Category: Featured Stories

Faster Internet for Madison County

The Madison Co. Board of Commissioners is currently considering a pitch from a fixed- wireless internet service provider, Open Broadband. The board receives many complaints from residents about slow internet service in the county. The county currently uses a DSL internet provider. “DSL uses traditional phone lines to connect consumers to the Internet, which is…

Parking Lot and Road Closures

The Facilities Management Division, FMD, has placed an advisory out for parking lot and road closures. The D.W Brooks Drive Chilled Water Piping Project will be undergoing construction that will effect parking as well as pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the Athens area. This project will improve road conditions, crosswalks, parking and the overall flow…

Valentine’s Day Look Ahead of Events

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you haven’t made plans, we’ve got you covered. There’s lots of events going on around Athens this week. Whether you’re looking for a single night out on the town or a romantic date for two, there’s something for you to celebrate this holiday. Check out the options…

Hundreds of “egg accounts” tweeted support for viral #ReleaseTheMemo campaign

Newly created Twitter accounts with no profile pictures, known as “egg accounts”, are partially responsible for the push of the hashtag campaign #ReleaseTheMemo last week. That’s according to a CNN analysis. Grady Newsource reporter, Raven Rice, tweeted out a poll about the #ReleaseTheMemo campaign, and was retweeted by one the “egg accounts” within seconds.  …

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…

Grady Explains: How to Make Open Records Requests in Oconee County

Oconee County is digitizing papers that were once unavailable on their website. Citizens will be able to file open records requests for archived documents in a searchable online database. The county is in the early stages of scanning. A date for when the database will be available to the public has not been set. Until…