Local News

Rose of Athens presents "Romeo and Juliette"

Sep 22, 2017

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is reaching out to members of the community in an effort to keep young people, particularly minorities, from joining the ranks of the incarcerated.

Athens News Matters Preview for September 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017

On the next edition of Athens News Matters, guests Gwen O' Looney, Commissioner Jerry NeSmith, and Blake Aued discuss Democratic Mayor Nancy Denson holding a fundraiser for Republican Candidate Houston Gaines, his opponet Democrat Deborah Gonzalez, and Envision Athens and the Comprehensive Plan.

AthHalf Half Marathon Features New Course, 5K

Sep 21, 2017

Registration for this year’s AthFest half marathon is now open. The 8th Annual race will be held next month. This year’s event will feature a new course and a 5K race on Saturday. Organizers say the 5K will allow more runners to take part in the race. Jill Helme is the Executive Director of AthFest Educates.

“We realized that when you’re running a 13.1 mile distance, it’s not the kind of distance that absolutely everyone in your household is going to be comfortable running,” according to Helme.

Helm says the race has ardent supporters.

The most recent unemployment figures are out and the numbers show jobs were up and unemployment was down in Athens for the month of August. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, at 4.7 percent, the August rate was down three tenths a point from July.

Commissioner Mark Butler says other numbers show August was a good month for Athens.