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The weekend looks to be prime for Festing; local law enforcement fields fourth sex-related crime report of the week

Here’s what you need to know for Friday, March 24, 2017:

  • Construction on Union Street has been delayed after a prospective tenant backed out of a lease. (The Post)
  • Next week is Pride Week. (The Post)
  • On Thursday, Athens law enforcement fielded its fourth sex-related crime report of the week. (The Post)

Good Morning,

It’s the second week of Fest season, and warm weather is here.

Unlike last year, when students braved rainy, cold weather to pack yards and party at High Fest, Mother Nature appears to be cooperating with Fest goers for this year’s iteration: Scalia Lab is calling for a high of 73 degrees Saturday with no chance of rain until the evening.

As for today, conditions are ripe for the lesser-known and oft-debated Congo Fest to crop on Congress Street, given the warm weather and lack of rain. Congo Fest is listed on some 2017 Fest schedules.

If you’re not the Congo Fest or High Fest type, don’t forget Pickle Fest, Bagel Street Deli’s annual pickle eating competition, is scheduled to take place this afternoon.


Mostly cloudy with no precipitation and a high of 70 degrees. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

Sports and Game Times

Softball plays at home this weekend against Toledo. Track is headed to North Carolina for a meet. Baseball plays Butler this weekend. 

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