Category: Featured Stories

UPDATE: UGA football player Trenton Thompson withdraws from classes

ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson is withdrawing from classes this semester at UGA after being released from Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A police report filed today indicated Thompson was found by police officials late Wednesday night wandering in the street on River Road on UGA campus. After determining that Thompson was…

UGA President Weighs in on Halting Bars and Apartments Downtown

The Athens-Clarke County moratorium that was put in effect earlier this month is still drawing criticism from both sides — most recently by President of the University of Georgia Jere Morehead. Morehead spoke out about the legislation at a press conference last Wednesday saying that the city would benefit from a more balanced business environment…

The Global Compassion of Athens

Compassion International connected Athens residents with kids from South America, Africa, the Caribbeans, and even Asia all in one weekend. They’re looking to connect even more residents to children worldwide. Compassion International came to Cornerstone Church Athens and ushered a walk-through in which attendants went through a twenty-minute visual presentation. Through an audio recording, they heard…

Fighting the Drought: New Plans for Water Recycling

New water recycling plans approved by the Athens-Clarke County Commission could potentially lower drought probability to almost 0% according to an assessment presented by the public works department in January. The assessment determined the existing drought resilience of Clarke County and created solutions for the county to become more water efficient in the future. The…

“Mimosa Mandate” Could Extend Sunday Alcohol Sales

Sunday alcohol service could be extended if a proposed bill in the Georgia Senate becomes law. The bill would expand the hours restaurants can serve alcohol on Sunday mornings. State Senator Renee Unterman sponsored the bill she nicknamed the “Mimosa Mandate.” Unterman and local businesses say it’s a matter of fairness. State-owned businesses are allowed…

Special Needs School Transportation Gets an Update

Oglethorpe County School System will spend their government transportation bond on a new bus in 2017. The bond, worth more than $77,000, will replace one of the school system’s special needs buses, which happens to be the oldest bus in the fleet. Currently, Oglethorpe County owns just four special needs buses that service all of…

A Nosy Neighbor Could Keep Your Home Safe

In the past month, fourteen accounts of theft and breaking and entering were reported near Cedar Shoals Drive on the Athens-Clarke County online crime report. One of the most effective and easiest ways to keep your home safe is to know your neighbors, according to Athens Clarke County Police Department Public Information Officer, Epifanio Rodriguez.…

UPDATED:Two Dead in Barrow County Plane Crash

UPDATE: 2/17/7 2:28PM Shannon Ewing of Gwinnett County and nephew Henry Ewing of Jones County are the two victims of Thursday’s fatal plane crash, Captain Ryan Sears of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Department confirms. Their ages have not been released. Terry Williams, the media contact for the National Transportation Safety Board, says the investigation is still in the fact-gathering stage. They are still identifying the…

UGA Organization Spreads Love with Water

ATHENS, Ga.– It may seem like a very simple idea, but one student organization is changing the atmosphere downtown with nothing more than bottled water.  That organization, is Hydrolove. On a typical Thursday night most students are getting ready to go out downtown by getting dressed, but this student organization, Hydrolove, is getting ready in…

Sanford Stadium to Undergo $63 Million in Renovations

ATHENS, Ga. –The University of Georgia Athletic Association announced at its quarterly meeting on Tuesday that Sanford Stadium will undergo hefty renovations starting in April, pending discussion with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on March 15 in Atlanta. The project will include a new elevated plaza for fans to view the Dawg…

Five best Athens restaurants for your Valentine’s Day voyage

ATHENS, Ga.– Valentine’s Day is upon us. The most-anticipated day in February is filled with hugs, kisses and showmanship. It’s also a popular day to go out and share the night with a significant other. It just so happens that restaurants are the prime location. So, we at Grady Newsource put together a list of…