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Wednesday, May 20,2015
Wearing Thin

A reminder: We do have guidelines for ‘The Voice’

By Terry Smith
I'm taking this opportunity to remind readers about our guidelines for "The Athens Voice."
Sunday, May 17,2015
Wearing Thin

Events law’s effect on biggest city event remains unclear

By Terry Smith
What's the difference between the verbs "plan," "sponsor," "sanction" and "organize"? And why should we care?
Wednesday, May 6,2015
Wearing Thin

Athens has more than one law in its anti-fracking arsenal

By Terry Smith
With its aggressive efforts to keep oil and gas drilling, and related injection wells, from occurring within its limits, the city of Athens has drawn a lot of recent attention, not just locally but nationally as well. But that attention may be focused on the wrong law.
Wednesday, April 22,2015
Wearing Thin

An old Athens story: Terrible landlord vs. terrible tenants

By Terry Smith
Well, this is embarrassing. My old friend, Tom Bennett, unearthed the letter that he received in July 1976 from our then landlord in Athens, informing us that we were not welcome to return to the same house for Ohio University's fall quarter, less than two months from then.
Wednesday, April 15,2015
Wearing Thin

Presidential house issue warrants third-party probe

By Terry Smith
The stink arising from the Ohio University leadership's handling of the presidential housing situation has gotten so toxic that it's time to bring in a neutral party to conduct an in-depth investigation and clear the air.
Wednesday, April 8,2015
Wearing Thin

Scrappy paper survived 4 years, defying expectations

Exhuming the Morgue

By Terry Smith
In skimming through an old bound volume of The Athens NEWS, frantically searching for this week's edition of "Exhuming the Morgue," I stumbled upon the fourth anniversary edition of the paper, published April 2, 1981.
Wednesday, April 1,2015
Wearing Thin

Athens has a lot going for it, but college dating? Nada

By Terry Smith
Athens, Ohio, once again has hit it big for its social resources (you know, "resources" such as partying). In this case, the website datingadvice.com ranked our fine city as the ninth best college town in America for dating.
Wednesday, March 25,2015
Wearing Thin

Bats obscured the real story involving president's home

By Terry Smith
Over the past month, the "killer bats in the president's house" story has gotten unnecessarily mixed up with the "OU wants its presidents to live somewhere else" story.
Wednesday, March 18,2015
Wearing Thin

Court rulings suggest Athens fracking ban is indefensible

By Terry Smith
Athens city officials should admit that the Community Bill of Rights/fracking ban approved by city voters in November doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of surviving a legal challenge. That being the case, they should quit pretending the amendment is defensible.
Wednesday, March 11,2015
Wearing Thin

Considering perspective after a sojourn in SW Florida

By Terry Smith
Most folks on vacation in Florida post photos of their fun times – beaches, fishing, seafood, manatees, palm trees – to social media. Last Thursday as the sun rose over Siesta Key, I sat in a poolside motel room posting a notice on the Athens NEWS' Facebook page about the Level 3 Snow Emergency that had been declared for Athens County, nearly 1,000 miles north.
 
 
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