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“Unhealthy” Air Quality in Northeast Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — Smoke continued to spread across Northeast Georgia Wednesday morning, obscuring the blue sky and causing health problems for people with asthma or lung conditions. In Rabun County, Georgia, the sheriff’s office is investigating two possible arson fires, including the so-called Rock Mountain Fire, which is listed as a “large fire” by the USDA Forest Service,…

Georgia Interest in the Libertarian Presidential Candidate

Recent presidential polls are indicating that Georgia could become a little less red and a little more blue after next week’s election results come in. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was in Atlanta yesterday for a rally, hoping to capitalize on the purple nature of Georgia this election cycle. “My pitch to voters is: look nobody…

Georgia’s Age Limit on Talking on the Phone While Driving

As of 10:35, the leading answer on the Grady Newsource Twitter poll was 21 years old… That’s incorrect! Epifanio Rodriguez, the public information officer of Athens Clarke County Police Department, says all drivers in Georgia under the age of 18 cannot use a phone in the car at all. Drivers over the age of 18…

Professor Aims To Bring Change to Board of Education

Starting in January of 2017, a University of Georgia professor will be making decisions on local schools. Dr. John Knox has been a professor at UGA for 16 years, but he decided to add more experience to that time in local schools. Knox defeated A. Kamau Hull for the District 8 seat on the Athens…

Quiz: How well do YOU know Georgia Sports?

The University of Georgia’s University Union is hosting a Sports Trivia contest tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall. To help you study up on Georgia sports, Grady Newsource reporter Cam Gaskins made a quick quiz that covers the Bulldogs, the Falcons, and everything in between. Take the quiz here to…

Georgians Exercise their Voting Rights Early

Monday, October 17 marks the first day that Georgians are able to cast their ballots in person and have their voice heard about who should be the next President of the United States. The line started to form outside the Board of Elections building in downtown Athens at 7:00am. Civic duty still excites some Athens-Clarke…

Jackson County Property Tax Increase Proposal

Homeowners in Jackson County could see an increase in their property taxes. This evening, the Jackson County Commission is holding a public hearing to discuss the millage rates for 2017. The proposed millage rate will raise property taxes by more than three percent for unincorporated areas. That means an increase of a little more than…

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…