Blog Topic: Tonight

  • In the Loop: Upcoming Charlottesville Solidarity Events in Athens


    Photo Credit: Baynard Woods

    White supremacist and neo-Nazi protestors in Charlottesville, VA

    Local progressive groups have scheduled two events—one this evening and one tomorrow—related to the white supremacist riot in Charlottesville, VA last weekend.

    A candelight vigil from 5:30–7 p.m. today at the Arch is billed as both in solidary with Charlottesville and a call to action to defend undocumented immigrants and oppose the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

    Wednesday at 6 p.m., the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement will host a "community conversation" about Charlottesville—including, specifically, whether Athens' Confederate memorial on Broad Street should remain standing.


  • Homedrone: Win Tickets: Animals as Leaders Play Georgia Theatre Tonight


    D.C.-based prog-metal band Animals as Leaders play the Georgia Theatre tonight, Thursday, May 18, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. 

    Tell us why you deserve 'em in the comments below. We'll choose a winner at 4 p.m.


  • In the Loop: ACC Police Are Hosting Two Town Hall Meetings

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    Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Scott Freeman is hosting two town halls this week to seek feedback from citizens.

    The first is today is Gaines Elementary School. The second is Thursday at Chase Street Elementary. Both are from 6:30–8 p.m.

    For more information, contact Capt. Mark Sizemore at 706-613-3888 ext. 248 or


  • In the Loop: Rep. Jody Hice Hosts Telephone Town Hall Today

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    Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones/file

    Who you gonna call?

    U.S. Rep. Jody Hice—the Republican who represents most of Athens—has been largely MIA, other than a speech to a private club in February.

    But you can hear, if not see, and maybe even question (if you're lucky) Hice during a tele-town hall today from 6:15–7:15 p.m.


  • In the Loop: A Bible College Wants to Build Its Campus on an Old Oconee County Golf Course

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    The location of the proposed campus in northwestern Oconee County near the Clarke County line.

    The Oconee County Planning Commission tonight will consider a request to convert a portion of the former Green Hills Golf Course and Country Club in the far east of the county to a ministry college.

    Green Hills Farms LLC, the current land owner, is seeking a special use to allow the Athens College of Ministry to develop a campus on just more than 100.2 acres on the agriculturally zoned land.

    Green Hills Farms LLC currently owns 189.2 acres in the small triangle of Oconee County on the east side of the Oconee River tucked between Athens-Clarke County and Oglethorpe County. The property has been vacant since 2009.


  • Homedrone: Allman Brothers Drummer Butch Trucks Plays The Foundry Tonight, Plus Weekend Music Picks


    Butch Trucks (and drums)

    If you're just back in town and looking for a way to properly ring in the New Year on this fifth day of January, you could do a lot worse than The Foundry, where Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks will perform with his newly formed Freight Train Band. 


  • Grub Notes: Creature Comforts' Latest Beer, Transmission, Is Out Today


    Today Creature Comforts is release its latest beer, Transmission, a collaboration with Arizona Wildness Brewing Co. It’s a funky citrus saison (5.6% ABV) brewed with honey from Danielsville’s Booger Hill Bee Co., oranges and lemons from The Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert, AZ, and citrusy Mandarina Bavaria and Lemondrop hops, then bottle-conditioned for four months with Creature Comforts’ house yeast and bacteria cultures. Transmission will be available in 750 milliliter bombers at the brewery only.


  • Homedrone: Packway Handle Band Is Playing a Free Show Today to Benefit United Way

    img_0823.jpgLocal purveyors of bluegrass Packway Handle Band is playing a free show at the Classic Center pavilion today as part of United Way of Northeast Georgia’s Reimagine campaign kickoff event.

    Local purveyors of bluegrass Packway Handle Band is playing a free show at the Classic Center pavilion today as part of United Way of Northeast Georgia’s Reimagine campaign kickoff event.


  • In the Loop: Shopping Center Proposed in Oconee County

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    The location of the proposed shopping center, Ray's Corner.

    The Oconee County Planning Commission will hold public hearings on four different rezoning requests tonight, including one that will have impact on everyone who uses the already busy intersection of Hog Mountain Road and U.S. 441.

    ABE Consulting, on behalf of property owner Toccoa 85 LP, is asking the county to rezone 1.7 acres, with frontage on and access to both Hog Mountain Road and U.S. 441, to allow development of a small commercial shopping center.


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