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Grady Explains: The Environmental Impact of Dumped Tires

The “Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Tire Amnesty Event” is going on now! Community members can bring up to six tires without rims to the ACC Landfill to be disposed free of cost. It’s important to keep tires out of streams and woods because there are many environmental and health problems that arise from dumping. Some…

March for Our Lives Protest This Saturday

March For Our Lives is a protest against guns in schools. Two protests will be held this Saturday at 11 a.m. in Watkinsville and 1 p.m. in Athens, alongside hundreds of other protests across the nation. The nationwide movement is in response to recent and deadly school shootings. Grady Newsource reached out to Mindy Griffith,…

Athens Woman’s Death Ruled Homicide

Authorities are ruling 22-year-old Athens resident Jennifer Jacob’s death a murder. She was shot in her home off of Sartain Drive two months ago. Police say the suspect is Jacob’s boyfriend, Antonio Littlejohn, who was present at the time of the shooting. Littlejohn is currently in police custody without bail for a narcotics probation violation.…

Athens Regional Plans to Expand

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center recently filed documents to the Georgia Department of Community Health about launching a $171 million expansion project. The project would include demolishing the oldest portion of the hospital, constructing a seven-story tower and renovating existing nursing units. The hospital’s capacity would remain at 359 beds. The project would involve the…

Bucket List: Athens and the African-American Experience

Athens is often overlooked when it comes to special events and landmarks that commemorate Black History Month. African-American heritage is deeply rooted in Athens. The town was once a thriving location for African- American education, commerce, and entertainment. Black Athenians faced the same struggles as other blacks to overcome inequality. Despite experiencing the unjust effects…

UGA Alumnus Patrick Davenport Runs for Athens Commission

University of Georgia alumnus, Patrick Davenport, is running for office. Yesterday, Davenport announced his candidacy for District 1 County Commissioner in Athens-Clarke County. Davenport has specific plans for his campaign and plans to help the Athens community. He says he wants to help people within the community. He has been actively involved in politics for…

Air Conditioning Malfunction Causes Odor and Cancels a UGA Class

This morning, students and staff in Caldwell Hall were alerted of a strange smell in one of the classrooms. Students and staff said that there was a strong odor coming from the building, especially the fifth floor. At first, some students believed it was a gas leak. It was later confirmed that it was not.…