|Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, USA|
|Nickname: "Classic City"|
Location in Clarke County and the state of Georgia
|- Total||118. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. Clarke County is a County in the US state of Georgia. As of the 2000 Census, the Population was 101489 The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The US state of Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, counties are granted Home rule to deal with Clarke County is a County in the US state of Georgia. As of the 2000 Census, the Population was 101489 Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 2 sq mi (306. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²)|
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|- Total||175,085 (metro)|
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Athens-Clarke County is a unified city-county in Georgia, U.S., in the northeastern part of the state, at the intersection of U. The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule The United States of America —commonly referred to as the S. Highways 29, 78, 129, and 441, and near the eastern terminus of Georgia 316. US Route 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1036 miles (1667 km from the western suburbs of Baltimore Maryland, to Pensacola Florida US Highway 78 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 715 miles (1151 km from Memphis Tennessee, to Charleston South Carolina. US Route 129 is a spur of US Route 29. It currently runs for 582 miles (937 km from Knoxville Tennessee to Chiefland Florida at U US Route 441 is a Spur route of US Route 41. It currently runs for 939 Miles (1511 km) from U State Route 316 (also known as University Parkway, Georgia 316 or 316) links Metro Atlanta with Athens Georgia, home of the The University of Georgia is located in this college town and is responsible for the initial creation of Athens and its subsequent growth. The University of Georgia ( UGA) is a public research University located in Athens, Georgia, the oldest and largest of the A college town or university town is a community (often literally a Town, but possibly a small or medium sized City, or in some cases a Neighborhood In 1991, after a vote the preceding year, the original city abandoned its charter in order to form a unified government with Clarke County, referred to collectively as Athens-Clarke County. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. In American Local government, a consolidated city-county is a city and county that have been merged into one unified jurisdiction Clarke County is a County in the US state of Georgia. As of the 2000 Census, the Population was 101489 As of the 2000 census, the consolidated city-county (including all of Athens-Clarke County except Winterville and a part of Bogart) had a total population of 100,266. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population In American Local government, a consolidated city-county is a city and county that have been merged into one unified jurisdiction Winterville is a city in Clarke County, Georgia, United States. Bogart is a town in Clarke and Oconee counties in the US state of Georgia. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The metro area had a population of 175,085 as of 2005 Census estimates. Athens-Clarke County is the principal city of and is included in the Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. Athens-Clarke County Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties - Clarke, Madison 
In the late 18th century, a trading settlement on the banks of the Oconee River called Cedar Shoals stood where Athens is located today. The 18th century lasted from 1701 to 1800 in the Gregorian calendar, in accordance with the Anno Domini / Common Era numbering system The Oconee River is a river which has its origin in Hall County Georgia, and terminates 170 Miles (274 km) later where it joins the Ocmulgee River On January 27, 1785, the Georgia General Assembly granted a charter by Abraham Baldwin for the University of Georgia as the first state-supported university. Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. Year 1785 ( MDCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Georgia General Assembly is the state legislature of the U A charter is the grant of authority or rights stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified Abraham Baldwin ( November 23, 1754 March 4, 1807) was an American politician, Patriot, and Founding Father from A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. Sixteen years later, in 1801, a committee from the university's board of trustees selected a site for the university on a hill above Cedar Shoals in what was then Jackson County. Year 1801 ( MDCCCI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting on Tuesday Trustee is a Legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. Jackson County is a County located in the US state of Georgia. On July 25, John Milledge, one of the trustees and later governor of Georgia, bought 633 acres (2. John Milledge (1757&ndash February 9, 1818) was an American politician 6 km²) from Daniel Easley and donated it to the university. Milledge named the surrounding area Athens after the city that was home to the academy of Plato and Aristotle in Greece. Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's An academy ( Greek Ἀκαδημία is an institution of higher learning research or honorary membership Biography Early life Birth and family Plato was born in Athens Greece Aristotle (Greek Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC was a Greek philosopher a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
The first buildings on the University of Georgia campus were made from logs. The town grew as lots adjacent to the college were sold to raise money for the additional construction of the school. By the time the first class graduated from the University in 1804, Athens consisted of three homes, three stores and a few other buildings facing Front Street, now known as Broad Street. Completed in 1806 and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, Franklin College was the University of Georgia and the City of Athens' first permanent structure. This brick building is now called Old College.
