Category: Athens-Clarke County

Cedar Shoals Parents voice concerns tonight over campus rape

Cedar Shoals parents and teachers will have the opportunity to speak tonight about the sexual assault that was reported 2 weeks ago. The Clarke County Board of Education will hold its monthy meeting tonight and the assault will be a major topic of discussion. Cedar Shoals Parent Beth Campbell says that the school board made several communication mistakes.…

Athens Transit Goes Hybrid

Athens Clarke County is currently applying for a key grant to replace their aging buses. Ten Athens Transit buses will reach the end of their lifespan by next fall. Mayor Nancy Denson has applied for  SERTA, a 6 million dollar grant that would cover the costs for these buses. “The fact that we stepped up…

Oglethorpe Avenue Suspect Identified

The Athens Clarke County Police Department has identified the suspect of the Oglethorpe Avenue shooting incident as Kristopher Ellison. The 25 year-old Athens native was last seen near UGA’s Health Sciences campus. Police say the suspect fired shots. No one was injured. Police believe the suspect was picked up and traveled towards the Atlanta Highway/Sycamore Drive area.…

Taxpayers should remain on “High Alert” to Prevent More Losses to IRS Impersonators

ATHENS-The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has cautioned taxpayers to remain on alert as April 15th, the filing deadline for U.S. federal income tax, approaches.  IRS scams have taken over half a million dollars from Georgia residents since October 2013. An official for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA, said in an email to Grady Newsource today…

Downtown Academy Library Improvements

Local Private School, Downtown Academy, receives about $3,000 in grant money to fund library upgrades. Athens, GA — First Book UGA and ASHA of Education UGA will upgrade and organize Downtown Academy’s library for inter-city school. Downtown Academy’s parent, Downtown Ministries Inc., provides some of the funding for Downtown Academy from its donations as a 501(c)(3)…

A sexual consent rally took to the streets Saturday night at the UGA Arch in response to another rally that was supposed to meet there. Earlier in the week the “neomasculine” blog,” Return of Kings, gained international attention for proposing meetups around the world to promote men’s rights and their ultra conservative beliefs on gender…

“Neo-Masculinist” blogger holding International Meetup Day for places in Georgia

ATHENS, GA — A self-styled “neo-masculinist” blogger who says men are superior to women and are being oppressed by feminism has launched an “International Meetup Day” Saturday in locations around the globe including the arch at the University of Georgia in Athens and Piedmont Park in Atlanta. He has even posted a picture of the exact location…