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Athens, Georgia is located in Clarke County. Zip codes in Athens, GA include 30602, 30609, and 30612. The median home price in Athens is $149,900 which is roughly $75/per square foot. More Athens information.

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3 min ago | USA Today

Atlanta's craft beer scene heats up

Owners Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerney started SweetWater in 1997 and it quickly became the standard bearer for craft brews in the city of Atlanta, seducing bored palates with their hoppy, interesting offerings.

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4 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Athens cyclists have a shot to win 2014 Twilight Criterium

C yclists can't stay away long from the Athens Twilight Criterium, the annual bike race that rushes through downtown Athens this weekend.

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4 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Batteries, light bulbs, but few laptops at electronic recycling

Turnout was lighter than last year at an electronics recycling event on the University of Georgia campus - though for some reason, people brought many more microwave ovens than in previous years of the "recycling happy hour" Thursday evening at the UGA intramural fields.

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5 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Agency needs

Oconee Regional Humane Society: Donations of Clorox wipes, Lysol cleaner, laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels, kitchen trash bags, waste basket liners, clumping and non-clumping cat litter, dog and cat toys, flea products for dogs and cats, puppy pads, copy paper, paper clips, staples, pens and pencils, Post-It notes, Scotch tape, hand ... (more)

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9 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Naked Athens man under influence of mushrooms assaults cop

A man who was apparently under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms assaulted an Athens-Clarke County police officer attempting to get him medical attention.

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11 hrs ago | Patch.com

Labor Dept.: March Jobless Rate Falls In Athens, Northeast Georgia

Unemployment in Northeast Georgia decreased slightly from February to March, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

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15 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Athens parolee arrested as fugitive from Missouri

A man who was on parole was arrested at his home in east Athens on Tuesday because he was wanted as a fugitive in Missouri, authorities said.

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19 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

The Inbox: Kelis, Yung'N Restless and Young Widows

Editor's Note: The Inbox is a new column taking a look at national music releases pitched to Marquee for review.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Proposed transit contract amendment could keep UGA buses stopping on Prince Avenue

Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson and a group of four Athens-Clarke County commissioners have signed on to a proposed amendment to a pending contract between the county's and the University of Georgia's transit systems that could keep UGA buses picking up passengers at stops on Prince Avenue.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Carrier Transicold honored as Athens-Clarke County Manufacturer of the Year

Carrier Transicold's Athens transport refrigeration plant, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in the community last year, was named the inaugural Athens-Clarke County Manufacturer of the Year during a Wednesday dinner hosted by the county government's Economic Development Department.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Bray's 'Donkey' premieres at Rose of Athens

Bray, a professor in the University of Georgia's department of theatre studies, has had his play, "Donkey," in the bag for some time.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Athens Americana returns to score Twilight

W hat do speeding bicyclists like to listen to as they race through the streets of downtown Athens? One might think, given the intensity of the sport on display during the Athens Twilight Criterium, the soundtrack to lean metal or electronic dance music.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Police: Athens man stabs partner in domestic dispute

Athens-Clarke County police said they arrested a 37-year-old man Tuesday night after he allegedly stabbed his partner during a domestic dispute at their home on the east side.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Clarke Central Prom

Description: Clarke Central High School had its 2014 Junior -Senior Prom at The Georgia State Botanical Gardens in Athens, Ga.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Madison County teens hurt in four-wheeler wreck

Two teenage boys were injured Sunday when they crashed their four-wheeler after hitting a large hole on the side of a rural roadway, according to a Madison County Sheriff's Office report.

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Free Republic

Confederate Memorial Day of Southern memories

Memorial Day in America was first held in the South in honor of both the soldiers of Confederate gray and Union blue.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

NY policeman pleads guilty for head-banging as Cousin Sleaze frontman while on disability

A former police officer accused of rocking out on stage as the lead singer of a metal band called Cousin Sleaze while he claimed he couldn't work because of an arm injury pleaded guilty to fraud on Tuesday.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Madison County man sought for running from officers nabbed in Athens

A 24-year-old Madison County man, who had a propensity to run when confronted by authorities, was captured Tuesday morning in Athens, authorities said.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Elberton man arrested in Athens on drug charges

Two Athens-Clarke police officers working special duty at Athens Garden Apartments on Coleridge Court early Tuesday arrested an Elberton man on cocaine and marijuana charges.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Meet the Creatures: Athens newest brewery set to pour this weekend

T he first signature beers from Creature Comforts, Athens newest brewery, become available in Athens during Twilight Criterium this weekend.

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