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Miller Cemetery Decoration Tag

Decoration Day for Miller Cemetery in Rogersville, Ala. is Saturday, July 23, 2022. There will be a brief business meeting at 11:45 am, followed by a pot luck lunch. Goat stew is served. If you are unable to attend, donations may be sent to the following address: Miller Cemetery of Rogersville, Ala., c/o Melanie Miller Page 17929 Hampton Cove Way Athens, AL 35611.

NARFE meeting

NARFE Chapter 1480 meets Saturday, July 23 at 9:00 am at the Veteran’s Museum. Bob Harrell will speak about the election of Federation Officers at the August Convention. Please bring your NARFE magazine with you.


School supplies giveaway

The Round Island Creek MB Association is hosting a school supplies giveaway on July 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at their Mission Center at 13829 Lucas Ferry Road. STEM Instructor Ms. Jacqueline Martin will be available for hands-on activities such as building a mini robot or building a binary bracelet.

Back to School Drive By

On August 6, New Life Church will be hosting a Back to School Drive By from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. There will be bags with basic school supplies for children of all ages. For more information: (256)-233-7228. Church location: 2314 Hine Street S. in Athens.

clothes to give away

Women Empowering Women of Alabama is hosting a clothing and food giveaway on August 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lincoln Bridgeforth Park. It is open to the community.

Gospel of the Enon Baptist Church

Southern gospel music group, the Lovelace Family, will sing on Sunday, July 31 at 5 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church in Danville, Ala. The church is on Hwy. 99 in the Goodsprings community. For more information: (256)-278-0588.

Nebo Community Church

Nebo Community Church will hold revival services on Sunday, August 7 at 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 8, and Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. The evangelist will be Brandon Pylant, with a special singing by the Pylant family.

pull tractor

On August 12th and 13th, the annual Lexington Truck and Tractor Pull is back, taking place at 7pm on the 12th and 6pm on the 13th. The event will take place at Lexington Motorsports Park.


Annual Yard Sale donations by the Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad

The Athens-Limestone Rescue Squad hosts its annual flea market and is currently raising funds. Items must be clean, good and usable. Please call Michael Hardy at (256) 431-7734 before dropping off any items and pickup is available on Saturdays only.

Summer program for children

The FreshWind Christian Fellowship and Women Empowering Women are hosting a free summer program for children June 6 through July 29, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is available for ages 6 to 16 and takes place at 17200 Lucas Ferry Road, Athens.

Merchant Alley Happy Hour

The Athens Main Street Merchants Alley Happy Hour Music Series is held every Friday night through July 29, 2022 at the newly renovated Jefferson Street Alley from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m

genealogy classes

Are you interested in your family history? Take a series of free genealogy courses on the second and fourth Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm May 12 through July 28 at the Athens-Limestone Public Library that will help you discover your family lineage . Call Register: (256) 232-1233; 603 S. Jefferson Street Athens, AL 35611.

Digital literacy classes

The Athens-Limestone County Public Library will host a series of Digital Literacy Classes in partnership with Calhoun Community College and Drake State Community & Technical College. The classes will build your digital confidence and provide you with the skills and training needed in today’s job market. Lessons take place from Monday to Wednesday from 9.00 to 12.00 or from 13.00 to 16.00. Call (256) 306-2830 to learn more.

Houston Memorial Library daily book sale

The Houston Memorial Library and Museum, located at 101 North Houston Street in Athens, hosts a daily book sale. Book sales, the museum and the library are open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m


Bingo reopens to the public every Monday at Decatur Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5pm, games start at 6:30pm. Outside food and drinks are not permitted. Elks Lodge is located at 2625 Centron Drive SW in Decatur. For more information:

After School Nutrition Program

Women Empowering Women of Alabama is partnering with FreshWind Christian Fellowship to provide free after-school meals for students. Meals are available Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5pm. For more information: Janice Williams, (256) 233-5995.

food gift

The pantry of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church is open every third Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1911 Hine St., Athens. Patrons must provide at least one of the following: Eligibility to receive Supplemental Food Assistance (SNAP/food stamps); entitled to temporary support for needy families; Eligibility to receive Supplemental Security Income; income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty line; or special circumstances. Eligibility forms will be provided at the sales location. A valid identity card or driver’s license must be present. Only one levy per household while stocks last. Cash and food donations accepted. For more information: (256) 424-5403.

Sale of used books

Friends of the Athens-Limestone Public Library host a used book sale every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the library, 603 S. Jefferson St., Athens. For more information (256) 232-1233.

Virtual practice course

The Limestone County Council on Aging is presenting virtual exercises via Zoom Monday and Friday from 2pm to 3pm. The courses are called SAIL, which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. For more information: (256) 233-6412.


city ​​cemeteries

The City of Athens reminds residents and families of the following regarding their cemeteries: between April 1st and October 31st, no flowers or decorations are allowed on the ground unless after a funeral; Flower placement permitted year-round on monuments, at their base, or at foot markers; fresh flowers are removed a week after a funeral; Silk flowers are removed 21 days after a funeral; Cemetery Manager’s approval required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees or turf; City officials remove any trees or shrubs deemed harmful to adjacent properties or burial openings; and worn, tattered, or damaged US flags will be removed and properly disposed of.

Cemetery Bethel

Annual fees are due for cemetery maintenance. If you have family members buried in Bethel Cemetery, send donations to Tommy Sprague at 25917 Pepper Road, Athens. The cemetery is entirely financed by contributions. Cleaning up family plots is also recommended as mowing season begins soon. For more information, contact Sprague at (256) 874-8491.


Red Cross

The Red Cross is conducting a drive at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center on August 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m


You can also make an appointment online at any time with the Athens Donor Center (located in the original Publix car park).

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