In an Athens Area Council for the Arts “Black Box Live” episode last week, Josh Bragg asked the two actors performing this weekend’s stage reading what they hope the audience will take from the performance of “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years.”


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With a Senate impeachment trial likely just days away, President Trump and Democrats are locked in a cycle of mutual trolling over whether the trial should include testimony from witnesses.

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We Asked: Do you like the new concealed carry permit in Tennessee? Do you think the new lower cost permit that requires less training is good or do you think the enhanced permit should be the only option? What do you like or dislike about it?

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Over the last fews weeks I have noticed one news item seems to get more airtime on TV than I would have ever thought — the British Royal Family Feud.


Sheila Payne, 62, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at her home. Sis…

Tommy Ray Torbett, 74, passed Jan. 13, 2020. He was preceded i…

Police Reports

• Michele Johnson, 42, of 224 Rose Dr., Athens, was arrested on Jan. 14 by the Athens Police Department and charged with filing a false report, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was being held without bond and faced a date in General Sessions Court on Jan. 15. Read more