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'Bless You' and Gun Fiction: Are Schools Too Sensitive?

'Bless You' and Gun Fiction: Are Schools Too Sensitive?

It’s a new school year, but administrators walk a difficult line on discipline. What do you think?
Bystander Shot, I-285 Traffic Alert, Ice Bucket Challenges and Arson Suspect

Bystander Shot, I-285 Traffic Alert, Ice Bucket Challenges and Arson Suspect

Plus, dogs rescued from a puppy mill are ready for adoption. Top posts from Ga. Patch sites.
Find Open Houses in Athens This Weekend

Find Open Houses in Athens This Weekend

Every week, Patch and Zillow team to bring you open houses in the area.
More than 30 Clarke Educators Win FFE Awards, Grants

More than 30 Clarke Educators Win FFE Awards, Grants

Foundation for Excellence in Public Education in Clarke County will be honored at an awards banquet in October.
Trail Attack Sketch, Lightning Strikes Boy, Gun Ban and Ebola Patient Release

Trail Attack Sketch, Lightning Strikes Boy, Gun Ban and Ebola Patient Release

Plus, a deputy is recognized for his good deed. Our top posts from Ga. Patch sites.
Police: Man Mistakenly Thought Bus Driver Kept His $100

Police: Man Mistakenly Thought Bus Driver Kept His $100

Video review showed the man handed the driver a $1, and the driver inserted it into machine to pay for fare.
Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Plus, a local city is taking steps to create its downtown, a missing man was found alive and a UPS store suffered a data breach.
Police: Man Tried to Swallow Pot During Traffic Stop

Police: Man Tried to Swallow Pot During Traffic Stop

Also, Athens-Clarke Police are seeking armed robber.
Bookin' It Character Crawl

Bookin' It Character Crawl

The Junior League of Athens is proud to present the Bookin’ It Character Crawl!
Are You Ready for Football? 2014 Athens High School Schedules

Are You Ready for Football? 2014 Athens High School Schedules

Some of our hometown heroes hit the field this weekend.
Roller derby double header at The Classic Center Arena Saturday, August 23rd

Roller derby double header at The Classic Center Arena Saturday, August 23rd

Roller derby double header at The Classic Center Arena this Saturday in downtown Athens
Latest Homes For Sale Near Athens, Aug. 20

Latest Homes For Sale Near Athens, Aug. 20

Patch and Zillow team up to bring you local real estate news.
Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Unsecured firearms in house where toddler was shot; Man with BB gun prompts school lockdown; Georgia has 2nd worst jobless rate.
Woman Says She Was Victim of Computer Scammers

Woman Says She Was Victim of Computer Scammers

“Customer service company” said her computer needed cleaning, but now it’s much slower and will cost $199 to fix.
Man With BB Gun Chased Through School Playground

Man With BB Gun Chased Through School Playground

Alps Elementary School was briefly locked down.
Athens Restaurant Scores: Allgood, Cutter's, Menchie's, Transmetropolitan

Athens Restaurant Scores: Allgood, Cutter's, Menchie's, Transmetropolitan

See how health inspectors graded these local establishments.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Is the increase in Georgia's unemployment numbers a seasonal blip or the continuation of a trend tied to a lack of skilled workers?
On YouTube: Athens-Clarke Police Statement on Standoff

On YouTube: Athens-Clarke Police Statement on Standoff

Three people were arrested for armed robbery; two of the suspects were flushed out the residence with tear gas.
$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

$2.2 M in Opium; Missing Owl Found; Bus Accident with Injuries; Standoff and Tear Gas; Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Suspected electronics thieves stopped in Acworth; Atlanta Watershed probe; Tractor accident kills man; Missing man found safe.