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No. 6 Georgia runs away with 2017 SEC Championship

In their second meeting in three weeks, No. 6 Georgia (12-1) exacted revenge against its “feudin’ cousin”, No. 2 Auburn (10-3), in a 28-7 win in the 2017 SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium while almost certainly punching a ticket to the school’s first ever College Football Playoff appearance.

Winter Farming on Organic Farms

Ed Janosik knows that his job does not stop just because the cold weather is starting to settle in. As an experienced farmer, the winter months are just as important to him as the summer months are. Janosik is the owner of Sundance Family Farm in Danielsville, Georgia. He explained that winter farming is different…

Making Cans Into Cars

That soup can you just recycled might not end up back on the shelf at a grocery store. Instead, it could end up as a part of a new Ford F-150. Ford is one of many automotive companies looking to create more sustainable materials for their cars, and it is doing that by using “up-cycled” aluminum, as…

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…

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-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…