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Mayor Nancy Denson caused a stir at a Clarke County Democratic Committee meeting Thursday night when she hijacked a panel discussion among three commissioners to read a statement defending her opposition to pond and wetland buffers.
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After a number of commissioners criticized the expense of overhauling Bishop Park at last week's agenda-setting meeting, as well as the order in which projects would be completed, Mayor Nancy Denson has removed the Bishop Park Master Plan from the agenda for Tuesday's voting meeting. She told commissioners in an email:
The students are back! And if you couldn’t tell from the traffic, you can tell by all the Athens-Clarke County police reports of drunk people getting arrested downtown.
• An officer responded to a stabbing report at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday at Double Barrel, an East Broad Street bar. The victim and suspect had left, but the officer later interviewed the victim at Athens Regional Medical Center and arrested Robert Woodrow Williams, 19, of Savannah, and charged him with aggravated assault. He stabbed a Connecticut man in the neck with a broken wine glass, police said.
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Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis is asking his fellow Board members on Tuesday night to spend up to $115,000 to create a connection between Old Mars Hill Road and the new Mars Hill Road now under reconstruction.
The change will benefit a landowner who asked Davis to alter the road design, according to email messages among county officials.
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Last week, we asked y'all to Photoshop stuff onto the giant retaining wall on Wilkerson Street, and as usual, Athens stepped up to the plate. Here are some of my personal favorites. Vote for the best in the comments! The winner will get... something.
Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.
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The prize is rapelling gear. (Kidding, I don't know what the prize is.)
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So far, Jeb Bush is the Isaiah Crowell of the Republican presidential field: highly rated but not producing as expected. Many polls show him trailing Donald Trump by double digits.
The former Florida governor, like the Gators last year, is hoping to turn his season around. And he’ll be campaigning in Athens on Sept. 19, when 100,000 or more registered voters will be gathered here for the UGA-South Carolina game.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp (an Athens resident) announced Bush’s visit on Facebook earlier today:
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