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Georgia's testing requirements changing with new federal law

The most recent federal education law gives states and school districts more freedom when it comes to assessing student achievement and measuring school performance, some observers say. But they also say the devil is in the details. That assessment was given by speakers at a recent conference at the

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-23 15:31:00

Gaines vs. Gonzalez: What you need to know about Athens' District 117 election

The Red & Black sat down with the candidates in Athens' next election. On Nov. 7, citizens will vote for Athens' District 117 House Representatives seat. Both interviews have been edited for clarity. Deborah Gonzalez is a local Athens attorney focusing in two main areas: media and entertainment, and

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-24 13:00:00

Young Democrats invite Athens activist to weekly meeting

The University of Georgia Young Democrats hosted a panel of Athens activists to discussed poverty in Athens and how students can become more involved in this issue in the community.Amy Scott | Staff Writer The Young Democrats at the University of Georgia held a discussion panel made up of activists

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Police: Bomb-making materials found in Athens apartment

A man was in court Thursday after authorities found a variety of bomb-making materials in his Athens apartment, according to reports. David Aaron Romine, 31, allegedly had a metal pipe with both ends capped, drawers filled with electrical components, chemicals, soldering tools, wiring, an alarm cloc


Athens-based pizza company brings charity, creativity with annual Craft Series

Many people would not think to add potatoes or peaches to a pizza, however, the Your Pie franchise thrives on offering unconventional and out-of-the-box pizza flavors. Your Pie achieves this through its Craft Series, in which a seasonal pizza is offered five times a year. The series also includes a

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-21 15:30:00

The Orange Constant to make Athens stop on Southeastern tour

Contemporary- and vintage-rock band The Orange Constant will return to the Georgia Theatre Rooftop on Friday, Sept. 22 as part of their fall tour. The band has spent the past few weeks touring the Southeast and are excited to play in several new cities such as Nashville, Tennessee and Jacksonville,

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-21 14:30:00

Fall Playlist: Kick-off the fall season with the right music

There are songs that are about fall, and then there are songs that feel like fall. Fall has a coziness unparalleled by the other seasons, a chill down your spine without the bite of winter and the opportunity to have bonfires. Together these songs fit both fall's earthy warmth and crisp brightness.

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-23 15:30:00

Gather around for Magic: Magic the Gathering card game releases new set

Magic The Gathering is a strategic trading card game first created in 1993 that has made its way to hold the title of "Most Played Trading Card Game." Magic is produced and enjoyed all around the world with a strong community in Athens as well. "You have everything from mechs to spaceships to mutant

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-23 14:26:00

Tate Center Sign on Georgia Tech Shooting Disturbs UGA Students

Hunter Hulsey was disgusted when he saw a sign with a poll in the Tate Student Center Plaza Wednesday asking if people agreed that the shooting of Scout Schultz at Georgia Tech was "a clean shoot." Schultz, a student at Georgia Tech, was shot and killed by police responding to a call of a suspicious

FLAGPOLE.COM - 2017-09-22 19:49:00

DICK YARBROUGH: Never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case I happen to kick the bucket or cash in my chips or buy the farm or any other euphemism that you deem appropriate for the occasion. Let me say emphatically that I have no plans to

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 01:52:00

Podcast: Mitch McConnell, Jared Kushner and HUD

This week, co-host Baynard Woods talks with ProPublica reporter Alec MacGillis about Jared Kushner's rental properties, Ben Carson's HUD and the machinations of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whom MacGillis wrote about in his book The Cynic. Democracy in Crisis is a weekly podcast hosted by

FLAGPOLE.COM - 2017-09-22 22:25:00

Students, UGA official say sign left in Tate Plaza Wednesday was 'insensitive'

Tate Student Center Plaza is one of two venues on campus where individuals are permitted to practice free speech. However, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, a statement written on a dry erase board displayed at Tate Plaza upset some students. Written on the board was a statement, "The shooting of Scout Schult

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

Q&A: The Red & Black speaks with Grammy-nominated comedian Ron White

Twice Grammy-nominated comedian and actor Ron White will return to Athens for the second year in a row on Friday, Sept. 22. White will perform at the Classic Center Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $42.00 and go up to $60. VIP tickets are $131-$260. The Red and Black had the opportunity to have a

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-22 14:30:00

A breath of fresh air: Students volunteer to plant new pollinator garden near SLC

For many students, writing a thesis means late nights filled with caffeine, but for Lauren Muller, a University of Georgia graduate student in horticulture, it means planting a pollinator garden. On Tuesday Sept. 19, Muller and a team of volunteers and staff members from the UGA State Botanical Gard

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-22 14:00:00

UGA cuts ribbon for turfgrass facilities

The University of Georgia-Griffin Campus hosted state and industry leaders to cut the ribbon on the new turfgrass research and education facilities on the Griffin, Tifton and Athens campuses. The largest of the facilities is on the UGA-Griffin campus, where the ceremony took place Thursday morning.

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

After Harvey and Irma, flood-damaged cars could flood car-sales market

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, used car buyers across the country should be on high alert for deals that seem "too good to be true." According to Carfax Public Relations Manager Christopher Basso, almost half of flood-damaged vehicles return to the road in one form or another. Considerin

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-21 19:05:00

Award winning journalist and author Celeste Headlee to come to Avid Bookshop

Avid Bookshop will be presenting award winning journalist and author Celeste Headlee for her book "We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter." Headlee's book strives to tackle the problem of lack of communication in a society where we interact mostly online. In "We Need to Talk: How to

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-21 17:30:00

Flagpole Premieres: Blanko, 'Hallelujah' Video

Relatively new Athens project Blanko isn't a band in the traditional sense. Rather, it's an audio-visual outlet for the skewed musings of local songwriter and artist Larson Collier, known for playing with indie rockers Big Morgan. Collier's cartoons, which you can check out on his Instagram, split

FLAGPOLE.COM - 2017-09-21 17:21:00

Improvisation and collaboration with other arts: Cellist Daniel Levin to perform at Three @ Trio

Cellist Daniel Levin is coming to Athens for the first time on Sept. 21 to play at Trio. Participating in the "Three @ Trio" event, Laura St. Martin (dance) and Killick Hinds (solo guitar) will also be performing. Levin began learning cello at age six, and years later, his playing has progressed int

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-21 17:00:00

Man accused of trying to make bomb in apartment

CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. - An Athens man is facing charges after police say they found suspected bomb-making materials in his apartment. Athens-Clarke County police were investigating a harassment complaint Monday at the public housing complex on Towne View Place. While police were at the housing complex,

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-21 22:58:12