Category: News

College football recruits respond to Twitter controversy

The University of Georgia’s 2018 football recruitment class includes athletes like five-star quarterback Justin Fields and the nation’s number one running back Zamir White. Georgia’s 2018 football recruiting class is ranked fifth in nation according to 247-sports. However, earlier this week, UGA lost four-star defender Caleb Tannor from its 2018 class. High school athletes frequently…

New CTE findings, local mission earns grant for athletic gear

A living patient has been diagnosed with CTE brain disease. That’s the disease some professional football players have been struggling with as a result of head trauma. The Downtown Ministry Football Program in Athens is looking into this using the 100 thousand dollar grant it just received. The Downtown Ministry football program suggests programs invest…

Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement to hold protest

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is protesting against discriminatory bar practices in downtown Athens. This is after a ordinance was passed by the county commission last year in an effort to stop discrimination. Grady Newsource tried to get in contact with the Athens Clarke Attorney’s Office to ask about the discrimination complaints that have been filed,…

TIMELINE: A history of Winder EMS approval

The battle for the sole emergency medical service provider in Barrow County continues to rage on. A lawsuit has been filed by county attorney Angie Davis of the Barrow County Superior Court against the city of Winder. The city has since responded by hiring Smith, Welch, Webb and White Attorneys at Law in McDonough to…

Athens Academy football in state playoffs

ATHENS, Ga– The Athens Academy Spartans are hosting their first playoff game of the season tomorrow night after coming off of a bye last week. They finished the season with a perfect 10-0 undefeated record in the Single A Private class. Athens Academy plays First Presbyterian Day tomorrow night at Slaughter Field in Athens. Kick…

Athens-Clarke police dispatcher terminated for DUI arrest

Laura (Beth) Ricketts, a former ACCPD Communications Officer was removed from her job as a 911 dispatcher after she was arrested for a DUI charge. Ricketts’ was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on November 11, 2017, at the intersection of Hull and Broad Street. The investigation found that Ricketts’ ran a red light and officers…

Cedar Shoals rape case trial date set

ATHENS, Ga. — The trial date for three former Cedar Shoals students who raped a fellow classmate has been set. All three — Javious Collins, Xavier Clarke and Markel Bannon are facing charges for felony rape, false imprisonment and child molestation.  For an in-depth look at how the case unveiled back in 2016, check out this…

By Patricia C. Duffy The Classic City is booming, and hotels are popping up to manage tourism demands. Athens has grown by more than 13,000 people since 2006 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means hotels have to try to keep up with the increased tourism that comes with that population boom. Hyatt Place…