A Georgia Bulldog wins Olympic gold. University of Georgia senior Allison Schmitt set an Olympic record in the 200 meter freestyle, picking up her second medal of the summer games in London. Schmitt won a silver earlier this week.
Voters are voting today, in Athens and around the state: Athens-Clarke County Commission races and two heated state House races highlight the local ballot. There are also Sunday sales and Transportation Sales Tax referendums on today’s Athens ballot. The polls that open at 7 o’clock this morning are open until ...
Jamie Hood was back in Clarke County Superior Court Monday, more pre-trial maneuverings for the accused carjacker who is facing a death penalty if convicted for the March 2011 murder of Athens-Clarke County Police Officer Buddy Christian. Hood is also accused of shooting and wounding police officer Tony Howard.
Georgia Bulldog football players report to UGa today: they’ll meet for dinner today and will hold their first workouts tomorrow. Coach Mark Richt and the Dogs are gearing up for the September 1 season opener, a home game against Buffalo.
The Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health is due in Athens today: Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald will talk about obesity in a 2 o’clock forum in the University of Georgia’s Paul Coverdell Building.
Methamphetamine, marijuana, and more than $25,000 in cash were confiscated by Barrow County drug agents, who say they arrested seven suspected drug dealers in the recent raid of a home in Bethlehem.
Athens-Clarke County Police worked with members of the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task force in raiding a home on Clover Street in west Athens, confiscating various prescription painkillers and arresting 63 year-old John Hamby. Police say they also confiscated cash and firearms.
The Georgia State Patrol has released the accident report on last week’s deadly accident in Barrow County, saying it does not appear to have been a case of hit-and-run. 52 year-old William Hubbard of Auburn was killed in the accident on Boss Hardy Road in Barrow County. Initial reports said ...
A University of Georgia swimmer wins a silver medal at the Olympics in London: Allison Schmitt is a rising senior at UGa; she took second in Sunday’s 400-meter freestyle competition.
A dean at the Winder-Barrow campus of Lanier Technical College has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Foundation of the Jefferson-based Jackson EMC: Lisa Maloof replaces Gwen Hill, who retired from the Board in July.
There was no Sunday service for members of the Holy Spirit Church in Winder: the 108 year-old Barrow County church was destroyed by fire late last week, a blaze apparently sparked by a lightning strike. The church pastor says the congregation will decide whether, when, and how to rebuild.
Barrow County authorities arrest a suspect in a home invasion in Statham. Randell Glass is 31 years old. He was already behind bars on unrelated charges when he was charged in the home invasion that happened three weeks ago. Statham police say a second suspect remains at-large.
It will likely shake up tomorrow’s Madison County sheriff’s race: sheriff’s candidate William White was arrested over the weekend. He’s facing domestic abuse charges after a dispute with his wife. White, a former police officer from Toccoa, is running against incumbent Madison County Sheriff Kip Thomas.
Today is the last day for early voting: voting in advance of next Tuesday’s elections wraps up at 5 o’clock this afternoon at the Athens-Clarke County Elections Office on Washington Street downtown. There is no early voting on Monday. Polls open at 7 o’clock next Tuesday morning.
The Madison County man charged in Athens’ first murder of 2012 remains behind bars: Michael Smyles was arrested Thursday, charged in the Wednesday night trailer park shooting of Quincy Walter. Athens-Clarke County Police say the 26 year-old Smyles shot the 36 year-old Walter in the back at a mobile home ...
The University of Georgia names a new director of federal relations: Andrew Dill takes over for Griffin Doyle, who left that post to become the University’s Vice President for Governmental Relations.
The University of Georgia gets $2 million from the U.S. Energy Department: the money will be used for research into fuels that might be developed through the use of so-called biomass.
A statewide bus tour that started earlier this week in Atlanta wraps up this afternoon in Athens: the coalition of Democrats, Republicans, and Tea Parties are scheduled to roll into the Varsity around 5 o’clock this evening. They’ve visited 14 cities over the past four days, making their pitch for ...
Today is another furlough day for Jackson County government workers. Most Jackson County government offices are closed today in a county budget-trimming move ordered by Jackson County Commissioners. Those Jackson County government offices will reopen Monday.
Athens Congressman Paul Broun will be joined by fellow Georgia Representative Rob Woodall in a Saturday Fair Tax Rally in Putnam County: the two Republicans will make their pitch for an end to income taxes in a rally that gets underway at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, taking place at the ...