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Three Athens Private Schools Headed To Playoffs

Athens Christian, Athens Academy, and Prince Avenue are in the first round of high school football playoffs. Prince Avenue has a bye-week this week, but both Athens Christian and Athens Academy are hosting the first round. Athens Academy hosts Savannah County Day on Friday night. Athens Academy is coming off a 28-0 loss to Prince Avenue. The game on Friday begins at 7:30 p.m. Athens Christian plays Mt. Pisgah on Friday night. Athens Christian is on a four-game winning streak coming off of a big win last week against Hebron Christian Academy. Prince Avenue…

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Three Sports Stories You Need to Know

1. The UGA men’s tennis team clinched the number one seed in next week’s SEC tournament with a win over Auburn on Sunday. This is their fourth-consecutive SEC title, and 30th overall SEC regular season title. This UGA senior class joins the 1971 and 1972 classes as completing the SEC four-peat.     2.  UGA track & field athlete Karl Saluri qualified for an Olympic invitation by winning the Bulldog Decathlon this weekend. Saluri had to run a time of 4:28.50 or less in the 1500m to qualify, and he…

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Daily sports wrap-up: Dec. 2

By Nicole Castrellon UGA: UGA Men’s Basketball (3-2) defeated Oakland Tuesday night 86-82. J.J. Frazier lead the team with 23 points with Yante Maten close behind with 21 points. Team also got a big offensive effort from freshman Mike Edwards, who came away with 14 points for the night. The team returns to action on Friday December 4 where they take on Kansas State at home. UGA Women’s Basketball (5-1) returns to the court today at 7 p.m. to take on Mercer. They are coming off of their Radisson Chatsworth…

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Petition process allows students to get diploma without passing graduation tests

By Jordynn Abernathy Madison County school officials want to get the word out about a law that could help unemployed teens get jobs. The Georgia House Bill 91 eliminates high school graduation tests as a requirement to graduate. In the past, students who passed their classes and failed the graduation test were not given a diploma. The new law, effective in March of 2015, allows students to petition for a diploma, and it has the potential to make a difference in students preparing to graduate. Here are a few details of the waiver: Includes…

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Daily sports wrap-up: Nov. 30

By Nicole Castrellon UGA: Football head coach Mark Richt steps down. Here is a recap of the press conference from Monday morning where Richt talks feeling “blessed” and what he looks forward to in the future. Georgia Men’s Basketball lost to Seton Hall (5-0) Saturday in their first road game of the season. Forward Yante Maten lead the team with a career-high 21 points in the game. The team falls to 2-2 on the season and will face Oakland Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at home. Women’s volleyball finished their…

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An update on Oglethorpe County’s ‘black hole’

By Abby Jessen The uproar among Oglethorpe County citizens that led to the gym being referred to as a ‘black hole’ is quieter as construction moves forward on the Oglethorpe County High School gym. Director of System Operations Cindi Lowe and Construction Manager Malcom Bryan give an update on the modernization project and explain what will go into the new gym, including updating it to comply with the American Disabilities Act, adding a wrestling room, and updating the HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and lockers.  

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