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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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1 hr ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Rash of car break-ins reported in Athens

The thefts were not reported until Tuesday. a A car was broken into at Oak Hill Apartments on Oak Hill Drive between 8:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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5 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Athens police issue lookout, offer reward for Popeye's armed robbery suspect

Athens-Clarke County police have issued a lookout for one of two gunmen who robbed a Prince Avenue restaurant last week, pistol-whipping the manager and forcing him into a freezer.

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9 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Authorities round up nearly a dozen criminal suspects in Athens sweep

Authorities on Tuesday rounded up nearly a dozen criminal suspects during a sweep of Athens that sought out people with outstanding arrest warrants.

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11 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Responding to report of naked dancing man, Athens cops unwittingly end up in CMT reality show

A pair of Athens-Clarke County police officers this week made an unexpected appearance in a television show that was being filmed downtown.

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14 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Lyndon House to present gallery tour and discussion on 'Paper Covers Rock'

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a gallery tour and discussion featuring "Paper Covers Rock," an exhibition of graphic and fine arts held in partnership with "Art Rocks Athens," an organization seeking to revisit, celebrate and archive the unique relationship of art and music in Athens between 1975-1985.

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18 hrs ago | Patch.com

Athens-Clarke Tennis Center Honored By USTA

From the U.S. Tennis Association The USTA announced that Athens-Clarke Tennis Center in Athens, Ga., is one of 12 winners of its 33rd annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Longtime local activist Melissa Link wins Athens-Clarke Commission seat

Longtime local activist Melissa Link, a regular presence in the audience at Athens-Clarke County Commission meetings, has won a seat on the commission, claiming victory in a Tuesday runoff against political newcomer Rachel Watkins.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Dilworth: Recent hospital visit to Athens rekindled memories

It has been years since I wrote a column for this fine newspaper, which gave me employment for more than 20 years.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke library hosts program on Athens Food Scene

The Athens-Clarke County Library will host "Meat and Three: Athens Food Scene Then and Now" in the library's Appleton Auditorium 7 p.m. Thursday presented by local historian Milton Leathers and food and event coordinator Lee Epting.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Athens man indicted for choking girlfriend during alleged assault

A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted an Athens man who allegedly choked his girlfriend last year during an assault that was stopped when a witness beat him with a broom.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Patch.com

Football Recruit Investigated for UGA Dorm Burglary

The University of Georgia Police are investigating a dormitory burglary over the weekend that reportedly involved a football prospect.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Burglaries reported in Athens

Items altogether worth more than $24,000 were stolen. Those stolen items included TVs, DVD players, several video game consoles, jewelry, clothing, a video recorder, cologne and watch collections, a carpet, window blinds, a flashlight-stun gun, and 3-D glasses.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Athens man arrested on child molestation charge

Thomas Jefferson Rawls, 57, of Pine Valley Place, was arrested Sunday at a Woodhaven Parkway residence on Madison County arrest warrants charging him with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes, Athens-Clarke County police said.

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Patch.com

Man Slammed to Ground, Kicked by Armed Robber Who Offered Pot

An Athens man told police he was kicked and robbed after telling the suspect he wasn't interested in buying marijuana.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Oconee assault suspect captured by deputies in Athens-Clarke County

A Watkinsville man who allegedly fled from police by car and foot in Oconee County told arresting officers that he had been jogging for more than five hours after he was captured Sunday night in Athens, authorities said.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Trial for admitted cop killer Jamie Hood to be held in Athens

The man who admitted to killing an Athens-Clarke County police officer and wounding another more than three years ago will stand trial in the downtown Athens courthouse.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Volunteer opportunities

Nuci's Space is seeking volunteers to help clean the 1.2-mile section of road that runs past Nuci's Space on Oconee Street from South Thomas to Oak streets.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Borrowed car stolen in Athens

The victim said that the car she had borrowed and parked on Julious Drive was stolen sometime between July 11 and Saturday, according to a police news release.

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Refugee aid organization opening Athens office

National Park Service officials say more than 7 million people visited Georgia parks in 2013 and had an economic benefit of about $348 million.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Patch.com

What's the Asking Price? 6,000 Sq. Ft., 2.5 Acres in Athens

Here's an inside look at an area home listed for sale on Zillow.com . This home at 165 Walnut Creek Road in Athens has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 5,944 square feet ion 2.5 acres.

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