Archive for February 4th, 2012
February 4, 2012 - Athens Georgia is in the news with some of it’s residents up in arms over the proposed new 94,000 sq ft Walmart to be developed in downtown Athens. This will be the third Walmart in Athens all within about a 4 mile radius of downtown, not counting the old abandoned Walmart.
Athens is the home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and home to the first and most famous college music scene in the country, beginning in the 1970s.The formation of local bands like the B-52s, Ravenstone, Azure Ray, Pylon, Dreams So Real, Drive-by Truckers, Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls, Love Tractor, the Georgia Satellites, and R.E.M. had brought Athens rock to national attention by 1980.
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A passionate song by Patterson Hood that captures the spirit and concerns of Athens residents. Hear the song, watch the video, and spread the word.
- Patterson Hood, Mike Mills, J. Bell, More Fight Walmart for Athens GA (jambase.com)
- Patterson Hood’s Downtown 13 Fights Proposed Athens Walmart (stereogum.com)
- Proposed Development in Downtown Athens Inspires Protest Song (929dave.radio.com)