Athens

The Athens, Georgia, restaurant known for coining the phrase “automatic for the people,” is expected to close in the next two to three weeks. Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods has been an Athens’ institution for more than two decades. Owner Dexter Weaver previously told media the economy is responsible for the decline in business.

Legendary University of Georgia running back Herschel Walker is opening a new restaurant in Athens, Georgia, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. Herschel’s Famous 34 Pub & Grill is expected to open by January on East Clayton Street in downtown Athens, the newspaper reported. Walker played for the Bulldogs from 1980, the…

(Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2010) The Athens restaurant known for coining the phrase “automatic for the people,” which later appeared as the title of an R.E.M. album, is facing hard financial times and may be forced to close, the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper reported Wednesday. Weaver D’s, owned by…

Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2011, 2012 ATHENS, Ga. — Mention Vince Dooley to any Georgia fan, and you’re likely to see a look of reverence. Dooley, who coached the Georgia Bulldogs to a national championship in 1980, remains a much revered figure in the Classic City. Since 2009,…

For years, the famed “Murmur Trestle” in Athens, Ga., has attracted R.E.M. fans from around the globe. But, time may be running out for the 130-year-old trestle, The Wall Street Journal reported. Athens-Clarke County purchased the trestle, off Poplar Street near Dudley Park, in 2000 for $25,000 after CSX Transportation…