Athens wouldn't be the same without you. Thanks for all of your hard work and congratulations for the recognition!posted @ Friday, November 9, 2012 - 19:02
Even if there are no plans to actually cut it down, I hope the builder takes adequate precautions not to kill it by accident. A tree like this needs a very large buffer from all construction activity to protect the root system.posted @ Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 09:18
It is a tragedy that shelters are forced to euthanize so many animals. Nevertheless, this is far preferable to the suffering of dogs and cats who do in fact starve to death and are in fact killed, trying to survive on their own. Animal shelters provide an important service by providing humane care and – for those who are not adopted – death with dignity.posted @ Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 07:11
Actually, anything below 90 is a "B" rating, and indicates some significant deficiencies in safe food handling. Preferably, the score should be 92 or above. I always check the health scores at PublicHealthAthens.com to decide where to eat. Also, the scores should be posted and clearly visible when you walk in.posted @ Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 09:59
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Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more
The committee opted Tuesday night to put off deciding on the ordinance until, at the earliest, its next meeting. Of note: The Athens-Clarke County attorney highlighted that the proposed times are, in essence, placeholders for the commission to change or keep as it pleases. Full text of the Use of Public Right-of-Ways ordinance draft is below. read more