By Toni Garrard Clay/AISD Communications Coordinator
If you walk into Brenda Meyer’s classroom at Central Athens Elementary, you might find yourself in Candyland or in an “escape room” or under blacklights. Her students adore the room transformations so much, they hardly notice they’re learning new math concepts or reading comprehension skills — and the children aren’t the only ones having a good time.
“I love it,” said Meyer, the corners of her eyes crinkling with a smile. “My motto in the room is work hard; play hard. I build relationships with my students to make them want to do the work. But they’re kids, and they need the play part in order to be more enthusiastic about the work part.”
The body of a woman reported missing last month has been found in a partially secluded location in Athens.
On August 8, 2018, Diana Lynn Musella, 75, of Athens, called her sister and said that she had become lost while driving. Musella stated that her car had somehow become disabled and that she was disoriented and unable to provide her location. After several attempts to locate Musella herself, her sister contacted law enforcement.
The Athens City Council is facing tough decisions during a very tight budget year, according to officials.
There are a number of reasons the City finds itself in this place, but I have written about Athens city government off and on for more than 20 years and I believe there is one overriding issue. Our leaders and our citizens have never agreed on where we are going. There is no unifying vision on any level.
Brownsboro beat Athens, 42-29, in Friday night’s season opener that was marred by mistakes, penalties and turnovers from both teams.
The win sends the Highway 31 Champions trophy east to reside in Brownsboro until the next time the two teams face off.
Here are 12 observations from the the game.
— It’s hard to really get the rivalry vibe going for the first game of the season. It seems to take the fans a couple of weeks to really get into the swing of things. But the folks from Brownsboro and Athens did a pretty good job Friday night with a nice crowd showing up to kick off the season.