.
On April 27, 2015, Athens Public Works will begin mosquito control for the City of Athens. If justified and if weather permits, crews will be spraying on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Listed below are some helpful tips on how to reduce sources of water in your yard which are potential breeding sites.
Athens Police held Spring Fling 2015 on Friday.
It wasn’t a dance but the name of a drug operation that included the assistance of investigators from the Limestone County Sheriff’s Department.
Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said authorities executed arrest and search warrants in two waves. In the first wave on Friday morning, authorities served arrest warrants on individuals who lived mostly in Limestone County. Friday afternoon and evening, authorities served two search warrants: one at 708 Westmoreland Avenue and the other at 716 Hardy Street. Athens also served arrest warrants on individuals who live in the Athens city limits.
Johnson said authorities started the day with 35 arrest warrants.
“We arrested 17 individuals on 26 charges,” he said. “We will place the other 18 people into the NCIC data base as wanted and continue to attempt to locate them in the coming days.”
The two search warrants yielded a small amount of marijuana, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and $2,000 cash.
Downtown Athens is more than historic buildings. It’s our city’s story, community traditions and family memories.
For the Capps family, it was a place to celebrate becoming a family when they adopted their son, Jason, on Aug. 5, 2014.
“My husband had to rush off to work,” Sarah Campbell Capps said. “We quickly walked down to the drug store (Limestone Drug) and got some ice cream as a new family. Now the drug store ice cream bar is a fun stop while in downtown.”
The Board of Zoning Adjustment for the City of Athens, Alabama, will hold a work session at 5:00 p.m., followed by their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m., in the City Council Chambers in the Athens Police Department, at 951 East Hobbs Street, on Thursday, May 28, 2015, for the purpose of hearing the following applications and appeals. At this time, the applicant and all interested parties are requested to be present and will be given the opportunity to be heard.
The Athens City Council has approved a transportation plan to help guide city leaders as streets are impacted by increased traffic, safety concerns, commercial and residential growth, etc.
For example, U.S. 72 is a major concern because it is taking on more vehicles then it was designed to handle, and it has the most accidents. Most of those accidents occur at lunch and in the evenings and within the commercial areas.