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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 to access for education as citizens”, said Grayson. One local expert, Marcus Crepaz, thinks it will take a while for immigration issues to change though. “This is the Obama administration and we are seeing these issues…

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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. Socially Conscious Director of the University Union, Ayesha Jamil said, “The election is a very trending topic that’s happening this year so we decided to create a political series for that and we had a bunch…

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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 surprise, there was really not too many people out here. And that’s kind of a good thing, because I did not want to wait in a long line. But voting was very easy,” Tippins said. The…

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Children Cast Mock Votes

Some Clarke County Schools gave children the opportunity to cast their vote in today’s election. Schools throughout the county went to Rock Springs Community Center to fill out a mock ballot. This gave students the chance to learn about the presidential election and how voting in the United States works.  Although they did have the chance to play today, it was not all fun. They learned the importance of voting. Rock Springs Community Center facilities manager, Marci Summer says its very important that the younger generation be involved in what…

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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 Oconee County voters will say yes or no to Sunday alcohol sales and an E-SPLOST renewal. The Jackson County ballot features several Fire Advisory Board Positions and a Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor. Voters in…

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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 on Friday begins at 7:30 p.m. Athens Christian plays Mt. Pisgah on Friday night. Athens Christian is on a four-game winning streak coming off of a big win last week against Hebron Christian Academy. Prince Avenue…

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Election Day Discounts

It is Election Day and companies all over the United States are using this as a marketing strategy. Companies are offering a multitude of discounts for voters. The following is a list of places where you can save some money on Election Day. Chili’s- when you spend $15 or more on  a Chili’s TO-GO order, you get a free appetizer Payless Shoes- 40% off a single item in store or online YMCA- free child care while parents vote Krispy Kreme- free donut for participants that show their “I voted” sticker…

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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 Service Commissioner Tim Echols 1,698,554 76.7% Eric Hoskins 755,847 76.7%   LOCAL Athens-Clarke County CANDIDATE VOTES % VOTE Hillary Clinton 7,059 60.1% Donald Trump 3,592 30.6% Gary Johnson 683 5.8%  Senatorial Candidates Johnny Isakson 4,391…

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Coffee with a Cop: Your Chance to Meet Law Enforcement

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is hosting “Coffee with a Cop,” a chance for members of the community to meet law enforcement officers. There are four opportunities for you to attend Coffee with a Cop this month. Your questions and concerns will be addressed as well as any discussion topics you may have. This is an opportunity for members of the community to get to know our local officers. Dates and locations for Coffee with a Cop are: November 9, 8am- Panera Bread: 3151 Atlanta Hwy Athens, GA 30606 November 18,…

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