Another Athfest is in the books: the 16th annual Athens Music Festival wrapped up on a sweltering Sunday in downtown Athens. This year’s Athfest featured an estimated 200 mostly local bands and drew thousands into the downtown area.
Athens-Clarke County Police are searching for a suspect in a reported armed robbery: two women say they were held up by a man with a knife. They say it happened early Sunday at the corner of Hill and Chase streets. The women say the man was heavy set and black, ...
Work is set to start this week in Greene County, where St Mary’s Health Care System of Athens is building a new hospital for Greensboro. The Good Samaritan hospital will replace the facility that was home to the old Minnie G. Boswell Hospital in Greensboro.
Drivers in downtown Athens can look for at least a week’s worth of delays at East Broad and South Jackson streets: crews are replacing the crosswalks at the busy downtown intersection.
Today Penn State learned that a verdict was reached in the case of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Gerald Sandusky. Mr. Sandusky was found guilty of 45 of the 48 charges filed against him. The legal process has spoken and we have tremendous respect for the men who came forward ...
Athfest—the 16th annual Athens Music Festival—begins in a big way tonight and continues through the weekend in a variety of venues in and around downtown Athens. Upwards of 200 mostly local bands are taking part.
An Athens man gets 20 years in prison, his punishment for trying to kill his girlfriend: 32 year-old Sheron Mitchell was sentenced in Clarke County Superior Court. Police say he stabbed the woman at her home in east Athens in September of last year.
The search for an Athens assault suspect ends with the arrest of 57 year-old Sam Evans: Athens-Clarke County Police say Evans broke into an SUV near downtown Athens, stealing a gun and assaulting the SUV driver. Police found the gun and arrested Evans in some woods off North Avenue.
Two teenagers—an 18 year-old girl and a 15 year-old boy—are facing charges in Danielsville, accused vandalizing a church on Wildcat Ridge Road in Madison County. Madison County Sheriff’s Department investigators say they spray-painted obscenities at the Bethel Baptist Church.
The state Labor Department says the Athens unemployment rate held steady in May: 6.5 percent, same as in April, still the lowest in the state. The Georgia jobless rate was also unchanged from April, checking at 8.9 percent for both months.
The trial of an accused Athens child rapist ends with a guilty plea in Clarke County Superior Court: Christopher Fleming will serve 25 years in prison for the 2009 sexual assault of an 11 year-old girl.
It’s a part of Athfest, the 16th annual Athens Music Festival that brings a couple hundred mostly local bands to downtown Athens: the Flagpole Music Awards presentation is set for 8 o’clock tonight at the Morton Theatre.
Another candidates forum is on tap for tonight in Oconee County: candidates for Oconee County Sheriff and County Commission meet in a session sponsored by Oconee County Republicans. It gets underway at 6:30 at the Community Center in Watkinsville.
The Athens Area Humane Society reports two confirmed rabies cases in Oconee County: two rabid raccoons in eastern Oconee.
A special called meeting of the Jackson County Commission is set for 8 o’clock this morning at the Jackson County Administrative Building in Jefferson: Commissioners will finalize a bond resolution with the Jackson County Industrial Development Authority.
The Madison County Senior Center gets $15,000, while Jackson County Creative Community Services gets $14,000 from the Foundation of the Jefferson-based Jackson EMC. Five other area social service organizations will share in almost $50,000 in grants awarded by the Foundation.
The state Labor Department says it will help with job fairs next week in Winder: a T.J. Maxx store going up on Highway 82 at Barrow Crossing will fill somewhere around 80 payroll positions.
The Prince Hall Masons Conference that began earlier this week continues at the Classic Center, with the Masons making a public presentation this morning: they are handing over items they’ve collected in a donation drive; those items are going to the Ronald McDonald Charities in Macon.
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Georgia School Board Association are in Athens for meetings with area school board members and with local legislative candidates: the education policy forum is taking place at the Athens First Bank and Trust building.
Athens-Clarke County Police say two burglary suspects are behind bars, arrested after the man whose residence they had robbed fired gunshots at their getaway van: Police say it happened on Boley Drive. The gunshots didn’t hit the burglars, but it did cause the driver to wreck the vehicle. He and ...