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Fraternity at UGA suspended as racist video goes viral

ATHENS (CBS46) Members of Tau Kappa Epsiolon fraternity at the University of Georgia are under investigation after a viral social media posts shows alleged racist behavior. The video, which was posted to Twitter, shows members of the fraternity using racist slurs and laughing about "beating black pe

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PHOTOS: Athens Farmers Market opens for 2019 season

The Athens Farmers Market held their opening day on Saturday, March 23, at Bishop Park in Athens, Georgia. The market features many local vendors selling produce, fresh eggs, sweet treats and more. Here's a look at some of the vendors this season.


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Inaugural St. Patrick’s Day festival boosts downtown sales. In the span of two months, Southern Festivals Management was able to pull off Athens’ first annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The last-minute effort didn’t stop businesses in the festival’s path on Clayton Street from profiting — some almo


Transgender Georgia Teen Denied Prom King Nom

HALL CO, Ga. – When a Georgia high school student named Dex Frier was nominated for prom king by his peers, he was ecstatic. “I was jumping up and down. Me and my best friend were losing our minds, we were so excited,” Frier told CBS affiliate WGCL. That excitement, however, was short-lived.


Georgia company issues chicken recall

A Georgia poultry company is recalling approximately 100 pounds of frozen, fully cooked diced white chicken meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Saturday.


Athens man cheated by Las Vegas business

A 43-year-old Tanglewood Drive man reported Wednesday that he sold two vintage Teletronix leveling amplifiers with a total value of $11,000, but never received payment for the items, Athens-Clarke County police said.


Georgia 5-star freshman DB arrested on disorderly conduct charge

ATHENS — Georgia freshman cornerback Tyrique Stevenson was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of disorderly conduct, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail booking recap.


Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams dead at 21

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - An senior interior defensive lineman for the Georgia Tech football team has died at the age of 21. The school announced the death of Brandon Adams on Sunday, saying that he died the day before in Atlanta.


Sneakers, cash stolen in Athens car break-in

A car was entered outside the owner’s home in the 200 block of Cavalier Road between 12:45 and 12:55 a.m. Monday. A pair of Air Jordan 12’s valued at $350 and a wallet containing several dollars, a driver’s license and a credit card were stolen, Athens-Clarke County police.


No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs take series with another thriller over No. 10 LSU, 9-7

ATHENS — Georgia got a grand slam from John Cable and a gutsy two-inning effort from closer Aaron Schunk to beat LSU 9-7 and take Game 3 of their Top 10 baseball matchup at Foley Field.


‘Happy Holi’: Colorful celebration aims to create home away from home for international students

Through the explosions of color and bright pigments drifting through the air, laughter and chatter were heard as a small group of members from the Indian Student Association at the University of Georgia celebrated the festival of Holi, also known as the festival of colors, on Saturday, March 23.


Madison detective returns stolen items to Athens store

A Madison County Sheriff’s Office detective on Wednesday returned personal hygiene products with a total retail value of about $100 that had been stolen from an Athens CVS Pharmacy, Athens-Clarke County police said.


PHOTOS: Java Joy hosts first-ever food truck festival

Java Joy hosts its first-ever Java Joy Food Truck Festival on March 24, 2019 in Watkinsville, Georgia. The event was held at Extra Special People’s headquarters and featured live music, craft vendors and lawn games for kids of all ages.


Man robbed at gunpoint near downtown Athens

A man from DeKalb County this week was robbed at gunpoint near downtown Athens. The robbery occurred at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when the 28-year-old Tucker resident said he was accosted near East Broad and Hickory streets by two suspects who robbed him of $300, according to police.


Athens little league kicks off 50th season

East Athens Little League embraced its past, present and future during opening ceremonies Saturday at Satterfield Park. On a crisp, cool morning, EALL celebrated its 50th anniversary with opening ceremonies that featured both the players, coaches and sponsors of today and folks who have made lifelon


7th annual Chess & Community conference hosts chess, speakers and more

Nearly 300 members of the Athens-Clarke County community partook in the seventh annual Chess & Community Conference. One of those 300 people was 14-year-old Serenity Murdie, who competed in the chess tournament as part of the “FM” chess team. The team named derived from FM radio, an inside joke that


Diamond Dogs blank LSU, even series

ATHENS — It was another pitchers’ duel for No. 5 Georgia and No. 10 LSU, but this time the Bulldogs topped the Tigers, 2-0, Saturday afternoon at Foley Field in front of a season-high crowd of 3,344.