June 2, 2017 | News

Athens-Clarke planning update begins Thursday

The public will get its first opportunity to weigh in on the upcoming update to Athens-Clarke County's comprehensive plan at Thursday's meeting of the Athens-Clarke County Planning Commission.

May 25, 2017 | News

Lawmakers tackle rural woes

State legislators tasked with crafting a plan to tackle rural Georgia's woes started off their work this week with an issue that dogged them this legislative session: broadband access.

May 25, 2017 | News

House panel tackles rural stagnation

Doug Bachtel, the late University of Georgia rural sociologist and editor of the invaluable Georgia County Guide, became the state's most familiar, trusted and sought-after demographer. One of the indicators Bachtel consistently pointed to as a demographic and economic warning sign was when any area's population growth is strictly a matter of natural increase -- births over deaths -- rather than "net in-migration."