The special session on legislative and congressional redistricting continues in Atlanta, now with Oconee County Commissioners on record opposing the plan that would split Oconee County between two House districts. The statement of opposition came during a town hall meeting last night in Watkinsville.
Athens-Clarke County Police have released a man arrested and charged in an August 4 homicide: Fernando Terrell was shot and killed at the Broadacres Housing complex in what police said at the time was a drug related murder. They arrested 25 year-old Brandon White, who has since been set free: ...
The University of Georgia says the company that owns and operates Little Prodigies in Athens will head up on-campus daycare operations at UGa. The University’s childcare center opens in January on the new Health Sciences Campus, serving almost 150 children ages six weeks through 4 years.
Off-campus and on-campus employers are on campus today: the University of Georgia’s Student Employment Fair is set for 11 til 3 at the Tate Student Center.
Accused Athens cop killer Jamie Hood has an arraignment date set for later this month: he’s due in court on August 29. Hood is charged in the March murder of Athens-Clarke County Police officer Buddy Christian; he’s also accused of shooting and wounding police officer Tony Howard, and he’s suspected ...
City Hall says they’ll hit the mailboxes tomorrow: Athens-Clarke County property tax bills are going out Wednesday. They will need to be paid on or before October 20.
Oconee County Commissioners host a two-hour town hall meeting: it starts at 7 and lasts til 9 tonight It takes place at the Oconee County Civic Center.
The Foundation of the Jefferson-based Jackson EMC makes more contributions: the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County gets $15,000, while just under $15,000 goes to the Mercy Health Center in Athens.
Fall semester classes begin today at the University of Georgia and at Gainesville State College campuses in Hall and Oconee counties. For UGa: somewhere in the neighborhood of 35,000 students, including a school record 5,500 incoming freshmen.
Redistricting was the focus of a Sunday evening town hall meeting at the Melting Point in downtown Athens: state Representatives Keith Heard and Doug McKillip fielded questions on the redistricting session that starts today in Atlanta.
There are now multiple arrests stemming from last week’s discovery of a mobile methamphetamine lab in Oconee County: a man from Walton County and a woman from Alabama were arrested by authorities in Barrow County. It all began last Thursday, when Billy Joe Shealy Jr was pulled over by Oconee ...
A weekend forum will focus on redistricting: it’s set for 5:30 Sunday afternoon at the Melting Point in Foundry Park in downtown Athens. Members of the Athens area legislative delegation have been invited to take part. Those lawmakers go to Atlanta next Monday for a special session on legislative and ...
The University of Georgia lands the fourth spot in rankings compiled by Smart Money magazine: the magazine rates Universities on the median salaries of graduates based on what they paid in tuition. Tops on the Smart Money list: Georgia Tech.
The 6th annual Regional Teacher Reuse Store is open tomorrow at the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department: it’s for teachers in Clarke, Oconee, Madison, and Oglethorpe Counties. They can pick up donated classroom supplies free of charge starting at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.
The alleged operator of a mobile methamphetamine lab is behind bars in Oconee County, arrested after a Thursday traffic stop on Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville.
A scam alert from Jackson EMC: the Jefferson-based electrical membership cooperative says it’s a phone scam, with callers claiming to offer in-home energy efficiency inspections, saying those get the inspections can qualify for thousands of dollars in federal tax credits. They use that ruse to get personal information, data that ...
She is a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cynthia Tucker will become, with the start of the new fall semester, a visiting professor in the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
There are more indications that fall semester is not far away at UGa: the University opens its dining halls today, and fall semester advisement takes place today. The University of Georgia’s fall classes start Monday.
Forbes Magazine is out with its annual rankings of US business schools: the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business climbs from 50th to 42nd on the list of schools that are rated on return on investment for students.
The Clarke County School Board meets this evening, its first session since this week’s start of the new school year. It’s a 6:30 meeting at school district headquarters off Mitchell Bridge Road.