Say it ain't so

I just heard on the radio that the 5 Points Waffle House is closing due to a lease dispute. Man, what a gut punch. I get it that that location is prime real estate and I suppose thats whats driving this but think about how many generations of Athenians and UGA students have frequented that place in varying degrees of sobriety over the years.


Community journalism makes a community

Pete McCommons of Flagpole was recently recognized by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia with the inaugural Rollin M. "Pete" McCommons Award for Distinguished Community Journalism. McCommons wrote in his March 7 "Pub Notes" column that "it takes a community to support community journalism." He in turn recognized many individuals who participated in and supported local journalism here in Athens, as well as those who made Athens such a great place for community journalism.


Store closing sale at Junkman's Daughter's Brother

There are signs announcing a store closing sale at Junkman's Daughter's Brother on West Broad Street. Interested in posters and home decorations, I dropped in and learned that the discount is ten percent. Not finding anything I particularly wanted, I might browse some more if he drops it down to fifty percent.

Does anyone know when the store is actually closing? Is it for real this time?


Tango music at the library

The Athens Tango Project will play at the Athens-Clarke County Library on October 1 at 3:00 p.m. This is from the monthly series called Live! @the Library sponsored by Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library, and this particular concert kicks of Hispanic Heritage Month.


Comprehensive Plan Community Meeting

October 2 is the date for Athens-Clarke County community meeting focused on "needs and opportunities" as our local government develops a new Comprehensive Plan for 2018. This is the local document required by the state for addressing planning and development in our community. The meeting will solicit public input and will be held at Cornerstone Church at 7:00 p.m. Please find more information on the calendar item "Comprehensive Plan -- Community Meeting" on athensclarkecounty.com.