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    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Information

    City offices will be closed on Jan. 20 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. The City is participating in community activities the public is invited to attend. Read on...
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    2020 Municipal Elections Information

    Information about the 2020 Municipal Elections is available. Read on...
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    Call 811 before you dig

    The Athens Gas Department reminds contractors and homeowners they need to call 811 before they dig. Read on...
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    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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Welcome to Athens, Ala., the perfect place to land! 

Population: 26,247 


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