The first football weekend of the new college football season is upon us: crowds will converge on Athens for tomorrow’s Georgia Bulldog game. The Dogs are 37-point favorites over the Buffalo Bulls in a game that will kick off just after noon Saturday in Sanford Stadium.
The official ceremony comes before the September 15 Georgia Bulldog-Florida Atlantic football game in Sanford Stadium, but the announcement came Thursday afternoon: Russ, half-brother of Bulldog mascot Uga VII, will be Uga IX. Russ has been the interim Uga for all of parts of the past three seasons, serving all ...
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of a drug suspect: 35 year-old Timothy Johnson is from Athens; he was arrested after a police chase along highway 316 in Oconee County, caught with what investigators say were more than 170 Ecstasy pills.
The Commerce City Council will extend its search for a new Commerce City Manager: the decision comes after two finalists withdrew from consideration. The Council is looking for a replacement for manager Clarence Bryant, who retired at the end of June.
A jury returns guilty verdicts in the trial of a woman charged in a Barrow County home invasion: 24 year-old Misty Milligan will serve 15 years in prison for her role in last year’s brutal attacks on an elderly couple who were tied up and robbed in their home in ...
University of Georgia Provost Jere Morehead appoints the committee that will search for Culpepper Clark’s replacement: Clark is retiring as dean of the University’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, stepping down from the post he’s held since 2006.
An accused sexual predator from South Carolina is busted in Barrow County: David Wolf is 62 years old, from Rock Hill South Carolina. Winder Police say he was arrested after an on-line sting. They say Wolf believed he was chatting with the mother of an 8 year-old girl and was ...
Today is Chamber Expo Day in Jefferson: The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first Buy Local Expo, noon til 4 at the Jefferson Civic Center.
We have this morning the name of the man killed in that Monday night motorcycle crash on Atlanta Highway in Athens: 27 year-old Kerry Katsaras of Mint Hill North Carolina wrecked a bike on Atlanta Highway near Epps Bridge Parkway.
The men charged in a July home invasion enter guilty pleas in Oconee County: Roderick Walter is 22 years old; Mark Sims, 30; both are from Athens. They were accused of breaking into a home in a dispute with alleged drug dealers.
Work begins on a bridge in Elbert County, with the DOT closing the bridge on Plantation Road over Coldwater Creek: the bridge, a little more than 8 miles north of Elberton, is being replaced. There is a detour in place. The DOT says the job should be finished by February ...
Fresh Market—the grocery store that opens this Fall in the Beechwood Shopping Center on Alps Road—holds an employment fair today. The store is looking to hire upwards of 90 workers. The jobs fair starts at 8 and lasts til 7 at the downtown Holiday Inn.
For the second time in the past week, a motorcycle rider is killed in a crash on Atlanta Highway: the first happened this past weekend; the second deadly accident happened last night on Atlanta Highway near Epps Bridge Road. The name of the Monday night crash victim has not yet ...
The Athens-based East Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross is mobilizing volunteers and equipment for deployment to the Gulf Coast hurricane zone. Isaac is expected to make landfall later this week, probably as a Category 2 or even Category 3 hurricane, somewhere along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The annual banquet for the Clarke-Oconee Cattleman’s Association is set for this evening: it starts at 6 o’clock at the Oconee County Civic Center.
The 16 year-old Banks County High School student who shot himself in a bathroom at the school last Friday died over the weekend. The student passed away after being airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta. The shooting led to a Friday lockdown at the school in Homer.
Madison County Commissioners meet, 6:30 this evening in Danielsville: they’ll hold a public hearing on the Madison County millage rate.
Athens alcohol consumers can make their purchases on Sundays, starting this weekend: Athens-Clarke County voters overwhelmingly approved in last month’s primary elections a referendum that will allow stores to make Sunday retail sales of alcohol. The first Sunday sales take place day-after-tomorrow.
The Athens-based East Georgia Red Cross is gearing up for possible deployment to Florida: Red Cross chapters across the southeast are anticipating the arrival of Isaac, possibly as a hurricane.
Plans for what had been an 813-acre industrial park proposal near the Clarke-Jackson County line have been withdrawn: the developers who were looking at a proposed Glenridge Park off Highway 129 say they will present new plans to Jackson County Commissioners sometime next year.