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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Council approves paving projects for spring

Paving a street

At the March 11 Athens City Council meeting, the Council authorized Mayor Ronnie Marks to issue a task order to Reed Contracting for spring paving projects totaling $795,000. 

Public Works Director James Rich said the paving should start before th...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Forrest Street Bridges Project

Crews work on Forrest Street

The City of Athens will close Forrest Street east of U.S. 31 on March 4 to begin the replacement of two bridges and other safety improvements.

This is the city’s last ATRIP project. ATRIP is an ALDOT administered federal aid highway program that ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Athens ranks high for safety


Athens ranks No. 5 in Safest Cities in Alabama with Populations over 20,000, according to Home Security Advisor.

Posted on: January 4, 2019

Getting Squared Away Downtown Resumes

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Premiere and the city’s Water Dept. plan to start back work on the TAP Square project and the water pressure improvement project. Dolph Bradford and I plan to come around Tuesday morning to check in with merchants on the Washington Street side (...

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