Trash attack

Residents in Limestone County can dump debris for free from 7 a.m. to noon today, at the Republic Services Transfer Station, 16100 BFI Lane (off U.S. 72, just east of Seven Mile Post Road). Social distancing will be observed, and Republic Services asks participants to be patient in case of delays. Proof of residency (i.e., current utility bill) required. Maximum of four automobile tires. Any appliance that uses Freon must have the compressor removed or a certificate stating the Freon has been professional removed. No hazardous or household medical waste accepted. Contractors may not dump for free.

Clothes giveaway

Women Empowering Women is sponsoring a free clothes giveaway 10 a.m.–noon today, at Lincoln-Bridgeforth Park, 815 Westview Ave., Athens. There will be children’s, women's and men's clothing in all sizes. There will also be free refreshments and snacks.


Athens City Cemetery Stroll

Stroll among the headstones in the pastoral Athens City Cemetery as the spirits return to share tales of history, family and lore of some of Limestone County's most renowned figures — as well as a few visiting spirits who have come to recount their lives for you.

The event, presented by the Athens-Limestone Tourism Association and Sons of Confederate Veterans, is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Admission is free, but donations to support restoration and maintenance work are welcome.


Virtual exercise class

Limestone County Council on Aging presents virtual exercise class via Zoom. The classes are called S.A.I.L., which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. Classes are one hour each and will take place Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. beginning Oct. 5. More information: 256-233-6412

Drive-thru flu clinic

The Limestone County Health Department will be holding its drive-thru flu clinic at the Athens Sportsplex from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. The flu shots are free for those with Medicaid, Medicare Part B or Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance card. For all other insurances or no insurance there will be a $2 charge. More information: 256-232-3200


Child-rearing class

Limestone County Kids and Kin are holding a free child-rearing class for individuals raising a relative's child titled “Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus.” The class is 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 14, at The Haven, 810 N. Malone St., Athens. More information: Tammie Hill, 256-724-2554 or

Ghost tours

Tickets are on sale now for the never-before-investigated Gray and Holt Building with Southern Ghost Tours & Paranormal Investigation and Athens-Limestone Tourism. Ticket seekers can visit and search Athens, AL Gray and Holt, or Facebook users can search for “Ghost Hunt and Paranormal Investigation, Gray and Holt on Market Street.” The event will take place Oct. 24 with tours at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person for 12 years and older (plus fees). A portion of the proceeds benefits Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association.

Haunt Walks

Haunt Walks tickets are on sale and available for pickup at the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association office, 100 N. Beaty St., Athens. Tours are held 6:30 and 7 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in October. Limit of 15 ticketholders per tour. Tickets are $10 each (cash or check) for 12 years and older. Masks and social distancing required during tour. More information: 256-232-5411


After-school feeding program

Women Empowering Women of Alabama, in partnership with Freshwind Christian Fellowship, is offering free meals for students after school. Meals are available 2-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. More information: Janice Williams, 256-233-5995

Used book sale

Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library host a used book sale from 10:15 a.m.–2:15 p.m. each Tuesday and first Saturday of each month at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. More information: 256-232-1233

Recruiting school tutors

RSVP is recruiting elementary tutors for Athens City Schools and math tutors for all grades. Anyone interested in tutoring at least one hour per week is encouraged to call the RSVP office at 256-232-7207.

Corruption hotline

The Alabama Attorney General's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking residents with knowledge of public corruption in Limestone County to email details to or call the tip line at 844-404-TIPS


Coffee Call

Due to health concerns, the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives Coffee Call scheduled for today has been canceled.


Athens Education Retirees. Athens Limestone Education Retirees Association will meet 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the new Athens Recreation Center. Bring sealed snack items to include in baskets for policemen and firemen. Attendees are asked to wear a mask.

Limestone Ledger is a community calendar in which nonprofit organizations can notify the public of events. Publication of donation requests should not be considered an endorsement by this newspaper. The News Courier encourages residents to research organizations before donating. All items will run as space allows until the day of the event and should be submitted at least one week prior to the event for best results. Ongoing items run for up to one month but can be resubmitted regularly. Email submissions to, fax to 256-233-7753 or bring to The News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens.

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