Category: Projects

Students at the University of Georgia got a literal taste of Israel today in Tate Plaza. Dawgs for Israel hosted it’s annual Israeli Fest to celebrate the 70th birthday of Israel. Members provided food, decorations and music to share with students passing through. They hoped to change common misconceptions that people have about Israel. “We…

2018 Athens-Clarke County elections- Who & What

This year’s The Athens Clarke County local election is taking place takes place right around the corner on May 22nd. This election will include the General Primary, non-partisan primary, and a special election. Six commissioner seats, two judge seats and one mayor seat are all up for grabs this election season.  Nancy Denson is currently…

The 2018 CURO Symposium is a two day event taking place at the Classic Center. This years symposium is the largest to date, hosting 575 undergraduate research students. If you missed today’s presentations, there will be more tomorrow starting at 9:30 AM.    

Local makeup organization to relieve the costs of prom makeup

It’s prom season, but costs can overshadow excitement. The first and only University of Georgia makeup organization, Glam Dawgs, has decided to get some “prom-goers” looking their best…for less. With social media on the rise, prom is now one of the hottest events of the year. Photos and videos are shared on Twitter and Instagram…

ACC Commission Residential Parking Permit Program

On April 3rd, the Athens-Clarke County Commission will vote on the Residential Parking Permit Program, a policy that would restrict parking on certain streets to residents and their guests only by giving them parking permits. The residents will be charged a small amount for parking, and will be able to purchase the parking passes at…

Athens Regional Plans to Expand

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center recently filed documents to the Georgia Department of Community Health about launching a $171 million expansion project. The project would include demolishing the oldest portion of the hospital, constructing a seven-story tower and renovating existing nursing units. The hospital’s capacity would remain at 359 beds. The project would involve the…

University of Georgia Pro-Day

Today, 21 University of Georgia recently graduated bulldogs participated in Pro-day. Pro-day is a day where National Football League coaches visit the school to take a look at prospects for the NFL draft. In this photo, Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, watches Davin Bellamy and Roquan Smith participate in drills.  Here…

Oconee Resident Proposes SPLOST Funding for Museum

Oconee resident Ryan Page has put together a proposal for SPLOST funding in order to build an Oconee history museum. Page will speak to the Oconee County Historical Society at the county library tonight. County Administrator, Justin Kirouac, says that Page has given the Board of Commisioners the proposal, but it will be a long road…