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Selig Enterprises abandons plans for downtown Athens development

Guess they saw all the dark apartments across the river. Too bad Jittery Joes had to move.

posted @ Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 21:51

Nuci's Space acquires R.E.M. steeple, hopes to protect the landmark

Built in 1871 Saint Mary's Episcopal Church was built by Mr. Bloomfield the owner of the Athens Manufacturing Company for the moral and spiritual welfare of his employees. It was one of the first "ten houses of good worship" in Athens. After laying out the lines for the church Mr. Bloomfield was called away, asking the masons to build the walls straight up until his return. Upon his return he found they had built the walls 20 feet tall with nary a door or window in them. The first services were held on Easter Sunday April 9, 1871 presided over by a Reverend Skinner out of Augusta, and a reverend Lucas. Saint Mary's Episcopal Church was named after Mrs Mary Baxter who had passed away near the time of its construction. By 1910 the property was for sale along with a lot next door, either the Nuçi's lot or the other building. For a while in the late 50's early 60's it served as the home of the Athens-Clarke County Museum showcasing many artifacts from the early years of Athens. In 1968 it was converted into a 1700 sq ft, 5 bedroom apartment by Marion Cartwright who initially leased it to Law students attending UGA. It continued to be rented for about 20 years, during which time some local bands happened to play their first shows there in 1980. There is little left in the Oconee valley to remind us of the post Civil War growth of Athens, and what is a town without its history?

posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 20:05

Blaze destroys Oconee Street United Methodist Church (with video)

@mordred: I was thinking the same thing. People are fascinated by the way fire in Athens seems to play a role in the "development" of this town. I recently attended this church and it was a small and extremely welcoming group in a gorgeous building. Their outreach to the homeless and unfortunate in this city truly reflected the teachings of Jesus, whereas it seems the larger churches for example
PABC can't seem to wait to get out of town.

posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 08:28

Robins Air Force base hosting solar power discussion

If they were really smart they would utilize 36 acres of parking lots and the panels could probably even be fitted to collect rainwater which could be stored in a cistern to water the landscaping or other uses. The cooler temperatures under the panels would also help reduce the urban heat Island effect at ground level creating a perpetually flowing breeze..

posted @ Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 21:26

Congressman's son again arrested in Athens

Heck, when I was in college the drinking age was 18. Same age one could go to fight for their country. By the way didn't Broun's son get arrested for Marijuana? To which Broun had earlier come out in support for its legalization for medical use?

posted @ Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 07:34

Planning Commission gives blessing for planned Kroger in northeast Athens

Maybe they should build all this ugly as crap student housing out that way as well.

posted @ Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 10:16

Convicted Athens gang member eats pot during traffic stop

Please whoever makes these decisions, Do not allow this smug idiot back on the streets again, and make full use of the evidence collected on the phones, but the powers that be were really clueless to make that public in the first place,

posted @ Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 19:25

McKillip speaks at anti-abortion rally, says defeat worthwhile

@Abbesays: really? Haven't thought about taxing guns mmmmmm,,,,, I thought they kept track of automobiles to find those responsible for any accidents or crimes committed with the vehicles. They do that all the time, the older a car is the lower the tax rate as well.

posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:55

McKillip speaks at anti-abortion rally, says defeat worthwhile

@Sockpuppet: But y'all want to control access to birth control as well.

posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:52

McKillip speaks at anti-abortion rally, says defeat worthwhile

Nobody has the right to control the personal health care decisions between a patient and their doctor, not you, me or the government. As far as guns go. A photo ID Weapons License should be required for all weapon and ammunition purchases. All licensees should be required to pass a class/test on safe handling, proper shooting techniques, and a background check before receiving their license. Renewable every 3 years. They should also be required to have insurance on each of the weapons they own based on level of ability to commit damage ie cheaper to insure a flintlock than an assault rifle. all weapons and serial numbers should be recorded. That makes the most sense, heck it is exactly what I have to do to own a car.

posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:21

Athens bicyclist seriously injured in collision with drunk driver

We are here for you Anastasia

posted @ Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 11:52

Savannah inmate accused of using stolen ID to flee jail

I doubt he stole it and I bet the other guy was involved

posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 14:32

A $140M injection for downtown Athens

Here comes the seeds of another financial collapse, how many empty bedrooms are there already in this darn town?

posted @ Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 11:14

$30M student housing project heads to downtown Athens

When will it ever end, yet another generic looking structure with a curved corner, are you sure this isn't a picture of one of the other new buildings downtown or that motel next to the Classic Center they are supposed to build?

posted @ Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 09:42

UGA reveals location for Bolton Hall cafeteria replacement

What's the deal with all the new constructions having a goofy functionless rotunda in the design, Zell Miller Center, and the new Special collections library both have them already. C'mon Danny do something different and unique for a change.

posted @ Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:59

Darwin gets votes against Broun beyond Athens, Oconee County

Guess I better git to whippin my slaves like it says in that there Bible.

posted @ Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 23:13

Tant: Time for political evolution of GOP

Good one, Ed.

posted @ Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 23:09

Officials want to know why glass panels break in Stegeman Coliseum

I could not be surprised if it does not have something to do with the temperature differential between the inner and outer surfaces of the glass related to the curvature of the glass panels.

posted @ Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 16:02

Urban quarry gives construction debris new purpose in local gardens

Excellent! Looking forward to visiting and helping them get product.

posted @ Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 09:20

Locomotives from Marine base to be sold in auction

The University could use one of these between East Campus/Married Housing and the Multi-modal Transportation Center.

posted @ Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 09:41

New development planned near downtown Athens

Athens does not need any more damn "Student Apartments!" The ones on East Broad are nowhere near capacity, why the hell are banks even loaning money out for such crap. All it does is bankrupt the ones that have come before. There needs to be an emphasis on housing for professors and staff closer to the university. Envision something like row houses in New York City or London England, not something like communist housing in Russia!

Have environmental/archeological impact studies been done on this site? This is where the city was founded, it should not be immediately bulldozed without a full historical assessment. Once the earth is moved every thing is lost.

posted @ Friday, February 24, 2012 - 10:04

Jefferson to replace trees around historic courthouse

and make it easier to delete double posts

posted @ Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 19:43

Jefferson to replace trees around historic courthouse

They should only plant trees native to Georgia.

posted @ Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 19:43

A-C Commission to vote again on jail art

Establish an arts program and utilize the art created by the inmates merely for the cost of materials.

posted @ Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 19:30

The Editor's Desk: Displaced columnists; Writing hints

I say keep Ed on Sunday, and also have him on Wednesdays or other days of the week. As one of the more experienced journalists in Athens, he deserves more than one day every 2 weeks. He is a great writer and should not just be limited to the editorial pages.

posted @ Monday, January 30, 2012 - 09:45

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