Category: Athens-Clarke County

NBC is reporting that Russia hacked 21 states this past election. County Boards of Elections here are discussing the possibility of going back to paper ballots in the next election. There is a bill in the legislature that might require it. Reporter Robin McEntire spoke with local officials who do not see why going back…

Athens Clarke County TSPLOST Budget

Athens Clarke County approved  $5-6 million dollars for the TSPLOST budget.  Georgia law allows communities to use the Transportation Special Purpose Local Sales Tax (TSPLOST) for transportation purposes if approved by voters. This years budget is going towards nineteen approved projects. Infrastructure projects include Prince Avenue sidewalk and road maintenance. There will also be improvements…

Active Shooter Class Offered By Athens County Police Department

The Athens-Clarke county Police Department says the F-B-I has reported more than 200 active shooting situations in America since the year 2000. The police department hosted two active shooter trainings today to teach people what to do if they’re involved.The class was hosted in the Athens Regional Library.  Library director Valerie Bell required her staff…

Grady Explains: How to Become Politically Involved as a Young Person

10 Ways to Become Politically Involved as a Young Person Currently many young people are getting strong opinions on both sides of the aisle about their political beliefs. People often turn to social media to voice their political opinions out there, but are unsure how else to get involved. Young people have so many opportunities…

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.…

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…

SEC Championship Game Watching Events

  ATHENS, GA — Tickets to the SEC Football Championship game have become a coveted item over the last few weeks. The football game will be played between the University of Georgia and Auburn University. UGA fans want revenge against Auburn after losing badly on November 11th, 2017. Auburn obviously has other plans, with the winner of…