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There was more laughter than tears at a memorial service for Dan Magill Thursday - just as he would have wished, according Pierre Howard, who played tennis for Magill at the University of Georgia in the 1960s.
An upscale hotel offering visitors "an intellectual return to the glory days of college" is slated to open in downtown Athens in October.
Quometric Quashaun Smith, 26, of West Broad Street, was arrested Wednesday night by a bicycle cop who found him in possession of marijuana, Athens-Clarke County police said.
Athens School of Ministry and Worship Arts will host an outdoor concert on Labor Day called A.D.O.R.E.: A Day Of Rejoicing for Everyone.
Check back every week for a listing of the latest open houses scheduled in the area and new homes for sale.
A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted a North Carolina man on charges stemming from a rampage last month at an Athens student housing complex, where he allegedly imprisoned and raped a woman and caused thousands of dollars in property damage.
Two of Athens' finest jazz pop singers, a cohort that contains too few members for our own cultural good, pair up next week for a night of sonorously sung standards and new compositions, all backed by a crew of top-notch instrumental talents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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