ATHENS — This is an artist's rendering of the new Athens City Hall, which will be built at the corner of Marion and Hobbs streets over the next two years. The city borrowed $2.2 million for the project in 2009 and has already spent about $100,000 to demolish the old City Hall and to prepare the site for the new building on the same spot. The plan reflects Greek Revival architecture in the area, including the Methodist Church on the same block and the Limestone County Courthouse. Initially, officials had hoped to retain the old City Council chambers, but they later found the plan unworkable, so the entire building was demolished. For more details and drawings of the plan, see story in Sunday's edition of The News Courier.
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Limestone Ledger 4/23/14
Safe driving course
The AARP safe driving course will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Council on Aging office, 912 W. Pryor St. Cost is $15 for AARP members. All others, $20. Participants are asked to bring lunch or snacks. RSVP to Emily Sandlin at 256-216-3906.
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