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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

Athens News
Eclipse zone of totality a short drive away

The upcoming solar eclipse is not just a celestial attraction for many people, rather it is a monumental event expected to draw thousands of people to that dark area of 100 percent total shadow. That zone of totality is about 60 to 70 miles wide as the shadow crosses the continental U.S. from Oregon through South Carolina.

Oconee woman arrested for - tryst' home invasion robbery of Athens man

An Oconee County woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly setting up a man for a home invasion armed robbery by pretending to want to have sex with him. During the robbery, the woman allowed a male gunman into the victim's Herbert Road residence, where he was made to strip prior to being robbed, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

Athens Verizon retailer to give away free backpacks Sunday

The retailer is taking part in a national campaign to give away backpacks filled with school supplies to children for free. The TCC stores in Athens, located at 3700 Atlanta Highway, Unit 139 and at 1998 W. Broad St., Suite A, will participate.

Scientists Calculate Total Amount of Plastics Ever Produced

Athens, Ga. - Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s, and most of it now resides in landfills or the natural environment, according to a study published today in the journal Science Advances.

ALCES to introduce new legal program Saturday

Susan Wilson, executive director at the Athens Latino Center for Education and Services, teaches an English one level class. ALCES is adding a new service to its portfolio, bi-lingual legal aid, to better serve the Latino community in Athens.

Fallen tree in Athens gets new life as wood carving

Clockwise from bottom left, Caryn dressel, Margaux Dressel, 2, Knox Dressel, 4, and Brian Dressel poses for a portrait with the hand carved totem pole at corner of Buena Vista Avenue and Boulevard in Athens, Ga., on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Local woodcarver Dan Highfield carved the totem pole from one of the many large trees that fell in the severe storms over the Fourth of July weekend.

2 arrested for car break-ins in Athens

A man and teen were arrested early Wednesday morning for stealing from vehicles in a parking lot of Red Oak Village apartments on Epps Bridge Road, Athens-Clarke county police said. Responding to a resident's report of the suspicious pair that was walking around buildings and cars at about 5:40 a.m., police said they immediately identified one of the suspects as 19-year-old Nigel Zachariah Turner of Huntington Road, a known gang member.

Athens woman leaves crashed car, gets Uber ride

Steisy Galvez-Vasquez, 20, of Lakeside Drive was arrested early Thursday morning after she crashed a car on the Athens Perimeter, left the wrecked vehicle in the roadway and took an Uber cab to get home, Athens-Clarke County police said. Police said they were attempting to locate the driver when Galvez-Vasquez called 9111 and said that her car had "stopped" on the highway and had since made her way back home, according to police.

AthFest says thanks for community support

In this Athens Banner-Herald/ file photo, Sam Burchfield kicks off this year's AthFest with a June 23 performance in downtown Athens. AthFest exceeded its fundraising goal for this year, according to Jill Helme, executive director of AthFest Educates.

Documents reveal previous concerns about former Athens teacher charged with sex crimes

A former Athens public schools substitute teacher and athletics coach charged with sex crimes previously faced accusations of misconduct prior to his arrest this month. Michael Henry Scott worked for the school district from 2012 until May, when Clarke County School District officials refused to rehire him amid an investigation by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department concerning an allegation regarding sexual offenses against minor students, school officials said.

Drive By Truckers coming to George's Sept. 27

The band recently announced plans for a 2017 tour that will bring them to George's Majestic Lounge on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Drive By Truckers was formed by friends Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley in 1996 in Athens, Georgia.

First half of 2017 ranks 2nd hottest globally, behind 2016

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this week that Earth's average temperature from January to June was 57.9 degrees. That's 1.6 degrees warmer than the 20th century average.

Father assaulted by son in Athens

Todd Alan Minning Jr., 33, of Stonybrook Drive was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted his father during a domestic dispute concerning the father expressing his desire for Minning to move out, Athens-Clarke-County police said. During an argument, Minning reportedly threw an apple at his father and also struck him in the head, causing visible injuries, according to police.

Firefly Trail advocates urge commissioners to rethink TSPLOST funding

This chart shows in green the money allocations recommended by a TSPLOST advisory committee and in orange the allocations Athens-Clarke County commissioners are considering. A Winterville resident recently compared the construction of the Firefly Trail to the puppy he always wanted as a child.

3 teens arrested for downtown Athens robbbery

Three Athens teens were arrested early Wednesday morning for robbing a woman who was in town for an event at the Georgia Theatre, Athens-Clarke County police said. Two of the suspects were 15-year-old boys and the third was a 14-year-old girl, according to police.

Movies Now Playing in Athens

This image released by Sony/TriStar shows Ansel Elgort, left, and Kevin Spacey in a scene from the film, "Baby Driver." "Baby Driver": For his first film since 2013's "At World's End," director Edgar Wright helmed this action comedy about a music-obsessed getaway driver nicknamed Baby whose plans to go legit and run away with waitress Deborah are jeopardized by a crime boss and his gang of crooks that includes Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm.

Happy Birthday John 'JoJo' Hermann: Making His Widespread Panic Debut In 1992

Today is Widespread Panic keyboardist John 'JoJo' Hermann 's birthday. Born in New York City, JoJo came up in the Oxford, Mississippi music scene before heading to Athens, Georgia to join WSP.

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