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Post Election Stress

While some UGA students are joining other groups across the country in protest, there’s one thing they aren’t doing. They aren’t seeking university counseling like students at some other schools. Kristine Groft, a Public Relations Coordinator for the the University of Georgia Health Center, said Thursday that the Center has yet to have students request counseling after the election. Some students  on campus shared how they think UGA students are processing their feelings differently. Brittany Sears, a junior at UGA, says many of the people she knows don’t seek out…

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Sighs of Relief at the Defeat of Amendment One

Local school board members in Athens-Clarke County are appreciative of the outcome of Amendment One, Opportunity School District. “I was happy, I was relieved.” This statement from Governance Committee Chair and District 9 Representative Ovita Thornton rang powerfully and spoke for several teachers and other board members in the community as past occurrences of community involvement in local schools was remembered. The construction of H.T. Edwards Teaching and Learning Center is just one example of how members of the Athens community have come together to provide resources to better local…

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Oglethorpe County Has A New Sheriff Elect

Democratic Incumbent Sheriff Mike Smith lost the election for his office in Oglethorpe county yesterday. Republican Challenger David Gabriel, who is currently serving as a lieutenant in the Athens-Clarke County Police Department will take over the office on January 1 of next year. Follow Grady Newsource on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for in-depth coverage of all local elections. By: Daniel Jackson

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Election Day Hangover: Remedies and Reminders

ATHENS Ga– How do YOU feel about the results of the presidential election? #themorningafter — Grady Newsource (@GradyNewsource) November 9, 2016   We asked YOU how you feel about the outcome of this election. By the looks of it, most of you aren’t too happy. Some of you couldn’t be happier, and the rest of you– well you really couldn’t care less.   Whatever you’re feeling, there’s a place for you to celebrate, protest, or share your indifference in Athens tonight. For a platform of protest, you can meet around…

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Update: One Vote Deciding the Future of Watkinsville

One vote is separating two Watkinsville candidates for a seat in the City Council. Grady Newsource Reporter Molly Swindall says at least four more ballots are coming in from overseas military personnel which Pat Haize who runs the Oconee County Board of Elections says these ballots will likely decide THIS RACE. But there is another race in Oconee County separated by just one vote. Find out that race tonight at 5 on Charter channel 181 or on Grady Newsource Ustream We reached out to Mark Melvin who said that one vote,…

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Early Voting Impacts Election Day Lines

Athens, GA– When Brittany Tippins drove to Clarke Central High School this morning to vote, she was expecting long lines and a very long wait time to cast her ballot. Those expectations were dashed after ten minutes when she walked out of the school’s gym with an “I Voted” sticker on her shirt. “To my surprise, there was really not too many people out here. And that’s kind of a good thing, because I did not want to wait in a long line. But voting was very easy,” Tippins said. The…

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Election Day Discounts

It is Election Day and companies all over the United States are using this as a marketing strategy. Companies are offering a multitude of discounts for voters. The following is a list of places where you can save some money on Election Day. Chili’s- when you spend $15 or more on  a Chili’s TO-GO order, you get a free appetizer Payless Shoes- 40% off a single item in store or online YMCA- free child care while parents vote Krispy Kreme- free donut for participants that show their “I voted” sticker…

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Election Night 2016 *UNOFFICIAL* Running Totals

  NATIONAL* CANDIDATE ELECTORAL VOTES % STATES REPORTING Hillary Clinton 122  62% Donald Trump 167 62% Gary Johnson 0 62%   STATE** CANDIDATE VOTES % COUNTIES REPORTING Hillary Clinton 1,175,758 76.7% Donald Trump 1,535,128 76.7% Gary Johnson 78,856 76.7%  Senatorial Candidates Johnny Isakson 1,545,868 76.7% Jim Barksdale 1,001,381 76.7% Allen Buckley 105,843 76.7%  GA Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols 1,698,554 76.7% Eric Hoskins 755,847 76.7%   LOCAL Athens-Clarke County CANDIDATE VOTES % VOTE Hillary Clinton 7,059 60.1% Donald Trump 3,592 30.6% Gary Johnson 683 5.8%  Senatorial Candidates Johnny Isakson 4,391…

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2016 Election: National and State Races

Read candidate bios for races on Clarke County, Georgia, voters’ ballots. Contested races include those for U.S. President and Senate, as well as for a spot on the state Public Service Commission. Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote. Bring an accepted ID. And NO SELFIES! Candidates for United States President                     Georgia Candidates for United States Congress and PSC

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Some Students Can’t Go Home to Vote

With the election around the corner, many Americans who haven’t already voted early will probably try to do so tomorrow. However, some students at the University of Georgia who aren’t residents of Athens may not have a chance to head back home and cast their vote. UGA student Larsen Vaughn says he won’t be able to make it back to his hometown of Macon tomorrow to vote. “Me being able to go home on the weekends once every couple of months is slim at this point,” said Vaughn. “Going home…

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Campaign Signs Vandalized in Athens

It’s only one day until election day and the national election polls are getting closer. Here in Athens supporters of both candidates are becoming frustrated because their signs have either been stolen or vandalized. Andrew Clyde, the Owner and CEO of Clyde’s Armory, has had 28 of the 50 Trump-Pence signs he purchased either stolen or vandalized. The Navy Commander says it’s frustrating that he fought for others’ rights and now they are impeding his. Warren Blackmon, an Independent, who put up signs on his property next to Mama’s Boy…

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