Athens officially became a town in December 1806 with a government made up of a three-member commission. Year 1806 ( MDCCCVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The university continued to grow, as did the town, with cotton mills fueling the industrial and commercial development. A cotton mill is a Factory housing spinning and Weaving Machinery Cotton was a leading sector in the Industrial Revolution, as cotton Athens became known as the "Manchester of the South" after the city in England known for its mills. In 1833 a group of Athens businessmen led by James Camak, tired of their wagons getting stuck in the mud, built Georgia's first railroad, the Georgia, connecting Athens to Augusta by 1841, and to Marthasville (now Atlanta) by 1845. Year 1833 ( MDCCCXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The Georgia Railroad and Banking Company is a historic railroad and banking company that operated in the U Augusta Georgia is a city in Richmond County, Georgia, United States. For the game see 1841 (board game. Year 1841 ( MDCCCXLI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link Year 1845 ( MDCCCXLV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
During the American Civil War, Athens became a significant supply center when the New Orleans armory was relocated to what is now the called the Chicopee building. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Fortifications can still be found along parts of the North Oconee River between College and Oconee St. In addition, Athens played a small part in the ill-fated Stoneman Raid when a skirmish was fought on a site overlooking the Middle Oconee River near what is now the old Macon Highway. Like many southern towns, Athens still hosts a confederate memorial that is located on Broad St, near the University of Georgia Arch.
During Reconstruction, Athens continued to grow. The form of government changed to a mayor-council government with a new city charter on August 24, 1872 with Captain Henry Beusse as the first mayor of Athens. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 1872 ( MDCCCLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Henry Beusse was instrumental in the rapid growth of the city after the Civil War. After holding the position of mayor he worked in the railroad industry and helped to bring railroads to the region creating growth in many of the surrounding communities. Freed slaves moved to the city, many attracted by the new centers for education such as the Freedman's Bureau. The Bureau of Refugees Freedmen and Abandoned Lands (usually referred to as the Freedmen's Bureau) was a U This new population was served by three black newspapers - the Athens Blade, the Athens Clipper, and the Progressive Era.
In the 1880s as Athens became more densely populated city services and improvements were undertaken. Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of Electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered The Athens Police Department was founded in 1881 and public schools opened in fall of 1886. Police are agents or agencies usually of the executive, empowered to enforce the law and to effect public and social order through the legitimatized use of force Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and Year 1886 ( MDCCCLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Telephone service was introduced in 1882 by the Bell Telephone Company. Year 1882 ( MDCCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Before proposing a merge request please see Talk and see if the merger you propose has recently been made and Transportation improvements were also introduced with a street paving program beginning in 1885 and streetcars, pulled by mules, in 1888. A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train Year 1888 ( MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a
By its centennial in 1901, Athens was a much-changed city. Year 1901 ( MCMI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting A new city hall was completed in 1904. A city hall or town hall is the chief administrative building of a City or Town 's administration and usually houses the city or Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on An African-American middle class and professional class had grown around the corner of Washington and Hull Streets, known as the "Hot Corner. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa The middle class, in colloquial usage consists of those who have some economic independence but not a great deal of social Influence or power. " The theater at the Morton Building hosted movies and performances by well-known black musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Duke Ellington. Louis Armstrong (August 4 1901 &ndash July 6 1971 nicknamed Satchmo or Sachimo and Pops, was an American Jazz Trumpeter Cabell "Cab" Calloway III ( December 25, 1907 &ndash November 18, 1994) was a famous American Jazz Singer Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29 1899 &ndash May 24 1974 was an American Composer, Pianist, and Bandleader. In 1907 aviation pioneer Ben Epps became Georgia's first pilot on a hill outside town that would become the Athens-Ben Epps Airport. Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Athens-Ben Epps Airport is a county-owned public-use Airport located three Nautical miles (6 km) east of the Central business district of Athens got its first tall building in 1908 with the seven-story Southern Mutual Insurance Company building.
