The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Local News

March 14, 2013

Athens gets green for St. Patrick's Day

— The city of Athens will put on the green Sunday for St. Patrick’s Day.

The green attire will come in the form of foliage from new trees designed to beautify a main city corridor and improve the look of the Limestone County Schools Central Office.

Volunteers from Athens Rotary Club, with the help of the city’s Street Department and Planning Department, are going to plant 60 trees Sunday along Jefferson Street as part of Rotary’s Athens Re-Leaf Program.

“We’re excited about this, and it is not something we’re going to end with,” said Rotary member Doug Gates. “We hope this is just the beginning and we hope other (groups) will do the same.”

Various species of trees and shrubs will be planted between Green and Forrest streets, including “October Glory” red maples, oaks, dogwoods and redbuds along with “Nellie Stevens” hollies, “Natchez” (white) crepe myrtles and “Little Gem” magnolias.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
Photos


Poll

Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

Russia-Ukraine
Israel-Palestine
Iraq
None of the above
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

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