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6 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following biography was submitted by Frances Gibson, owner of Dover Grace Alternative Boutique in Watkinsville, as part of her new campaign "You Matter." The campaign is an effort to promote positive self-esteem in women of all ages and to encourage them not to feel pressured to conform to society's constricting definition of beauty.
8 hrs ago | Patch.com
The Oconee County Code Enforcement Office issued a building permit on Thursday for construction of the 70-unit Thrive Senior Living facility on Virgil Langford Road in Resurgence Park. Construction of the $6 million, upscale, assisted living facility to be known as The Village at Athens is expected to begin in two weeks and be completed by the end of July of 2015, according to the building permit.
12 hrs ago | The Times-Herald
Kevin Jones has started the new school year as principal of Winston Dowdell Academy, the school system's high school alternative school. Jones who has been Assistant Principal at East Coweta High School for the past two years was named by the Board of Education in August to the position.
The 49ers completed day two of their fall tournament openers. The 49ers are competing in the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Georgia and the Duke Fab Four Invite in Cary, North Carolina.
A 50-year-old man called police Friday to report he was assaulted by a black male with a handgun in the area of Cook and Washington drives. According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, police met the man at his home on Washington Drive.
A 72-year-old Athens resident called police Friday to report thousands of dollars worth of items were stolen from her home on Evergreen Drive. According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, the woman reported the residence was broken into between noon Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday.
A Superior Court judge recently ordered that medication will be involuntarily administered to a mentally ill man who in 2012 shot at several deputies, wounding one of them outside of the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse. Judge Lawton Stephens issued the order following a recent hearing in which psychiatrists testified that 28-year-old Larry Lavelle Henderson was refusing to take anti-psychotic drugs.
A line of cars on Pope Street led the way to Paul Thomas' house Saturday as dozens of people parked to rummage through items collected by the local artist and musician over the last few decades. The items sold in the yard sale were the product of Thomas' days as a local business owner in downtown Athens where he ran stores catering to alternative and artistic audiences.
When Christy Terrell began her tenure as chair of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce's board of directors, she had two specific goals in mind. "We needed to deliver more value to our members and we needed to improve our communication," Terrell, external affairs manager at Georgia Power, said.
While financial security is a priority for most people when planning for retirement, where you live when retired can have a significant impact on finances, and equally important, quality of life. Regions with a lower cost of living - such as the Southeastern U.S. - put less strain on a fixed income, while the region's mild climate makes winters more agreeable and less hazardous.
The 16th annual Sunflower Festival in Statham gets under way Sept. 20, but its impact really takes place in December.
One evening he was looking into the heavens at the pulsating Auroras Borealis. Beside him stood another stranger to this region, Te Rangitu Netana of New Zealand, who works with wood and tattoos.
Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month. To help increase donations during the month of September, those who come out to donate blood or platelets throughout the month will receive a coupon by email for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations.
No one was injured in the fire at Laurel Oaks apartments on Royale Road and it was extinguished by other tenants prior to the arrival of firefighters, police said. Officers responded to the apartments off Gaines School Road shortly after 10 a.m. on reports of flames coming out of a unit's window, according to police.
Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Joseph "Jack" Lumpkin Sr. on Friday announced that he is retiring after serving the local community for nearly four decades. Savannah's city manager also on Friday revealed that Lumpkin was one of three finalists to become the next police chief of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.
Investigators are still working with State Crime Lab medical examiners to determine the cause of death for a woman found Monday lying on the side of a road in Oglethorpe County, authorities said Friday. Crime lab officials had some questions they wanted answered, so local investigators are trying to get those answers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jesse Maddox of Athens said.
Authorities arrested on Thursday a purported Athens gang member allegedly connected to a home invasion robbery last month at an apartment complex near downtown. Curry Cole Calloway, 20, of Acadia Drive, is accused in warrants obtained by Athens-Clarke County police of being one of two men who committed the robbery on Sept.
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