This week’s bone marrow donor registry effort in Athens might well end up in the Guinness Book of World Records: organizers signed up somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 potential bone marrow donors in a 24-hour “marrow-thon,” 600 more than in the previous 24-hour record. The Athens effort is an ...
The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce goes on record, officially endorsing the regional transportation sales tax referendum that will be on Athens ballots in July. Voters in a dozen districts around the state are being asked to approve penny-on-the-dollar sales taxes, with revenues earmarked for various regional transportation infrastructure projects.
The University of Georgia is hosting the Southeastern Global Health Conference. Activities get underway tomorrow morning at the Tate Student Center.
More than 700 middle and high school students from across the state are converging on the Classic Center for Saturday’s Georgia Science and Engineering Fair state finals: activities begin at 1 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.
Athens has again the lowest unemployment rate in the state: 7 percent for February, down from 7.1 percent from January. The state rate checked in a 9.1 percent, down from 9.2 in January and the lowest Georgia jobless level since March of 2009.
There are reports of two suspensions for two front-line Georgia Bulldog football players: reports of two to four game suspensions for safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree, said to be sidelined for unspecified violations of team rules.
The Georgia DOT is paving Highway 441 between the Clarke County line and Highway 53 in Oconee County: lane closures and traffic delays are likely over the next several days.
Convenience store operators in Clarke, Jackson, Hall, and Gwinnett counties are facing charges after Wednesday raids on stores in Athens, Commerce, Jefferson, Flowery Branch, and Dacula. The store owners and managers are accused of operating illegal video gambling machines.
The Georgia House votes to reject Senate changes to the anti-abortion bill sponsored by Athens state Rep Doug McKillip: Republican McKillip’s measure would have outlawed most abortions after twenty weeks of pregnancy; the Senate this week passed a changed version of the bill that would allow a doctor to perform ...
That was no earthquake: Tuesday’s rumbling was caused by blasting at a quarry near Winterville. It was heard and felt across Athens just before 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Cynthia Tucker speaks today at UGa: Tucker, known for her work at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, visits with students, staff, and faculty, 10 o’clock this morning in the University of Georgia’s Journalism building.
Today is the day for a city-wide effort to find bone marrow donors for two Athens residents in need of bone marrow donations: Kajal Patel is a student at Athens Academy; Thomasene Smith is a nurse in the Clarke County School District. Both cases are made even more problematic by ...
Gary Hilton pleads guilty to two hiker murders in North Carolina, murders committed in 2007: Hilton is serving a life sentence for the 2008 murder of University of Georgia graduate Meredith Emerson, who was kidnapped and killed while hiking in Dawson County. He’s on death row for a similar murder ...
The Georgia Senate has approved the abortion bill sponsored in the House by Athens state Rep Doug McKillip: the measure banning most abortion after twenty weeks of pregnancy—the so-called Fetal Pain bill—now heads back to the House, which will have to sign off on amendments made in the Senate.
St. Mary’s Health Care System says it has closed on a property purchase in Greene County: 24 acres off Georgia Highway 44 will become home for a new facility to replace the old Minnie G. Boswell hospital in Greensboro.
Authorities in Barrow County say Monday autopsy results indicate no foul play in the death of 51 year-old James Gunter, who went missing last week: Gunter’s body was found over the weekend in a creek bed off Georgia Highway 211.
The Georgia Senate is expected to take up today the anti-abortion bill sponsored by Athens state Rep Doug McKillip. Republican McKillip’s measure would restrict most abortions after twenty weeks of pregnancy.
The Bed, Bath, and Beyond project in Pendergrass is off and running: the company that will eventually employ more than 900 workers is expecting to hire almost 600 of them by the end of this summer.
There are reports of preliminary talks on reopening the visitors center at Mayfield Dairies in Braselton. The center that opened in 1997 closed last year, with company officials citing costs as a factor.
The federal courthouse in Athens is on a list of courthouses that could be closing: the facility in downtown Athens is one of five in Georgia—the other four, all south of Macon—that could be on the federal chopping block. As many as 60 federal courthouses nationwide could be targeted for ...