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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, W.Va. Jul.
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.
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.
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.
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