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Athens is one of the worst places for a child to grow up in a low-income family if that child hopes to escape poverty.
The New York Times published an interactive feature today based on research into income mobility by two Harvard economists, Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren. They used data on segregation by race and income, schools, violent crime and two-parent households to determine how where children are raised affects their future income. They tracked 5 million people who moved during childhood to measure how moving affected their earnings.
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A House-Senate conference committee removed all funding for the renovation and expansion of the Bogart Library from the state budget approved in the final two days of the General Assembly last week.
The conference committee action was taken at the direction of Terry England, R-Auburn, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, according to Sen. Bill Cowsert, who represents Bogart and the rest of Oconee County.
A rash of car break-ins have been reported all over Clarke County in the past several days, ACC police said this afternoon.
Mostly, the thefts have been smash-and-grabs, where thieves break windows to take valuables left in plain sight.
Among the entering autos reported this week:
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After suffering the major indignity of having a van full of gear stolen on the mean streets of Chicago last year, Athens rockers The Powder Room rallied strongly. Most recently, theyreleased their debut album, Curtains, had it pressed to vinyl, enlisted longtime Athens drummer Patrick Ferguson and headed out of town a couple of weeks ago for a short tour.
Todd Gurley won't "Run This Town" anymore. The running back will "Change Clothes" out of his Georgia uniform because he's going "H.A.M." in the NFL after signing with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Although Bulldog fans wanted an "Encore," Gurley was widely expected to forgo his senior year, something Coach Mark Richt confirmed a couple of weeks ago. Signing with an agent, though, means it's set in stone. He's ineligible to play college football.
Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe—who, at age 54, is starting to bear a passing resemblance to John Malkovich—gave an interview to "CBS This Morning" that aired Saturday in which he looked back on his 30-year career to promote REMTV, a DVD box set of the band's television appearances. Here are some of the highlights:
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