Latest Athens-Clarke County metropolitan area Stories

2008-08-12 12:00:49

What do Zell Miller, Lewis Grizzard, Michael Stipe, Mike Bobo, the B-52's, and countless others who have visited Athens, GA all have in common? After Allen's Hamburgers closed its doors in 2004, Athens lost a 50 year tradition of cold beer, greasy burgers, and live music. Some say that Athens' robust music scene got its start in the Normaltown district at Allen's on Prince Ave. Last summer, two University of Georgia alumni, along with the help of the last Allen's owner and the blessing of the...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Blake Aued, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Aug. 4--The fate of a resident-owned mobile home park off North Avenue hinges on whether Athens-Clarke commissioners can stomach running sewer to a unique development nearby. The commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on Athens developer Steven Hill's plans for North Creek Village, a 16-acre cluster of homes, classrooms and commercial space on Freeman Drive. The development would share a lift station that pumps sewage uphill with the...

2008-07-16 03:00:44

By Lee Shearer ATHENS, Ga. - Classes almost surely won't begin on a new Athens medical school campus in 2009, as planners hoped - but those planners are voicing few regrets about the yearlong delay. "That's probably not a bad thing," said Athens Regional Medical Center CEO Jack Drew, one of dozens of people in Athens and Augusta working to build a medical school campus in Athens to remedy a shortage of doctors in the state. Planning for the school entered a new phase last week as...

2008-07-14 12:00:51

By Ryan Blackburn, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Jul. 10--More Clarke County students soon could get the chance to gain some job experience or earn college credit before they graduate under a partnership between the local school district, Athens Technical College and the University of Georgia. The Clarke County Board of Education is scheduled to discuss tonight a charter school application and a $3.2 million grant application that would fund Athens Community Career Academy, a new...

2007-11-21 15:00:26

By Blake Aued, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Nov. 20--One day the drought will be over and lawns in Athens will turn lush and green again. But it will cost more to keep them that way. Once Athens-Clarke commissioners put an emergency drought plan into place next month, they will turn their attention to encouraging residents to save water even when rain is plentiful. A county water conservation committee will begin meeting again in January after a year layoff, and first on its...

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