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A Rivalry with Bigger Stakes

A rivalry. A region championship. And playoff home field advantage are all in up for grabs Friday night. For the 12th time in their schools’ histories, Athens Academy and Prince Avenue Christian will face off in the “Backyard Brawl.” Prince Avenue leads the all-time series 6-5, including winning the last four matches between these teams. Unlike past years though, this specific matchup carries a little more weight. Not only does a win secure bragging rights for the next year, but it also guarantees a region championship — which means home-field…

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UGA: Twelve Day Arts Festival Opens Tonight

UGA’s annual “Spotlight on the Arts” festival kicks off with a “kaleidoscope” of performances, according to the Arts website.       It is called a kaleidoscope because it will show different kinds of art from dance and music to creative writing and theater. The purpose of the festival is to expose not only the UGA community, but also the greater Athens community, to a celebration of art. Through the 12-day festival, the Arts Council wishes to “foster an awareness and an appreciation for arts excellence across the campus,” says Russ Mumper,…

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Athens-Clarke County Top Stories 

Athens-Clarke: Alcohol Ordinance Passes After Months of Legislation

In an effort to end discrimination in Athens-Clarke County, the alcohol license ordinance passed at Tuesday night’s Mayor and Commission Meeting. Mayor Nancy Denson has asked her “staff” to look into resources that are available to victims of discrimination in Athens and she wants these listings no later than July 1st, the start of the 2017 fiscal year. “Good legislation doesn’t happen overnight,” said Mayor Denson but she was optimistic about last night saying, “I think what we did last night was thoughtful, good legislation.” A citizen-input amendment was rejected…

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