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ACHF

The restoration of the historic American Legion building on Magnolia Street will be the topic of discussion during the next Brown Bag Luncheon hosted by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation.

 

The restoration effort is the result of a partnership between Greater Bethel AME Church and ACHF. Trustee and Greater Bethel member Mrs. Tommie Farmer will moderate the discussion.

 

Amy Kissane is the Executive Director for the ACHF.

 

Athens-Clarke County Transit

Athens Transit has unveiled the county’s new hybrid electric buses. The 12 new low emission diesel hybrid electric buses are the first hybrid buses in the ACC Transit fleet. County manager Blaine Williams says they were purchased with a combination of local, state, and federal funds for $8.4 million. 

WalletHub

Georgia is in the top 20 when it comes to the best states for singles. That’s according to the personal finance website WalletHub.

Athens for Everyone

A local man has announced his intention to run for the District One seat on the Athens-Clarke County Commission. 

Patrick Davenport says he will challenge District One Commissioner Sharyn Dickerson in May’s local elections. Davenport says he was born in the district, and is a graduate of Cedar Shoals High School and the University of Georgia. According to Davenport’s website, his priorities include breaking the cycle of poverty and increasing economic growth in Athens. 

uga.edu

UGA President Jere Morehead holding his regularly scheduled cabinet meeting and media briefing this morning. Among the topics discussed, the $5.7 billion economic impact UGA has on the state, 96% career outcomes rate for UGA grads, and the 210 need-based scholarships awarded during the fiscal year.  The president also addressed the need for a $35 million STEM research building proposed by Governor Deal.

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