Athens - As of the 2010 census, the consolidated city-county (including all of Athens-Clarke County except Winterville and a portion of Bogart) had a total population of 115,452.
By its centennial in 1901, Athens was a much-changed city. A new city hall was completed in 1904. An African-American middle class and professional class had grown around the corner of Washington and Hull Streets, known as the "Hot Corner." The theater at the Morton Building hosted movies and performances by well-known black musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, and Duke Ellington. In 1907 aviation pioneer Ben T. Epps became Georgia's first pilot on a hill outside town that would become the Athens-Ben Epps Airport. Athens got its first tall building in 1908 with the seven-story Southern Mutual Insurance Company building.
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. Three years later, a gas station attendant and member of the KKK followed black Army reserve officer Lemuel Penn out of town and murdered him in Madison County near Colbert, Georgia. This received national attention. Despite the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling in 1954, the Athens – Clarke County school district remained segregated until 1970.
Athens lies within the Humid subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and mild to moderately cold winters. Annual rainfall averages 49.7 inches. Light to moderate snowfall can occur in winter. In the spring, frequent thunderstorms can sometimes become severe, even producing tornadoes.
In 2010 the average household rent in Athens was $962. The national average was $1087.
Local radio stations include:
WNEE 88.1 FM Patterson, GA Easy Listening
W203BO (KAWZ) 88.5 FM Athens, GA Religious
WYFW 89.5 FM Winder, GA Religious
WZGC 92.9 FM Atlanta, GA Sports
WSTR 94.1 FM Smyrna, GA Top-40
WSBB 95.5 FM Doraville, GA News/Talk
WWPW 96.1 FM Atlanta, GA Top-40
W243CE (WSRV) 96.5 FM Winder, GA Classic Hits
WSRV 97.1 FM Gainesville, GA Classic Hits
WHZT 98.1 FM Williamston, SC Top-40
WWWQ 99.7 FM Atlanta, GA Top-40
WPUP 100.1 FM Watkinsville, GA Top-40
WDUN 102.9 FM Clarkesville, GA News/Talk
WVEE 103.3 FM Atlanta, GA Urban Contemporary
WDDK 103.9 FM Greensboro, GA Oldies
WFSH 104.7 FM Athens, GA Christian Contemporary
WYAY 106.7 FM Gainesville, GA News
WAMJ 107.5 FM Roswell, GA Urban Contemporary
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Ebony & Ivory Hair Design -
4670 West Broad Street - Athens, GA 30601 (706) 613-5257
Sally Beauty Supply -
2301 College Station Rd # B-7 - Athens, GA 30605 (706) 548-5435
Sally Beauty Supply -
3563 Atlanta Hwy - Athens, GA 30606 (706) 354-0268
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Food For the Soul -
1965 West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606-3541 - (706) 546-0052
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