AthFest Auctions Guitar Painted by Artist David Hale

Jun 19, 2018
AthFest Educates

The 2018 AthFest Music and Arts Festival gets underway this weekend and supporters of AthFest Educates have a unique opportunity to support the nonprofit’s efforts to support music and arts education for area youth. Jill Helme is Executive Director of the organization. She says they’re auctioning off a guitar painted by a renowned Athens artist.

Athens Poor People's Campaign Sibling Rally

Jun 19, 2018
Poor People's Campaign

Athens is joining cities around the nation this weekend in rallies to fight poverty. Organizers of the Athens Poor People's Campaign Sibling Rally invite members of the community to join them in their fight against systemic racism, systemic poverty, ecological devastation, and other issues cited by the group. According to Envision Athens, Athens has a 37 percent poverty rate.

New Food Delivery Service, Waitr, Coming to Athens

Jun 18, 2018

A new food delivery service is coming to Athens, with a promise of 150 new jobs. the restaurant on-demand platform Waitr arrives in Athens, Thursday, June 21. Waitr featured a flat, five-dollar fee on all orders with no minimum required or distance charge.

The company expect to hire 150 people in the area.

Athens is the fifth Waitr city in the state. The compnay started in Columbus in February and expanded into Agusta, Macon, and Savannah. According to a company release, dozens of Athens restaurants have already signed on with Waitr.

The Georgia Department of Labor is helping Hitachi Automotive fill positions in their Monroe facility.

A hiring event will be held June 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Athens Career Center, 150 Evelyn C. Neely Drive, Athens.

Representatives will be interviewing for materials handlers, CNC operators, and maintenance technicians.

Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.


Americans hit the trillion-dollar mark in credit card debt for the first time ever. In spite of the record amount, some cities, including Athens, did well in paying down that debt during the first quarter of the year. Jill Gonzalez is an analyst with the Personal Finance website WalletHub. She says consumers did manage to repay more than $40 billion so far this year.