Athens

(Photo by Todd DeFeo) ATHENS, Ga. — The historic Georgia Theater, gutted by fire two years ago, is set to re-open Aug. 1, according to published media reports. The building has become an Athens institution since it opened as a music venue more than three decades ago. “The real challenge of…

ATHENS – Perhaps the only thing more synonymous with Athens than college football is music. The home of R.E.M., the B-52s and many more, live music is still very much a part of present-day Athens. But, AthFest might just be the best way to experience the Classic City’s music scene….

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, Ga., is closing June 12, The (Macon) Telegraph newspaper reported Tuesday. The hall’s authority voted 4-3 in favor of shuttering the financially strapped museum, the newspaper reported. Most of the museum’s collections will move to the University of Georgia Special Collections Library,…

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Georgia State Police will conduct bus safety inspections at the Greyhound Bus Lines terminal in Athens on Wednesday. The strike forces are part of FMCSA’s year-around, nationwide safety enforcement efforts designed to strengthen commercial bus and driver…

ATLANTA – On Jan. 16, Georgia celebrated an uneasy anniversary: 150 years ago, the state legislature voted to secede from the union. In honor of the sesquicentennial, here are a few Civil War destinations in Georgia that any traveler should visit. Double-Barreled Cannon, Athens The Double-Barreled Cannon is located in…

ATHENS, Ga. — To most passersby, the old, abandoned railroad trestle off Poplar Street near Dudley Park probably wouldn’t garner much of a reaction. But, to music fans, especially those of Athens native R.E.M., the trestle is a landmark. Gracing the back of the band’s 1983 album “Murmur,” the bridge is…

City Hall (Photo by Todd DeFeo) ATHENS, Ga. — Athens is home to a lot more than the University of Georgia. The Classic City is a wealth of attractions, culture and history. What’s more, Athens is the perfect one-tank trip from Atlanta. Yet, it offers enough that it could also be…