Latest Athens News

Celebrated Greek painter Alekos Fassianos dies at 86

Jan. 16, 2022 16:35 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported. He was 86. Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens on Dec. 16, 1935. He studied violin at the Athens Conservatory...

Earthquake rattles parts of Greece; no damage reported

Jan. 16, 2022 07:32 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled northern Greece and was felt in the capital Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage. The temblor occurred at 1:48 p.m. (1148 GMT; 6:48 a.m. EST) in the Aegean Sea near the Mount Athos peninsula at a depth of 19.3...

Western Circuit Bar remembers State Court Judge in Athens

Jan. 16, 2022 00:13 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When State Court Judge Kent Lawrence died in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the cancellation of traditional funeral services. On Monday, the Western Circuit Bar Association held a belated memorial service luncheon in Athens for the longtime Clarke...

Vanderbilt ends near 8-year drought beating Georgia on road

Jan. 15, 2022 20:53 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Wright scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 13 and Vanderbilt resumed its winning ways beating Georgia 73-66 on Saturday. The Commodores (10-6, 2-2) had won four in a row, including a victory at Arkansas to begin Southeastern...

Body pulled from river; may be that of missing man

Jan. 15, 2022 15:42 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia are working to determine if a body pulled from the Middle Oconee River is that of a man reported missing last month. The body was found Friday caught in a logjam in the river in Athens by searchers with the Athens-Clarke County fire and...

French presidential candidate says strong EU borders needed

Jan. 14, 2022 14:52 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — French presidential candidate Valerie Pecresse stressed the need for strong European borders Friday, during a visit to Greece that will also see her visit a camp for asylum seekers on an Aegean island used by migrants to enter Europe from neighboring Turkey. ...

Carter scores 22 to lift Ohio past Bowling Green 85-78

Jan. 11, 2022 23:05 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jason Carter had a season-high 22 points as Ohio won its eighth consecutive game, topping Bowling Green 85-78 on Tuesday night. Mark Sears had 19 points and six rebounds for Ohio (13-2, 4-0 Mid-American Conference). Tommy Schmock added 17 points and seven...

Georgia county's schools chief on medical leave

Jan. 11, 2022 16:56 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A school superintendent for a Georgia county is taking a temporary leave for medical reasons. Clarke County School District Superintendent Xernona Thomas began her leave Jan. 6 and expects to be absent the next five to seven weeks, and thus will not be engaged in...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 10, 2022 23:04 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings for the week of Jan. 10. GIRLS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. DeSoto, 18-1; 2. Humble Summer Creek, 25-2; 3. SA Northside Clark, 22-2; 4. Duncanville, 23-4; 5. Coppell, 27-0; 6....

Greece hopes marble foot will get UK to return sculptures

Jan. 10, 2022 11:47 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's only the size of a shoebox, carved with the broken-off foot of an ancient Greek goddess. But Greece hopes the 2,500-year-old marble fragment, which arrived Monday on loan from an Italian museum, may help resolve one of the world's thorniest cultural...