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Gunsmith’s Craft Show in its Final Days

The Georgia Museum of Art’s “Artful Instruments” exhibition displays the craftsmanship of Georgia gunsmiths and focuses on the history of our state’s fire-arms. Hillary Brown, Director of Communications, says she doesn’t want the museum’s “Artful Instruments” exhibitions to be taken the wrong way. Brown says, “I mean, one of the things that’s interesting about this show…

NBC is reporting that Russia hacked 21 states this past election. County Boards of Elections here are discussing the possibility of going back to paper ballots in the next election. There is a bill in the legislature that might require it. Reporter Robin McEntire spoke with local officials who do not see why going back…

Shooting Death of a Woman

On 01/29/2018, officers were dispatched to a residence on Sartian Dr., in reference to a person shot. When the police arrived, they located a white female, Jennifer Jacobs, 22-year-old of Athens deceased in her bedroom from a gunshot wound to her chest. There were two other individuals in the residence at the time of Ms.…

Athens-Clarke County receives grant, works towards greater solar energy efficiency

Solar technology is changing the way things used to be in Athens-Clarke County. In fact, residents can save more money in installation of solar technology than any other county in the state. As a result, the county was named a SolSmart community for its work in support of solar energy. Perhaps one of the projects that…

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…