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Day: October 24, 2016

A Selfie May Cost You A Vote Or Jail Time

Early Voting is in full swing at the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, but cell phone use, on the other hand, is not. Georgia Code 21-2-413, Section (e), says taking video or pictures is illegal in “the polling place”. In the 25 years Cora Wright, Assistant Director of Board of Elections in Athens-Clarke County, has…

Simple Swabs Turn Students Into Saviors

When Usha Kaila’s sister was only 5 years old, a severe medical scare showed just how important bone marrow donations can be. “She was getting bruises really easily. We went to the doctor to kinda figure out what that was. And, she was needing blood transfusions, because she had a blood condition where her bone…

Georgia Ballot Amendments Explained

Below is a sample ballot as it will appear in Athens-Clarke County during early voting and on November 8th. While the races might vary from county to county in Georgia, the four proposed amendments will remain the same. To check out all of our GradyNewsource coverage on each proposed constitutional amendment click the proposed amendment…

Hyde Post of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation said his biggest fear and the organization’s biggest fear surrounding amendment three is transparency. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDmvz9ljM8U&w=560&h=315]   Representative Coomer who serves on the Judicial Qualifications Oversight and Reform Study Committee says transparency won’t be an issue. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUEywQa5vxo&w=560&h=315]   Post feels that the current Judicial Qualifications Commission…

Amendment Four determines whether the tax revenue from fireworks sales will be placed in a special fund allocated to trauma care, fire protection services and public safety. See all of our Grady Newsource coverage below. Reporter Molly Swindall explains what a YES vote would mean. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3RnxZuV8MY&w=560&h=315]

Two leading Georgia tacklers available against Florida

The Bulldogs will have their two leading tacklers for this weekend’s game against No. 14 Florida.  The University of Georgia Athletic Association released the following statement today: “After receiving an incident report last week, we determined that neither Roquan Smith nor Natrez Patrick had violated any Athletic Association rules that would require suspension,” UGA Athletic…

“It’s the victim’s choice:” Why Many Victims Don’t Report Rape

ATHENS, Ga. — Only one report of rape in the past three years on the University of Georgia resulted in an arrest. Below, see the executive director of a sexual assault center in Athens break down why that happens. By: Dillon Richards   This content is still developing. Please return for the latest updates, and…

Purpose of the Clery Act

College campuses are often places of joy, communion, and learning. Students enroll in college to share ideas and good times, but there can be danger, too. Because of a federal law called The Clery Act, students and their families can find out about reported crimes on the campuses where they choose to attend classes. The…