During World War II, the U.S. Navy built new buildings and paved runways to serve as a training facility for naval pilots. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including In 1954, the U. S. Navy chose Athens as the site for the Navy Supply Corps school. The Supply Corps of the United States Navy traces its beginnings to February 23 1795 when the nation's first Purveyor of Public Supplies Tench Francis Jr The school was located in Normal Town in the buildings of the old Normal School. normal school was a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers The school is now scheduled to be moved in 2011 under the Base Realignment and Closure process. Base Realignment and Closure (or BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the Armed
In 1961, Athens witnessed part of the civil rights movement when Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes became the first two black students to enter the University of Georgia. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Charlayne Hunter-Gault (born 27 February, 1942) is an American journalist and foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, and the Public Dr Hamilton E Holmes ( July 8, 1941 – October 26, 1995) was a Physician ( Orthopedist) who helped Desegregate The University of Georgia ( UGA) is a public research University located in Athens, Georgia, the oldest and largest of the Three years later, Athens was witness to the murder of Lemuel Penn, who was followed out of town and murdered in Madison County near Colbert, Georgia. Lt Col Lemuel A Penn ( September 19, 1915 in Washington DC - July 11, 1964 in Madison County, Georgia Colbert ( pronounced /kɔlbɚt/ or call-bert) is a city in Madison County, Georgia, United States. Despite the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling in 1954, the Athens - Clarke County school district remained segregated until 1970. Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, 347 US 483 (1954 was a Landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court, which overturned earlier The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary.
Athens is located at .(33. 955464, -83. 383245)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the balance has a total area of 118. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 2 square miles (306. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²), of which, 117. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 square miles (305. 0 km²) of it is land and 0. 5 square miles (1. 2 km²) of it (0. 41%) is water.
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As of the census of 2000, there were 100,266 people, 39,239 households, and 19,344 families residing in the city. Downtown Athens in Athens, Georgia is generally considered to be the area bounded on the north by Prince Avenue Dougherty Street and North Avenue on the South by Five Points is a low-density residential and commercial community in Athens Georgia, centered on the intersection of South Milledge Avenue South Lumpkin Street and Milledge Chicopee-Dudley is a primarily residential neighborhood in Athens Georgia, located east of the city's Downtown. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 851. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (328. 8/km²). There were 41,633 housing units at an average density of 353. 6/sq mi (136. 5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64. 71% White, 27. 37% Black or African American, 0. 21% Native American, 3. 15% Asian, 0. 04% Pacific Islander, 3. 11% from other races, and 1. 41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6. 39% of the population.
There were 39,239 households out of which 22. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32. 3% were married couples living together, 13. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 50. 7% were non-families. 29. 9% of all households were made up of individuals and 5. 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 35 and the average family size was 2. 95.
In the city the population was spread out with 17. 8% under the age of 18, 31. 6% from 18 to 24, 27. 3% from 25 to 44, 15. 3% from 45 to 64, and 8. 0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 95. 4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93. 4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,118, and the median income for a family was $41,407. Males had a median income of $30,359 versus $23,039 for females. The per capita income for the balance was $17,103. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 15. 0% of families and 28. 6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 2% of those under age 18 and 13. 5% of those age 65 or over.
Athens has a significant investment in culture, common in many college towns, that coexists with the university students in creating an art scene, music scene and intellectual environment. The city is home to numerous eclectic music venues, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops that cater to its creative climate.
