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Monte Montgomery Resigns

Monte Montgomery submitted his resignation as mayor of Athens Friday, June 4, "effective immediately." According to the City Charter, the council “shall” appoint a replacement when a council seat is vacated. As stated in Section 3: “Any vacancy or vacancies occurring

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Fireworks Safety

Summer is here and the Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means family gatherings and fireworks. "As a reminder, it is illegal to pop fireworks inside the city limits," said Athens Fire Marshal Lance West. "If you

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Street Closures & Projects

May 21, 2021:The following road and intersection closures will be performed for Tuesday, May 25th, for underground utility work, weather permitting.    The right-hand lane of southbound Hwy. 19 will be closed. Traffic will be merged to the left lane

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City Hall will be Closed

Athens City Hall will be closed Friday, May 21, from 1 pm - 5 pm for staff to attend mandatory training. During this time utility bill payments can be made by phone by calling 855-612-9049, online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/athenstx, or dropped

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Staying Safe in a Tornado

Two simple words can put Texans on edge: severe weather.Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can cause death and destruction for those who aren't ready.“The tornado season is upon us and we want to make sure that the residents of Athens and