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BBQ 101 at ACC Library

Jul 15, 2017
ACC Library

The Athens-Clarke County Library is holding the latest in Adulting U sessions. Those interested are invited to attend BBQ 101 with Chuck Ramsey, owner of Pulaski Heights BBQ. Attendees will learn how to season, smoke, and serve BBQ.  

Rhiannon Eades is the Public Information Office for the library system.

“So he’s going to deliver the basics of how to barbeque, how to season your meat, the best way to smoke it, the best way to serve it,” Eades said. Honestly, I think the best part of this program is there are going to be samples, so you can try some of that barbeque.”


The Classic Center is holding the 10th Annual Flyball Racing Tournament this weekend. Athens’ Double Dog Dare and Atlanta’s Lunatic Fringe are hosting the relay-style dog racing Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th. Teams from 20 clubs from around the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions will gather in Athens for the competition. Club member Christine Ahern tells us what those attending can expect.

'The Walking Dead' Stuntman Dies After On-set Fall

Jul 14, 2017

A stuntman for "The Walking Dead" has died after falling on the Georgia set of the hit television show. It's the first on-set death in the U.S. in nearly three years.
John Bernecker, 33, died about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital after falling on the show's set in Senoia, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Atlanta, Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk said Friday.
Bernecker died from blunt force trauma and his death is considered accidental, Hawk said.

Athens News Matters Preview for July 14, 2017

Jul 14, 2017

On the next Athens News Matters, guests Mel Davis, Myla Neal, and Cathy Padgett, with the ACC Leisure Services Department fill us in on available activities and services, changes to the scholarship program, and the latest developments regarding Bishop and Memorial Parks.

St. Mary's Health care System

St. Mary’s Community Internal Medicine of Athens is growing. The facility is expanding to cover an entire floor to accommodate news services and 12 new resident physicians. CIMA offers outpatient care for adults, with care provided by resident physicians and faculty.

Public Relations Manager Mark Ralston says the move allows doctors to see more patients.