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March 20, 2013

Bada bing!

Athens — Athens Screen Printing owners John and Keishia Garrett (middle) present a check for $1,000 to Kim Walker of the Athens Leadership Institute to go toward the Athens Splash Pad being planned for

Kiwanis Park.

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  • ADR logo.tif Men trick woman out of cash

    The Henderson County Sheriff’s office is investigating an early Wednesday morning incident at a residence on the east side of the county, in which an elderly woman reported a large amount of cash missing.
    Sheriff Ray Nutt reported that the HCSO received a call stating a burglary on Farm-to-Market Road 317 in Leagueville.

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  • 7-10 Melons picked.jpg Time for the watermelon

    It’s the prime season for watermelon eating, with the tasty crop popping up around the area. Pictured is a scene from watermelon picking at T&M Farms near Murchison.

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  • ADR logo.tif Popular summer crime

    Burglaries continue to be one of the most reported offenses at the Athens Police Department as thieves hit various parts of the city for a quick payoff.
    On Tuesday night, a resident in the 500 block of Colonial Drive called APD concerning a burglary at his residence. Officer Michael Reynolds responded to the complaint shortly after 9 p.m., and was told by the resident that unknown persons had been stealing lights from his front yard.  At times, the individuals also rang the doorbell and ran.

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  • ADR logo.tif Cooler than normal start for this summer’s weather

    Athens heads into the dog days of summer with a cooler than normal start on the June-July-August temperatures.
    According to the National Weather Service, it’s not the norm for us to be this late in the summer without a 100-degree reading, although it occurred not too many years ago. The city didn’t get a 100-degree day in June or July of 2010.

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  • 7-10 Chamber bus.jpg Chamber recognizes businesses

    The Athens Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors presented the small business award to Tilo Galvan, owner of Tilo's Mexican Restaurant. Rhonda Glena with Future Matrix accepted the large business award. Hayden Elder, owner of Elder Dodge received the Community Connection award. Christina Jacobson represented the Athens Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

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  • 7-10 Chamber speaker.jpg Dr. Gary Williamson speaker at Chamber

    Dr. Gary Williamson was introduced as the guest speaker at Thursday’s Athens Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Athens Country Club by Justin Weiner and Janie Sims. Williamson is the founder of Disciples Clinic of Athens. The clinic is a faith-based volunteer clinic dedicated to provide high-quality, low-cost health care to the working uninsured of Henderson County.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10525589_10153023800942178_5779818490851527279_n.jpg Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake

    Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake was a spectacular air show over Cedar Creek Lake. The show was watched from the shores of the Pinnacle Club and boats in the water at Cedar Creek Lake. The crowd was entertained with dog fighting simulations, precision aerial acrobatics and up-close and personal relations with military jet fighters. Payne Springs Fire Rescue Chief Randy Harley (above)  stands next to MI-24 Helicopter.

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  • ADR logo.tif Winchester Park to host first night horseshoe tournament, registration open

    When the sun goes down on Saturday, July 19, the action at Winchester Park will heat up as the Chandler facility will play host to its first horseshoe tournament under the lights.
    The sanctioned facility first opened to pitchers in September 2012, and has been home to several day tournaments since.

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  • N0652190.TIF Program helps those who serve our nation and communities, to buy homes

    A program that helps those who serve our nation and communities purchase a home is available in Henderson County.
    Homes for Heroes was created following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, in which more than 1,400 first responders were killed in the attack on the twin towers. The aim is to help close the gap between the costs of housing for: Military personnel, police officers, firefighters, teachers, first responders and others who serve our community and nation.

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  • ADR logo.tif County gives permission for company to cross right-of-way

    The Henderson County Commisioners Court on Tuesday  gave Oncor permission to cross the right-of-way on various county roads in Precinct 1 and Precinct 3 for a construction project.
    Oncor area manager Tom Trimble said the project calls for replacing wooden H- frame structures with concrete to strengthen the infrastructure on which the cables are strung that connect power in the area. The wooden frames are more likely to snap when under stress, such as being hit by a tree.

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