Tags: Athens GA

Athens-Clarke police dispatcher terminated for DUI arrest

Laura (Beth) Ricketts, a former ACCPD Communications Officer was removed from her job as a 911 dispatcher after she was arrested for a DUI charge. Ricketts’ was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on November 11, 2017, at the intersection of Hull and Broad Street. The investigation found that Ricketts’ ran a red light and officers…

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas taught 19 students from the University of Georgia Law School. The course focused on stare decisis or in layman’s terms respecting the decisions of previous courts. To get into the course the students had to submit a transcript, a writing sample, two names of faculty recommenders, and a statement of purpose…

7 Steps to take to reduce test anxiety

Exams… Finals… STRESS… the end of the semester is finally here. For many UGA students this is a time they feel anxious, worried and trapped… but what if we told you to stop studying an hour or so before the test. Cheryl R. Varnadoe, who is a state 4-H specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural…

Earth Week at UGA

While the Kirby Smart football era kicked off on Saturday, there was another kick-off today. The Students for Environmental Action and Sustainable UGA are teaming up to host events all week to promote this year’s Earth Week. The kickoff for Earth Week concluded two o’ clock this afternoon, but there are plenty of events still…

“If you’re not sure, it is better to throw it out than to recycle” ACC Recycling Official says

The Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division gets over 80 tons of recyclables each day, and they want more but not everything. “That is one of the downsides to single-stream. Single stream is a lot easier, there is only one container for all the recyclables,” Cema Wallace, the Program Education Specialist at the ACC Recycling Division says, “but…

Digital Exclusive: A Conversation with Verne Lundquist

  Ever wondered how the lead voice of CBS’s SEC football coverage feels about being called “Uncle Verne”? Verne Lundquist was on UGA’s campus on April 11-12 to participate in a panel at the Special Collections Library and a forum at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Reporter James Thompson caught up with…

How Athens fared in the Southern College Towns bracket

A winner will be crowned later today involving bracketology, college towns in the South, and democracy at its purest form. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Garden & Gun Magazine is running a March Madness style bracket featuring 32 southern college towns ranging from the Midwest to cities along the eastern coast. Wins are determined by votes on Garden &…

Self-defense classes at Oconee Crossfit

By Adriana Vicuna Crossfire Oconee is offering a self-defense class this Friday for people interested in learning how to protect themselves. The class will be held at Crossfit Oconee located in Watkinsville, Ga. Coach Samantha Murray says young people have shown interest in wanting to know how to effectively defend themselves. She says students have seen…

The Movember Foundation is raising awareness for healthier men

By Adriana Vicuna The Movember Foundation is making a mustache movement throughout the month of November as part of its global charity to raise awareness for men to live longer and happier lives. Year-round, the group partners with men’s health organizations to teach men about the biggest health issues that are currently facing them. According to…