The town is home to such notable features as the only remaining one of two double barrelled cannons produced during the American Civil War, the famous "Tree That Owns Itself"-which now is an offspring of the original tree, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and the University of Georgia Campus Arboretum. The double-barreled cannon is a unique American Civil War -era experimental weapon and is now a modern landmark located in Athens Georgia. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South The Tree That Owns Itself is a White oak tree widely assumed to have legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet (2 The State Botanical Garden of Georgia (313 Acres is a Botanical garden with a conservatory operated by the University of Georgia. The University of Georgia Campus Arboretum is an Arboretum located across the University of Georgia campus in Athens Georgia. Athens is also home to The Globe, a well-known bar voted by Esquire magazine as the third top bar in America in 2007. Esquire (abbreviated Esq) is a term of British origin originally used to denote social status  Athens was home to Network Translations, Inc. , which produced the PIX firewall which was later purchased by Cisco Systems. Cisco PIX ( Private Internet eXchange) is a popular IP firewall and Network address translation (NAT appliance.
Athens also has a vibrant literary scene. The city is home to independent publisher Hill Street Press and well-known authors with previous or current residence in the city include Pulitzer Prize winners Deborah Blum and Edward Larson, as well as Judith Ortiz Cofer, Reginald McKnight and Coleman Barks. Hill Street Press is an independent publisher with a regional focus on the American South The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, Deborah Blum (born October 19 1954) is a Pulitzer Prize -winning journalist and author Edward John Larson is an American Historian and legal scholar Judith Ortiz Cofer (born in 1952 is an acclaimed Puerto Rican author Reginald McKnight is an American Short story Author and Novelist. Coleman Barks (born 1937 is an American Poet. Although he neither speaks nor reads Persian, he is nonetheless renowned as a Translator of
Every spring Athens plays host to a number of bicycle races collectively known as the Twilight Series. The Twilight Series is a weekend of bicycle races and events that takes place every spring in Athens GA. The most popular of these is the Twilight Criterium. The Twilight Series is a weekend of bicycle races and events that takes place every spring in Athens GA. In addition to its yearly weekend of bike events, Athens has an active bicycle culture, easily observed the last Friday of each month at Courteous Mass (sponsored by BikeAthens) and Critical Mass (an independent gathering). Bicycle culture is a phrase most associated with cities and countries that feature a high rate of bicycle usage sometimes called Utility cycling, as part of their cultural identity BikeAthens is a transportation choices organization based in Athens Georgia. A critical mass is the smallest amount of Fissile material needed for a sustained Nuclear chain reaction. The annual Human Rights Festival has brought many speakers and activists to Athens over the years, ranging from Jesse Jackson to David Dellinger. Athens witnessed its first Really Really Free Market on April 28, 2007 as part of the May Day celebrations organized by Autonomous Athens  . The Really Really Free Market ( RRFM) movement is a non- hierarchical collective of individuals who form a temporary Market based on an alternative Events 1192 - Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. International Workers' Day (a name used interchangeably with May Day) is a celebration of the social and economic achievements of the international Labour It has since become a well attended monthly occurrence in the spring, summer, and fall.
The Athens music scene grew in the early 1970s with Ravenstone, a regionally popular band sometimes called "one of the godfathers of Athens rock," along with the Normaltown Flyers at Allen's and later during the 1980s with the Uptown Lounge, Georgia Theatre, and 40 Watt Club as the bands R.E.M. and the B-52's scored breakout hits. The music of Athens Georgia includes a wide variety of popular music and was an important part of the early evolution of Alternative rock and New Wave. Ravenstone is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1971 by Butch Blasingame ( Lead guitar, vocals Dwight Brown The 40 Watt Club is a significant music venue in Athens Georgia. REM is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by Michael Stipe ( lead vocals) Peter Buck ( Guitar The B-52's originated as a New Wave Rock band formed in Athens Georgia, United States, in 1976 The original Allen's is the oldest bar in Athens and was shut down in 2003. Allen's re-opened in 2007 at a new location with new owners but the same original recipes and commitment to live music. Other bands that have made their mark include Perpetual Groove, Mercyland,Dreams So Real, Indigo Girls, Matthew Sweet, The Method Actors, Love Tractor, Pylon, Flat Duo Jets, The Primates, Modern Skirts, and Widespread Panic. Perpetual Groove (or PGroove is an American Jam band that originated in 1997 in Savannah Georgia. David Barbe ( September 30, 1963 - is an American musician and an engineer/producer from Athens Georgia at the Chase Park Transduction studio Dreams So Real were a significant band in the Athens Georgia music scene, gaining some national exposure in the late 1980s and early 1990s including releases on Arista Indigo Girls are an American Folk rock duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. For the writer and broadcaster see Matthew Sweet (writer Sidney Matthew Sweet (born c The Method Actors were an Alternative rock / new wave musical group from Athens Georgia, founded by Vic Varney and David Gamble Love Tractor is an Alternative rock band from Athens Georgia. Pylon is a rock band from Athens Georgia, USA Their most important work was done between 1979 and 1983 Flat Duo Jets was a Rockabilly band from Carrboro and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Primates were one of the original Post-punk / Rock bands to come out of Athens Georgia in the mid 1980s Modern Skirts is an alternative pop band based in Athens GA. The band consists of four members Jay Gulley (guitar and vocals JoJo Glidewell (guitar piano and vocals Phillip Widespread Panic is a rock 'n' roll band from Athens Georgia. The music scene in Athens continues to produce many cutting-edge, underground bands and many that break the surface into the mainstream music community.
