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Whitney Baker Howard in Court for Two DUI Counts

Whitney Baker Howard, who was involved in the vehicle accident that killed bicyclist Ashley Block, appeared in court on Monday for two hearings about two different DUI arrests she had during the summer of 2016. Howard faces separate charges of homicide by vehicle, endangering the life of a child and additional DUI charges for a…

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…

WANTED: Suspect for Rape/Child Molestation

The Athens-Clarke County police are looking for a man who is responsible for reports of rape/child molestation. On Friday, November 11, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department released the sketch below of the suspect sought. According to a post to Facebook, the suspect was described as a “black male in his mid 30s, approximately 5’8”-5’9” with a medium brown…

Another Day, Another Fire

Georgia Forestry personnel and firefighters will continue to monitor a fire in Athens-Clarke County over the next few days. Firefighters got word of a fire on John Collier and Hale Road around 1:30 pm. The Athens-Clarke County and Jackson County fire units were called, along with the Georgia Forestry unit for the area. The brush…

Clarke and Oconee Counties Pass E-SPLOST

School funding and building will be boosted after all. The funding for both comes from a referendum passed by voters yesterday. Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties have passed the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) in the November 8 election. In Athens-Clarke County, about 72% of voters voted YES, and 28% voted NO for…

Campaign Signs Vandalized in Athens

It’s only one day until election day and the national election polls are getting closer. Here in Athens supporters of both candidates are becoming frustrated because their signs have either been stolen or vandalized. Andrew Clyde, the Owner and CEO of Clyde’s Armory, has had 28 of the 50 Trump-Pence signs he purchased either stolen…

Athens in Harmony

The first annual Athens in Harmony event took place at the Foundry last night. It was a night of music aimed at bringing the community together, breaking racial barriers, and promoting community policing. The event was the brain-child of Pat Priest and hosted by Athens-Clark County Police Chief Scott Freeman and local activist Mokah Jasmine…

Adoptable Pet of the Week – Can you Help?

You’ve seen all of our adoptable pets of the week. You might not be able to adopt but did you know how easy it is to volunteer at Athens-Clarke County Animal Control. Update: Elvis has been adopted! But Bojack, Pepper, and Rocky are still available. By: Molly Swindall Follow Grady Newsource on Twitter, Facebook, and…

Georgia Ballot Amendments Explained

Below is a sample ballot as it will appear in Athens-Clarke County during early voting and on November 8th. While the races might vary from county to county in Georgia, the four proposed amendments will remain the same. To check out all of our GradyNewsource coverage on each proposed constitutional amendment click the proposed amendment…

Update: Sixteen Year Old Author

Cedar Shoals High School Student, Willie Craddick, Jr., works two jobs, created and manages a fashion line, and just published his first book. The sixteen year old worked on the book throughout the summer and the night it was due to his publisher he wrote 20 pages. His book The Life of a Boy With Big…