Latest Clarke County, Georgia Stories

2014-01-18 23:02:55

Newly Revamped UGA Online Caters to the Increasing Number of Students Accessing University Websites from Their Mobile Devices Greenville, SC (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 Merge, a leading digital agency based in Greenville, S.C., announced today that the University of Georgia has engaged Merge to brand University of Georgia’s online program, UGA Online. The successful revamping of UGA Online will include the new messaging and positioning for UGA Online. "We selected Merge because of...

2013-10-25 23:00:56

The inaugural event for the new Technology Association of Georgia Athens chapter will be held at noon. Athens, Georgia (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 The inaugural event for the new Technology Association of Georgia Athens chapter will be held at noon, Nov. 6, at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Learning Development at UGA. Several University of Georgia colleges, including the College of Engineering, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, are...

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...

2008-07-16 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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.