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You know the feeling of sitting in the shade of a tree on a hot summer day? Well, this is just one of the many benefits of trees to a community like Athens and according to the Athens-Clarke County Sustainability Office, Athens has more tree canopy than any other US community with over 100,000 residents. This summer, the ACC Forestry Program, in partnership with the University of Georgia and the Georgia Forestry Commission, is conducting a Community Tree Study.

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and you’re at a Braves game, Dudley Park, or maybe even a concert.

But no matter where you are, no summer experience is complete without the sweet sound of cracking open a flavorful peanut.

"The peanut that is produced in the United States is of the highest quality,” said Soraya Bertioli a senior research scientist at the University of Georgia.

This week on our panel, Chris Dowd from Athens Politics Nerd, Gwen O'Looney from WXAG, and Blake Aued from Flagpole Magazine discuss:

New allegations against ACC officials by County Auditor Stephanie Maddox

A proposed high-speed rail line that could run through Athens

The future of the former Varsity site on Broad and Milledge

The fate of the "Murmur Trestle"

AthFest Educates announced the lineup for the 2021 AthFest Music & Arts Festival. 

After last year's forced cancellation, AthFest Educates is gearing up for the festival's 25th anniversary featuring over 55 local and regional bands, including Hotel Fiction, Cloudland and Neighbor Lady. https://www.athfest.com/outdoor-schedule

A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month.

The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic and had fallen months behind on rent.