Gwen O'Looney, Cardee Kilpatrick, Doc Eldridge, and Heidi Davison--all former Mayors of Athens--have written a letter to the Department of Justice, urging the federal decision-makers to reject a new Athens-Clarke County Commission redistricting approved by state lawmakers in the legislative session that ended last month. The new map--which requires Justice ...
Former Georgia Bulldog running back Caleb King is arrested by police in Minneapolis, facing assault charges after a fight at a birthday party. King recently signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings. He's accused of seriously injuring a man at the party.
Athens-Clarke County Police are investigating a reported robbery, a weekend armed robbery at a home on Lexington Heights. The victim tells police it happened during a birthday party; he says he was robbed at gunpoint by a man identified as Jamaal Ball. The 25 year-old Ball was, at last report, still ...
The University of Georgia forms a search committee to look for a replacement for Andy Horne, who is retiring as Dean of the University’s College of Education.
Investigators in the Stephens County Sheriff’s Department have a double-homicide on their hands: two people were shot and killed Sunday in Eastonollee. The GBI is in on the ongoing investigation.
This is Twilight weekend in Athens: the annual Twilight Criterium bicycle races bring some of the world’s fastest and best bicycle riders into downtown Athens. There are preliminary events this afternoon and tonight, with the big races for set for Saturday night.
A memorial service for renowned University of Georgia journalism professor Conrad Fink is set for today at UGa: it starts at 2 o’clock in the Chapel on North Campus. Fink died in January.
University of Georgia president Michael Adams says the plans have not yet been drawn up, but he says the University’s Bolton Hall is coming down and will be replaced, rather than renovated. President Adams say he figures it will be a $26 million project, one that will take 13 to ...
Police in Jefferson are searching for a pack of wild dogs believed to have killed at least five goats: the goats were attacked in a pen near Jefferson Middle School, apparently by dogs that managed to climb under a fence.
Clarke County School Superintendent Phil Lanoue is the featured speaker at this evening’s meeting of the Clarke County Democratic Committee. The session starts at 6 in the Prince Avenue headquarters of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation.
University of Georgia president Michael Adams meets with his cabinet this morning: it’s a 10 o’clock session in the Administration Building on North Campus. The cabinet meeting will be followed by a Michael Adams news conference.
It happens once a year, and today is the day at UGa: the Confederate Constitution can be seen in its annual display, 8 til 5 in the University’s Special Collections Library.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department reports a bank robbery: the First Citizens bank branch inside the Ingles store off Highway 29 in Hull was held up Wednesday. Cash was stolen. There were no injuries reported.
Athens will have delegates at this summer's Democratic National Convention: Dustin Baker of Athens and Janice Mathis of Bogart will serve as 10th Congressional District delegates at the September convention in Charlotte.
Athens-Clarke County Police report this week’s arrest of a suspected heroin dealer: Torrell Jones is 28 years old, from Athens. Police say they found heroin in his car after a traffic stop on Lexington Road.
The Georgia Climate Change Coalition is holding the first of what it says will be annual meetings today in Athens: it’s a 4 o’clock session at the headquarters of the Terrapin Brewery on Newton Bridge Road in Athens.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a deadly Tuesday motorcycle crash in Commerce: they say a Maysville man was killed. James Scroggs was 66 years old. State Troopers say his motorcycle collided with an SUV near downtown Commerce. There was another deadly accident Tuesday in Hall County: one person was ...
The annual Mark and Mark tour continues today: Georgia Bulldog football coach Mark Richt and UGa basketball coach Mark Fox began their swing around the state last week in Rome; they’re in Albany today and in Columbus tomorrow.
Athens-Clarke County Police say a Danielsville woman drove herself to the hospital for treatment of what appears to have been a stab wound. The woman tells police she was sitting in her car in a parking lot off North Avenue when approached her car, held something to her neck, and ...
The Winder City Council begins budget hearings this morning, starting four days of meetings with city department heads. The hearings will continue through Friday at the Cultural Arts Center in Winder.