Posted on: July 21, 2017

Athens Fire receives over $340,000 to hire firefighters

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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 gr...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

FEMA approves funding for safe room in Athens

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FEMA has approved funding for a safe room to be constructed at Cowart Elementary. This safe room is the result of hazardous mitigation money allocated through Limestone County EMA after the 2014 tornado disaster. FEMA is funding $410,460 and the City of A...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Athens approved for nearly $400K in federal funds for sidewalks

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Athens will receive nearly $400,000 to construct sidewalks that provide students and residents safer routes to the new Athens High School and commercial areas.

Gov. Kay Ivey notified Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks by letter that approval was given to Athens for...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Athens Bicentennial

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Athens will turn 200 on Nov. 19, 2018.

Athens became a city before Alabama became a state, and the city is gearing up to celebrate its Bicentennial in conjunction with the State of Alabama kicking off this spring with a three-year statewide Bicentennial ce...

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City of Athens Bicentennial Page
Posted on: December 28, 2016

2017 Budget Year Paving Program

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Here is a list of streets the city will contract out to Reed Contracting for paving during the 2017 budget year. The total anticipated cost is $871,000 and will be funded from the capital infrastructure fund.

  • Cowford - $180,000
  • Cambridge Estates (Dee Drive,...
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