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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 Police Chief Community Survey Results

The results are in and people want the next Athens Police Chief to be community minded.The public was invited to take a survey describing the various attributes they felt were important for the City's new police chief. The questions highlighted

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Guarding Against Vehicle Burglaries

The Athens Police Department has seen a recent increase in theft reports from unlocked vehicles.  Most burglaries occur at night while the vehicle is parked outside the owner’s residence however, some burglars target vehicles that are parked in parking lots

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City of Athens Hiring Police Chief

The City of Athens has retained Baker Tilly US to lead a national search to help identify its next Police Chief.Consistent with our commitment to openness and community involvement, we ask that you take a few minutes to share your