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Day: November 8, 2016

Undocumented Immigrants and the Election

Election day is here. One of the issues that experts say could impact the results is the Latino vote and the candidates positions on immigration. College Republican, Ben Grayson has a very strong opinion on the issue of undocumented citizens. “In a state funded university, no I don’t think that they should have the same rights…

Viewing Parties in Athens

Election day is here. Now you just need a place to watch the election. Whether you’re for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, there’s a place for you to watch both of the presidential candidates tonight at a local viewing party. The University Union is sponsoring a viewing party at the University of Georgia’s Tate Grand Hall.…

Early Voting Impacts Election Day Lines

Athens, GA– When Brittany Tippins drove to Clarke Central High School this morning to vote, she was expecting long lines and a very long wait time to cast her ballot. Those expectations were dashed after ten minutes when she walked out of the school’s gym with an “I Voted” sticker on her shirt. “To my…

What Else is on Your Ballot?

Local voters are weighing in on more than just presidential and congressional races this year. There are four proposed consitutional amendments on the state ballot. 1. The opportunity school district proposal 2. Funding for the safe harbor for sexually exploited children 3. A repeal of the judical qualifications commission 4. Distribution of the tax on fireworks…

Three Athens Private Schools Headed To Playoffs

Athens Christian, Athens Academy, and Prince Avenue are in the first round of high school football playoffs. Prince Avenue has a bye-week this week, but both Athens Christian and Athens Academy are hosting the first round. Athens Academy hosts Savannah County Day on Friday night. Athens Academy is coming off a 28-0 loss to Prince Avenue. The game…

Election Night 2016 *UNOFFICIAL* Running Totals

  NATIONAL* CANDIDATE ELECTORAL VOTES % STATES REPORTING Hillary Clinton 122  62% Donald Trump 167 62% Gary Johnson 0 62%   STATE** CANDIDATE VOTES % COUNTIES REPORTING Hillary Clinton 1,175,758 76.7% Donald Trump 1,535,128 76.7% Gary Johnson 78,856 76.7%  Senatorial Candidates Johnny Isakson 1,545,868 76.7% Jim Barksdale 1,001,381 76.7% Allen Buckley 105,843 76.7%  GA Public…