45 days of early voting come to a close today: Athens voters can cast advanced ballots through 5 o'clock this afternoon at the Athens-Clarke County Elections office, or at City Hall, both on Washington Street in downtown Athens. Candidates for mayor, Athens-Clarke County Commission, and Clarke County School Board are ...
Nancy Hutanu has been found, and arrested: the University of Georgia student was the subject of a missing persons alert issued Thursday, one day after she was last seen. The 19 year-old was picked up on outstanding warrants Thursday afternoon and taken to the Clarke County jail.
The University of Georgia and its Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication are looking for entries for next year's Peabody Awards. The 2011 Peabodys will be the 70th to be administered by the Grady College. The Peabody honors original broadcast, cable-cast, and web-cast programs. Entry deadline is January 14.
Athens-Clarke County Police and the local Crimestoppers group have posted a reward of up to $1,000. They're searching for a suspect in the Thursday morning robbery of a convenience store. Police say a black heavyset male, 5-5 to 5-8, stabbed and wounded a clerk at a store on Commerce Road. ...
The state Labor Department reports a decline in the Athens unemployment rate: the local jobless level was 7.4 percent in September, down from 7.8 percent in August. The state rate was unchanged from August to September, checking in at 10 percent both months.
Republican candidates roll into Oconee County this afternoon: the Nathan Deal bus tour will be in Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville around noon; the GOP gubernatorial nominee will be joined by other candidates for statewide office. We are today five days away from Election Day.
Today is the last day of class for students at the University of Georgia and for their counterparts in the Clarke County School District: fall break begins tomorrow. That's a euphemism for Georgia-Florida weekend: thousands of students will make the trip to Jacksonville for Saturday afternoon's Bulldog-Gator football game.
Two suspects are arrested on drug charges: methamphetamine, marijuana, and cocaine charges against Charles Seagraves and Kevin Morris, arrested by Athens-Clarke County Police, who served a search warrant at an apartment on Baxter Street. Police say they also found LSD and prescription painkillers. Police investigators say Morris and Seagraves were ...
A University of Georgia researcher gets a share of a $4.5 million grant to study fish: money from NOAA--the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration--goes to UGa professor Doug Peterson. He'll study sturgeon in rivers in the southeastern U.S.
Oconee County Commissioners get a price tag on the latest plans to expand the Oconee County Government Annex Building: $1.3 million, according to Oconee County Administrator Alan Theriault. A decision on the proposed expansion could come at the next Oconee County Commission meeting, next week in Watkinsville.
Athens-Clarke County firefighters and workers with the Atlanta Gas Light Company are on the scene of a gas leak on Athens' east side: City Hall says a lane is closed on Lexington Road near Midway Road.
Athens and northeast Georgia received some badly needed rainfall Monday. There were a few more sprinkles overnight, and there's the chance for more rain again today and tonight. But climatologists at the University of Georgia say we're likely in for a dry fall and winter and they say we could ...
Public forums on plans for stormwater improvement projects are set for this evening in Athens: the first starts at 6:30, the second at 8:30. Both take place at Athens-Clarke County Streets and Drainage offices on Spring Valley Road.
Oconee County Commissioners meet tonight in Watkinsville. Commissioners will talk more about plans to expand the Oconee County Government Annex Building in their 7 o'clock session at the Courthouse in Watkinsville.
A pair of runners from Athens won the inaugural Athens Half Marathon: Matthew May's time of 1:14:42 was the best among the men, while Sarah Hope crossed the finish line at 1:27:41. Some 1,800 runners took part in the 13.1 mile race, which was organized as a fundraiser for Athfest, ...
The University of Georgia allocates $2.5 million to bring an Animal Health Research Center laboratory up to federal standards. UGa says the work will take about two years to complete.
Today marks the start of a special week for college football fans: it's Georgia-Florida week. The Bulldogs and Gators will tangle this coming Saturday in Jacksonville in the latest renewal of the game the universities would prefer we not call the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. For the first time ...
Some 1,800 runners have registered to run in Athens' inaugural half-marathon. The fundraiser for Athfest--the annual Athens Music Festival--is set for Sunday, with runners navigating a 13.1 mile course that begins and ends in downtown Athens.
The funeral for William Holder is set for today, 2:30 this afternoon at the Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home Chapel: the 42 year-old Holder was killed in last Saturday night's hit-and-run wreck on Tallassee Road. Athens-Clarke County Police have arrested and charged 24 year-old James Daniel.
State health officials say a raccoon found in the Cedar Creek area of southeastern Athens-Clarke County has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was found last week.