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  1. Committee explores funding options for downtown Athens projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    That's the alphabet soup of development funding options and incentives that the Downtown 2030 Implementation Committee must soon sort through. The committee, a group of Athens-Clarke County commissioners, is tasked with developing recommendations for turning an on-paper master plan for downtown Athens into an on-the-ground reality.

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  2. Couple's cars damaged with scratchesRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Two cars parked at a couple's residence in the 400 block of Rustwood Drive reportedly suffered an estimated $3,000 in damage when someone intentionally scratched them between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:45 a.m. Thursday. When the woman was asked by an officer who might have been responsible, she replied that her boyfriend might know "since he is sleeping with half of Athens," according to the report.

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  3. Stacked field at Liz Murphey Collegiate ClassicRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    This weekend's Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic is a rare opportunity for college women's golf teams to simulate the newly adopted model of the NCAA tournament and play in a championship caliber field during the regular season. With 13 of the last 15 national champions represented and most of the top five ranked teams in Athens for the tournament, the University of Georgia will play host to one of the top events of this year's calendar.

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  4. Two Watkinsville men charged with killing deer 8 months agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Justice recently arrived for a deer that grazed companionably with cattle, after a thorough investigation pointed to two Oconee County men who now face state hunting law violations. The men killed the large buck near a home on the outskirts of Watkinsville last July, State Department of Natural Resource authorities said Thursday.

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  5. Planned airport terminal becomes chicken-or-egg issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Six months after Athens lost its scheduled commercial air service from Athens-Ben Epps Airport, Athens-Clarke County commissioners must vote on whether to proceed with the seemingly illogical plan for construction of a new commercial terminal at the airport. The vote on the $3 million project, approved by county voters in a 2004 referendum as part of special-purpose local option sales tax package, is on the slate of activity for the commission's April 7 meeting, with at least a couple of commissioners framing the issue as a "chicken or egg" question.

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  6. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank talks, family, success, legacy at UGA chapelRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    One of the NFL's most recognizable team owners visited Athens on Friday to discuss a prosperous Atlanta, culture and building a legacy. Atlanta and Georgia leaders should focus on lifestyle issues such as traffic and public education to attract and keep businesses, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank told a University of Georgia audience on Friday.

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  7. Gun fired in most recent Athens armed robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    As man and woman walked on North Billups Street near Reese Street at about 8:45 p.m., police said, two men armed with handguns approached from behind and told them to "give it up." The victims told police as they continued to walk, one of the suspects fired his gun.

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  8. Podcast: Georgia's QB race; guest Hutson Mason; spring practicesRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald break down how the race is shaping up and our impressions of where the candidates stand in the latest "Bulldog Bytes" podcast. We get extra insight from someone that knows a thing or two about playing the position and the current crop of Bulldogs quarterbacks.

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  9. Missing college student found in Athens apartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    They were concerned about Nicole Lin Pope's welfare because she was said to be extremely intoxicated and "sparsely clothed" when last seen downtown at about 3:19 a.m. Members of the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Department found Pope at about 9 a.m. when conducting a door-to-door search at The Standard student apartments on North Thomas Street. The 20-year-old student appeared to be in good condition, though a National EMS ambulance crew was called to the scene to check her out, according to Athens-Clarke County police Lt.

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  10. Athens authorities searching for missing college studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Authorities this morning are searching for a University of North Georgia student who reportedly was extremely intoxicated when she went missing in downtown Athens. Nicole Pope, 20, was last seen at about 3:19 a.m. Friday in the area of Foundry Street, according to a lookout issued at 5:07 a.m. by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

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  11. New UGA animal hospital open as veterinary college alumni gather in AthensRead the original story

    Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Tails are wagging at the announcement of University of Georgia's new Veterinary Teaching Hospital opening this week in its new location. The well-timed opening occurs just ahead of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine's annual Veterinary Conference and Alumni Weekend.

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  12. Brick through window injures Athens womanRead the original story

    Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

    A woman was looking out a window at her home to watch a fight at Rolling Ridge apartments Wednesday night when someone threw a brick at the window and shattered it, according to an Athens-Clarke County police incident report. The woman reportedly suffered cuts on her face and a "significant" cut on her head.

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  13. Georgia Senate passes controversial ride sharing legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

    The state Senate overwhelmingly passed on Thursday a slightly tweaked substitute measure to a House bill that apparently clears the way for Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing firms to keep operating in Georgia, including the Athens area. The substitute, which contained minor tweaks to the original bill by Rep. Alan Powell, a Republican from Hartwell, passed 48-2.

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  14. Homeless Athens man fights policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A homeless man who seems intent on repeating behavior that lands him in hot water with law enforcement fought with police Tuesday evening as they attempted to arrest him for trespassing at a business in east Athens. When an officer on patrol saw 25-year-old Tyrone Mercedes Reese at Quick Pantry on North Avenue, he stopped because he knew the business had barred Reese from its the property, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

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  15. Man receives 25-year sentence for rape of autistic Athens boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

    A man recently received a 25-year sentence in Clarke County Superior Court for his participation in the 2013 knifepoint rape of a 10-year-old Athens boy with autism. Matthew Wilson Freethy-Swimm, 26, must serve 15 years of the sentence in prison and the balance on probation, according to a plea bargain filed last week.

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  16. Athens unemployment rate drops slightly in FebruaryRead the original story

    Thursday | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Athens area unemployment rate for February fell one-tenth of a percentage point, compared to January, to 5.7 percent. The rate in February 2014 was 6.5 percent, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

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  17. Vote for the 2015 Athens Twilight Criterium t-shirt designRead the original story

    Wednesday | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Athens Banner-Herald has partnered with Athens Twilight Criterium to promote this year's Twilight T-shirt design competition. Eleven artists from Athens and the surrounding area submitted their original designs for a chance to win a $250 cash prize and have their art featured on the 2015 Athens Twilight Criterium T-shirts and merchandise.

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  18. 'Creative place-making' is goal of Athens arts grantsRead the original story

    Wednesday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Heating, lighting and seating - that's the shorthand for this year's round of projects set to be funded with Arts in Community grants from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, the volunteer agency that administers Athens-Clarke County's public art program. This year, the commission - funded with public dollars under a formula tied to county construction projects - selected three projects from among the grant submissions, awarding $1,000 to each project.

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  19. House approves Gov. Deal's 'failing schools' amendmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Georgia House approved Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" on Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016. The constitutional amendment and accompanying legislation were last-minute additions to the day's House calendar.

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  20. Sex BBQ uses its differences for eclectic sound difficult to defineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Athens Banner-Herald

    Sex BBQ, according to the Urban Dictionary, is an increasingly popular form of party among teens, similar to a bonfire with alcohol, but with food and sex. For our purposes here, however, it's the name of an Atlanta-Athens band hoping to create some heat during the Slingshot Festival.

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