In this edition of "Exhuming the Morgue," we have two local development projects that each drew citizen opposition, and that each in the months and years after these articles ran, became realities in the Athens community.
In this week’s files, we find the 2003 case of a frightened white-tailed deer that had wandered across College Green to find itself inside Alden Library after crashing through a window on the fourth floor, which, as the article notes is at ground level because the library sits on a hillside.
Over the past few years, the fossil-fuel debate has waged intensely in Athens County, with a bitter debate over the potential for oil and gas deep-shale drilling coming here, and the reality of several fracking waste injection wells already in the county.
This "Exhuming the Morgue" installment is a bit of a departure in that the historical content isn't taken from old back issues of The Athens NEWS but rather from a photo provided by the Athens County Historical Society & Museum.
Leafing through the mid-1991 volume of The Athens NEWS, I stumbled upon the "What's Happening" events calendar for May 23 of that year, the weekend before Memorial Day. What struck me about the calendar was the number of iconic Athens, state and national bands that were playing at uptown mus…
"Exhuming the Morgue" is a new feature where we take advantage of the nearly 38 years of local newspaper history that's contained in our bound volumes of back issues of The Athens NEWS.