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ARC Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas addresses the crowd during a stop of a listening tour in Portsmouth.

ARC Awards Nearly $7 Million For Projects in Appalachian Ohio


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ATHENS, Ohio — Projects in areas including The Plains, Gallipolis and Marietta are among those receiving nearly $7 million to help advance economic development in a region dealing with a changing economy. The Appalachian Regional Commission announced the $6,708,794 as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative Tuesday. “The… Read More

Matt Hepler of the advocacy group Appalachian Voices.

Idle Lands: Justice Coal Group Top User Of Loophole Allowing Mine Lands To Sit Idle

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Standing at an overlook on the top of Black Mountain — the tallest point in Kentucky —  the wooded Appalachian mountains stretch on like a sea of green for miles. For many, this mountain is synonymous with the coal industry. It straddles the state line separating Harlan County, Kentucky and Wise County, Virginia, two communities… Read More

Tennessee Push Wants State Book to Cover Appalachian Dialect

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – It’s pronounced “app-uh-latch-uh,” not “app-uh-lay-sha.” Tennessee lawmakers give the pronunciation lesson in a resolution calling for the state’s Tennessee Blue Book to discuss how people in Appalachia talk. A Senate panel advanced the proposal Tuesday. The push by Republican Sen. Steve Southerland says Appalachian people are often misrepresented and misunderstood by… Read More

Wild About Winter!


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Join the Hocking College Natural and Historical Interpretation Capstone students for a FREE event at The Market on State Street celebrating the wild and wonderful workings of the winter world. The event will feature fun, educational activities for younger members of the family and will take place at the same time as the Athens Farmers… Read More

Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project


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The School of Art + Design proudly presents the “Athens LGBTQ Legacy Project,” a historical tour, stories, film and panel discussion facilitated by Becky Chmielewski, at Seigfred Hall’s Mitchell Auditorium April 13 and 14. “The Legacy Walk,” will begin at Seigfred Hall on Friday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. and conclude at Athens Uncorked by 7:30… Read More