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  1. Passing of movie 'prop' money in Athens leads to three arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Three Athens residents who police said were connected to heroin and meth abuse were arrested this week after two of the suspects passed movie "prop" money at a local fast food restaurant. Justin Blake Gunter, 21, reportedly was at the drive-thru window of the McDonald's on Gaines School Road, when the cashier saw his passenger, 24-year-olf Halley Michelle Hogan, take a bill from her wallet and hand it to Gunter.

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  2. Athens named as great city for rentersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    A recent study by the Forbes business magazine names the Athens metro area, consisting of Clarke, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe coutnries, as an under-the-radar city for renters, offering high job growth and low rent prices. According to Forbes, the national average for rent pricing is approximately $1,291, and Athens rent prices come more than $400 cheaper at $837 for June 2016.

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  3. Learning academy opens in AthensRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Destiny Starr Creative Learning Academy, which has a center in Conyers, recently opened in Athens after receiving a grant to open in the Classic City. The grant, called Early Education Empowerment Zones, focuses on regions with a large population of under-served young children with high needs and the community capacity and willingness to deliver services to help reduce the achievement gaps.

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  4. Lawrenceville man accused of punching Athens woman in faceRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Alexander Tregnard Middlebrooks, 26, of Lawrenceville was arrested July 18 after he allegedly assaulted a woman at her home at North Grove Apartments on Old Hull Road, Athens-Clarke County police said. The victim's roommate told police the victim broke off a relationship with Middlebrooks and he was in the process of moving out when he punched the victim in the face.

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  5. Athens man comes home to find girlfriend tried to commit suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    A man called police Monday night after he returned to his home in northern Athens and found his girlfriend tried to commit suicide by hanging. The woman tied an electrical cord around her neck and a stairway railing but the cord broke and she reportedly was found unconscious on the floor, according to police.

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  6. Athens brothers argue over deceased father's willRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Officers early Tuesday responded to a Bedford Drive residence where two men were having a loud argument over their deceased father's will, Athens-Clarke County police said. One of the brothers accused the other of not giving him money his father intended to leave him from cash he left behind in a bank safe deposit box, according to police.

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  7. Athens agency that helps Latinos could close by end of yearRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    An Athens non-profit helping area Spanish-speaking residents launched an "urgent" fund-raising drive to keep providing its services. The Athens Latino Center for Education and Services was founded about six years ago to provide a variety of programs such as English classes for Spanish speakers, Spanish classes for English speakers, bilingual GED preparation and bilingual counseling.

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  8. UGA's online courses lift summer enrollment to new recordRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... to 1.2 percent in fall semester and 1.6 percent in spring. UGA isn't tracking how many students are somewhere besides Athens when taking online courses, nor where they might be. They also haven't done any detailed study of how well students in ...

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  9. Edward Snowden slams WikiLeaks for not 'curating' info releasesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2014 | The Raw Story

    ... of State Hillary Clinton. David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently ...

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  10. Pope on Prince raising money to reopenRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Monica Bischoff is asking for a little help from anyone who wants to see Pope on Prince come back to Athens. The vintage clothing and goods store is moving from its former spot above Daily Groceries to another second story space, the previous Community location above Jittery Joe's on Jackson Street.

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  11. Church events around Athens this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... (706) 310-0074. Meet and Greet Brunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Ebenezer Baptist Church West, 205 N. Chase St., Athens. Hear from the Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Martin, the next president of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia Inc. ...

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  12. Athens area events for Friday, July 28Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Seeing Georgia: Changing Visions of Tourism in the Modern South: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., UGA Special Collections Library, 300 S. Hull St., Athens. "Multiple" exhibition: Noon to 9 p.m., Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St., Athens.

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  13. Kreis: Athens' anti-discrimination effort doesn't go far enoughRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    There are many songs to sing in praise of Athens. It is a vibrant and diverse community, making it a cultural hub for Georgia and the South.

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  14. North-south co-op brewing interesting trendRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

    ... is nothing new for the Other Half folks. Earlier this summer, they worked with the Creature Comforts Brewery of Athens, GA, on a 10.2% abv beer called King's Ransom. It's a Baltic Porter, sold in 12-ounce cans as well as on draft at a few select ...

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  15. Winder-Barrow graduate Travis Demeritte traded to BravesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... Winder-Barrow, Demeritte batted near .400 and tallied more than 40 RBIs and 12 home runs. Demeritte was one of three Athens-area players drafted in 2013. Oconee County's Adam Frazier was selected by Pittsburgh in the sixth round. He was called up in ...

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  16. Passing of movie 'prop' money in Athens leads to three arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Three Athens residents who police said were connected to heroin and meth abuse were arrested this week after two of the suspects passed movie "prop" money at a local fast food restaurant. Justin Blake Gunter, 21, reportedly was at the drive-thru window of the McDonald's on Gaines School Road, when the cashier saw his passenger, 24-year-olf Halley Michelle Hogan, take a bill from her wallet and hand it to Gunter.

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  17. Jack Davis (1924-2016), Legendary Illustrator and Co-Founding Cartoonist of Mad MagazineRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Laughing Squid

    Jack Davis , the famously prolific award-winning cartoonist who co-founded the iconic Mad Magazine in 1952, passed away on July 27, 2016 at his home in Athens, Georgia at the age of 91. The staff at the magazine eulogized Davis beautifully . It is with great sadness that we note the passing this morning of long-time legendary MAD artist Jack Davis.

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  18. Photos:Athens Latino Center for Education and ServicesRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Athens Latino Center for Education and Services provides free English and Spanish lessons to those that have recently arrived to Athens or may be travelling abroad. ALCES is facing financial hardship and has been fundraising to stay afloat.

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  19. Therapy dog Ally is back to helping people after being hit by a carRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | MainStreetNews.com

    When Cindy Edins's dog Ally got out of her fenced yard in Madison County on Memorial Day weekend and was hit by a car, Edins was devastated. And it wasn't only because Ally is a beloved pet, she is also Edins' partner in providing therapy to troubled and mentally ill children and adults through her work with the EPIC program at Advantage Behavioral Health Services in Athens.

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  20. Legendary Bulldog/cartoonist Jack Davis dead at 91.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Dawg Sports

    Bulldog Nation has lost one of its all-time great characters with the death of legendary cartoonist Jack Davis. While Davis's face is likely not familiar to you, his stylized drawings have been a staple on the walls of living rooms, barber shops, dentists offices, and just about every other available surface in and around Athens for decades.

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