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0 comments on “Band and Event Schedule for 2017 Athens Grease Festival”

Band and Event Schedule for 2017 Athens Grease Festival

Grab your toga and bring along your appetite to the Sept. 30 Athens Grease Festival in Downtown Athens. Here is the schedule of events:  

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0 comments on “2017 Athena-Grease Goddess believes you stand tallest when you stoop to help others”

2017 Athena-Grease Goddess believes you stand tallest when you stoop to help others

This year’s Athena-Grease Goddess points to the message she once saw on a church marquee as a way to explain why her free time is devoted to helping the community. The marquee said, “You stand tallest when you stoop to…

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WE LOVE A GOOD GREASE FESTIVAL – But NOT In Your Pipes!

It won’t be long now before we’ll all be celebrating at the Athens Grease Festival! On September 30, throngs of toga-clad guests will take one day to honor everything fried. We’ll be looking for Twinkies, Oreos, Nutter Butters, pies, okra,…

0 comments on “Athens Main Street nets four Main Street Alabama awards for downtown revitalization projects.”

Athens Main Street nets four Main Street Alabama awards for downtown revitalization projects.

Athens Main Street nets four Main Street Alabama awards for downtown revitalization projects. Athens Main Street garnered awards this week for projects that highlight historic preservation, pedestrian safety and youth engagement. The projects represent millions of dollars invested in improving the heart…

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(WZDX) New speaker system to broadcast music in downtown Athens

BY REBECCA PETIT | WZDX NEWS ATHENS, Ala. - The hustle and bustle of downtown Athens will soon be met with music. The Limestone County Commission is working on adding a speaker system that will broadcast tunes around the square.…

0 comments on “Community-minded duo co-chairing quirky festival that combines togas and Southern fare”

Community-minded duo co-chairing quirky festival that combines togas and Southern fare

Two community-minded women are heading up a Downtown Athens festival that thrives on a play on words and the use of togas. The Athens Grease Festival hosted by Athens Main Street will be Sept. 30 on The Square. The toga…

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Athens Fire receives over $340,000 to hire firefighters

The Assistance to Firefighters SAFER Grant Program is providing over $340,000 to Athens Fire and Rescue to hire new firefighters to improve response as well as compliance with national safety standards. Athens Fire currently has 39 firefighters, and the grant…

0 comments on “(WHNT) Athens Main Street working to bring more businesses, events, visitors downtown”

(WHNT) Athens Main Street working to bring more businesses, events, visitors downtown

POSTED 10:23 PM, JULY 3, 2017, BY SHEVAUN BRYAN ATHENS, Ala. - City leaders always seek ways to attract economic development, and to do that, they say you have to attract the people. Athens Main Street is working alongside the…