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Post Election Stress

While some UGA students are joining other groups across the country in protest, there’s one thing they aren’t doing. They aren’t seeking university counseling like students at some other schools. Kristine Groft, a Public Relations Coordinator for the the University of Georgia Health Center, said Thursday that the Center has yet to have students request counseling after the election. Some students  on campus shared how they think UGA students are processing their feelings differently. Brittany Sears, a junior at UGA, says many of the people she knows don’t seek out…

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Early Voting Lines Continue in Athens

As of 10:15 Thursday morning, the wait time in line at the Athens Board of Elections was about 20 minutes – but the line keeps growing as the morning goes on. Some of the people in line watched the Wednesday Presidential debate, but most of them already had their minds made up to vote early. Their presidential decisions are already made. The decisions being made this morning are on the state and local ballots. Bill and Peggy Jackson were reading over the four proposed Georgia amendments that are on the…

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Record Long Lines for Early Voting

Many Athens voters are coming out to the polls early to vote in the 2016 Election. Some have always done it, some just want it to be over already. Most of the people in line today are anticipating higher-than-usual turnout on November 8th, but several of them were surprised to see how many other people came today to beat the election day crowd. “I didn’t realize there would be this many people today,” said Ruth Anne Handcock, in line with her husband, John. They were determined to wait out the…

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Athens-Clarke in Search of Christmas Tree

The search is on! Athens-Clarke County is currently searching for someone to donate a tree that will be used as the community Christmas tree. The city will display the tree in front of City Hall during the month of December. Here is what the city is looking for:   The tree needs to be a cedar. Needs to be at 35 feet tall. Needs to be about 20 feet in diameter. Needs to be symmetrical with a single trunk. Once it is found, the Athens-Clarke Landscape Management Division will handle…

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Arts in the Park at Hurricane Shoals Kicks Off Saturday

Maysville, GA- The Tumbling Water Society and Hurricane Shoals Park are holding the annual Arts in the Park Festival on September 17 and 18. Events include a 5k Mill Race, a Civil War battle reenactment, and a bluegrass festival. Heritage Village, a collection of historic, 19th century buildings, will hold soap making, broom making, and blacksmithing.There will also be a kid’s zone along with miniature golf. Admission and parking is free. The festivities begin at 7 a.m. September 17 with the 5k Mill Race. For more information, visit Hurricane Shoals…

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Candidate Spending in Presidential Election

Who has your vote? With the primaries coming up, Republicans and Democrats are fighting until the end to get the nomination for their respective parties. But at what cost? Right now, according to realclearpolitics.com, Donald Trump (R) is the favorite for the GOP nomination, and his campaign has spent just over $23.6 million. That may not sound like much, but it’s less than half of what Ted Cruz’s campaign has spent this election at more than $40.7 million. Cruz is currently trailing Trump by an average of 13.6 points, and Marco Rubio…

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