The City of Athens has announced that the temporary parking at the Athens Eureka Trailhead, located at 1400 East Madison Avenue, will be further restricted through Nov. 18.

Limited parking for three to four cars will be available during this time, with periods when no parking will be available. The purpose of this restriction is to allow for the construction of the new road that will enter the new parking lot and restroom area.

Users are encouraged to park at the Englewood Trailhead during this time period.

For more information, contact the Office of Parks & Recreation at 423-744-2700, ext. 3.

The Etowah Carnegie Library will have a cow-themed Facebook Live Storytime and Craft on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. Grab and go craft packets that correspond with the storytime will be available for pick up beginning on Monday. There are no programs at the library.

If you have any questions, call the library at 423-263-9475.

A sewer line project on Sunset Avenue in Englewood will begin on Monday, Oct. 26. The road will be closed at different times while the project is underway.

The Athens Public Works Department announces the following street closure:

The areas to be affected are parking spaces 95, 96, and 97 on Madison Avenue, from Jackson Street to Long Street. This closure will last until Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of this closure is for the remodeling of a building.

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution, watch for detour and traffic control signage, pedestrians, and work crews. Motorists should allocate additional time for traffic delays when traveling in this area.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 423-744-2745.

The Athens Parks & Recreation Department and Kiwanis Club of Athens have partnered to present the Virtual Halloween Costume Contest and Explore “BOO”tiful Athens Virtual Scavenger Hunt events, while still being safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Virtual Halloween Costume Contest will have age categories of 0-5, 6-12, and 13 and up. Those wishing to participate will need to visit and click on the link for the Costume Contest. Once inside the link, the picture of the contest entrant wearing their costume can posted there and the recreation staff will compile them for judging.

As tradition holds, Kiwanis Club members will vote on their top three winners in each category.

The costume contest submissions are open until Nov. 1. Judging will take place on Nov. 2 and announcements of prize winners will be on Nov. 3.

All prizes may be claimed at Athens Municipal Building.

The Explore “BOO”tiful Athens Virtual Scavenger Hunt is a family-style bingo card that encourages kids to find fall and Halloween items around their own household, city parks and Downtown attractions. The participant will take a picture of themselves doing each activity while completing one full line to achieve bingo.

With the help of a parent or guardian, the participants must then visit and click on the link for the Virtual Scavenger Hunt. Inside that link, post the appropriate pictures matching their location on the webpage to receive credit for the bingo.

All who complete bingo will be entered into a random draw that will award four participants with grand prizes. The scavenger hunt will run until Nov. 1. Announcements of prize winners will be on Nov. 2. All prizes may be claimed at the Athens Municipal Building.

For more information, contact the Office of Parks & Recreation at 423-744-2700.

Property tax notices for the City of Athens were mailed on Oct. 19. If you do not receive your notice by Oct. 31, call the city Finance Department at 423-744-2700, ext. 4.

You may pay your taxes at 815 North Jackson Street Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., online at, or mail payment to: City of Athens, 815 N. Jackson St., Athens, TN 37303. All property taxes are due by Feb. 28, 2021.

Good Faith Clinic will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

• 3:30 — 4:30 p.m.: Drive-through refills (Stay in car, bring list of prescriptions needed)

• 4 p.m.: Doctor visits

The Town of Englewood is reminding its citizens that burning in ditches is prohibited. Although the town does not require burn permits, it is recommended to contact the local dispatch service at 423-745-3222 of plans to burn.

The Athens-McMinn Family YMCA will be handing out 1,000 fresh produce food boxes to the community every Thursday for the month of October. Staff and volunteers will be in the lower lot of the YMCA from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Thursday to hand out the boxes drive thru style as cars arrive. Groups are encouraged to contact to arrange pick up in an effort to reach those who do not have transportation.

Anyone with questions about filling out an online job application, posting an item to Facebook Marketplace, or using a new phone is invited to technology help sessions at E.G. Fisher Public Library.

The library, through a grant from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, is hosting weekly one-on-one technology help sessions. Patrons may call 423-745-7782 for additional information or to request a specific appointment time. Appointments are not required.

All classes are free of charge and open to all. All library patrons ages five and up are required to wear a mask.

• One-on-One Technology Help Sessions — Mondays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and noon.

• Spanish Language Technology Help Sessions — Wednesdays between 2 and 4 p.m.

The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA) is now accepting online applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Criteria for applying online is:

• Someone in the household must have an email address

• Someone in the household must have applied for and received assistance between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2019.

• You must have a way to upload the required documents (Photos from phones are acceptable).

Anyone facing a disconnection notice will not be able to apply for assistance online.

For more information, call 949-2191, ext. 142

To apply by mail, call your local office or 1-800-852-6155 and request an application be mailed to you.

Visit to download an application or to find the link to apply online. You can also email completed applications with all required documents to

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