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About: athens, georgia

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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Watch Unearthed Footage Of R.E.M.'s Only Automatic For The People Concert, 25 Years Ago Today

R.E.M. only performed one live show in support of their 1992 album Automatic For The People , which turned 25 last month . That show took place 25 years ago today at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia, and to celebrate the anniversary, the band shared recently unearthed footage from the concert on their official Facebook page.

Signs of life for Democrats

Georgia Democrats have not had much to smile about in recent election cycles. Republicans have tended to dominate legislative races, and they also have a tight grip on all statewide offices.

Athens man receives 50-year sentence for attempted murder of wife

An Athens man this week received a 50-year sentence for attempting to murder his wife nearly two years ago. Courtney Jerrod Wiley, 30, shot his wife in the chest at point-blank range in March 2016 during a domestic dispute at their home on Oak Hill Drive.

PHOTOS: George C. Foreman's Retirement party

The director of the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center George C. Foreman Speaks With friends and colleagues during his retirement party in Athens, Ga. on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017.

UGA student arrested after car chase

A University of Georgia student was arrested early Thursday after he crashed his truck while fleeing from police in connection with the theft of signs from UGA property, Athens-Clarke County police said. An Athens officer was parked at Jittery Joe's in Five Points at about 3:25 a.m. when he reported he saw a pickup driven by 19-year-old Hunter Ty Wilkerson speeding on South Milledge Avenue at about 85 to 90 mph.

Why Do Employees Cheat? Too Much Pressure

Athens, Ga. - It can happen in the branch office or the boardroom. Volkswagen did it to pass emissions tests.

Swing Time Edition: Meridian Trio, Chris Speed Trio, Portico Quartet, Kenosha Kid

Have a serious backlog of superb jazz releases from the past few months that may not have made it onto your radar. Let's see how much swing I can squeeze into this week's column.

SubModern Session: Black Kids

Way back in 2007 the blogosphere was abuzz about a band out of Jacksonville, FL called Black Kids. Following the success of their debut album Partie Traumatic in 2008, fans waited for years with nary a peep out of Reggie Youngblood and co. until a surprise re-emergence this year with their long-awaited follow-up Rookie .

Cindy Wilson (B-52s) Shares New Lance Bangs-Directed Video

Cindy Wilson of the legendary B-52s has shared a video for the new song "Brother" off her soon-to-be released debut solo album CHANGE. The video was directed by the great film and video director Lance Bangs.

Athens youth football team wins $100,000 grant

The Athens Downtown Ministries Falcons youth football league received a big surprise recently when the team learned of being named a winner of Riddell's Smarter Football program. The recipients of a $10,000 equipment grant, the team was notified with a congratulatory video message from Riddell brand ambassador Peyton Manning.

Athens man allegedly assaults girlfriend while driving

Michael Jerome Byrd, 56, of Kathwood Drive was arrested Tuesday morning for assaulting his girlfriend as they were driving in a car, Athens-Clarke County police said. The argument began after she agreed to drive him to his job in Jefferson, but then he told her that he wanted to drive, While driving, Byrd allegedly struck the victim in the face several times with the back of his hand.

Computers, car fluids, more find new life at Athens CHaRM facility

Bicycles get ready for salvage or scrap at the Athens-Clarke County Center for Hard to Recycle Materials in Athens, Ga.,Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Large electronics such as TVs and office printers are bundled together to be picked up for processing at the Athens-Clarke County Center for Hard to Recycle Materials in Athens, Ga.,Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.

Thieves go on big spending spree with credit cards stolen from Athens yoga studio

Capture from surveillance video at the Target store in Athens. Athens-Clarke County police are seeking the public's help to identify the suspects.

Movies Now Playing in Athens

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows, from left, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Daisy Ridley and Leslie Odom Jr. in a scene from, "Murder on the Orient Express." "A Bad Moms Christmas": Despite what the critics had to say, and after earning close to $200 million on a $20 million budget, there was no way we weren't going to see these hilarious ladies again.

Woman convicted in Athens stabbing death facing new charges

An Athens woman sent to prison for her role in the killing of a Clarke County teenager a decade ago, but paroled after serving only four years behind bars, was recently returned to the county jail. Lashondra Irrelia Hughes, 34, was charged initially with murder in the death of 17-year-old Marcus Chester in May 2005.

Girl receives surprise birthday party at Athens hospital

Katherine Marroquin, 12, at her surprise Disney-themed birthday part at Piedmont Athens Regional with Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta. Katherine Marroquin, 12, at her surprise Disney-themed birthday part at Piedmont Athens Regional with Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta.

Iconic Duo Fischerspooner Unveil New Single 'Butterscotch Goddam' ft. Johnny Magee

Iconic New York duo Fischerspooner, aka Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner, have unveiled their new single 'Butterscotch Goddam' featuring Johnny Magee, with the release taken from their highly anticipated upcoming album, 'Sir' which is set for release on 16th February via Ultra Records. Premiering the high-powered track on Jehnny Beth's Beats 1 radio show 'Start Making Sense', the track pulls from raw human desire.

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