Another meeting to talk about the Athens-Clarke County and University of Georgia bicycle master plans takes place today: it starts at 4 o’clock this afternoon in UGa’s Miller Learning Center.
Officials in Elberton are, for now, being vague about what they’re calling Project Red Point, but they say it will mean almost 100 new jobs for Elbert County: they say a light manufacturing firm will finalize plans within the next week and will move into the Elbert industrial park. It’s ...
There are today a couple of campaign rumors, both potentially impacting north Georgia congressional races: Jackson County Commission Chairman Hunter Bicknell is said to be considering a run in the newly created 9th District. Announced candidates in that race include Hall County state Rep Doug Collins and Cox radio talk ...
The Athens-Clarke County Planning Department hosts a public meeting, 6 o’clock this evening at the Government Building on Dougherty Street: planners will be on hand to talk about the latest Prince Avenue and Oak Street corridor studies.
Delegations from North and South Korea are in Athens today, beginning a series of informal talks at the University of Georgia. Discussions on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program are scheduled to continue through Thursday.
Athens-Clarke County Commissioners meet in retreat today: their brainstorming session starts at 4 o’clock at the Snipes Water Resources Building.
The annual Commerce clean-up week is underway today: The City of Commerce Public Works Department, for this week only, hauls away unwanted materials free of charge. It continues through Friday.
Early voting begins today in some counties in several elections in northeast Georgia: there are dozens of municipal contests and three special legislative elections on the November 8 ballot. Early voting continues through October 28.
The plant is still making milk, but Mayfield Dairies in Braselton has now ended its daily tours: the last tour was given this past Friday, with more than 400 people taking part. There’s an ongoing effort to convince Mayfield owners to reopen the tours.
The Georgia Bulldog football team looks for its second straight win in the state of Tennessee and its fifth consecutive win overall: the Dogs play the Vanderbilt Commodores tomorrow night in Nashville. The game kicks off at 7:00 o’clock Saturday and will be televised by Fox Sports Net.
The University of Georgia names a new director for its Savannah River Ecology Laboratory: Gene Rhodes is an assistant director of the National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins Colorado. He’ll begin his new job at the River Laboratory in January.
Scientists and climatologists at the University of Georgia are coordinating a response to potential drought impacts along the Georgia coast. It’s a dry spell that’s impacting the coast, and much of the rest of the state. The National Drought Mitigation Center says the majority of Georgia remains in extreme drought. ...
The 20th annual Rivers Alive cleanup is set for Saturday: volunteers will gather at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning at Dudley Park; they’ll fan out and work in and along riverbanks in more than two dozen spots in Athens-Clarke County, a clean-up that will culminate at noon.
Another candidate to be the next Registrar at the University of Georgia is on campus today: it’s familiar ground for Jan Hathcote, who is serving as interim Registrar at UGa, a post she’s held since former Registrar Rebecca Macon retired this past spring. Hathcote meets with University faculty and staff ...
Barrow County state Rep Terry England is on a 26-member panel appointed by Governor Nathan Deal: The Higher Education Funding Commission will look to revamp the state’s college funding formula. The committee will meet through the year next and is expected to make recommendations by December of 2012.
Athens and the University of Georgia will host next week delegations from North and South Korea: the officials will meet in unofficial talks aimed at making progress on the North Korean nuclear situation. North Korea, despite international pressure to stop, continues to work on a nuclear weapons program.
The University of Georgia and the Athens-Clarke County Department of Transportation and Public Works are holding campus and community meetings, looking for input on County and University planning efforts to update the County and University Bicycle Master Plans. One of those sessions takes place tonight: 7 o’clock at the Athens-Clarke ...
The University of Georgia’s annual Campaign for Charities kicks off today. A kickoff breakfast is set for 8:15 this morning at the Georgia Center.
The candidates to be the next mayor of Watkinsville face off in a candidates forum tonight in Watkinsville: Charles Ivie and Dan Matthews meet in a 6:30 session at the Oconee County Library. The winner of the November 8 election replaces outgoing Watkinsville Mayor Joe Walter, who chose not to ...
An information session for students who want to transfer from Gainesville State College to the University of Georgia is set for 11 o’clock this morning in the Student Center at Gainesville State’s Hall County campus.