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Jayson Stanley recounts being the latest Georgia wide receiver to be rewarded for his blocking, special teams

Georgia defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle (96) pats Georgia wide receiver Jayson Stanley (2) on the back before a NCAA college football game between Georgia and Appalachian State in Athens, Ga., Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo/Kristin M. Bradshaw,k@kristinmbradshaw.com)Kristin M. Bradshaw

RED AND BLACK - 2018-09-19 23:51:00

74-year-old Athens woman killed by car on West Broad Street

A 74-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle on West Broad Street, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department reported on Monday.According to an ACCPD press release, Patricia Barker of Athens crossed six lanes of traffic before being struck at the corner of West Broad Street and Briarcli


Woman Refuses to Get Off Spirit Airlines Flight, Forces Everyone Else to Deplane

A woman filmed herself refusing to get off of a Spirit Airlines flight out of Atlanta, Georgia, on May 1, causing the cabin crew to have all the other passengers deplane. A week later, her Facebook Live had racked up nearly 3 million views.Safira Allen cited a series of unconfirmed incidents includi


Fatal crash closes several lanes on I-85 in Gwinnett County

Source: WGCLDuluth, GA (WGCL)A fatal crash has forced the closure of several northbound lanes along I-85 in Gwinnett County.The crash is near the Pleasant Hill Road exit.Few details are known about the crash but police have confirmed that a fatality occurred.Police are moving commuters slowly throug

CBS 46 - 2018-09-19 11:07:00

Q&A: Moon Taxi’s Wes Bailey discusses success of hit ‘Two High,’ performing in Athens

Moon Taxi, an indie-alternative band from Nashville, will perform two nights in a row at the Georgia Theatre, Sept. 20-21.Courtesy Harper Smith

RED AND BLACK - 2018-09-19 13:30:00

Resignation of Police Chief Scott Freeman Raises Questions

As an Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement town hall meeting about community relations with police was wrapping up on Thursday night, AADM co-founder Knowa Johnson announced that Freeman had been fired. That’s what theAthens Banner-Heraldcalled it in the headline reporter Joe Johnson had just posted,

FLAGPOLE.COM - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

The biggest game for Georgia and every other Top 25 team

OK, we've had our fun with the non-conference schedule. Auburn-Washington, LSU-Miami, TCU-Ohio State. But now it's time to really dive into conference play, where postseason spots are won and lost. What's the most important game for each Top 25 team as they jockey for bowl and playoff positioning? L

ESPN - 2018-09-19 11:30:00

Woman poses as bank customer, makes large withdraw from Lawrenceville bank using fake ID, police say

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Police are asking for public help to identify a woman who claimed to be a customer and withdrew $2,500 from an account belonging to a North Carolina woman.Police say she made the withdrawal from a SunTrust bank at 3590 Club Drive in unincorporated Lawrenceville on Tuesday, July

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-09-18 20:42:16

Post-Music Midtown: 3 upcoming fall festivals featuring music in Athens

Music Midtown may be over and summer might be drawing to a close, but festival season in Athens is still going strong. In fact, some may say it’s getting stronger. Fall brings all sorts of seasonal experiences to the Classic City, and festivals are no exception. Check out some of the festivals comin

RED AND BLACK - 2018-09-18 15:30:00

Headbangers welcomed at EDM artist Borgore's show in the Georgia Theatre

Residents in apartments around the Georgia Theatre are used to its constant rumbling of guitar riffs and twangy voices. But on Tuesday night, the rumbling turned into a roar.Electronic dance music artists Borgore, GG Magree and Benda kept the bass booming until 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 and the crowd d

RED AND BLACK - 2018-09-19 15:30:00

WATCH Bulldogs Game Day Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Channel 2! | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic

ATHENS, Ga. -WSB-TV Channel 2, the official station of the Georgia Bulldogs, provides the most comprehensive Georgia sports coverage each week as part of its partnership with the University of Georgia Athletic Association.

NEWS/TALK 750 WSB - 2018-09-18 14:44:00

The 10 Best Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants in Athens, GA

The food scene in Athens, Georgia is an eclectic compilation of different flavors, cultures, and cuisines, but can you still get a diverse eating experience as a vegan or vegetarian? The answer, thankfully, is yes. Many restaurants located throughout Athens offer unique meatless meals that won’t lea


Georgia defensive players compete for Richard LeCounte's "hit stick"

Richard LeCounte, a sophomore defensive back from Riceboro, Georgia, motions at the referees during the University of Georgia vs. Middle Tennessee University football game on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.Rebecca Wright

RED AND BLACK - 2018-09-18 23:32:00

Man dies after being crushed by machine at Georgia workplace

CARROLLTON, Ga. —A man was killed Monday when he wascrushed by a machineat his job in west Georgia, a fire department official said.The incidentoccurred between 5:30 and 6 a.m. at DieTech Industries in the 100 block of Automation Drive, Carrollton fire Chief Jimmy Bearden toldWSB-TV.


Look ahead: UGA and Athens events you don't want to miss

The news desk has compiled a list of events going on throughout the upcoming week that are open to Athenians and University of Georgia students.The list includes events intended to become active citizens, spend family time or participate in conversations surrounding new research or upcoming plans fo


Athens mayor signs Constitution Week proclamation

“It has become quite newsworthy during the last few years, but it is very surprising how few people actually are familiar with these two important documents,” said Sherry Caven, co-chair of the D.A.R. Constitution Week Committee.


Police: Katt Williams threatened with gun by Atlanta radio host's husband outside comedy club

NORCROSS, Ga. - Comedian Katt Williams and Atlanta radio host Wanda Smith allegedly got into a fight outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross that ended with Smith’s husband pulling a gun on Williams, according to a report from the Gwinnett County Police Department.Smith and Williams reportedl


Column: Forget about No. 2 or 3 in the polls, UGA, just keep avoiding Alabama

ATHENS, Ga.–It's difficult to formulate an opinion about UGA and Clemson alternating the No. 2 and 3 slots in the Associated Press andUSATODAY/Amway Coaches polls, respectively, without coming off as snarky.


Postgame quotes: What was said after Georgia's 49-7 win over Middle Tennessee

Kirby Smart, head coach of the University of Georgia football team, yells during the University of Georgia vs. Middle Tennessee University football game on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.Tony Walsh


Fromm leads No. 3 Georgia past Middle Tennessee 49-7 | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic

ATHENS, Ga. -ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Kirby Smart believes his Georgia players won't be lulled into complacency by three blowout wins.