Month: September 2016

Avid Bookshop Hosts Children’s Book Author

Athens, GA.–A popular children’s author celebrated the release of a new graphic novel here in Athens. It was standing room only at Avid Bookshop last night where author and illustrator Ben Hatke celebrated the release of his new children’s book, Mighty Jack. Hatke did a live reading and signing of the book, and many people showed up to…

UGA Student Faces Two Felony Counts

Athens, GA.–21-year old University of Georgia student Briana Noel Cowles faces two felony counts of computer forgery after violating her probation. Cowles was scheduled to meet with a municipal court judge this morning for the probation violation charge. However, the court date has been postponed to October 6 at 9 a.m. Cowles has appointed Alex…

Fifty Years of FoxFire

ATHENS, Ga.– The University of Georgia Special Collections Library will be holding an exhibit beginning tonight for an iconic magazine’s 50th anniversary. Foxfire magazine began in 1966 in Rayburn County, Georgia as a school project. The teacher’s idea was to get students more interested and involved in learning journalism through hands on experience. “The students…

BREAKING: Police Identify Suspect In Hit and Run

  Update on Sept. 29 at 1:00 p.m. ATHENS, Ga– Athens Police have identified a suspect in Saturday’s hit and run accident. Manuel Perez  is wanted for Homicide by Motor Vehicle, Hit and Run and Driving with No License. Arrest warrants have been secured for his arrest. Please contact the Athens Clarke County Police Traffic…

BREAKING: Suspect in custody after SWAT situation in Crawford

CRAWFORD, Ga. — A man is in custody after a SWAT situation in Crawford, Georgia, according to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Mike Ayers. William Thomas Blankenship is suspected of three counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping with bodily injury and battery. He is suspected of aggravated assault with a gun, an electrical cord and “potting soil,”…

BREAKING: Oconee County SC, NOT Oconee County GA

Active shooter in custody after shooting in Anderson County, South Carolina. Gunman in custody after shooting at SC elementary school; 1 child life-flighted to hospital https://t.co/2rfXXTQkID https://t.co/TJPED2JIcD — CNN (@CNN) September 28, 2016 Sheriff Scott Berry and the Oconee County Office posted this on Facebook to clear up any confusion. The Oconee County, South Carolina…

Meat Recall on Nuggets and Beef

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services released a recall on Caviness Beef Packers and Tyson Food Inc. products on September 27, 2016 for having harmful contamination. Tyson Food Incorporated has a recall on a total of 132,520 pounds of chicken nugget products for possible contamination from hard plastic. The 5 pound bag of fully…