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Published: Sun, 16 October 2005 0:45:42 EST

Last Build Date: Sun, 16 October 2005 0:45:42 EST

Copyright: Copyright 2005 Athens Banner Herald

Rich: Book helps honor child love, friend

Sun, 16 October 2005 0:34:16 EST

Several years ago, I was home visiting from Indianapolis, where I had a sports marketing job.

Huckaby: At least we can still enjoy fish

Sun, 16 October 2005 0:34:19 EST

Every now and then, some good health news comes along. It's almost always bad, you know.

Today's best bets

Sun, 16 October 2005 0:34:26 EST

New beginnings

Sun, 16 October 2005 21:53:57 EST

Since 1979, Jubilee Partners, a small Christian community in Comer, has housed more than 2,700 refugees from more than 25 countries.

Today in history

Sun, 16 October 2005 21:58:44 EST

Today is Sunday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2005. There are 76 days left in the year.

Family Calendar

Sun, 16 October 2005 22:3:44 EST


Sun, 16 October 2005 22:5:1 EST

Public agenda

Sun, 16 October 2005 22:56:42 EST

Bowl & Brew

Sat, 15 October 2005 19:34:2 EST

Over the summer, one Athens resident reached into the past and reunited two of America's favorite pastimes: bowling and drinking.

Jones: Ask our father along for the ride

Sat, 15 October 2005 20:9:50 EST

Burrells Ford on the Chattooga River is one of the most beautiful and remote camping/trout fishing spots in north Georgia. My son and I had planned a trip there before he left for college.

Today's Best Bets

Sat, 15 October 2005 20:54:8 EST

Today in history

Sat, 15 October 2005 20:53:20 EST

Church roundup

Sat, 15 October 2005 20:59:56 EST

Fall Festival takes over Watkinsville

Fri, 14 October 2005 23:51:5 EST

The 32nd Oconee Fall Festival will be held Saturday in downtown Watkinsville.

Today's Best Bets

Fri, 14 October 2005 23:51:20 EST

Today in history

Fri, 14 October 2005 22:8:52 EST

Today is Friday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2005. There are 78 days left in the year.

Enjoy a toe-tapping good time

Thu, 13 October 2005 23:8:7 EST

While Athens is well known as a hot spot for college football and alternative music, it also has become home to a collection of organizations that practice the kinetic art of dance, from ballet to ballroom and step to salsa, with everything in between.

Jimenez: Autumn is not the time to start holiday season

Thu, 13 October 2005 23:8:49 EST

I'll never forget last year's Christmas. From the time I was a little girl, I knew I wanted a perfectly color-coordinated Christmas tree, and I finally got my wish last year. Blue, silver and white ornaments adorned my tree amidst the tiny white lights. Presents wrapped in shiny red and silver paper spilled out all over the living room floor. It was as I'd always wanted my color-coordinated Christmas to be.

Families invited to Fiesta Latina de Salud

Thu, 13 October 2005 0:39:5 EST

Fiesta Latina de Salud will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic School, 134 Prince Ave. The fiesta will feature free health screenings for men and women plus a community resource fair, live entertainment, food, children's activities and more.

Movies by Moonlight at Southeast Clarke Park

Thu, 13 October 2005 23:3:49 EST

Spend the evening enjoying an outdoor movie at Southeast Clarke Park.

Today's Best Bets

Thu, 13 October 2005 23:1:18 EST

Today in history

Thu, 13 October 2005 23:59:45 EST

Today is Thursday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2005. There are 79 days left in the year.

Family Calendar

Thu, 13 October 2005 23:11:7 EST

Today's Best Bets

Wed, 12 October 2005 0:2:34 EST

Today in history

Wed, 12 October 2005 20:18:0 EST

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2005. There are 80 days left in the year. Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, begins at sunset.

Help support 'Project Safe' with a great thrift buy

Tue, 11 October 2005 19:13:58 EST

Project Safe, the local safehouse for abused women and children, will celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness month with the grand opening for its new thrift store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Smith: Economy clucking right along

Tue, 11 October 2005 19:16:18 EST

I heard it on the radio. The announcer asked a simple question: "How do you recognize a University of Georgia poultry science graduate?"

Power of Hope

Tue, 11 October 2005 20:12:28 EST

Walton EMC Line Technician Dustin Richardson and Kara Spence joined 268 other motorcyclists in helping Walton Electric Membership Corporation raise $6,000 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at the 3rd annual Power of Hope Ride.

Madison County cheers PAGE program participants

Tue, 11 October 2005 19:17:19 EST

Franleattea Sorrells, Wendy Williams, Audrey Cashwell and Heather Robinson are part of Madison County's Professional Association of Georgia Educators Academy.

Athens Tech welcomes Dooley to board

Tue, 11 October 2005 19:16:45 EST

Vince Dooley was recently sworn in as a new board member of Athens Technical College representing Clarke County.

In the military

Tue, 11 October 2005 19:15:54 EST

Quick glimpses

Tue, 11 October 2005 19:15:0 EST

Thank-you notes

Tue, 11 October 2005 19:14:50 EST

Today in history

Tue, 11 October 2005 19:12:37 EST

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2005. There are 81 days left in the year.

Local woman designated a 'Classic Woman' for her service, commitment to children

Mon, 10 October 2005 17:57:16 EST

Robin Ferst Howser remembers she was at a Kiwanis Club luncheon in Madison when two friends, Shauna von Hanstein and Ellen Warren Jones, came in unexpected and caused a stir.

