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How was the Warriors' upstart center able to land a deal with ANTA? [Read More]
This year's list of inspiring and influential women give us their vision of a female-led future. [Read More]
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Her contenders gang up on the surging Massachusetts senator over whether she would raise taxes. [Read More]
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A head teacher says the outright ban detracted from pupils' education. [Read More]
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Some of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are to be asked to pledge to help the environment. [Read More]
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Have you ever wondered why some train tickets are more expensive than others? [Read More]
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People often ask for a burial place with a view of Sanford Stadium when they come to Oconee Hill Cemetery to arrange for a final resting place for themselves or a family member.Until recently, that wish couldn't be granted because all of the available burial places with that particular view were taken.That's changing now — but as in the world of the living, desirable real estate costs more.Several small areas had been left undeveloped in that particular part of Oconee Hill... [Read More]
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Georgia was held without a sack in Saturday's double overtime loss to South Carolina, but it was missing a promising pass rusher in freshman defensive end Travon Walker.Walker was spotted on the field pregame Saturday with his left arm in a sling.Coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday that Walker underwent surgery on his wrist."He's expected back real soon like next week," Smart said. Georgia plays Kentucky Saturday and then has two weeks to prepare for rival Florida in... [Read More]
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Graduation rates increased this spring statewide and in Athens-area public school districts, according to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Education.Statewide, the 2019 high school graduation rate reached 82 percent, the highest since the federal government installed a new way of calculating the rate in 2012. Lat year, the rate was 81.6 percent.Georgia's high school graduation rate was 69.7 percent in 2012, but has risen incrementally each year since, according to state... [Read More]
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A dispute with a girlfriend Sunday led to the arrest of a man wanted on felony charges in Athens and a warrant out of Gwinnett County, according to Athens-Clarke police.Police were dispatched about 5:25 p.m. to a home on Fowler Drive where a woman alleged she was threatened by Ryfeal D. Chambers.As an officer responded, he spotted the 27-year-old suspect walking on North Avenue near a Dollar General store.The officer confronted Chambers, who gave a false name, but the officer knew his identity... [Read More]
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An Athens man was charged with vehicular homicide after a passenger in his wrecked car walked onto a bypass ramp and was hit and killed by a passing vehicle, according to Athens-Clarke police.The fatality and wreck occurred about 2:50 a.m. Saturday at the off ramp of U.S. Highway 29 North onto the Athens Perimeter.The man killed was identified as Johnrico Deon Smith, 37, of Westchester Drive, Athens.Police said 29-year-old Johnny Todd Carruthers was driving a 2002 Acura south on U.S. 29 when he... [Read More]
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The nation's top 20 teams in this week AP poll all reside inside the top 60 in the nation in explosive plays they get from their passing game.Except for two: Georgia and Wisconsin.The Badgers have pitched four shutouts, lead the nation in scoring defense and are 11th in rushing.The Bulldogs have a similar formula—sixth in the nation in scoring defense and 16th in rushing, but their offense is coming under increased scrutiny after it was held to two touchdowns and a field goal in a... [Read More]
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This is not the worst of times—unless our youthful heroes allow it be.There is a new focus in college football now that we have the playoffs, which we thought would cure everything when it came to determining the annual champion of intercollegiate football.At times like this, an ole timer might be inclined to suggest that the old bowl system wasn't so bad after all. Today, you lose a game your fan base expected you to win with half the schedule left to play and the view is that... [Read More]
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Kentucky was predicted to win the 2020 Southeastern Conference men's basketball championship in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members.The Wildcats are the overall preseason favorite for the ninth consecutive season and the 15th time since the 1998-99 season.Florida's Kerry Blackshear was the choice of the media for SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year. Florida's Andrew Nembhard, Georgia's Anthony Edwards,... [Read More]
The University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center hosted a meeting of the Board of Regents on Tuesday and for local activists it was time to be heard. The United Campus Workers of Georgia organized the demonstration along with the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition, The Coalition for Recognition and Athens for Everyone. Demonstrators advocated for the repeal of a $450 institutional fee that UGA makes every grad student pay, an end to the ban on undocumented students attending the top... [Read More]
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Brian Patterson, the chief assistant district attorney in the Western Judicial Circuit, announced Tuesday he is a candidate for district attorney.Current District Attorney Ken Mauldin announced in late July that he would not seek reelection to the office he was elected to in 2000.The Western Circuit handles criminal cases in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties."My top priority has been, and will always be, seeking justice based on admissible, persuasive evidence in every case in light of... [Read More]
Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, repeatedly pushed Trump to hand a controversial Muslim cleric living in the US over to Turkey, The Washington Post reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the cleric, Fethullah Gulen, of orchestrating a failed coup against him in 2016 and of fomenting dissent within Turkey. Getting the US to extradite Gulen is a top priority for Erdogan. Giuliani was reportedly so adamant in pushing for Gulen to be turned over to Erdogan that White House aides worried that he was working on behalf of the Turkish government. Giuliani is not a... [Read More]
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Blakely Elementary Principal Reese Ande: "In retrospect, I wish I would have engaged the community in more discussion and will certainly do so with future decisions." [Read More]
The man was flown to a Seattle hospital with injuries considered not life-threatening. [Read More]
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Dale Holloway, the alleged shooter of a pastor and the bride during a wedding ceremony in Pelham on Saturday, waived his arraignment at Hillsborough County Superior Court in... [Read More]
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