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Athens Fire/Rescue Deploys to Louisiana

Firefighter Justin Miller, Fire Driver Ricky Harris, and Assistant Fire Chief Paul Crayton (pictured from left) deployed to Lousiana Monday morning in response to Hurricane Ida. The team was first headed to Beaumont’s Fire Station 1, where they will

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Back to School Safety Tips

It is that time of the year again with students returning to class."With the new school year beginning, we would like for it to be on everyone's mind to be aware of their surroundings," said Athens Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Lance

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Heat-Related Illness Prevention

Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, according to the National Weather Service, and Athens Fire/Rescue Fire Marshal Lance West wants residents to be safe. "We are going into the hot time of year, so

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Mark Carroll Appointed for City Council

The Athens City Council unanimously appointed Mark Carroll to fill the unexpired term for Council Member Place 1 during Monday night's meeting.The Place 1 seat was left vacant when Toni Garrard Clay was appointed to serve as Mayor earlier this

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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