Race gets the ducks in a row for learning

Mon, 10 October 2005 17:55:20 EST

Last year, one lucky woman purchased a duck for the "Splash-n-Dash" rubber duck race and won a new car.

Book covers Dooley's long career at UGA

Mon, 10 October 2005 23:26:56 EST

Today, Bulldogs fans can gather 'round the Barnes & Noble for Vince Dooley's autograph and talk of his new book.

Rock 'n' roll dream becomes a reality at Camp Jam

Mon, 10 October 2005 17:54:42 EST

By day, they are doctors, lawyers and business owners, but at night, they are all rock 'n' roll stars - if only in their dreams - jamming in spare bedrooms or perhaps the basement as they entertain thoughts of rocking it out on a real stage, under the lights in front of an audience, with the musicians who shaped their love for rock 'n' roll.

Flowery Branch 5K set for Oct. 29

Mon, 10 October 2005 23:16:25 EST

The 7th annual Flowery Branch 5K "Boo" Run will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 29 at the town's old train depot, 5600 Main St.

Fundraiser planned for kidney transplant

Mon, 10 October 2005 23:16:31 EST

A Jackson County woman is trying to raise $100,000 for a kidney transplant for her daughter, who is on dialysis and suffering renal failure.

Greenway to host Cook's Trail hike

Mon, 10 October 2005 23:16:34 EST

Staff members of the North Oconee River Greenway will host a Cook's Trail hike from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 29.

Lewis: The hazards of being a jungle gym

Mon, 10 October 2005 17:57:41 EST

It's true what they say about children being rough on furniture, floors, toys and whatnot, but rarely do you hear about the beating parents' bodies take from their offspring, even if we do witness it from time to time. (Images of father and son batting practice come to mind - when the ball ends up in Dad's groin rather than his glove.)

Today's best bets

Mon, 10 October 2005 17:54:14 EST

Today in history

Mon, 10 October 2005 17:53:39 EST

Today is Monday, Oct. 10, the 283rd day of 2005. There are 82 days left in the year. This is Columbus Day in the U.S., as well as Thanksgiving Day in Canada.


Sun, 9 October 2005 18:59:32 EST

For one day a year in Oconee County, it is possible to get a little wine with your food in a place other than your own home. And it's to help a great cause at the same time.

Rich: Sexy: To be or not to be

Sun, 9 October 2005 19:0:47 EST

Mama doesn't want anyone to call me sexy.

Huckaby: Suffering of farmers not recognized

Sun, 9 October 2005 11:30:25 EST

I got to spend last Monday evening with some of the best people in the world. I made a speech to about 250 farmers up in Hall County, and folks just don't come any better.

Today's Best Bets

Sun, 9 October 2005 19:8:41 EST

Today in history

Sun, 9 October 2005 19:8:19 EST

Today is Sunday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2005. There are 83 days left in the year.

Family Calendar

Sun, 9 October 2005 19:4:43 EST


Sun, 9 October 2005 19:8:51 EST

Public agenda

Sun, 9 October 2005 23:35:17 EST

Trained faithful

Sat, 8 October 2005 19:16:45 EST

Melvin Cown ditched his waterlogged tennis shoes at the door and tossed soiled T-shirts in the hamper on Sunday in what has become a homecoming routine.

Archaeology group to meet

Sat, 8 October 2005 0:13:9 EST

The Society for Georgia Archaeology will hold its annual meeting in Athens today.

Helping to rebuild a life

Sat, 8 October 2005 0:18:28 EST

A new chapter of Yolanda Young's life will begin today in the Lowe's parking lot off of Epps Bridge Parkway. This is the location where she and an entirely female crew will commence building Young's new house.

Caine: Hunger a need we can meet

Sat, 8 October 2005 19:18:13 EST

It's a simple fact of life that we get hungry every day.

Today's Best Bets

Sat, 8 October 2005 19:20:15 EST

Today in history

Sat, 8 October 2005 19:19:19 EST

Today is Saturday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2005. There are 84 days left in the year.

Church roundup

Sat, 8 October 2005 19:20:21 EST

Today's Best Bets

Fri, 7 October 2005 0:20:27 EST

Today in history

Fri, 7 October 2005 23:24:23 EST

Today is Friday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2005. There are 85 days left in the year.

Davis: Tomorrow has come and gone

Thu, 6 October 2005 0:40:43 EST

I don't know what to say exactly about the possibility of "tomorrow." We stack our to-do lists with an impossible range of tasks that sometimes require both a lack of sleep and Herculean strength. So much so, "tomorrow" becomes a blur and we're seemingly always at the beginning of something, yet never at the end.

Harvest festival on Friday

Thu, 6 October 2005 0:40:49 EST

Lyndon House Arts Center and The Athens Community Council on Aging present the 33rd Annual Harvest Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Today's Best Bets

Thu, 6 October 2005 23:7:24 EST

Today in history

Thu, 6 October 2005 23:5:17 EST

Today is Thursday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2005. There are 86 days left in the year.

Family Calendar

Thu, 6 October 2005 23:8:39 EST

Today in history

Wed, 5 October 2005 23:52:21 EST

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2005. There are 87 days left in the year.

Today's Best Bets

Wed, 5 October 2005 22:18:28 EST