Athens — Jennifer Clarke's kindergarten class at Athens Christian Academy brought in over 4,000 items for their food drive that was donated to the Food Pantry.
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Mardi Gras coming to Athens
Ready for a little Mardi Gras fun?
The Athens Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its annual banquet and this year’s theme is Mardi Gras.
The event will be held Friday, Jan. 24 at the Athens Country Club. Tickets are $40 each or $300 for a table of eight.
Several surprises are being planned for the event. Some of the announced activities include a live and silent auction and a Mardi Gras mask decorating contest.
Renberg named fire chief
The man who has been serving as Henderson County Fire Marshal can remove interim from his title.
The Henderson County Commissioners Court voted to install Shane Renberg for a full two-year-term that begins January 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2015.
Renberg has been serving his second stint as interim fire marshal after taking over for Darrell Furrh after his resignation on May 1 Renberg was interim fire marshal in 2010, in the period between the resignation of John Holcomb and the hiring of Furrh.
United Way fundraisers planned
The Henderson County United Way campaign for 2013-2014 is well underway and a couple of fundraising events are planned for the new year.
Chairman Tony Kalawe said the organization has received close to $40,000 in donations towards its goal of $185,000.
While donations are still rolling in, two events are planned to start the new year that will help the organization reach its fund-raising goal.
The Harlem Ambassadors will challenge area business leaders, political figures and other members of the community in basketball action at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16.
AIS wins district championship
Students from Athens Intermediate School competed on Dec. 3 and Dec. 5 against seven schools in district University Interscholastic League competitions.
Athens temperatures haven’t been exactly in the deep freeze for the past couple of weeks, but residents have awakened to an unusually long string of freezing temperatures.
A nation-wide effort to “go green” has been in place for several years and the City of Murchison is joining the movement.
The city received a $2,000 solid waste grant from the East Texas Council of Government on Dec. 5 to be used for promoting recycling in the city.
Eustace teen recovering from parade accident
A 13-year-old girl, run over by a float in the Eustace Christmas Parade on Saturday, was recovering from her injuries on Monday.
Eustace Police Chief Kenneth Holder said the injured girl, whose name was not released, had returned from Children’s Medical Center in Dallas on Monday and was expected to recover from multiple injuries.
BHS band performs well
Several bands from across East Texas participated in the Association of Texas Small School Bands all-region competition Saturday in Winona.
Brownsboro High School had several students perform well in the competition with 11 earning all-area recognition.
Change of direction
Kevin Pollock resigned as Seven Points Mayor during Thursday's regular council meeting to pursue the position of Justice of the Peace Precinct 2. Pollock said the resignation will take effect immediately.
A concert to raise funds for Exchange Life Ministries will feature a 25-year-old musician from South Africa whose talents were discovered by an Athens woman.
Noa Milan performs at “Music on a Mission”, at the Henderson County Performing Arts Center, Dec. 19 from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go the ELM, a counseling program that seeks to see lives transformed by God’s truth.
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