A federal court struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy—a law that was the model for one Georgia Republicans, led by former Athens state Rep. Doug McKillip, passed last year.
By angering women and liberals, that "fetal pain" law helped cost McKillip his seat. And now, it looks like it may not stay on the books for long.
Nearly a year after University of Georgia faculty and staff started pressing for benefits for unmarried employees' domestic partners, University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby has given UGA President Michael Adams the go-ahead to start offering some domestic partner benefits.
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.
Chase in Space, a project developed by the Chase Street Elementary School Engineering Club to send a camera-equipped weather balloon into the atmosphere, celebrated a successful launch earlier today. Below, watch video of the liftoff:
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.
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