Masks On, Athens!

As of 8:00 AM on Wed., Aug. 4, masks are required when indoors for most people while inside public spaces or private entities with limited exceptions. Details at accgov.com/coronavirus

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AthFest 2021 Dates Announced

AthFestEducates Presents 25th Annual AthFest Music & Arts Festival  Festival Showcases Artists, Raises Money for Local Music and Arts Education September 9, 2021 Update: A statement from the AthFest Educates Executive Director, Jill Helme, about the 2021 AthFest Music & Arts Festival:  "We are very sad to announce that the 2021 AthFest Music & Arts Festival did not receive its final permit from the Athens-Clarke County (ACC) government due to the high number of current COVID-19 cases in the area.  Because the COVID-19 community spread numbers were above ACC’s threshold to permit special events, the county will not issue a final permit for the 2021 AthFest Music & Arts Festival scheduled for September 24 - September 26.  …

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Special Collections Displays Life, Legacy of Ted Ted Turner

His life’s work ranged from broadcast media to protecting the Earth From his cowboy hat to his Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award and his World Series trophy, the life of CNN founder and environmentalist Ted Turner is on display at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries.  The permanent exhibit, installed this spring, is part of a tribute to the longtime Atlantan who revolutionized the television industry. Thanks to donations from the Turner Foundation and WarnerMedia, the company that now owns a variety of Turner-created broadcast stations, the entry space for the museum level of the Special Collections Building has been named the Ted Turner Exhibition Hall and Gallery. …

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