Day: March 22, 2018

ACC Commission Residential Parking Permit Program

On April 3rd, the Athens-Clarke County Commission will vote on the Residential Parking Permit Program, a policy that would restrict parking on certain streets to residents and their guests only by giving them parking permits. The residents will be charged a small amount for parking, and will be able to purchase the parking passes at…

Is Technology a Valuable Education Tool?

Technology has become an important tool for college education and learning. Students and professors alike are using laptops, cellphones, and online courses to engage with one another, process, and distribute information. Dr. Helene Halstead, the Innovation Initiative Coordinator at UGA’s College of Education, says that she has taught online and supports online teaching. “I’m frequently…

Transfit Athens Helps Women With Crisis Pregnancies

Transfit Athens is different than most gyms. It works to transform women not only physically but spiritually. The trainers incorporate Christian faith and worship into their personalized exercise programs. Transfit trainer, Shelley Tanner, started Hope 139 House to support pregnant women and new moms who need extra help. The organization is saving to purchase a…

March for Our Lives Protest This Saturday

March For Our Lives is a protest against guns in schools. Two protests will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. in Watkinsville and 1 p.m. in Athens, alongside hundreds of other protests across the nation. The nationwide movement is in response to recent and deadly school shootings. Grady Newsource reached out to Mindy Griffith,…

Grady Explains: How to Protect Your Data Online

With Facebook’s recent data scandal some are wondering how to protect their data online from being monetized into billions. Grady Explains is here to explain how you can protect your data online. Don’t Log in Through Facebook, Twitter or Google  When downloading a new app or creating an account for a website, you may opt…

Athens Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide

Authorities are ruling 22-year-old Athens resident Jennifer Jacob’s death a murder. She was shot in her home off of Sartain Drive two months ago. Police say the suspect is Jacob’s boyfriend, Antonio Littlejohn, who was present at the time of the shooting. Littlejohn is currently in police custody without bail for a narcotics probation violation.…

Athens Regional Plans to Expand

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center recently filed documents to the Georgia Department of Community Health about launching a $171 million expansion project. The project would include demolishing the oldest portion of the hospital, constructing a seven-story tower and renovating existing nursing units. The hospital’s capacity would remain at 359 beds. The project would involve the…