A nonprofit organization has acquired a steeple with hopes of protecting the spire, which is all that remains of the Athens church where R.E.M. played its first concert in 1980. The new owner's immediate goal is to stabilize the structure.
Richard Kopelman, Chairman of the Next Generation Manufacturing Conference, believes there are two main challenges for Georgia’s manufacturing companies: finding qualified workers and using government incentives effectively. “Eight-two percent of manufacturers aren’t taking advantage of the tax credits and incentives available to them,” explained Kopelman, who is also a CPA and managing partner at accounting firm Habif, Arogti and Wynne.
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is spotlighting efforts to help the hungry during a visit to the University of Georgia. Gordon on Thursday helped student volunteers from Campus Kitchen at UGA pack meals and deliver food to two families who are part of the Athens Community Council on Aging's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.
For teachers and students all over the state, summer is over. One teacher returned to her classroom as a new mom. Many educators aim for summer due dates so they can stay home with their babies longer or without taking maternity leave.
The long-time publisher of the University of Georgia’s student newspaper, The Red and Black, issued a statement late Thursday about his decision to step down. Harry Montevideo and the paper’s board reached an agreement Wednesday that he would leave after 30 years at the helm.
Officials in Athens have temporarily suspended car booting in the downtown area as they examine due process issues related to the controversial practice. Athens Downtown Development Authority board member Erica Cascio said the suspension does not mean parking tickets won't be written or fines won't accumulate.