It is unlikely that Rep. Regina Quick (R-Athens) won any friends at the Georgia Department of Transportation last week with the comments she made at the special session with local governmental leaders organized by the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce.
The Oconee County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to consider over the next three weeks changes in the draft ordinance presented to it that will allow for the sale of liquor by the drink in county restaurants.
Commission Chairman Melvin Davis recommended that the board review the requirement in the draft ordinance that no more than 25 percent of the gross income at the restaurant be from the sale of alcoholic beverages.
Clarke County School Superintendent Philip Lanoue, Georgia's superintendent of the year, is one of four finalists for national superintendent of the year.
The district's announcement came today—one day after the state's College and Career Ready Performance Index figures showed that the majority of local schools are doing worse, not better.
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All over the country, activists have been staging "die-ins" to protest the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin and other African American males at the hands of police. The local progressive group Athens for Everyone got in on the action Saturday at Georgia Square Mall, giving shoppers a little something to think about while they browsed for Christmas gifts.
The Athens Downtown Development Authority, at its next meeting Jan. 20, will discuss limiting the number of bars downtown.
Coming in the wake of a Chronicle of Higher Education article that paints Athens as a poster-city for student drinking, it will be the first official discussion of a subject that's been unofficially discussed here for years.
Because of course he does.
He did not mention this to me when we ran into each other in the Kroger checkout line last weekend, but U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, who lost a Senate bid in the May primary, is looking for work once his term is up at the end of the year.
He was a doctor before he was elected to Congress in 2007 but plans to stay in politics,telling the AJC:
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