| Jul 15, 2010
In the Athens I knew when I first moved here almost 20 years ago, the taverna was still an institution. That was in the early 1990s, before a stock market boom, the Olympics, and the return of a generation of young, cosmopolitan Greeks who had left to...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Check out this giant catch.
This is a big catfish, weighing just over 34 pounds. The proud angler is 10-year-old Wyatt Ciccarelli of Dallas -- who caught it at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.
The fish is almost bigger than Wyatt. The...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 8:13 PM
It seemed like an odd commitment at the time, but amid all the turmoil that went on this past summer at USC, Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson linebacker Kent Turene was unfazed. He committed to the Trojans and was quite sure of himself at the time.
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:12 AM
Twelve students with Indianapolis-based Institute for Study Abroad are being evacuated from Alexandria, Egypt following the political unrest there. The students had only just arrived last Monday for the spring semester.
IFSA-Butler, which is...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 6:37 AM
WEST ATHENS, Calif. -- A motorcyclist fleeing a California Highway Patrol officer was killed in a crash in the West Athens area early Thursday.
The incident began around 12:41 a.m. when a CHP officer in a patrol car spotted three motorcyclists driving at...
| Sep 12, 2010
A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident in Calhoun County early Sunday.
At 8:30 a.m. Sunday, troopers from the Michigan State Police's Battle Creek Post responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on M-66 near N Drive...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 9:06 AM
A report just released by the U.S. Air Force concludes that a combination of military errors played a role in the death of Senior Airman James or "Jimmy" Hansen, of Athens, near Battle Creek.
In a 29-page report, the U.S. Air Force Ground Accident...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 12:13 PM
25-year-old Jimmy Hansen was killed earlier this month after something went wrong with a controlled demolition. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff for the airman from the Battle Creek area who died in Iraq.
There will be a...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 3:36 PM
The ashes of Senior Airman Jimmy Hansen arrived home in West Michigan today.
Family members of the 25 year old held a private ceremony at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base before heading to Athens High School where Jimmy graduated back in 2003....
| Feb 13, 2011
When a crisis strikes a country you're visiting, it pays to have friends. By the time the U.S. government began evacuating its citizens from troubled Egypt last month, some tour operators, travel agents and private security firms had already moved their...
| Jul 4, 2011
| 5:03 PM
I believe that due to American exceptionalism, the United States is on the verge of another dramatic period of economic growth. Our nation is far from perfect, but we learn from our mistakes, change dramatically and move on.
After three years of failed...