The owner of a restaurant that inspired the name of rock band R.E.M.'s "Automatic for the People" album says he might be forced to close unless business picks up. Weaver has been running the neon green soul food restaurant for more than 25 years.
The University of Georgia this weekend will install an eight-year-old bulldog named Russ as the school's new official mascot. For half a century, the dogs have hailed from one family in the coastal city.
Summer enrollment is down at the University of Georgia. UGA enrolled 13,854 students this summer, a decrease of 958 students. Registrar Jan Hathcote says the economy may have played a role in the decline. Enrollment was also down last year. The school is examining data as it becomes available to determine the reasons.
A northeast Georgia health care system has announced that it will begin planning for a new graduate medical education program at its hospital in Athens. St. Mary's Health Care System made the decision to add a residency program after years of study.
Athens is bringing back its biggest Fourth of July fireworks display a year after the celebration got canceled because of budget woes. Corporate donors have stepped up to help the city fund the Star-Spangled Classic.