A planning commission meeting on Selig Enterprises' Oconee Street development is coming up next month.
Athens- Clarke County is loosening its outdoor watering restrictions.
Plus, expanding Athens Transit, the Occupy ordinance, friction between the mayor and commission and the upcoming GOP convention in Athens.
Plus, Nancy's new budget and why Jack Kingston is an Athens kind of guy.
More student apartments, a smaller big box and lots of parking.
Plus, Ron Paul endorses Paul Broun, the 10th Congressional District race and Ward Churchill speaks at the Human Rights Festival.
You can still make your voice heard on the future of downtown.
Plus, more on the Occupy ordinance and the landmark Jefferson Road white oak cut down last week.
The Athens community is pitching in, but there's a long road ahead.
A beer and wine sales bill the legislature passed last month will help but challenges remain.
A downtown master plan public hearing is Apr. 25. Plus, guns on campus, redistricting and ACC's new economic development honcho.
It's better than nothing, but lobbyists will be able to skirt the new rules.
The Athens road where an Acworth college student on foot suffered severe brain injuries in a hit-and-run is one of the 18 most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Georgia, according to a University of Georgia traffic researcher.
After combing through 160 resumes and meeting in closed session for nearly two hours today, the Athens Downtown Development Authority named two finalists for its soon-to-be-vacant executive director position.
The Athens-Clarke County Library and staff-guided tours at the Lyndon House Arts Center are safe for another year.
ACC commissioners decided Tuesday night to restore $8,200 for the tours that Mayor Nancy Denson had cut from her $106 million budget for fiscal 2014. But the commission will consider using volunteer docents next year.
At the Atlantic Cities blog, Sarah Goodyear wrote about a Chicago crackdown on motorists who open their doors into bicyclists, coupled with increased fines for two-wheeled scofflaws. The higher fines have the bike community in an uproar, but Goodyear argues that they're a sign that pedaling is becoming just another mainstream mode of transportation.
Chase Street Elementary is the best school in Clarke County at getting its students ready for college and careers.
That's according to the new College and Career Ready Performance Index released Tuesday by the state Department of Education. The CCRPI replaces the Adequate Yearly Progress measurement in No Child Left Behind.
Georgia isn't best friends with bikes. More like a neighbor who seems all right, or that guy at the bar whose name you forgot, but you nod at him anyway.
The state ranks 24th in bicycle friendliness, according to a report release today by the League of American Bicyclists.
He may be a Republican, but Jack Kingston's an Athens kind of guy. The Savannah congressman rides his bike to work, keeps a rock encyclopedia at his bedside and cut the ribbon on the Allman Brothers' renovated Big House museum in Macon.
A rally at the Five Points fire station today was the last stop on Kingston's statewide tour after announcing his Senate candidacy Thursday.
The 35th Annual Athens Human Rights Festival kicks off Saturday in College Square, featuring the Beatles cover masters Abbey Road LIVE!, the Pink Floyd/Grateful Dead mashup Dark Side of the Dead and more bands, as well as political speakers like Gwen O'Looney, Tyrone Brooks and Ward Churchill. Here's the full lineup:
Craving kale? Lusting after lettuce? Got a yen for yams? In addition to the Athens Farmers Market every Saturday morning at Bishop Park, you now have another option to satisfy your hunger for locally-grown, organic produce.
The West Broad Farmers Market opens at 10 a.m. Saturday at the (kinda hard-to-find) old West Broad School, located at the corner of West Broad and Minor streets, just before the intersection with Hancock Avenue if you're coming from downtown. Here's the lowdown from the Athens Land Trust:
About 50 Athens-Clarke officials and neighborhood leaders attended an Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation workshop today with noted New Urban planner Jeff Speck. Here are a few quick takeaways, including why we should reconsider downtown parking rates, how to make the city safe and inviting for pedestrians and bicyclists, and why we should think twice before we close College Square.