Georgia Island Preservation Group Gets $1 Million Donation

20 hours ago

A group committed to preserving the scenic character of St. Simons Island on the Georgia coast is $1 million richer thanks to an anonymous donor.
The Brunswick News reports the $1 million donation to the St. Simons Land Trust came at an important time. The trust is working to meet a fundraising challenge by a charitable foundation that recently awarded it $2 million.

Georgia's Toxic Sites Await Cleanup as Funds are Diverted

23 hours ago
Georgia Water Coalition

Georgia has more than 500 hazardous sites in need of costly cleanup, but an analysis of state spending shows that it routinely shorts the trust fund that's supposed to pay for them.

Less than half of the $14.5 million in fees the state collects on average for hazardous waste cleanup annually is spent on that need, a WSB-TV analysis of state budget figures shows. The rest goes into Georgia's general fund for other purposes.

Athens News Matters for February 16, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued with Flagpole and District 3 Commissioner Melissa Link discus, a public meeting planned for Clayton Street, the Athens Comp plan, and the market garden.

Athens Tool Library in Need of Donations

Feb 19, 2018
Berkeley Public Library

A collaboration between two Athens organizations is working to create a new source of assistance for the community.

The Athens Regional Library are LEAD Athens are working together to create the ACC Tool Library. The goal of the effort is to provide members of the community with tools they need, that they might not otherwise be able to afford or have access to. Project Director Mike Hodges says more donations are needed for the library.

WUGA Artist in Residence Event for February!

Feb 19, 2018

In February WUGA is celebrating the work of local painter and sculptor Leonard Piha. His colorful paintings and complex, assembled structures have been exhibited or are on display at Athens Academy, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, the Chabad House and Hillel near UGA, and in outdoor installations in Georgia and Wisconsin. For years he taught art at Barnett Shoals Elementary School. People attending the year’s first Artists in Residence event -- on February 17th — will see Leonard’s home, studio, and gallery space, all filled with art.