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Sighs of Relief at the Defeat of Amendment One

Local school board members in Athens-Clarke County are appreciative of the outcome of Amendment One, Opportunity School District. “I was happy, I was relieved.” This statement from Governance Committee Chair and District 9 Representative Ovita Thornton rang powerfully and spoke for several teachers and other board members in the community as past occurrences of community involvement in local schools was remembered. The construction of H.T. Edwards Teaching and Learning Center is just one example of how members of the Athens community have come together to provide resources to better local…

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Local Veterans Feel Appreciated

Vietnam veterans once didn’t receive the best support when they returned home from war. Veteran Charles Perry said that when he first returned home from Vietnam, he didn’t get much of a welcome home. Perry was one of three soldiers rewarded by the Athens Quilts of Valor Group on their November 9 ceremony. Veterans were given quilts to celebrate their service. World War II Veterans Howard Enter and Thomas Strickland were also awarded with quilts. All of the soldiers said that the quilts were very special to them. “With this…

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Another Day, Another Fire

Georgia Forestry personnel and firefighters will continue to monitor a fire in Athens-Clarke County over the next few days. Firefighters got word of a fire on John Collier and Hale Road around 1:30 pm. The Athens-Clarke County and Jackson County fire units were called, along with the Georgia Forestry unit for the area. The brush fire burned approximately an acre and a half according to Payton Turner, Chief Forest Ranger. He said the cause of the fire is unknown and is still under investigation. “Getting this fire knocked down,” Turner…

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Oglethorpe County Has A New Sheriff Elect

Democratic Incumbent Sheriff Mike Smith lost the election for his office in Oglethorpe county yesterday. Republican Challenger David Gabriel, who is currently serving as a lieutenant in the Athens-Clarke County Police Department will take over the office on January 1 of next year. Follow Grady Newsource on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for in-depth coverage of all local elections. By: Daniel Jackson

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Election Day Hangover: Remedies and Reminders

ATHENS Ga– How do YOU feel about the results of the presidential election? #themorningafter — Grady Newsource (@GradyNewsource) November 9, 2016   We asked YOU how you feel about the outcome of this election. By the looks of it, most of you aren’t too happy. Some of you couldn’t be happier, and the rest of you– well you really couldn’t care less.   Whatever you’re feeling, there’s a place for you to celebrate, protest, or share your indifference in Athens tonight. For a platform of protest, you can meet around…

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A Drop in Night Temperatures

It is a beautiful day after a long election night. As we head into the last half of the week, temperatures are staying relatively the same for the day time. The night temperatures are dropping. Temperatures for tonight are dropping into the low 40s. This is about 10 degrees cooler than last night. If you are headed to the University of Georgia Bulldogs football game Saturday, you are going to need a light jacket. Temperatures will be 11 degrees cooler than the day before. For your Veterans Day Friday, winds are…

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Clarke and Oconee Counties Pass E-SPLOST

School funding and building will be boosted after all. The funding for both comes from a referendum passed by voters yesterday. Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties have passed the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) in the November 8 election. In Athens-Clarke County, about 72% of voters voted YES, and 28% voted NO for the ESPLOST extension. In Oconee County, about 70% voted YES, and 30% voted no. Oconee County Schools Superintendent Jason Branch hopes that the tax will go towards adding 20 classrooms to Oconee County High School…

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Update: One Vote Deciding the Future of Watkinsville

One vote is separating two Watkinsville candidates for a seat in the City Council. Grady Newsource Reporter Molly Swindall says at least four more ballots are coming in from overseas military personnel which Pat Haize who runs the Oconee County Board of Elections says these ballots will likely decide THIS RACE. But there is another race in Oconee County separated by just one vote. Find out that race tonight at 5 on Charter channel 181 or on Grady Newsource Ustream We reached out to Mark Melvin who said that one vote,…

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Three things to know on the morning after

Note: Results in this article are from the Georgia Secretary of State. They are technically unofficial results. ATHENS, Ga. — So, about last night. You know Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States, but you may not know he received 51% of the vote in Georgia, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State. Here are a few more things you might not know: ALL YOU NEED IS ONE: The race for a Watkinsville City Council seat has come down to a single vote. Dan Matthews has 569…

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Light Up Sanford This Saturday

An already tradition-rich establishment added a new tradition last year.  The Redcoat Band prompted a movement called “Light Up Sanford” last season for fans in Sanford Stadium to turn their phone lights on when the fourth quarter began and the band played “Krypton.”  The end result?  Sanford Stadium lit up.  Now the Redcoat Band is calling fans to do it again this Saturday, against the Auburn Tigers. “I think it was awesome,” senior linebacker Ryne Rankin said.  “It was a great experience seeing Sanford come alive like that.” In what started…

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