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The Global Compassion of Athens

Compassion International connected Athens residents with kids from South America, Africa, the Caribbeans, and even Asia all in one weekend. They’re looking to connect even more residents to children worldwide. Compassion International came to Cornerstone Church Athens and ushered a walk-through in which attendants went through a twenty-minute visual presentation. Through an audio recording, they heard…

“Mimosa Mandate” Could Extend Sunday Alcohol Sales

Sunday alcohol service could be extended if a proposed bill in the Georgia Senate becomes law. The bill would expand the hours restaurants can serve alcohol on Sunday mornings. State Senator Renee Unterman sponsored the bill she nicknamed the “Mimosa Mandate.” Unterman and local businesses say it’s a matter of fairness. State-owned businesses are allowed…

UGA Organization Spreads Love with Water

ATHENS, Ga.– It may seem like a very simple idea, but one student organization is changing the atmosphere downtown with nothing more than bottled water.  That organization, is Hydrolove. On a typical Thursday night most students are getting ready to go out downtown by getting dressed, but this student organization, Hydrolove, is getting ready in…

Five best Athens restaurants for your Valentine’s Day voyage

ATHENS, Ga.– Valentine’s Day is upon us. The most-anticipated day in February is filled with hugs, kisses and showmanship. It’s also a popular day to go out and share the night with a significant other. It just so happens that restaurants are the prime location. So, we at Grady Newsource put together a list of…

Community Members Lay Out the Future of Athens

Envision Athens has big plans for the city. Athens-Clarke government and institutions are working with local residents to develop the community in a newly launched project called Envision Athens. Sharyn Dickerson, who is Athens district 1 commissioner, is a co-chair to Envision Athens, Dickerson said the goal is to create a plan that addresses and…

New playground for kids poses problem for parents

ATHENS, Ga—There’s a new playground in town, but its popularity is causing parking problems for parents. “[This is] my second time,” said Tyler Ferguson. When asked what his favorite thing about the new World of Wonder playground at Southeast Clarke Park Ferguson paused before he said “the slide.” The World of Wonder isn’t a completely…

Athens’ restaurants the real winners on Super Bowl Sunday

ATHENS, Ga.—For Athens’ Restaurants and Sports Bars, football is a big pull for customers, but this Sunday was one like none other. Restaurant employees say that it is typical to have a substantial flow of professional football fans on Sundays, but reported that with their home-team competing in the Super bowl, capacity reached an ultimate…

Signs added to trails at state botanical gardens

ATHENS, Ga. –Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services recently added signs to mark the trails of the State Botanical Gardens. The signs, which each include a map of the trails and a list of safety tips, will help ensure the safety of those who hike at the garden. Barbra Anderson drives all the way from Decatur to…

Top 10 Family Favorite Holiday Activities in the Athens Area

Athens, GA – Tis the season to be jolly! Today is the start of December which means joy, laughter, and cheer for all! Check out the many holiday festivities and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Downtown Parade of Lights: “A Fairytale Christmas”, December 1 2016, 7:00 p.m. Downtown Athens at corner of Dougherty and…

GA Transportation Summit

It’s a big day for transportation in Georgia: the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia is hosting the annual Georgia Transportation Summit. At the event, top officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation and other transportation companies of Georgia will meet and talk about the latest needs and happenings in the world of transportation.…