Month: January 2018

Watkinsville Man in Talks for Top Cabinet Position

A local man from Watkinsville is now being considered as President Trump’s National Science Advisor. Reporter Ayanna Craig has an in-depth look into how Dr. David Lewis’ background helps him as a candidate. For more behind the scene looks into Grady Newsource, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. @GradyNewsource.

Super Blue Blood Moon: What Is It & Where You Can See It

    Tomorrow – Wednesday, January 31 – at approximately 6:48 am, Athens residents will be able to view a rare lunar eclipse. Although partial lunar eclipses happen quite frequently, onlookers can look forward to the emergence of a Super Blue Blood Moon during the eclipse, a sight that hasn’t been visible in North America…

Shooting Death of a Woman

On 01/29/2018, officers were dispatched to a residence on Sartian Dr., in reference to a person shot. When the police arrived, they located a white female, Jennifer Jacobs, 22-year-old of Athens deceased in her bedroom from a gunshot wound to her chest. There were two other individuals in the residence at the time of Ms.…

Hundreds of “egg accounts” tweeted support for viral #ReleaseTheMemo campaign

Newly created Twitter accounts with no profile pictures, known as “egg accounts”, are partially responsible for the push of the hashtag campaign #ReleaseTheMemo last week. That’s according to a CNN analysis. Grady Newsource reporter, Raven Rice, tweeted out a poll about the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign, and was retweeted by one the “egg accounts” within seconds.  …

Clarke Central Swimming and Diving prepares for Area Championships

The Clarke Central Gladiators Swimming and Diving team will compete in the Area Championships on Friday. “We’re still working on technique stuff, so this week really really concentrating on trying to finish a lot of that stuff, get their strokes working properly, working on starts and turn,” says Assistant head Coach Sean Gillan. The coed…

Athens beloved WWII Veteran will be put to rest Friday at 11 a.m.

Athens businessman and World War II veteran Claude Williams Jr. has passed away at the age of 95. Williams earned many honors including the rank of captain of his 245th U.S. Army Infantry. The Athens community also remembers Williams for his leadership and successful business ventures. Williams founded Athens radio station WRFC, the Athens Daily…