Year: 2017

Georgia Supreme Court DUI Ruling

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that the state constitution protects drivers right to refuse a breathilizer test. This is not a new law. It’s simply a new interpretation of the Georgia state constitution. This ruling means that when a driver is pulled over for a suspected D-U-I, the person can refuse to submit a…

Opioid Deaths in Northeast Georgia

Nearly 1000 people died of opioid overdoses in Georgia in 2016. That’s more than four times the overdose number a decade ago. Information compiled from the Georgia Department of Health shows the deaths relating to opioids has steadily increased since 1999.  How you can help prevent opioid addictions:  Talk to your doctor about the benefits and…

Athens-Clarke County Wants Your Ideas

Do you want a say in what Athens will look like in ten years? Now is your chance. Athens-Clarke County is putting together their ten-year comprehensive plan, and they want your opinion. You can fill out this online questionnaire and share your thoughts on what issues are most important to you, your hopes and fears…

Special Election Voting Locations

Early voting begins October 17, 2017, in Clarke County. The only place to early vote is the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections. Voters must bring valid photo identification. Early voting must take place during these times: Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections 155 S. Washington St. Athens, GA Monday, October 16 – Friday, October 27 8:00…

High School Football Update

Catch up with all the local high school football games that are scheduled to play out under the Friday Night Lights with sports reporter Allie Bailey. Athens Academy (6-0) vs. Providence Christian Academy (1-5) at 7:30 p.m at Providence.  Clarke Central High School (5-2) vs. Johnson High School (0-7) at 7:30 p.m. at CCHS. Oconee…

Students from the Advanced Photojournalism course headed to the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia, for the fourth annual photojournalism workshop on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The class spent 16 hours on the fairgrounds working to show what the fair means to the people of Georgia.