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This college town is home to the University of Georgia located on the banks of the Oconee River. The first class graduated in 1804 and the city was incorporated in 1806. Apart from the University, cotton mills fueled the cities early economy and by the turn of the century, it was thriving southern city. Athens also a thriving music scene and is home to The Globe, voted third best bar in America in 2007. Notable natives include Kim Basinger and NFL Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton.

Population: 113398
Local Newspapers: Athens Banner-Herald The Red & Black
Local Sports Teams: Georgia Bulldogs
Local Colleges: University of Georgia

Zip Codes associated with athens, georgia: 30565 30601 30602 30605 30606 30607 30630 30646 30683
Towns/Cities near athens, georgia : Bogart Watkinsville Winterville Colbert Statham Arnoldsville Hull

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Modeling the influence of septic systems on fecal bacteria load in a...

EPA Home A Science Inventory A Modeling the influence of septic systems on fecal bacteria load in a suburban watershed in Georgia Sowah, R., M. Habteselassie, D. Radcliffe, AND M. Molina. Modeling the influence of septic systems on fecal bacteria load in a suburban watershed in Georgia .

Madison Co. to join suit against pharmaceuticals, distributors

Madison County is joining with other north Georgia counties to fight against opioid pharmaceuticals and distributors. County commissioners agreed March 5 to take part in a class-action suit against major players in the opioid business in an effort to recoup some of the costs the opioid crisis has imposed on governments for law enforcement, court, medical and other expenses.

Puppy stolen from Athens man

A resident of the Beacon Point Mobile home Park reported his brown and white pit bull puppy named "Molly "was stolen from outside his home between 5-7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Athens-Clarke County police said. The man reportedly told police that Molly slept inside his home, but he tied her to a leash outside so the pet could relieve itself.

Two Behaviors Linked to High School Dropout Rates

Athens, Ga. While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school.

Athens police investigate weekend shootings

No one was injured, there were no known motives, and it was not known if the incidents were related, police said Monday morning. The first shooting occurred at about 9 p.m. Saturday on Johnson Drive and the second happened at about 11 p.m. in the Athens Gardens apartment complex.

Many honored for Changing the Picture

The Family Connection-Communities in Schools of Athens recently hosted the annual Changing the Picture for Athens Children awards dinner, which honored successful members of the community who have given their time and resources to help children. "These leaders are great models for us all," said Tim Johnson, executive director of Family Connection-Communities in Schools.

Piedmont Athens Breast Center receives accreditation

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center's Breast Health Center has been granted a three-year accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.  The Piedmont Athens Regional Breast Health Center is the only center in the Athens area to achieve this three-year accreditation status.

Stephanie Granade to Perform Voice Recital 'A Lover's Heart, A Lover's World'

A Lover's Heart, A Lover's World: Songs of W.A. Mozart, Irving Berlin , Rodgers & Hart, Kurt Weill , and Shanan Estreicher is a vocal recital featuring Soprano Stephanie Granade and Pianist Sarah Dutcher . The concert takes place Saturday, April 21st at 7pm at Anderson Hall at Calvary St. George's Church , 61 Gramercy Park North, New York, NY.

After firing Fox, Georgia won't accept NIT bid if offered

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Georgia school ordered novel with gay characters hidden at book fair Source: Cox Media Group

ATHENS, Ga. - A North Georgia bookstore shut down its book fair at a private school after an administrator told store staffers to hide a book that has gay characters, according to a report.

Lady Antebellum members to deliver UGA's commencement

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Athens man arrested for assault at UGA dorm

A 20-year-old Jennings Mill Parkway resident was arrested Tuesday on warrants stemming from an alleged assault on his former girlfriend in her dorm room at the University of Georgia's Myers Hall, UGA police said. The offender and victim once lived together off campus, and when he was at her dorm the night of Feb. 26 their relationship came to an end because of a dispute over a phone, according to police.

3 qualify to run for Athens-Clarke mayor

Six seats on the Athens-Clarke County Commission will be up for grabs, and voters must also choose a new mayor. The mayor's race is one of several that could got to a runoff, which would be on July 24. Voters have an early chance to get a look at mayoral candidates on Monday, when the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement will host a forum for mayoral candidates.

VIDEO: Athens chamber 'roasts' Eldridge, honors members

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce said farewell Thursday night to longtime president and CEO Doc Eldridge at the organization's 2018 Annual Meeting. The 115th annual event also served as an opportunity to present several prestigious awards and take a look at the organization's future, said chamber Board of Directors Chair Dr. Shannon Wilder.

Athens community volunteer Kathy Hoard receives chamber's ATHENA Award

Kathy Hoard, a longtime community activist and former commissioner, was honored with the ATHENA Award Thursday evening at the annual meeting of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. The award  recognizes a woman who excels in her profession, devotes time to the community and helps other women reach their potential.

Athens police seeking suspects in February shootings

Jerry Saulters, commanding officer of the Criminal Investigations Division. In the first shooting, on Feb. 16, the victim was shot in the head in his Sir Matthew Scott Road home and has been unable to provide investigators with much information, according to Epifanio Rodriguez, spokesman for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

Censorship, Homophobia at Center of Georgia Bookselling Dispute

A book about gay marriage has sparked community dialogue in Athens, Ga. after a censorship dispute between an indie bookstore and a private academy earlier this week.

Morrissey to join regional media company and Athens Banner-Herald Publisher Scot Morrissey announced on Thursday he recently accepted a leadership position with a regional media company outside the Athens area. Nearly 10 years ago, Morrissey became publisher of the Athens Banner-Herald and OnlineAthens.

Game Reduces Hyperactivity and Delinquent Behavior in Children

Athens, Ga. A game that encourages good behavior, positive reinforcement and self-regulation can keep children on task and out of trouble, according to researchers at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.

Man with gunshot wound arrested on felony warrant

A Madison County man recently showed up at an Athens hospital with a gunshot wound and ended up being arrested on an outstanding felony warrant, Athens-Clarke County police said. Devron Devaughn Smith, 30, of Colbert, would not tell medical staff where and how he got shot when he showed up early Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital, according to police.

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