Other national acts that have come out of Athens include: Analog Rodeo, Danger Mouse, John Berry, Lost Art, Bloodkin, Oh, No They Didn't, alternative duo Jucifer, Vic Chesnutt, Drive-By Truckers, Elf Power, Azure Ray, The Fountains, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Olivia Tremor Control, Of Montreal, Five Eight, King of Prussia, Jet by Day, and Fabulous Bird. Brian Joseph Burton, better known by his Stage name Danger Mouse, is an American artist and producer. Jucifer is a two piece Noise rock band signed to Relapse Records. Vic Chesnutt (born on January 1, 1964) is a Singer-songwriter living in Athens Georgia. Drive-By Truckers are a Rock band based in Athens Georgia, though three out of five members (Mike Cooley Patterson Hood and Shonna Tucker originally hail Elf Power is an Indie rock band They are originally from Athens Georgia, and consist of guitarist/vocalist Andrew Rieger, keyboardist Laura Azure Ray was an American Dream pop duo, consisting of Musicians Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink. The Fountains was a progressive alternative anti-establishment folk-pop-punk band based out of Athens GA that released five albums during its nine year career Neutral Milk Hotel was an American indie Folk band. The band's chief Songwriter, Jeff Mangum, played with a number of other The Olivia Tremor Control was an Athens Georgia Indie rock band in the mid- to late 1990s which along with The Apples in Stereo and Of Montreal (officially capitalized " of Montreal " is an American Indie pop band formed in Athens Georgia. Jet by Day is a Post-rock band from Athens Georgia. History Jet by Day was originally formed as the Hosstages in 1997 by guitarist David Matysiak R. E. M. members Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Bill Berry still maintain residences in Athens. John Michael Stipe (born January 4 1960 in Decatur Georgia) is an American singer who is the lead vocalist for the Alternative rock band R This article is about Mike Mills the REM bassist Other similar sounding articles include the Irish journalist Michael Mills and Mike Mills (director. William "Bill" Thomas Berry (born July 31, 1958) is an American musician and multi-instrumentalist best known as the Drummer in Alternative The Butthole Surfers briefly resided in nearby Winterville, recruiting Time Toy and Little Tigers musician Juan Molina to play bass for them on a tour. Butthole Surfers (also referred to as simply "the Buttholes" is an American Alternative rock band formed by Gibby Haynes and Paul Leary Nikki Sudden lived in Athens for a few years, and musicians such as the Indigo Girls and 10,000 Maniacs enjoyed early success to such a degree they could rightly call Athens a second home given the time they recorded and performed in the Classic City. Indigo Girls are an American Folk rock duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.
A complete list of the city's musicians can be found in Flagpole Magazine's annual music guide. Flagpole Magazine, often abbreviated to simply Flagpole, is an Alternative newsweekly that focuses on the cultural scene of Athens Georgia