Travel in Athens, GA

Kick off the holiday season in Athens-Clarke County with this special event in Downtown Athens The parade begins on the corner of Dougherty and Pulaski Streets at 7:00 p.m. ending in front of City Hall for the traditional tree lighting ceremony, hosted by none other than Santa Claus! The 2018 Downtown Parade of Lights is set for Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m . This year's theme is "Christmas around the World." The entry deadline is Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm…

Come cheer on the Ice Dawgs as they face off against Kennesaw State on November 29, 2018. Fans can go to ClassicCenter.com to buy tickets, call 706-357-4444 or visit The Classic Center box office at 300 N. Thomas St. in downtown Athens. Group seating is available. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tickets on sale January 20th at 10:00 AM. The Classic Center in downtown Athens is the new home…

Synovus Financial Corp. and FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. today jointly announced their entry into a definitive merger agreement under which Synovus will acquire FCB Financial Holdings, Inc., owner of Florida Community Bank, Florida’s largest community bank.