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2008-10-10 03:00:15

By Amanda Baumfeld MONTEBELLO - In front of hundreds of protesting residents, the City Council on Wednesday postponed a decision on whether to let voters decide who takes out the trash in this city's commercial areas. With some Council members saying they were afraid of being sued, the vote was 3-2 to put off a decision to place a referendum on a March ballot. The referendum would allow a popular vote to determine if Athens Services should have the sole right to haul trash from...

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...

2008-08-04 18:00:49

By Ryan Blackburn, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Aug. 2--WINDER -- The Barrow County Board of Education is considering whether to run the entire system like a charter school, but board members want to know more before they decide. By 2013, all Georgia school systems must either decide to set up their own performance standards through a contract with the state, revamp their district like a charter school or continue to face the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Law. A school...

2008-08-01 12:00:41

By Blake Aued, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Aug. 1--Athens-Clarke County will hire a consultant next month to guide it through the lengthy, complex process of applying for permission to expand its landfill. County commissioners will vote Tuesday on spending $240,000 to hire Atlantic Coast Consulting to prepare a permit application for an expansion of Athens-Clarke's rapidly-filling 400-acre landfill onto 79 acres in Oglethorpe County. The expense is necessary because county...

2008-07-22 18:00:48

By Ryan Blackburn, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Jul. 21--Like an anxious student before report-card day, educators in Northeast Georgia are holding their breath. Evaluation reports released sometime this week will tell them whether they met the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. And the data will tell school system administrators whether they'll have to consider providing more after-school tutoring, giving parents the choice to change schools or firing teachers -- three...

2008-07-21 15:00:53

By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. Jul. 21--PRINCETON -- Members of the Mercer County Board of Education decide Tuesday whether to accept a multi-million dollar state School Building Authority grant and proceed with a project that would reconfigure four schools and create a new middle school. The vote is the sixth item on the agenda of the school board's July session. Scheduled to begin 7 p.m., the meeting will be conducted at the Mercer County Technical Education Center in...

2008-07-16 15:00:28

By Crystal Owens, Athens Banner-Herald, Ga. Jul. 15--LEXINGTON -- Oglethorpe County Commissioners will decide next month whether to increase the minimum acreage required to qualify a piece of land for a conservation easement that comes with a property tax break. The proposition is in response to House Bill 1081, which passed the Georgia General Assembly in May, and allows county governments to establish a minimum size -- as much as 25 acres -- for a property to be considered...

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...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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