Forward on Climate

Words and Photography by Gracie Umana, Multimedia Editor One year ago today, I woke up at 3:30 in the morning, struggled to put on my warmest long underwear, hats, gloves, scarves—the whole shebang. We drove over to the Athens Community Center (You know, the building on E. State with all the awesome solar panels) and…

Clouds make it difficult to see the starry night above Athens. Photo by Alex Snyder

Athens County Commissioners Hold Standing-room Only Injection Well Public Meeting — Original Press Release

Athens, Nov. 20, 2013 — It was standing-room-only as over 160 people filled the Athens Community Center Tuesday night (11-19) as the Athens County Commissioners took testimony from citizens about an oil and gas waste injection well, K&H Partners #2, proposed for eastern Athens County. If approved, this permit would make the injection well complex the largest in the state. The…

Proposed upgrades to Athens city buildings could save energy, taxpayer money

By CG Editor-in-Chief Erich Hiner An ordinance awaiting vote by Athens City Council could add more than $400,000 worth of energy-saving upgrades to city buildings at little or no cost to taxpayers. The proposed ordinance, introduced Monday by Athens City Councilman Elahu Gosney, D-at large, would allow city funds to be used for energy upgrades…