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ATLANTA — Members of Georgia's highest court have unanimously elected a new leader. A news release from the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday says Presiding Justice Harold Melton has been chosen as the next chief justice. He will succeed Chief Justice P. Harris Hines, who is set to retire Aug. 31.
FORSYTH, Ga. — Deputies say $4,000 worth of stolen street signs have been recovered from a home in Georgia. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets in a statement that deputies executed a search warrant at the residence Monday where they found 10 county road signs, 14 stop signs and ...

GRIFFIN, Ga. — A Georgia boy who was 15 when he walked out of his high school and disappeared two years ago has been found, and a sheriff says “all indications” are that he's been “happy and thriving.” The sheriff says Aubrey Jayce Carroll, now 17, has been living under an alias as a barterer, using ...
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Special guests included Garden Club Council of Athens President Sally Allen and Azalea District of Georgia Club District Director Molly Kimler. The clubs officers attending were Diane Moore, Ina Hopkins, Louise Brockington and Connie McMillan. The club was organized in 1938 by 12 men and women, ...
Atlanta activist Rev. Hosea Williams used to call up Georgia Senator Wyche Fowler during elections and tell him, “Wyche, I can come out for you or against you—whichever will help you the most.” I thought about Hosea and Wyche when I heard that Nancy Denson has endorsed Harry Sims for mayor.

Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield (13) carries the ball during a drill during a spring NCAA college football practice in Athens, Ga., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald). Buy Photo. [2/16]. Georgia coach Kirby Smart leads drills during a spring NCAA college football ...
ATHENS, Ga. - Police have been several arrests after a drive-by shooting in Athens last Friday. On March 20, around 1 p.m., officers were called to Spring Valley Mobile Home Park. Upon arrival, police found multiple rounds at the scene. No one was injured, and none of the homes were damaged.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Two Georgia teens have been arrested and police are still searching for a third person tied to a shootout at a Goodwill store and drive-by shooting at a mobile home park. Police in Athens said Monday that Ladaryan Tharasher and Jarvis Clark, both 18, are facing aggravated assault ...
Four individuals have been arrested in relation to a string of shooting incidents in the Athens area, which Athens-Clarke County police believe could be in relation to gang activity, according to a press release. On March 30 at approximately 1 p.m., police responded to a shooting at Spring Valley Mobile ...
“I think it's disastrous for all employees who hold that insurance in the state of Georgia,” said Annelie Klein, student affairs professional II in the College of Pharmacy, in a previous The Red & Black interview. Piedmont is based in Atlanta and has an urgent care and hospital in Athens. "This does not in any ...
Laihal Cole hunts for Easter eggs at Rocksprings Park in Athens, Ga., Saturday, March 31, 2018. Local children parents and even grandparents turned out in droves to take part in the annual Easter egg hunts around Athens. Events took place at Rocksprings Park and Lay Park to name a few with each egg ...
Contrary to the belief of a Winterville council member, the Georgia Smokefree Air Act that restricts smoking in public places does not allow a town to enact an ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to adults (Winterville Sets Hearing on Tobacco Ordinance, Athens Banner-Herald, March 2, 2018).
University of Georgia police said they were trying to identify the owner of a loaded gun that was recently found at a campus bus stop. They also want to learn how the semiautomatic weapon came to be there, “recklessly endangering the safety of anyone who would come across it,” according to a UGA ...
“There is no better way to go in Georgia than to work in an incubator,” Shimkets said. “You really need this kind of resource.” Abeome is a “graduate” of Innovation Gateway and recently moved into its own building in Bogart. The company focuses on developing therapeutic monoclonal antibodies to treat a ...
COVINGTON, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the cause of death of a teen-aged girl whose body was pulled from a Georgia river last weekend. WSB-TV reports that a fisherman found the body Saturday in the Yellow River, which flows through suburbs east of Atlanta.
A 60-year-old man was assaulted and robbed Tuesday night as he walked on an Athens street, Athens-Clarke County police said. The victim told police he had gotten off a city bus on East Broad Street, and as he walked down Derby Street toward a Branch Street residence he was attacked from behind by ...

