Mike's Greater Athens Area Blog and Then Some

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Life & Real Estate in and Around Athens Ga.



In a letter to his wife, John Adams explained why he spent so much time studying politics and preparing for public service. He does this making a case for the stateman and why he pursued that path. He continues: "My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and na...
The unemployment rate in Athens GA dropped from 7.9% to 7.7% in July according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The state rate also dropped from 10% to 9.9% during the same period while the national rate has remained at 9.5%. The Athens MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) consists of Athens-Cl...
Today and tomorrow the annual Children's Health Care of Atlanta AFLAC Cancer Center and Blood Services Center Care-A-Thon is taking place. Atlanta radio hosts will be broadcasting all day, both days, donating their time, money and other things in order to raise money for this wonderful organizati...
And, while we're asking the question, how about FHA? On CNBC today, that's what  Bill Gross, co-CEO of Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco) co-CEO of Pacific Investment Management Co. (Pimco) said. Basically, he believes that if Freddie & Fannie (ok, I through in FHA) relieve their down paym...
The following charts show the month to month residential real estate sales volume of the Greater Athens Ga metropolitan area for the months of July 2009 through July 2010. Sales volume of residential real estate has decrease in July for the second consecutive month. The July decrease of 37 units ...
It appears that Philadelphia is now taxing bloggers and requiring business licenses of them, even if they make very little profit. In a news article from the Washington Examiner it is reported that the City of Philadelphia wants bloggers to have a business license costing $300 plus to pay taxes o...
On Aug. 19, Whatever It Takes Athens will have its Dine Out for Kids Event. Participating restaurants in and around Athens will donate a portion of their receipts to Whatever It Takes. WIT is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to fighting poverty by helping students, especially low incom...
Yep. Speaker Pelosi jammed he foot into her mouth to the heel again. This time she wants to launch and investigation into those who are speaking out against the proposed Cordoba mosque that might be built within 2 blocks of the former site of the World Trade Center towers. Apparantly, she is conc...
When I read blog posts on Active Rain, well, anywhere really, I click on many of the links, links perhaps to supporting information, an article, map, whatever. More and more I am finding people opening the link in the same window, effectively closing the window that I am using. Yes, I know, when ...
Last week the Senate Banking Committee passed the Liveable Communities Act. Sounds good on the surface, like many of the bills that have been passed in congress. You know, the bills where the title has been carefully wordsmitted but the content maybe not so much. Anyway, this bill goes along with...

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