2016 Election Athens-Clarke County News Top Stories 

Early Voting At UGA Starts Tuesday

            On November 1st through the 2nd, voters registered in Athens-Clarke County can cast their votes on-campus at the University of Georgia. This is the first time the Athens Board of Elections approved UGA to serve as a polling place. “We heard from a lot of students that are excited about this election and really want to be a part of the process,” Houston Gaines, President of the Student Government Association, said. Voters can visit the polls from 8 AM to 5 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday in…

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Firing a Threat to Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Forestry Commission was called to the start of a wildfire in Commerce, Ga today around 2 p.m. According to the Fire Danger Forecast, Clarke County and the surrounding counties are between a 3.5 and 4 rating, meaning high to extreme danger of fire. Payton Turner said he and his crew were very “fortunate” with the fire today because it was containable. They have been fighting fires at a higher rate than usual. “In the last four weeks we have been fighting one to two fires a day, almost seven days…

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Ga. Supreme Court Rules on Campus Carry

ATLANTA, Ga. — In a unanimous opinion, the Georgia Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit that would’ve made it legal for licensed gun owners to carry guns on school campuses. Dillon Richards breaks down where the case came from, and why the Court said no to campus carry. By: Dillon Richards Follow Grady Newsource on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

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Athens in Harmony

The first annual Athens in Harmony event took place at the Foundry last night. It was a night of music aimed at bringing the community together, breaking racial barriers, and promoting community policing. The event was the brain-child of Pat Priest and hosted by Athens-Clark County Police Chief Scott Freeman and local activist Mokah Jasmine Johnson. The show consisted of duets performed by artists of different races. Most artists met for the first time to prepare specifically for this event. Songs included: Lean on Me by Bill Withers, One Love…

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Where to Trick or Treat in Northeast GA

[…] Various communities in the Northeast GA area will come together and celebrate Halloween with “Trick-or-Treat” festivities. Jackson County will celebrate with a Halloween Walk taking place in downtown Jefferson. The Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department in Madison County invites community members to join them for candy. The Statham United Methodist Church in Barrow County will host a Trunk-or-Treat. In Oconee County, Main Street will be designated specifically for trick-or-treating. Athens-Clarke County Police and Leisure Services departments co-sponsor their annual “Trunk-or-Treat” event. Kids must wear costumes to participate. Finally, the Oglethorpe…

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Professor Aims To Bring Change to Board of Education

Starting in January of 2017, a University of Georgia professor will be making decisions on local schools. Dr. John Knox has been a professor at UGA for 16 years, but he decided to add more experience to that time in local schools. Knox defeated A. Kamau Hull for the District 8 seat on the Athens Clarke County Board of Education back in May. He will represent Gaines School Road Elementary, Cedar Shoals High School, and Hilsman Middle School at the first of the year. However, Knox has no experience teaching in…

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High School Sports Sports Top Stories 

A Tale of Two Senior Nights

As we get ready to turn our calendars to November, high school football season is coming to an end. For some teams, that means playoffs are just around the corner. For other teams, it means the players will get a lot more free time to spend on homework. Madison County High School and North Oconee High School are both hoping to be in that first category, as both teams are fighting for their playoff hopes this Friday night. But the playoff pictures for these two teams could not be any…

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2016 Election Top Stories 

Some Voters Experiencing “Voter Fatigue” This Election

ATHENS, Ga.-There are only a dozen days left until election day and some voters are tired of hearing about it. Voter fatigue is a term you may not recognize, but one that many people are feeling this election cycle. Professor John Weatherford of the University of Georgia’s New Media Institute understands this fatigue. Weatherford says, “I am personally very excited for this election cycle to be over. I think regardless of which candidate, which party you’re supporting, it’s been a particularly hostile and at times nasty election cycle…so whoever wins,…

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BREAKING: Agnes Kim, car crash survivor, has been released from Shepherd Center

                                                    Agnes Kim, who was involved in a car crash that killed 4 UGA students in April, has been released from The Shepherd Rehab Center in Atlanta. Kim was in a coma until May and spoke for the first time back in September.  Kim suffered a brain injury during the accident and was the only survivor. Grady Newsource received this information about Kim’s release from close…

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UPDATE: Man Still on the Loose after Convenience Store Shooting

HULL, Ga.– A suspect in a shooting at the Golden Pantry Convenience Store at 8874 US-29 in Hull, Georgia is still on the loose. Law enforcement are still searching for Steven Michael Harper, 42 of Hull, Georgia. Harper fled the scene in what is believed to be a blue, mid-to-late 80s Chevrolet truck. Just before 7 a.m., Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the scene to find a 29-year old woman had been shot in the leg. The victim is a store clerk at the Golden Pantry and acquaintance of…

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UNG Student Stabs Boyfriend in the Head

An Athens woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the head is out on a $1,500 bond today. Yesterday a 21 year old University of North Georgia student was arrested for aggravated assault. According to the police report, Trevor Ausburn called to report that his girlfriend Lauren Jones stabbed him in the head with a knife. The police report says they got into a dispute over who each other had slept with in the past. When Ausburn didn’t leave Jones’ apartment, police say Jones stabbed him in the head with a…

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Athens-Clarke County Top Stories 

Unemployment in Athens-Clarke County Falls

ATHENS, Ga.–The unemployment rate in Athens-Clarke county is falling, getting closer to national and state-wide rates. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from June to August the unemployment rate in Athens-Clarke County went from 5.6% to 5.0%. In the same time frame, the Georgia unemployment went from 5.1% to 4.9%. Nationally, it remained constant at 4.9%. By: Nathaniel McDaniel @nate8929

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