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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 $159,500 which is roughly $75/per square foot. More Athens information.

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3 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke police show great professionalism in standoff

Hundreds of miles and a time zone away from Athens, Ga., events unfolding in the town of Ferguson, Mo., have people around this country taking a serious look at how police officers are meeting their duties to both serve and protect the citizens within their various jurisdictions.

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

8 hrs ago | StarNewsOnline.com

Sarus Festival: Q&A with performance artist Andie Trombetta

For instance, if you pass the Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar at about 4 p.m., you'll see a Andie Trombetta, a fabric sculptor/performance artist from Athens, Georgia, draped in loose fabrics flowing in the ocean breeze as she moves in and out of crisp lines of hard-to-see monofilament wire attached to the pier.

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12 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Get the goat: Homestyle, low-spice Jamaican food offered at Rashe's Cuisine

Athens is big enough for two Jamaican restaurants, said Rashe Malcolm, owner of Rashe's Cuisine, a Caribbean-styled eatery that opened this summer on the city's west side.

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16 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

The Editor's Desk: Celebrate what's good about Athens, work on the rest

Once again, the students have returned to the University of Georgia and the other institutions of higher education in and around Athens.

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20 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Vehicle break-ins reported in Athens

A Bishop man reported that someone entered his truck while it was parked on Fox Hall Trail between midnight and noon Sunday and stole a rifle, a shotgun, a scope, a chain saw and shoes altogether valued at more than $1,700, Athens-Clarke County police said.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

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Athens CVB seeking nominations for hospitality awards

The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau is now accepting nominations for two award programs to honor outstanding individuals in the Athens-Clarke County hospitality industry.

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Little Clinic to open in Athens

A new Kroger shopping center at 700 US Highway 29 N. in Athens will include The Little Clinic when it opens on Aug. 27. Health clinics locations inside select Kroger stores nationwide, The Little Clinic is staffed with Board Certified Nurse Practitioners authorized to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses such as bronchitis, ... (more)

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Armed robbery suspects in standoff with Athens police surrender

A prolonged standoff involving police and two armed robbery suspects holed up in a home in north Athens ended Monday morning after police flushed out the suspects with tear gas.

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Suspects in standoff with Athens police surrender

An hours-long standoff at a home on Garnett Ridge Road ended at about 10 a.m. when two suspects in a Sunday armed robbery surrendered after enduring lengthy negotiations with Athens-Clarke County police and multiple tear gassings.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

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Volunteer opportunities

The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia needs volunteers to help set up bike racks for its Tri to Beat Cancer triathlon and fundraiser 9-11 a.m. Aug. 23 at Sandy Creek Park.

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Athens-Clarke County retirees sue government for unpaid benefits

A group of retired Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and City of Athens employees filed a federal lawsuit against the county for years of unpaid retirement benefits, claiming the county has failed to pay for their medical expenses as promised.

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Athens Chamber and Four Athens partner on memberships

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce announces a partnership with Four Athens, a nonprofit Athens-based company designed to support the local startup business community.

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Junkman's Daughter's Brother closing at end of month, but will give birth to three new stores

The Junkman's Daughter's Brother is in its last days on Clayton Street, but the downtown Athens store is going to leave offspring.

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Film Athens to offer acting classes

Acting classes are available this fall from Film Athens, the local nonprofit working to boost the film industry in northeast Georgia.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

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Food Bank of Northeast Georgia benefits from Second Classic City BBQ Festival

Staff from the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia welcomed thousands of people as they entered the Grand Hall at The Classic Center Saturday for the second annual Classic City BBQ Festival and Tailgate Tradeshow.

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Nude man, who wanted - just to walk around,' arrested for indecent exposure

Police arrested Damon Batson, 26, of Colbert on charges of indecent exposure after he was discovered walking down a public street in the nude.

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Athens man in 2013 standoff with police withdraws plea of not guilty by reason of insanity

That's the message from conflicting court filings filed on behalf of an Athens man who last year allegedly threatened to kill a woman and police officers.

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Two men face armed robbery, kidnapping charges following attacks early Saturday in Athens

Athens-Clarke County police made two arrests Saturday morning in connection with a pair or armed robberies occurring within minutes of each other, one involving the kidnappings of two victims.

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dePeterse: Good teachers draw students into subject

Those Velveeta-yellow buses are on the road again, and every retail store in Athens seems to be flanked by barricades of notebook paper.

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Beaird, former dean of UGA law school, has died

Beaird, 88, was the law school's dean from 1976 through 1989 after a term as acting dean from 1972 to 1974, according to longtime friend Barry Wood, who was director of public relations at UGA when Beaird was dean.

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