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Street Closures & Projects

January 12, 2021: **UPDATE** This section will be closed on January 15th at noon and will be open at 5pm. The section of South Prairieville Street to Parsons Parkway will be closed to traffic on Thursday, January 14th from 8:00

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City of Athens Selected a Police Chief

The Athens City Council approved the hiring of John Densmore as the new police chief Monday night. Densmore comes to Athens from the Cedar Hill Police Department where he is a lieutenant.Densmore told the City Council he can't wait to

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Covid-19 Vaccine Availability in Texas

The following information has been provided by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.Who can get vaccinated now?Our goal while vaccine supply is limited is to quickly vaccinate as many health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, and people at

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Athens Economic Development Corporation Contributes to Cain Center Construction

The Athens Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is contributing $100,000 to the construction of the Cain Center. The Athens City Council approved the EDC funding during its meeting Monday night.The move is a result of government cooperation, according to Athens Director

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City of Athens Issues Fiscal Year 2021 Tourism Development Grant

City of Athens Issues Fiscal Year 2021 Tourism Development GrantThe City of Athens is now accepting applications from local organizations seeking project funding to promote tourism and attract overnight visitors to AthensATHENS - The City of Athens is now accepting