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The Neo-Classical Revival style building was designed by Britt Alderman of Atlanta, Georgia. The building is of stone, brick, granite, and Marble adorned with eight large columns with the cutting of the Dogwood Bloom. The front stresses the Southern Colonial type of architecture. After several delays not caused by the contractor the building opened its door Tuesday morning November 14, 1933, the total amount was $59,195.25. Athens’ handsome new post office building was formally dedicated with appropriate exercises at 7:30 o’clock Monday night, Congressman A. H. Carmichael being the guest of honor of the occasion. City Attorney Edward Goodrich, representing Mayor R. H. Richardson, Jr, made a formal dedication in a short address. The dedication exercises included a memorial service to the late Congressman Ed. B. Almon on December 18, 1933.

County Finance Manual | Annual Fiscal Budget 2021-2022


Collin Daly
Commission Chairman
(256) 800-4544

Daryl Sammet
District 1 Commissioner
(256) 800-4701

Dennis Wallace
District 1 Foreman
(256) 614-9289

District 1 Tool Shed
22555 Elkton Road
Athens, AL 35614

(256) 233-6420

Danny Barksdale
District 2 Commissioner
(256) 800-4634

Ben Pepper
District 2 Foreman
(256) 233-6400

District 2 Tool Shed
24795 Pepper Road
Athens, AL 35611

(256) 232-2964

Derrick Gatlin
District 3 Commissioner
(256) 871-0839

District 3 Tool Shed
14119 Ripley Road
Athens, AL 35611

(256) 233-2085

LaDon Townsend
District 4 Commissioner
(256) 800-4138

Brian Townsend
District 4 Foreman
(256) 777-2582

District 4 Tool Shed
22155 District 4 Shed Rd.
Elkmont, AL 35620

(256) 233-1721


Ellen MorellEmail

Administers plans to accomplish the goals and objectives set by the County Commission. Performs department operations and preparation of legislation. Supervises subordinate staff. Oversees financial transactions of the county including the development of budgets.

Emily EzzellEmail

Maintains county’s financial records. Generates reports and financial statements. Maintain the financial reporting of grants. Implement GASB 34 accounting system. Confers and assists auditors. Ensures county system maintains compliance with accounting principles and state finance manual.

Lori HargroveEmail
Purchasing/Acct Clerk

Issues purchase orders for county departments. Prepares daily bank deposits. Prepares bids and monthly reports. Completes election reports and submits them to State for reimbursement.

Corrie Mason, Email


Responsible for payroll for all County Employees. Assists with human resource functions.

Hillary Riggins, Email
Human Resources

Provides human resources functions for County Employees and assists with payroll and personnel reporting, and ensures County compliance with human resources and personnel laws.

Nicole HallEmail
Commission Clerk

Provides reception/referral to incoming calls/customers. Prepares agendas, work sessions, and minutes.

Ramona RobinsonEmail

Accounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk

Performs purchasing and accounts payable activities, for approval.

Drew DillEmail
County Attorney

The County Attorney is legal adviser to the County Board of Commissioners and other County personnel and legal advocate for the county in court cases in which the county is a party.

Christa McCurryEmail
Grants, Community Relations, Legal Specialist

Researches new grant opportunities and evaluates the viability of their implementation in Limestone County. Assists the County Attorney.

Redistricting Proposal

The Limestone County Commission will consider a resolution to re-draw the County Commission district lines, in order to equalize population among the four districts at the regular meeting of the Limestone County Commission scheduled for November 15, 2021, at the Clinton Street Courthouse Annex located at 100 South Clinton Street, Athens, AL, at 10:00 AM in the County Commission Meeting room on the second floor. Maps of the proposed County Commission district lines are available for viewing online HERE, at the Limestone County Courthouse, the Clinton Street Courthouse Annex at 100 S. Clinton St., and the Washington Street Courthouse Annex at 310 W. Washington St.

Redistricting Proposal PDF

Comments can be made and sent by email to

(256) 233-6400
Fax: (256) 233-6403

310 W. Washington Street
Athens, AL 35611

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM