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Day: October 4, 2016

Social Justice Groups March on Athens City Hall

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=283LFQhPZCs&w=560&h=315] Athens, GA–Activist groups Athens for Everyone and the Athens Anti-discrimination Movement marched on City Hall tonight. The goal of the march was to get the Board of Commissioners to pass a postponed anti-discrimination bill and to spurn the formation of an Athens Civil Rights Committee. Grady Newsource reached out to Athens Mayor Nancy…

Local Therapist Speaks out on Realities of PTSD

“While we were talking here, one veteran has probably killed themself.” Only ten minutes into an interview today, Jerry Brinegar brought attention to the sad reality that many soldiers face with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A study released by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs this July concluded that an average of 20 veterans take their own lives each day. The Pushup Challenge…

Only One School in Clarke Considered Failing

  Grady Newsource has found out that the only school in Clarke county considered failing is Gaines Elementary School. Surrounding counties in Jackson, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Clarke, Madison, and Barrow have no schools that would be considered failing. Although only one school in the Athens area could be affected by this proposal, many locally elected officials…

Let’s Taco-Bout National Taco Day

If you were one of the many not celebrating National Boyfriend Day yesterday, not to worry because you still get tacos. National Taco Day is today and Grady Newsource Reporter, Leah La Rosa, shares 10 Athens places you can celebrate the occasion. 1.) Taqueria (PSA: a food truck is outside of the UGA Tate Center today. It…