Athens, Georgia, is known as the "Classic City." It now has also been dubbed the sixth best place to live in the U.S., according to Outside magazine.
The magazine praised Athens' football and party scenes as well as its farm roads and mom-and-pop restaurants.
But there's more to Athens than just UGA football and pizza shops.
"It's the quality of life; it's the parks; it's the art; it's the entertainment that really makes the difference here. It's just a very comfortable place to live. The cost of living is fantastic," resident Pete Konenkamp said.
The Standard, which opened less than a year ago, is one of a few new luxury apartment complexes in Athens, Georgia, that caters to University of Georgia students. With about a half dozen such complexes either completed or nearing completion, Athens expects to add about 3,000 beds to the apartment market by next year.
Calling it one of the “most monumental laws” in American history, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law 50 years ago this week, on August 6, 1965.
The measure prohibits racial discrimination in the voting process. Key sections of the Voting Rights Act placed special requirements on southern states like Georgia, which had long histories of voting discrimination and enacting barriers against minorities – including literacy tests.
And to whet fans' appetite for Saturday afternoons on the gridiron, the College Football Hall of Fame, ESPN and the Atlanta Sports Council are hosting a Huddle-Up Luncheon to take a look at the upcoming season.
Georgia Tech kicks off the 2015 season on Thursday, Sept. 3, hosting the Alcorn State Braves at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
UGA makes its debut two days later on Sept. 5, when they entertain the ULM Warhawks at Sanford Stadium.
Bulldog Nation will boost its staff, and officials say this will result in a better overall experience for students. The University of Georgia plans to hire 56 new faculty members by 2016. This will increase the school's faculty size by nearly 3 percent. And having more staff will trim the student-to-teacher ratio in many classes to below 20. “I think overall it will help students have more success at UGA, beyond UGA and just leave UGA having a better experience,” said Rahul Shrivastav, vice president of instruction at UGA. These faculty additions will cost the school nearly $4.5 million.
If we were to turn Georgia's clock back 61 years to this date in 1954, we'd witness a rather extreme reaction by University of Georgia students to the placement of a horse on their campus.
As Georgia State University associate professor of history, Dr. Clifford Kuhn explains, the horse was a sculpture and part of a well-intentioned effort to expose the university community to some "culture."
West Rutherford Street in Athens, where a demolition permit has been issued, is looking to gain historical district designation. In this file photo, Caterpillar shows off one of the construction vehicles it will make at its new Athens facility.
The Sumatran tiger once roamed vast stretches of the jungle on the Southeast Asian island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Now the big cat is classified as critically endangered – on the brink of extinction.
The clouded leopard is in a similar battle for its life. The smallest of South Asia’s big cats, it once claimed a vast territory that stretched from the Himalayan foothills to the forests of the mainland into China.
The Board of Regents approved an increase in tuition again for the state’s public colleges and universities. Georgia Southern University, shown here, is one of the system's colleges that will increase tuition by 2.5 percent.
Credit Georgia Southern University, Jeremy Wilburn / Associated Press
The latest fallout from a racist video involving Oklahoma fraternity members is a ban on hoop skirts at University of Georgia social events.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the ban came after university student affairs administrators met with some fraternity and sorority leaders to discuss fraternity events such as "Old South Week" and the "Magnolia Ball."
Victor Wilson, the university's vice president for student affairs, said part of Monday's discussion included costumes worn during special events and messages conveyed by the clothing.
March 14, 2015 – or 3/14/15 in month/day/year format – may sound kind of familiar to you math geeks out there. Those are the first five numbers of the mathematical constant pi.
“It’s not defined relative to anything that humans have created, like feet or meters or inches. It’s just a ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter of a circle,” says Dr. Bill Graham, math professor at the University of Georgia.
He says even though pi has been around for thousands and thousands of years, there are still mysteries surrounding it.
Kentucky's Andrew Harrison (5) shoots between Georgia's Yante Maten (1) and Kenny Gaines (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Feb. 3, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 69-58.
The three-story Capitol Hill building, named Delta Hall, was formerly an office building. Since being purchased by the university it has undergone renovations that make it capable of housing 32 students who are interning and studying in the District of Columbia as well as faculty and staff.
The University of Georgia is holding a ribbon cutting Thursday for a building that will provide living, classroom and study space for students and faculty in the nation's capital.
The three-story Capitol Hill building, named Delta Hall, was formerly an office building. Since being purchased by the university it has undergone renovations that make it capable of housing 32 students who are interning and studying in the District of Columbia as well as faculty and staff. The inaugural class of students moved into the building on Massachusetts Avenue in January.
That's down more than a full point from March 2013.
"We're only 100,000 jobs short of where we were prior to the Great Recession. We're 71% of the way back and the rate of job growth is accelerating," says Dr. Jeff Humphreys, an economist with the University of Georgia.
The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business held its annual Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon in Atlanta Wednesday. Gov. Nathan Deal opened the event and highlighted the state’s economic accomplishments.
The governor touted the state’s improvements such as increasing revenue, a declining unemployment rate, and maintaining a triple-A bond rating during the recession. On top of all of that, the governor cited the Tax Foundation, which says Georgia has the lowest taxes per capita of any state.