Day: October 26, 2016

Grady Explains: Georgia Drought

More than half of Georgians live in a county affected by drought or drought-like conditions. However, not many people have been treating it like a crisis. As of today, October 26, Athens-Clark is in a Level 1 Drought which entails voluntary water conservation measures and not much else, but Grady Newsource Reporter spoke with UGA…

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Can you Help?

You’ve seen all of our adoptable pets of the week. You might not be able to adopt but did you know how easy it is to volunteer at Athens-Clarke County Animal Control. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QFfYlvC_xo&w=560&h=315] Update: Elvis has been adopted! But Bojack, Pepper, and Rocky are still available. By: Molly Swindall Follow Grady Newsource on Twitter,…

Police and political parties together for panel

ATHENS, Ga. — On Wednesday night, the police, the local NAACP and the Athens-Clarke County Police Department will discuss issues of police, race and deadly force. For Amber Webb, chairman of the UGA College Republicans, this is an important event. “Let’s try and find a solution for this because it’s a partisan issue and it…

Oconee County May Allow Sunday Alcohol Sales

Staying close to home on Sundays while enjoying an alcoholic beverage might be easier for Oconee County residents after Nov. 8. On the ballot, there will be two ordinances allowing for the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays. The first ordinance gives residents the option of allowing restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays while the…

Oconee County Library Hosts Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Oconee County Library’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest is happening this week. The contest is open to kids age 0 to 11. The children are encouraged to bring their favorite book characters to life through the pumpkins. According to the children’s librarian, Rebecca Ballard, this is a carve-free contest because the library doesn’t want “critters” running…

Don’t Let Pinktober Fool You

You can easily see that it’s Pinktober from all of the businesses decked in pink during the month of October for breast cancer awareness. What’s hard to see is where exactly your dollars are going when you give to a cause. According to Breast Cancer Action, pinkwashing is a tool used by companies to promote…

UGA Early Screening of “Before The Flood”

You may have heard about the Leonardo DiCaprio film, Before The Flood, already, but few have seen it yet. The Georgia Climate Change Coalition and the Climate Crusaders are hosting a free screening at UGA’s Miller Learning Center, room 250, at 7 p.m. The University of Georgia is screening the climate change documentary on the evening of…

Barrow County Vehicles Need Repair

Only one fire truck in Barrow County has a ladder, and today, it’s having difficulties. According to John Skinner, the county’s Emergency Services Director, the truck’s engine troubles have put it out of commission for 80 days out of the past year. The truck was originally estimated to last until 2020, but now the vehicle may have to…

Boil Water Advisory for Oconee County

A boil water advisory has been issued to the following areas in Oconee County: city of Watkinsville, Barnett Shoals Road, Simonton Bridge Road and Greensboro Highway. This advisory is due to a severe water main break and interruption of service. The Oconee County Utility Department sent out an email and posted about the water break on social…