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If you are looking for a loyal companion, look no further than Miss Twinkle Toes. She is a hugger and a snuggler and would love to have someone special in her life, as her owner recently passed away.


The Athens Rotary Club recently held its annual luncheon ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments from the previous year and also to look ahead to the next year. Outgoing president Tere Richardson thanked her fellow Rotarians and the board for being instrumental in their many club achievements.

We all love mysteries. Especially mysteries that might be solved. And even more, we really like mysteries right here in our own back yard. Since it is a secret, we Owls have to keep the origin of this story to ourselves. Maybe you might know how to solve this riddle?

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Limestone County weekly food/lodging establishment ratings from the Limestone County Health Department for the week June 20- June 24, 2022. The report includes critical items history.

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The Greater Ardmore Chamber was awarded a grant of $2,600 from the Alabama Tourism Department thanks to the support of Representative Andy Whitt.

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Say cheese ... on your burger or for your photo! Dub’s Burgers owners Derek and Olivia Pirtle sent a note to the community Thursday afternoon in regards to the iconic storefront window.

Limestone County weekly food/lodging establishment ratings from the Limestone County Health Department for the week June 13- June 17, 2022. The report includes critical items history.

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The Calhoun College Foundation is pleased to announce that Kim Lewis has been named President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Making history as the first African American to serve in this role, Lewis will succeed outgoing President, Rex Cheatham.

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Today, we shine the spotlight on the memory of Ida Terry, who was an educator and advocate for various non-profits in our community.

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The Athens Farmers Market has a full line up of entertainment and kids activities at this Saturday's market in addition to the many homegrown and handmade goods available. June 25 is Kids Day sponsored by Haney Equipment with helper and hero vehicles on-site for guests to explore. The Athens…

Seymour is looking for a new home where he can be a big, lovable couch potato. He came to Peace, Love and Animals after his previous owner, sadly, passed away. Seymour is a sweet, quiet guy who just needs someone to love him as much as his former owner did.

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David Puckett defeated Britley Leonard Brown in Tuesday’s Republican runoff for Limestone County District Judge Place 2. Puckett received 61.42 percent of the vote to Brown’s 38.58 percent.

The Limestone County Commission met Tuesday morning, June 21, and urged everyone to get out and exercise their right to vote. “Today is election day, and I would like to see a lot of folks participate,” District 1 Commissioner Daryl Sammet said.

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Ringer is a charming tuxedo boy who is ready to be adopted by his forever family. He is so named for the adorable white ring that circles his kitty nose. His gentle demeanor is perfect for a home with children and other cats.

The Alabama primary runoff election will take place on Tuesday June 21, 2022, at polling locations across Limestone County. Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Six members of the Athens High School JROTC Golden Eagle Battalion and two cadets from the Limestone County Career Technical Center recently had the opportunity to participate in the annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Alabama State director Nivory Gordon Jr. was in Athens Friday to announce the completion of two climate-smart projects in Limestone County under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The grant program — which is desi…

Limestone County weekly food/lodging establishment ratings from the Limestone County Health Department for the week June 6- 10, 2022. The report includes critical items history.

The Saturday market is in full swing at the Athens Farmers Market. The market has some familiar faces as well as some new ones. The Black Dog Grounds & Sounds coffee trailer is new to the market this year. They offer fresh, locally roasted coffee along with a great collection of new and …

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The Athens Arts League welcomed local author Carissa Lovvorn to High Cotton Arts last weekend where she shared her newest children’s book “Lemons for Blessings” with a group of children. The Lemons for Blessings painting event gave local kids a meet and greet opportunity with Lovvorn as well…


The Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter has recently seen an extreme increase in animals being surrendered or turned into the shelter as strays. As of Tuesday afternoon, June 14, the shelter staff has taken in 226 animals since June 1, including 19 cats from just one individual.

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Limestone County Schools recently kicked off its Summer of Achievement in Reading (SOAR) program at Blue Springs, Cedar Hill, Creekside, Elkmont, Piney Chapel, Sugar Creek, and Tanner elementary schools.


The Athens-Limestone County Chamber of Commerce hosted the State of the County breakfast Tuesday morning, June 14, at the Alabama Veterans Museum with Limestone Commission chairman Collin Daly as the keynote speaker. The address came just one day after new US Census data revealed that Limest…

Middle schoolers from around Limestone County enjoy a week of all things robotics last week. Approximately 90 students chose to attend the STEM robotics camp at Owens. The STEM camp is designed for grades 6-8. For five days, students spent time collaborating, designing, building, and coding.

It was a fun day in the park Saturday for some area pooches at Manning’s Mutts Picnic and Dog Show. Dogs of all kinds strutted their stuff at Jimmy Gill Park for fun prizes and to help the Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter.

Limestone County weekly food/lodging establishment ratings from the Limestone County Health Department for the week May 30 - June 3, 2022. The report includes critical items history.

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