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One Athens Man is Fighting Hard Against Amendment One

All over Athens signs are posted in people’s yards, businesses, and the streets urging the community to vote no to Amendment One. It’s a constitutional amendment on the ballot that will allow the state to intervene in failing schools. Brandon Hanick is urging people not to be fooled by the deceptive language. “When people have some idea of what the issue is all about they go to a no vote,” he says. “The problem is that the ballot language is so deceptive that if you were to just read it,…

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Possible Gas Price Increase

A deadly pipeline explosion in Alabama has gas station owners here in Athens concerned about shortages. One owner has already put a ten gallon limit on customers. Rakesh Gosain is the owner of Jimbo’s on Baxter Street in Athens. He received an email this morning from his gas supplier that told him his next order of gas was not guaranteed to arrive on time as a result of the pipeline explosion. He predicts that several stations in the Athens area will experience shortages in the coming days, but there should…

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Drought may continue to have impact on local farmers

Temperatures continue to increase as we get closer to what should be cooler weather. The rising heat may  affect farmers’ crops. Record high temperatures have had Georgia in a drought for the last few months, and farmers’ crops are being impacted. University of Georgia professor in Agriculture, Joshua Berning, says farmers investments may be hurt. “A lot of them (farmers) are having to harvest early, or sometimes it’s not even worth harvesting and sending it to market. They’re just going to leave it in the field. So it can have pretty dramatic…

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Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance Update

The Athens-Clarke County Commission will vote on an anti-discrimination ordinance tonight at 7PM. The ordinance requires bars to place a dress code outside of their doors. The bars will also have to let potential customers know whether the establishment has been leased to a private party. Mayor Nancy Denson says if the ordinance is passed it will go into effect immediately. If bars fail to follow the regulations they could lose their license to serve alcohol. Mayor Denson says she and the commissioners first heard allegations of discrimination at local…

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Big turnout for early voting in Tate Student Center

For the first time in history at the University of Georgia, the Tate Student Center has opened its building to voters. The doors opened at 8 a.m Tuesday morning and people were there as soon as the doors opened. Students weren’t the only ones that came out. Faculty members and staff, as well as people from the community, came out as well. By 11:00 this morning the line was already out the door. Voting in Tate Student Center will end at 5 p.m.    

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