Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Officer Kenneth Beavers and a taxi crashed at North Thomas and Dougherty streets.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, April 24
Senior Police Officer Kenneth Beavers went to the hospital with a concussion, a broken leg and a facial injury after a crash at North Thomas and East Dougherty streets, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. He was riding a county-owned motorcycle at the time of the crash. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident, which took place Monday night, the story says. It isn't known who turned into whom, but both Officer Beavers and a taxi were trying to get onto Dougherty from Thomas when they collided. No one has been cited. Because of the concussion, the police officer can't tell authorities what happened because he doesn't remember. The taxi cab driver told investigators that he had a green light, the story says. The…
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Sad to see the final day of AthFest come and go. See you next year!
The last day of AthFest was almost as enjoyable as the first, the only downside being that it will be next year before you get to see so much outstanding local music in one place. Sunday brought main stage performances by Friday Knights, Rachel Farley Band, Grogus, Col. Bruce Hampton and The Pharoah Gummitt, Kevin Kinney Band and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit. At the Hull Street stage were The John King Band, Lingo, Dank Sinatra, Dr. Arvin Scott and the Rick Fowler Blues Band. If you weren't fortunate enough to be able to attend, please enjoy our coverage of all three days. The music was great and the company was even better. See ya'll next year!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The second day of AthFest brings more heat and more great music. Come on down!
AthFest 2011 keeps the party going Saturday with KIDSFest and Pulaski Street main stage performances by The Charlie Garrett Band, Dodd Ferrelle, The Knockouts, Nappy Roots, Jim White, Chickasaw Mud Puppies and Guadalcanal Diary. At the Hull Street stage today is Klezmer Local 42, The Welfare Liners, Monahan, The Whiskey Gentry, Free Mountain, Don Chambers and Bloodkin. The sun is hot, but so is the music. You need to be here.
Friday, June 24, 2011
If you're not here, you're really missing out!
The outdoor stages on Pulaski and Hull Street came to life as the weekend events of AthFest 2011 began. Opening the stage was Easter Island, who was followed with performances by Oryx and Crake, Lera Lyn, Woodfangs, Centro-Matic, Thomas Hardy & The Outfit, Futurebirds, , and DJRX. Early in the evening, attendees found unique local art for sale at the Artists' Market, while the kids did what they could to escape the heat. At about 7 p.m., during singer songwriter Lera Lynn's performance, a thunderstorm came over, sending people darting in every direction to escape the rain. Lightning struck too close for comfort, with a bolt hitting Trappeze Pub, causing a few bricks to be knocked off the building. No one was seriously injured, thankfully…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
A long-time Athens restauranteur opens a new eatery.
Those of us who keep all comings and goings in downtown Athens near and dear to our hearts have watched expectantly as construction has gone on at the former Snow Tire storage facility on West Washington Street. Jessica Greene and Jay Totty of The Grit have kept details on their new restaurant venture close to the chest. Called Ted's Most Best, it's slated to open in mid-June. It's sure to become a fast favorite place to grab a bite to eat, especially for those living in and near downtown. The new place is beside Sunshine Cycles and across from Clocked! Unlike the Grit, Ted's Most Best will not be vegetarian. "We're concentrating on a simple menu of pizzas, paninis and salads," said Greene, whose partner Totty is the long-time Grit general…