Clarke County School District police were investigating a woman's complaint that her 11-year-old son endured four months of bullying at Howard B. Stroud Elementary School before one of his tormentors beat him up in school on Thursday, according to an Athens-Clarke County police said. Just prior to the ...
A section of Commerce Road was reduced to one northbound lane Wednesday morning due to an overturned logging truck, Athens-Clarke County police said. The cause of the 5:30 a.m. wreck near Newton Bridge Road was not immediately known, but no injuries were reported. The clean-up continued ...
Thousands of fabulous Flagpole readers voted in this year's Flagpole Athens Favorites Contest. Condragulations to all of the Athens businesses who won or were chosen runner up in over 100 categories. Thanks to the fierce Flagpole staff who made this issue possible. The flawless layout and designs ...
Don't sleep on this Georgia city that was recently named among America's 'coolest Southern towns'. 0 ... In fact, some of America's best Southern towns — including Georgia's beloved Athens — often fly under the radar. ... The city of Athens, lauded for its food, music and art scene, came in fourth on the list.
Joe Fu, 60, Mathematics professor from Boston, Massachusetts, speaks about the importance of healthcare reform in Athens, Georgia on Thursday, March 29, 2018. He argues that the games that corporations play threaten the lives of millions of people. (Photo/Jason Born).
A super cool 35-acre mixed-use project with a big music venue, apartments, retail and a Terrapin Beer Co. warehouse is planned in Athens, Ga. Knotting ... The project site is at 100 Newton Bridge Road, which is on the northside of Athens a couple of miles from The University of Georgia. "We want this to ...
The Athens-Clarke County Library will present “Celebritrees” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in celebration of Arbor Day. Children ages 4-11 and their caregivers are invited to celebrate Arbor Day with crafts and stories about some of the world's most historic and famous trees, including the Tree that Owns Itself right ...
Last week, at a Planning Department meeting, community members expressed their desire for a vivid, healthy, more inclusive environment that is centered around the needs and aspirations of local residents. It gave me hope as we continue to tackle the issues of development and zoning. You see, I ...
A man robbed a carton of cigarettes valued at $50 early Friday morning from Marathon on Lexington Road, Athens-Clarke County police said. The suspect entered the store shortly after 4 a.m. and asked for a carton of Newports, police said. He swiped a card through a financial transaction card reader, but ...
Just 10 miles from the nearest family farm in Athens, researchers at the University of Georgia are working to ensure that some of our favorite foods continue to make it to our plates. Kelly Dawe is aware that corn gets a bad rap in the U.S. As a domestic crop, it's often associated with Monsanto and anti-GMO ...
FILE-In this Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, a tract of land known to locals as The Gulch is shown, in Atlanta. With Atlanta among the 20 cities on the short list to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters, the corporate giant's name has become a contentious rallying cry inside the conservative ...
ATLANTA — Possessing medical cannabis oil may be legal in Georgia, but Gov. Nathan Deal says he opposes allowing medical marijuana to be grown in the state. GOP Rep. Allen Peake, who uses cannabis oil, had been spearheading a push to allow for in-state cultivation of medical marijuana to treat ...
While the governor sticks to cautious, measured responses to President Donald Trump's proposal to expand oil drilling into waters off Georgia and its coastal neighbors, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants the Georgia Legislature to formally denounce the energy plan as a threat to tourism and fishing.
LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — A police officer was killed and two deputies were seriously wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta, authorities said Friday. Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said it happened as the officers were serving an arrest warrant at about 11 a.m. at a home in ...
... an orbal in Oconee County, Thursday, January 19, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark, Athens Banner-Herald) ... Oconee County said that it notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the Oconee County Environmental Health Department. Calls Creek is also being monitored and residents have ...
In what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling the most severe flu season since 2009′s swine flu pandemic, dozens of Georgians have died this year and hundreds more have been hospitalized. As part of ongoing efforts to battle the illness, a University of Georgia researcher is working ...
ATLANTA — A group of Georgia lawmakers is calling on the federal government to change the name of a small body of water known as Runaway Negro Creek. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the creek on Skidaway Island in Chatham County has had the controversial name for at least 100 years.
