Chase in Space, a project developed by the Chase Street Elementary School Engineering Club to send a camera-equipped weather balloon into the atmosphere, celebrated a successful launch earlier today. Below, watch video of the liftoff:
After combing through 160 resumes and meeting in closed session for nearly two hours today, the Athens Downtown Development Authority named two finalists for its soon-to-be-vacant executive director position.
The Athens-Clarke County Library and staff-guided tours at the Lyndon House Arts Center are safe for another year.
ACC commissioners decided Tuesday night to restore $8,200 for the tours that Mayor Nancy Denson had cut from her $106 million budget for fiscal 2014. But the commission will consider using volunteer docents next year.
At the Atlantic Cities blog, Sarah Goodyear wrote about a Chicago crackdown on motorists who open their doors into bicyclists, coupled with increased fines for two-wheeled scofflaws. The higher fines have the bike community in an uproar, but Goodyear argues that they're a sign that pedaling is becoming just another mainstream mode of transportation.
Chase Street Elementary is the best school in Clarke County at getting its students ready for college and careers.
That's according to the new College and Career Ready Performance Index released Tuesday by the state Department of Education. The CCRPI replaces the Adequate Yearly Progress measurement in No Child Left Behind.
Georgia isn't best friends with bikes. More like a neighbor who seems all right, or that guy at the bar whose name you forgot, but you nod at him anyway.
The state ranks 24th in bicycle friendliness, according to a report release today by the League of American Bicyclists.
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