The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

May 15, 2014

Torch run for Special Olympics comes through Athens today

— The Alabama Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will make its way through Athens at 9 a.m. today.

Runners plan to meet on the west side of The Square and run to Athens Elementary School and back to The Square. Runners will run with the Flame of Hope across the state Thursday and Friday on their way to the State Special Olympic Games at Troy University.

The Athens Police Department encourages the public to meet the runners at 9 a.m. on The Square to cheer and support their efforts for Special Olympics.

Officials said the section of run in Athens is expected to take an hour.

Motorists should use caution in the downtown area and around the school during the run, officials said.

Text Only
Local News


Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

     View Results
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee