It’s part of Black History Month observance at the University of Georgia: two famed flyers from World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen—Hillary Pouncy and Val Archer—speak this evening in the Chapel on North Campus. It gets underway at 6:30.
The Clarke County School System names this year's STAR Student: the honor goes to Clarke Central High School's Carver Goodhue. Erin Hollander was this year's winner from Cedar Shoals. Both were honored at Wednesday's Athens Rotary Club luncheon.
There are charges in Barrow County, where a 16 year-old is charged with stabbing and wounding his 21 year-old brother. Police say it happened during a family gathering a ta home in Winder. The stabbing victim is recovering after emergency surgery.
A suspect is arrested in Jackson County, charged in an armed robbery in Banks County: Danny Fowler is accused of using a blade to steal a gun. Banks County Sheriff's Office investigators say he held a blade to the throat of his victim, stealing the man's rifle; also stealing his ...
There is a flood warning for a stretch of the Oconee River in Clarke, Oconee, and Greene Counties: it’s for that stretch of the Oconee near Penfield. It’s in effect through tomorrow afternoon.
A gala grand opening for the newly expanded Classic Center is set for this evening in downtown Athens. It features an 8 o’clock concert by the Boston Pops orchestra.
Cassandra Norwood pleads not guilty: the 21 year-old Athens woman was in Clarke County Superior Court Tuesday, entering the not guilty plea to charges of stabbing to death her newborn son. The body of the infant boy was found last November at Norwood's parents' home on Athens' east side. She ...
Brett Benson has surrendered to authorities at the Oconee County jail. The 20 year-old Benson was the focus of an Oconee County Sheriff's Office manhunt earlier this week. He's facing a long list of charges, including battery and child cruelty.
We have this morning the names of the two people killed in a Monday night auto accident in Oconee County: John Edwards was the driver of the truck that wrecked on Hale Road in south Oconee; he was 36. Passenger Stephen Marlow was 23 years old, from Madison.
They are now at Camp Shelby in Mississippi: some 240 Georgia Guard members shipped out from Elberton Tuesday, beginning a deployment that could lead to a 12-month stay in Afghanistan. Guard units from Elbert, Barrow, McDuffie, and Burke counties comprise the Granite Battalion.
At least two people were killed in a Monday night crash in Oconee County. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office says the single-vehicle accident happened on Hale Road in south Oconee. The wreck remains under investigation.
They ship out today: 240 citizen-soldiers, Georgia Guardsmen with the Elbert County-based Granite Battalion, leave for Camp Shelby in Mississippi. They’ll train there for deployment to Afghanistan. The unit has Guard members from Elberton, Winder, Waynesboro, and Thomson.
There is now an arson investigation in Barrow County, where a fire that burned a home on Princeton Drive in Winder was apparently intentionally set. Barrow County firefighters say the blaze caused extensive damage to the home. There is reward money—up to $10,000—for information that leads to an arrest and ...
We are four days away from the March 1 sequestration deadline. The federal Transportation Department has released a list of airport control towers that could close if automatic federal spending cuts kick in, and Athens-Ben Epps Airport is on the list. Others in Georgia include airports in metro Atlanta, and ...
Another candidate to be the next dean of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is on campus today: Charles Davis is a professor at the University of Missouri. He’s one of four finalists to replace retiring Grady College dean Culpepper Clark.
Andy Landers joins an exclusive club. The University of Georgia Lady Dogs basketball coach notched win number 900 in a Sunday victory over Ole Miss. The Lady Dogs won 73-54 in Oxford. Landers is only the fourth major women’s basketball coach to record 900 career victories.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a deadly crash in Jackson County. 40 year-old Janie Garrett of Commerce was killed in the two-vehicle collision on Yarbrough Ridgeway Road near Highway 98 in Jackson County. Two other people were injured in the accident.
An Athens man is in trouble in Mississippi: police in Pearl Mississippi say 22 year-old Saul Silva was caught with more than $300,000 worth of cocaine, stopped on an interstate highway with the drugs in his vehicle. Silva had a Thursday court appearance, in which bond was set at $150,000.
The first black student to graduate from the University of Georgia speaks this weekend in Watkinsville: Mary Frances Early takes part in the Sunday service at the Bethel Baptist Church, a service that gets underway at 11 o’clock Sunday morning at the church on North Main Street in Watkinsville.
There’s an ongoing investigation in Auburn, where a woman was struck by a freight train: it happened Thursday afternoon at a crossing near Georgia Highway 324. Barrow County first responders say the woman was alert and responsive when she was flown by helicopter to Grady Hospital in Atlanta.