Local & State News
ATHENS - Economic forecasters say the economy in Athens is set to grow faster than the rest of the state. A study from Georgia State university predict that Athens employment rate will grow by 2 percent over 2013 and 1.5 percent in 2014.
ATHENS - Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, also known as ATHICA, might need to find a new location soon. ATHICA set up their gallery in the Chase Park Warehouse in 2002 to provide a venue for local artists outside of UGA.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal says he believes in the right of atheist groups to donate literature for use in cabins and lodges in Georgia's state parks just as Bibles are allowed. Governor Deal commented on the atheist group request to donate Bibles to state park lodging.