Feed Your Appetite: Finding China in Athens

For at least one day this fall, authentic Chinese food was available in Athens: homemade mooncakes, rice with stewed pork, steamed buns filled with diced meat. The unlikely venue was Tate Student Center on the UGA campus. The day was Sept. 23, when Chinese students gathered to celebrate the Mid-autumn festival. – a major event in the Chinese calendar – with traditional recipes, lovingly prepared. “The meat-stuffed mooncake is really delicious,” said Yu Wang, who is 24. “It reminds me of my mom’s cooking.” Wang hasn’t been back to China…

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Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance Consequences

The Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance was passed on Tuesday by commissioners, and here are some provisions. Listed below are what bars could face if they are found to be discriminating against citizens by the Athens-Clarke County Attorney: A maximum civil fine of up to $1000.00 Subject to license of suspension Revocation of license Probation The alcohol ordinance was officially voted into effect on Tuesday at the Athens Clarke County Commissioners meeting. The ordinance states that bars now have to place a dress code outside of their door, and most apply…

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Big turnout for early voting in Tate Student Center

For the first time in history at the University of Georgia, the Tate Student Center has opened its building to voters. The doors opened at 8 a.m Tuesday morning and people were there as soon as the doors opened. Students weren’t the only ones that came out. Faculty members and staff, as well as people from the community, came out as well. By 11:00 this morning the line was already out the door. Voting in Tate Student Center will end at 5 p.m.    

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Athens Mayor, Commissioners Take Center Stage at Classic Center

ATHENS, Ga–If you go to the Classic Center Theatre today or tomorrow, you will not see actors on stage–just officials. Athens Mayor Nancy Denson and the Board of Commissioners are taking center stage to set goals and objectives for the county in 2017. Leading the discussion is Doctor Phil Boyle of the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Inistitute of Government. Today, Boyle is leading board development exercises to prepare these officials for tomorrow, when they will set actual goals for 2017. Tomorrow, Mayor Denson and the Commissioners will be mapping…

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Grady Newsource Profiles: Andy Plemmons

Athens, GA- After talking to Barrow Elementary Media Specialists Andy Plemmons for just a few minutes, only one person comes to mind that makes education fun to students…Miss Frizzle. No, he is not hopping on a magic school bus and taking trips throughout the universe. However, he is extending the imaginations of students through technology. Follow this Barrow Elementary librarian for a day and see why Movers and Shakers named his community builder of the year. Reporter Jazmine Calhoun

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Police Release Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery in Athens

Athens, GA– Athens Clarke County Police department wants you to follow this downtown surveillance carefully. The night of April 21st started as a quiet Downtown Athens night, until an unknown person robbed an apartment above Branded Butcher on N. Lumpkin Street. This is a break into the armed robbery that happened last week, but the police need your helping identifying who the call “Persons of Interest.” Since the video is slightly blurry, we slowed down the video and zoomed  into one of the individuals. It appears that an African-American female…

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High Schoolers are being Helped by a New Program

High school is a tough time for many, and trying to figure out a career to pursue after graduating is an even tougher decision. One new program is trying to help students with these struggles, and it is right here in Athens. The Great Promise Partnership, (GPP), is a program that helps high school students with their studies, opens up job opportunities for them, and aids them in pursuing the career they desire after graduating high school. The GPP offers help to students who wish to further their education, go straight into the job force,…

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Bigger lead, bigger reward: New evidence advances case

Athens, Ga- Georgia Bureau Investigation links gun to the shooting scene resulting in the death of Breana Jeree Blackwell, 23.     Even with the gun linked to to scene, ACCPD cannot prove that the 7 suspects were at the scene of the crime. Police are still offering a $10,000 reward for any details regarding the shooting and resulting death of Blackwell. According to a special media release from Athens Clarke County Police Department  on February 1st 2016, Blackwell was shot in a nearby vehicle during a suspected gang-shooting. The 7…

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5 Stories to Watch Wednesday

Grady Newsource is developing these stories today. Stay tuned online as we update and again at 5 PM when we go live on television. Crime Reporter Teman Worku is sitting down with the Athen Clarke County Police Department today to discuss the recent peaks in crimes that could be gang related.  Hospital Upgrade Athens Regional Hospital is getting new technology this year. Reporter Jazmin Calhoun will have updates for you on what technology they are getting and how it can help their patients. Life Saving Bracelets: Barrow County is introducing Project…

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Brother of Jamie Hood Arrested

–Reported by Lindsay Tuman Matthew Hood is in the Athens Clarke County Jail. His brother is familiar with the place, he spent some time there after a shoot out with the Athens Police. He faces charges for obstruction of justice. Things might seem quiet now, but the sound of gunfire filled the Broad Acres Apartments early Saturday morning. Everett Thomas Green and his girlfriend Crystall Barrett say they were in the apartment complex when two men tried to rob them. Green and Barrett say one man snatched a bottle of…

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