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Blog Topic: Tonight

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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    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. 

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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Culture Briefs: Cine Is Screening 'Aliens'—With Laser Tag

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    Ciné is screening James Cameron’s space-Marine classic Aliens this weekend. As if that wasn’t cool enough, there will be Alien-themed laser tag, too. My body is ready. 

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  • Homedrone: Win Tickets: Eric Bachmann Plays 40 Watt Tonight

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    Photo Credit: Jeremy Lange

    Former Archers of Loaf/Crooked Fingers frontman Eric Bachmann plays the 40 Watt Club tonight in support of a terrific new solo album, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter, tell us why you deserve to go for free in the comments below. We'll choose a winner at 4:30 p.m.

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  • In the Loop: Atlanta's Bike Czar Is Coming to Athens

     

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    Photo Credit: Atlanta Bike Coalition

    Local transportation group Complete Streets Athens is bringing Atlanta’s chief bicycle officer, Becky Katz, to town today to show us how it’s done.

    Katz, formerly a project manager at greenspace advocacy group Park Pride, was appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed in October to fill the newly created position. Her job is to plan bike projects, gather public input, write grant applications, get a bike-share program up and running and coordinate with other organizations, according to Creative Loafing. There is no equivalent position in the Athens-Clarke County government.

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