Local News

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Jul 19, 2017

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the Athens-Clarke County Library Wednesday, July 19. Rhiannon Eades, the public information officer for Athens Regional Library System, says they’re hoping for a good response because there is a shortage of blood supplies.



“I know I’m going to be giving blood and so I encourage everyone to come out and roll up their sleeves and do it too.”

ACHF Exhibit Reception at Special Collections library

Jul 19, 2017
UGA Today

Members of the Athens community are invited to attend a reception honoring the UGA Special Collections Library exhibit of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation tomorrow afternoon. The “Saving Athens: Celebrating 50 Years of the ACHF exhibit is on display in the rotunda of the Richard B. Russell building Special Collections Libraries.

Get Fit Jackson Contest

Jul 19, 2017

Jackson county residents are visitors alike are encouraged to snap a selfie as part of a contest by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Council. As part of “Get Fit Jackson,” organizers are encouraging people walking one of the county’s 16 walking trails and school tracks to take a photo at the beginning of the trail or at the track and post the photo on the agency’s webpage.

Those who post will be eligible for monthly prizes. The more pictures posted, the more chances to win. The contest runs through October 31st.

Museum Mix at Georgia Museum of Art

Jul 19, 2017
Georgia Museum of Art

Members of the Athens community are invited to join the festivities of Museum Mix at The Georgia Museum of Art Thursday evening.

The Georgia Museum hosts the late-night party three times a year. Those attending Thursday will enjoy a live DJ, free refreshments, and galleries open until 11 pm. Hillary Brown is the Director of Communications with the facility. She says Museum Mix provides a comfortable setting to take in the sights at the museum.

Meet and Greet Planned for Clarke Superintendent

Jul 18, 2017

The Clarke County School District has announced a Meet and Greet will be held for new superintendent Demond Means next month. Members of the community are invited to attending the event Monday, August 14th at the Athens Community Career Academy Atrium from 4 to 6 pm. This wishing to attend are encouraged to RSVP at  http://www.clarke.k12.ga.us.