Day: March 20, 2018

CAIR Plans to Sue Barrow County Sheriff’s Office

The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations plans to pursue legal action against Barrow County Sheriff’s Office. They say a backdoor ban blocked local Muslims from attending an Islam in America training course. The Barrow county Sheriff’s Office held an Islam in America training program on March 6th. The sheriff says it was…

CaribSA to Host Annual Cultural Night This Weekend

The University of Georgia Caribbean Student Association (CaribSA) will host its annual cultural night this Friday and Saturday at Morton Theater from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The night will feature a play, fashion show, and cultural dances like the one shown below in order to highlight a topic relevant to Caribbean people and culture..…

UGA Club Cheer to Revamp Program

The UGA Club Cheer squad is one of two cheerleading squads at the University of Georgia, but what makes this team different is that they compete at the national level. Reporter Ashlyn Bennett spoke with the team’s junior captain, Erica Price, about their plans to rebuild its program. “Ever since I have been on this team for…

Oconee Resident Proposes SPLOST Funding for Museum

Oconee resident Ryan Page has put together a proposal for SPLOST funding in order to build an Oconee history museum. Page will speak to the Oconee County Historical Society at the county library tonight. County Administrator, Justin Kirouac, says that Page has given the Board of Commisioners the proposal, but it will be a long road…

Police Find Person of Interest in Apartment Complex Shooting

Police have one person of interest identified in the shooting at the Bethel Homes Apartment Complex on Hickman Drive. Shots were fired early Sunday morning. A 15-year-old and a 19-year-old, both victims of the shooting, went to the hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. If you have any information on the incident, police are asking that…

7th Annual Ticket to Ride Event This Saturday

The Firefly Trail’s 7th annual “Ticket to Ride” event is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The biking event is raising money for the development of the Firefly Trail. The trail is planned to be a 39-mile rail-trail from Athens to Union Point in Northeast Georgia. This will connect Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, and Greene…