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Day: November 28, 2016

Local Jailer Deputy Takes A Community Approach to His Job

Senior Deputy Bright Onye ensures the safety and security of Athens-Clarke County Jail and its inmates. He does that by working as a team with his fellow officers and by treating everybody, including inmates, like a somebody. That means learning the inmates names, establishing a rapport with inmates, and by keep tense situations from escalating.…

Board of Commission Madison Profile

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkVkFeo08eY&w=560&h=315] Commissioner-Elect Lee Allen was born and raised in Madison. It is believed that he is the youngest ever Board of Commissioners member elected in Madison County. He is a man who wears many hats: farmer, former professional-golfer, golf coach, husband, father, and now Commissioner-Elect. Allen decided to run for office after an issue…

Shredded Shrubbery Sparks Sullen Students Saturday

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPDzsKYuhjo&w=560&h=315] It was a scene we have all seen too often in Sanford Stadium. With UGA’s narrow lead dwindling in the fourth quarter, Georgia Tech Running Back Qua Searcy ran for a six yard touchdown to seal the late game victory for the Yellow Jackets. As time expired, joyous Tech players stormed the field to…

News Ways to Catch a Crook

Not all heroes wear capes…or even breathe for that matter. There’s an emerging way of fighting crime and this time it involves social media. At the sound of a siren, officers head out to search and catch criminals and now you can help save lives too. Using social media as a way to help catch lawbreakers is…

Ohh Christmas Tree: The City of Athens Christmas Tree Is Now Downtown

  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbpbzqS2lck&w=1280&h=720]   The Christmas Tree of Athens is now Downtown for all of Athens to see. The Landscape Division of Athens-Clarke County started unloading the Christmas tree around 11:30 am, and worked hard all day and evening to make sure they finished before the rainfall. Jenny Connell, a supervisor in the Landscape Division…