Gospel choir at ACC Library

Voices of Truth, the gospel choir directed by James R. Smith, will perform at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 p.m. This choir is known for contemporary gospel, traditional hymns, spirituals, and beautiful anthems, and Smith has kept this group going for about 38 years. This is free admission, folks.


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Happenings in Winterville

Did you know that the Marigold Festival is this Saturday? The parade is at 10:00 a.m., and there is music all day. Check it out because anybody who's anybody is going to be there.


Four Athens teams up with Athens Technical College

Technology incubator Four Athens has now teamed up with Athens Technical College in its provision of coding and web software classes. The college's Economic Development Services division has found that it overlaps with the mission of Four Athens in providing software and web development skills for entrepreneurs and IT professionals. The first class to be offered by the partnership is Web Fundamentals this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.; see "Beginner Classes" for more information.



Seen on campus, analog auto-correct

A colleague sent me this pretty funny shot..


Broken duck feeder

Last summer one side of this duck feeder at Memorial Park stopped working. Now the other side is broken. Both sides will accept a quarter but not rotate. So apparently someone who works for ACC Leisure Services is happy to collect the quarters without having to replace the food, unless the capacity for quarters is large enough that no one has tended to it in a long time. The duck feeders are a great idea since the ducks used to have angel wing syndrome out here, but it isn't going to work if the feeders aren't going to be maintained.


Witnesses sought

From the ACCPD: This morning the ACCPD worked a vehicle crash with injuires at Five Points involving a dump truck and a scooter. We are asking that anyone who may have seen this occur please contact us at 706-208-1718 at ext. 233


ZIP code changes from years ago

I never came across any news articles about the changes in ZIP code boundaries two years ago for Athens, Bogart, and Watkinsville, but I keep coming across the changes when I see various addresses that confuse me. There is this link to the USPS website that shows an effective date in 2014, so this is really old news, but at least it summarizes the changes. Here are some locations that I have found to be affected:

  • Sam's Club at 4365 Atlanta Highway has been moved from Bogart, GA 30622 to Athens, GA 30606. A large stretch of Atlanta Highway has had this ZIP code changed.
  • Caterpillar at 250 Dozer Drive has been "moved" from Bogart to Athens, too.
  • Resource Valley at 1551 Jennings Mill Road has been changed from Bogart, GA 30622 to Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Apparently some addresses have been moved from Watkinsville to Bogart, though I have not come across any examples yet.

Google has not updated many of the businesses whose addresses have been changed. You might want to verify a ZIP code before you send mail to an address in this area.