Genealogy classes canceled

Athens-Limestone County Public Library has canceled the free genealogy classes scheduled for today.


Donkey basketball canceled

Clements High School has canceled the donkey basketball game set for Friday, March 27, at the high school gymnasium.


Hazardous waste collection rescheduled

Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful has canceled its household hazardous waste collection Saturday, March 28, at the Athens Middle School parking lot. The collection day has been postponed to 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 28. Items accepted include, but are not limited to, household cleaners and chemicals, auto fluids, pool chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, paint and florescent tubes. No medical waste, explosives, biological waste or radioactive materials will be accepted. If unsure about whether an item is eligible for collection, call 256-233-8000

Mom Prom

The Adoption Heritage Tour Mom Prom fundraiser set for Saturday, March 28, at Heritage Church in Madison, has been postponed. A new date will be announced. Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance by calling 256-777-9671.


Miss Spring Day Pageant

The Adoption Heritage Tour Miss Spring Day Pageant, set for Saturday, April 4, at Camp Helen in Harvest, has been postponed. A new date will be announced. Categories include tiny miss, mini miss, little miss, preteen miss, junior miss and teen miss. Entry fee is nonrefundable $25. Additional categories include best hair, best dress and most photogenic. Cost is $5 per entry. People's choice category will cost $1 per vote. More information: 256-777-9671

Vidalia onion sales

Athens Ladies Civitan Club's annual Vidalia onion sale is underway. Ten-pound bags dug from a Georgia farm are $10. Delivery will be available in early May. Deadline to order is April 15. Orders may be placed with any Ladies Civitan member or by calling Carolyn Stair at 256-658-1985. Mail orders can be made by sending your order and a check for payment to Athens Ladies Civitan Club, P. O. Box 1814, Athens, AL 35612. Include name, address, phone number, the number of bags you are ordering and a check made payable to Athens Ladies Civitan.

Elkmont Beauty Walk

Registration is open through April 6 for the 15th annual Elkmont Beauty Walk in the lunchroom of Elkmont High School. Kindergarten through fifth grade competition will be 7 p.m. Friday, April 24. Babies through preschool competition will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Sixth through 12th grade girls and 12th grade girls will be 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Registration is $35 per entry and $5 per photogenic entry. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit Elkmont Band.


Sandlin Cemetery

Sandlin Cemetery will host its annual spring clean-up day starting 8 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the cemetery. All help appreciated. Those who cannot attend can send donations to any committee member. Checks should be payable to "Sandlin Cemetery." Weather makeup day will be Saturday, April 4. More information: Mark Blakely, 20931 Brackeen Road, Athens, AL 35614, 256-729-8430; Harold Adams, 22664 Cairo Hollow Road, Athens, AL 35614, 256-729-1485; Mike Stinnett, 25285 Corder Road, Lester, AL 35647, 256-232-2809


Decoration reminder

Athens City Cemeteries reminds residents that flowers and decorations on the ground are not allowed from April 1 to October 31, unless following a funeral, due to grass-mowing and trimming routines. Placement of flowers is acceptable year-round on monuments, at the base of monuments or at foot markers. Flowers will be removed seven days after a funeral if fresh and 21 days if silk. Approval required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or sod. Trees and shrubs may be removed if they interfere with adjacent lots or prevent grave openings. Worn flags will be removed but will not be replaced by the City of Athens. These rules apply to the following cemeteries: City, Hine-Hobbs Street, Old City, Roselawn and Thatch-Mann.

Limestone NAACP scholarship

The deadline to apply for 2020 Limestone NAACP scholarships is April 30. Scholarships are open to all Limestone County and Athens City School seniors. Contact any Limestone NAACP member or school counselor to apply. More information: Wilbert Woodruff, 256-227-8489

Library closing

The Houston Memorial Public Library and Athens-Limestone Public Library have closed until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. There will be no late fees for books checked out during this time, but readers can return books they've checked out to the library's drop box.

Library closing

Ardmore Public Library will be closed through April 6 due to COVID-19 concerns. Due dates are extended to April 6. Fines will be waived during this period. OverDrive and Libby (READS) are still available with a library card number, and Wi-Fi is available in the parking lot. More information:;

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

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