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Friday, June 19, 2009

Athens' historic Georgia Theatre burns

The AJC reports that around 7 o'clock this morning the Georgia Theatre in downtown Athens was engulfed in flames.

"The Georgia Theatre, a converted cinema, has served as a music venue for many well known Athens bands, including REM and the B-52s.

Doc Eldridge, a former Athens mayor who is currently president of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, said he saw a huge plume of black smoke when he arrived at his nearby office at 7:10 a.m.

The theater was “fully engulfed, with flames coming out above the building,” Eldridge said."

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