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Athens, Georgia is located in Clarke County. Zip codes in Athens, GA include 30602, 30609, and 30612. The median home price in Athens is $157,000 which is roughly $77/per square foot. More Athens information.

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1 hr ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Video: Ice bucket challenge has special meaning at Saint Joseph Catholic School

The ice bucket challenge washing over the United States and United Kingdom is flooding through Athens, too; notable Athenians including University of Georgia president Jere Morehead have been doused with a bucket of ice water, and even the university's mascot, Uga, was challenged to a drenching.

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4 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Forecast: Athens area jobs to grow by 1.2 percent

Georgia's economy will continue adding jobs and growing personal income for the rest of the year despite potential international problems, according to an economic forecast released Wednesday.

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5 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Paroled felon leads Athens police, GSP on chase

A convicted felon who is on parole led police on a 6-mile chase Tuesday morning that ended when a Georgia State Patrol trooper forced the suspect's truck to spin out.

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7 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Largest Kroger in Georgia opened Wednesday in north Athens

The largest Kroger in Georgia opened Wednesday in north Athens, located at the intersection of Highways 29 and 72, and becomes the supermarket company's fourth store in the Athens area.

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9 hrs ago | MainStreetNews.com

Pedestrian killed on Old Kings Bridge Road

An 80-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while checking her mailbox in front of her Old Kings Bridge Road, Nicholson, home on Monday.

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16 hrs ago | MainStreetNews.com

BOC to consider new IDA member

The group that oversees Madison County's water services will soon have a new member.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Hood claims he heard dead brother's voice before shooting Athens police officers

Jamie Hood claims in recently filed court documents that he heard his dead brother's voice just before he shot two Athens-Clarke County police officers more than three years ago.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Nackerud: Nothing to fear in refugee resettlement

The oppositional remarks attributed to Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson and other declared leaders of the social services community in the Friday Athens Banner-Herald story headlined "Mayor, others oppose plan to bring refugees to Athens," were disappointing.

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SFGate

Man accused in investment fraud to be sentenced

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

The Editor's Desk: Workforce-focused education may shortchange Georgia

With Georgia's gubernatorial election just a few months away, it's impossible - and maybe a bit foolish - not to look at incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal's actions through the lens of the campaign for the governor's office.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Trash or treasure: Construction site discovery offers glimpse into Athens' past

Jeff Potts is a kind of steward for the countless relics he's unearthed during a 30-year career in construction.

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Patch.com

Weekend Accidents Send 3 to Athens-Area Hospitals

ACCIDENTS >> An Athens resident, riding a 2001 Suzuki, was west bound on Binion at a high rate of speed.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Dart board, shotgun stolen from Athens homes

A home on Davis Estates Road was burglarized between 2-9:40 p.m. Sunday. Clothing and a dart board altogether valued at $200 were stolen, Athens-Clarke County police said.

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MainStreetNews.com

Bobby Noel Coker

We are celebrating the new body that Bobby Noel Coker, 69, received on Friday, August 22, 2014.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Volunteer opportunities

UGArden is seeking volunteers to help harvest produce for Campus Kitchen meals as well as contribute to general maintenance of the garden 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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MyFoxAtlanta

GBI: Drug overdose deaths declined in 2013

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is hosting two recruitment events in the metro Atlanta area for military veterans and the general public.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Paul: Night sky is vital resource

Thanks to Athens Banner-Herald Editorial Page Editor Jim Thompson for his recent commentary on the wonders of night skies over Athens .

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The Times

UGA legendary coach, historian Dan Magill dies

Legendary University Georgia coach and history Dan Magill, described by many as the greatest Georgia Bulldog of all time, died Saturday night in Athens at the age of 93, the athletic department has reported.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Elder Care series continues, discusses Dementia

Care to Continue and Arbor Terrace of Athens will present part three of a community awareness series on elder care titled "Dealing with Dementia" noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Athens First Bank.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Refugee group hopeful despite opposition in Athens

"I would still very much like to work together as partners here," said International Rescue Committee Atlanta Director J.D. McCrary of his hope to bring refugees from war-torn countries to the area.

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