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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.
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
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Athens man charged with murder in death of father
A 31-year-old Athens man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father at his parents' home in Oconee County, according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. David Michael Blanton had originally been charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and family violence battery in the Thursday morning shooting of 62-year-old Michael Ray Blanton at a Scarlet Oak Circle residence off Daniells Bridge Road.Question for UGA administration after slavery conversation: What next?
A crowd of about 100 people gathered in the Oconee Hill Cemetery recently for a ceremony honoring the unknown lives of 105 people - many of whom were, or might have been, slaves - whose remains were moved from the University of Georgia construction site where they were discovered to the nearby cemetery. A public conversation Saturday at UGA focused on next steps for the university and community in connection with learning more about the remains and coming to terms with the history they represent.The Birth of Flight in Georgia
In 2007, While I was waiting to board a flight at the Atlanta airport, I happened to notice a photograph in the local newspaper, left on the seat next to me. The picture appeared under the headline "Do you have a dream like teen pilot in 1907?" It showed a young Ben Epps standing on Washington Street in Athens, Georgia, next to the craft he'd built and flown a hundred years ago - the first airplane in the state to fly.Photos: Cyclists ride the proposed Firefly Trail
A rider prepares to ride the proposed Firefly Trail from Athens, Ga., Saturday, March 25, 2017. The Firefly Trail is a planned 39-mile rail-trail from Athens to Union Point in Northeast Georgia, connecting Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, and Greene Counties according to the fireflytrail.com website.FBI Director James Comey spotted at the White House on unexplained visit
Fox Business Channel reported on Friday afternoon that FBI Director James Comey was seen entering the White House on unspecified business. NEW: FBI official says Director Comey was at WH for "regular" meeting, discussing ongoing threat issues, etc.Sims announces run for Athens-Clarke mayor's office
Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Harry Sims, shown here during a recent commission meeting, announced Thursday that he is running for mayor in the May 2018 local election. Sims was first elected to the commission in 1992.Athens Area Chamber of Commerce honors community service
On a night when the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce committed itself to a broader ethic of community service, the business advocacy organization also took time to honor a number of Athenians who have consistently embodied that ethic. "It's crucial for the business community to keep giving back," incoming Chamber chair Dean Mannheimer of Athens First Bank & Trust told the hundreds of people gathered Thursday night at the Classic Center in downtown Athens for the group's annual meeting.Athens man charged with shooting, seriously injuring father at Oconee County home
A 31-year-old Athens man was arrested Thursday shortly after authorities said he shot and seriously injured his father at his parents' home in Oconee County. David Michael Blanton of South Lumpkin Street is in jail without bond on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and family violence battery.World Cafe Nashville: Kyshona
Kyshona moved to Nashville in 2013 after establishing herself in the singer-songwriter circles of Athens, Ga. Courtesy of the artist hide caption If you're out in the clubs in Nashville in 2017, you have a good chance of discovering the powerful, lyrical voice of Kyshona.A look at clothing companies that are closing stores
In this Friday, March 17, 2017, photo, shoppers exit a J.C. Penney store in the Georgia Square Mall in Athens, Ga. J.C. Penney said the company plans to close 138 stores, with liquidation sales there starting in April 2017.A somewhat extraordinary hour of high school on an otherwise ordinary day
Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Clarke Central High School in Athens, Ga., enrolls some 1,500 students, half of them African American, 23 percent Hispanic, 22 percent white, 3 percent multi-racial, and 2 percent Asian. The high school is in the Clarke County School District, which has led its state in making gains to close the achievement between economically disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students.Carrier pilot talks of crowded skies over Islamic State areas, drone...
Lt. Cmdr. William Vuillet speaks Wednesday to The Associated Press on board the USS George H.W. Bush as it travels through the Persian Gulf.Athens shoplifting suspect concealed items in stroller
An Athens-Clarke County officer spoke with the store's loss-prevention employee, who said she observed Glenn come into the store with three children and a baby stroller. She said Glenn retrieved a pair of Birkenstock shoes and placed them in the top of the stroller where the hood pulls back to conceal them.Photos: Wind damage hits Athens neighborhood
Derrick Brown shows off wind damage at his home in the Vineyard Drive neighborhood from Tuesday's storms that swept across Northeast Georgia, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Wind damage is seen in the Vineyard Drive neighborhood from Tuesday's storms that swept across Northeast Georgia, Thursday, March 23, 2017.10th annual Dancing with the Athens Stars at The Classic Center on Saturday
The Classic Center is hosting the 10th annual Dancing with the Athens Stars on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Courtesy Project Safe The Classic Center is hosting the 10th annual Dancing with the Athens Stars on Saturday at 7 p.m. The show is put on by Athens nonprofit Project Safe, which works to end domestic violence and offers help to victims.Meet Harriet Powers Who Told Stories With Her Spectacular Quilts
There's something about a quilt that tells a story, one filled with memories. Whether you've received one as a gift or been the one to craft such a special and cozy item, chances are you're familiar with their storytelling abilities.Purple Hearts visit to Patriots Point
Brian West ,a Vietnam veteran Marine Corps helicopter pilot, stands in the place where he would have been sitting as he flew missions during a visit to the Vietnam Experience at Patriots Point Wednesday, March 22, 2017. West was wounded while flying during the war.
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