Firefighters respond to a large fire on the Madison County line. (Photo/Joshua Lee Jones). By Wayne Ford. Thursday. Posted Feb 8, 2018 at 5:44 PM Updated Feb 8, 2018 at 8:43 PM. Share. A fire broke out at about 5 p.m. Thursday at Athens Auto Wrecking on US. Highway 29 near Hull, according to the Madison County ...
In 1989, to promote their fifth studio album, Cosmic Thing, the B-52s took MTV viewers on a tour of the city where they formed: Athens, Georgia ((sadly, without guitarist Ricky Wilson who died of AIDS in 1985). They began at the now-defunct Bluebird Cafe, formerly named the Eldorado, a vegetarian eatery ...
However, Athens-Clarke County and the University of Georgia are conducting a test of the tornado warning outdoor siren system on Friday, Feb. 9. In the event that a tornado does come to Athens, the National Weather Service and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency want to ensure that the ...
ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 Spartan Lane) In the Myers Gallery, view pieces by faculty members of the University of North Georgia. Through Feb. 9. • In the Harrison Center Foyer Gallery, this year's permanent exhibit “Animals: Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings” features pieces by Leigh Ellis, Caroline ...
2, 2014, during an argument that started over Brown's refusal to share a bag of pork skins with the victim, Athens-Clarke County police said. Brown was tried and convicted of murdering Tucker and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Supreme Court overturned Brown's ...
“Athens is a top city in Georgia,” added Brett Fraser, Texas Roadhouse market partner, in an email. “We have been looking to bring our legendary food and legendary service to the community for almost a decade. I've had two children attend school at UGA. When this site (on Epps Bridge Parkway) came ...
On this day in 1785, the Georgia General Assembly adopted a charter establishing UGA as the first institution of public higher education in America. The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the President, UGA Alumni Association and the Emeriti Scholars, a group of retired faculty members known for their ...
That's according to numbers released last week by the Georgia Department of Labor. Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says last year was a banner year for job creation, employment and workforce gains in the state. ”We set records not only in total amount of jobs that we have here in Georgia, but also set ...
With one of the nation's highest poverty rates for a city its size, many Athens children do have unmet health needs, she said. And many who do are dependent on PeachCare, the federally and state funded program that provides health care for many low-income children in Georgia. Clarke officials in recent ...
From icy roads to major road blockages and flipped vehicles, the sudden winter weather turned Athens upside down. The inclement weather that hit Athens late on Jan. 15 resulted in schools and roads throughout the county closing as well as the University of Georgia delaying school Jan. 18 and closing ...
Athens area private schools closed on Thursday include Athens Academy, Athens Christian, Prince Avenue Christian, St. Joseph Catholic Parish School and Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School. The University of Georgia will delay opening until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the University of North Georgia ...
William David Peterson, 19, of Athens and Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, of Elberton are both charged with murder, felony murder, malice murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault and concealing a death. Peterson is also charged with possession of a firearm by ...
ATLANTA | Delivering his final State of the State address as his fellow Republicans look to maintain their hold on Georgia government, Gov. Nathan Deal hailed an economic boom during which he invested in education, overhauled the criminal justice system and helped attract a legion of new businesses.
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia Bulldogs have arrived home to Athens following a heartbreaking loss at the College Football Playoff National ... The Dawgs rolled into Athens shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and they were greeted by dozens of proud fans lined up in front of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall.
Glore said his travel plans to Atlanta were slightly altered because of the hazardous weather warning that was issued from the National Weather System Monday morning. Despite the rain and cold winds, he said he still has “no doubt” UGA will win. Kaleb McCord, an Athens resident and avid Georgia fan, ...
It's true: Everyone's favorite homophobic-yet-delicious fast-food chicken chain is coming to downtown Athens. Rumors that Chick-Fil-A would move into the prime space at the corner of Broad Street and College Avenue most recently occupied by Washington, D.C.-based burger chain Five Guys have been ...


 

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