Athens plans to create Community Improvement Corporation

Athens plans to create a group to help with the city’s economic development. During its Monday meeting, city council conducted the first reading of an ordinance creating the Athens Community Improvement Corporation (CIC). The ordinance needs two more readings before it is passed and becomes law. The corporation will be an economic development tool for the city, according to Councilmember Sarah Grace, who introduced the ordinance. It will be able...
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Judge allows appointment of investigator in Athens fatal bus crash case

ATHENS, Texas (KLTV) - Time will be allowed to appoint an investigator in a Henderson County case involving a fatal school bus crash. In a status hearing Wednesday, defense attorneys gained permission to appoint an investigator, along with at least 60 days to make arrangements. A discovery status hearing has...

OHIO aims to Make Respect Visible across Athens community

Ohio University is expanding its Make Respect Visible initiative not just to OHIO students, but the entire Athens community. “This year the goal was not only to continue that conversation with the University, but furthering the message beyond the University to the community a little more,” said Aaron Harden, director of creative and brand at University Communications and Marketing.

Man killed in Athens wreck, coroner confirms

ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - A man was killed on Tuesday in a wreck involving a car and a motorcycle, according to Limestone County Coroner Mike West. The wreck happened on U.S. Highway 72 in the area of Hastings Road and Sweetland Drive around 12:30 p.m. One westbound lane on U.S. 72 is closed at this time.

Athens machine shop expanding, to add 5 jobs

A family-owned Athens machine shop is planning an expansion. ROW Manufacturing Inc., on Durham Drive in the Breeding Industrial Park, is pumping $521,900 into its operations, adding new equipment and creating as many as five new jobs over the next three years. The shop has been in business for 44...

Cowboys Enjoy Themselves On and Off The Court in Greece

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Aug. 17, 2022) – The Wyoming Cowboys headed to Greece for their Foreign Tour from July 24 to Aug. 4. Jeff Linder's squad did some sightseeing and then played three contests. Wyoming walked away with three wins in Greece to go along with some great memories. The...

UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal Athens motorcycle wreck

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Andrue Josiff Olson of Athens. Authorities are responding to a fatal wreck on U.S. 72 in Athens. The Athens Police Department says a man on a motorcycle was killed when he collided with another vehicle about 12:22 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 72 at Hastings Road.

Plans for Athens film studio are expanding

A new film and television studio under construction here in the Hollywood of the South -- just got bigger. Athena Studios announced it purchased an additional 65 acres in Athens, next to the original 45-acre site. The additional land will give immediate additional back-lot acreage for the stage space currently...

H.S. Roundup: Lancaster tennis blanks Athens

Lancaster 5, Athens 0: The Lady Gales cruised in their shutout win over the Bulldogs. At No. singles, Scarlett Ward won 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2 singles, Gracyn Gagne won 6-2, 6-0 and at No. 3 singles, Hannah Sheets won 6-0, 6-0. At no. 1 doubles, Andi Green and Gracie Stuart won 6-0, 6-1 and at No. 2 doubles, Kynlee Baer and Olivia Faz won 6-2, 6-0.

Amarillo police investigating possible Thursday morning homicide

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to the Amarillo Police Department, investigators with the homicide unit are investigating the death of a woman after an early Thursday morning call. Officers were called to the 7200 block of Athens at around 5:11 a.m. on Thursday, according to the department, on a...
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Athens boutique Community spreads passion for sustainable fashion

Founded by Sanni Baumgärtner nearly 12 years ago, one local boutique has spearheaded the sustainable fashion movement in Athens while also supporting local artists. This mission is a testament to their name — Community. Since it was founded, Community has grown to support all things sustainable from creating...