February 9, 2017 | News

Envisioning Athens Is Yet Another Plan--Will This One Be Different?

In a series of workshops, Athens is once again considering how it wants its future to unfold, a process that seems to occur once every few years. But this time, officials say, things are different, because a consulting firm, Columbus, OH-based planning NEXT, and not the local government, is in charge.

February 9, 2017 | News

Envision Athens workshops attract hundreds of people

"It's the first time I've felt truly comfortable to share what's in my heart," Shirley Daniel said as she left the cafeteria of Cedar Shoals High School on Thursday night.

February 8, 2017 | News

Athens Downtown Development Authority director candidates share views

The three finalists for executive director of the Athens Downtown Development Authority struck one common theme in their recent community presentations -- a need to find some use, even temporary -- for vacant downtown storefronts.