Swamp John's sale

Copeland Presbyterian Church will be selling Swamp John's plates from 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the parking lot of Tractor Supply in Athens. Plates are $12 each, and include a choice of fish shrimp or chicken fingers, or a combination of fries, hushpuppies, slaw and a drink.


Dove shoot

The Elkmont Dove Shoot will start noon Sept. 5 and daylight Sept. 6 at Hobbs Farms in Elkmont. Sixty spots are available, with prepick set for noon Sept. 4. Participants should call ahead to register for the event. More information: 256-431-4493, 256-732-4304, 256-732-4300


Veterans Museum closed

The Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


Ghost tours

Tickets are on sale now for the never-before investigated Gray and Holt Building with Southern Ghost Tours and Paranormal Investigation and Athens-Limestone Tourism. Ticket seekers can visit and search Athens, AL Gray and Holt, or 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.


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

The 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

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 Saturday, Sept. 5, has been canceled.


McMunn family reunion

The McMunn family reunion will not take place this year due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic.



American Legion. The American Legion Post 49 will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Post Home, 124 Cloverleaf Drive in Athens. Members and guests are requested to observe and cooperate with the COVID-19 safety protocols currently in practice by the area's residents. More information: Rod Huffman, 256-233-3023

ALERA. The Athens-Limestone Education Retirees Association will meet 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the new Athens Recreation Center on Sportsplex Loop. Due to the ongoing pandemic, no refreshments will be served and everyone who attends is encouraged to wear a mask.

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