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Cops: Athens school employee arrested after attacking elementary students on bus

A Clarke County employee and bus monitor was fired and arrested after allegedly verbally and physically attacking two elementary school students on a bus Thursday, authorities said. Holly Lynn Sewell, 54, of Athens, faces two counts of simple battery after reacting in an "aggressive manner" to the s


Athens police blotter: Handgun theft, Stolen clothing mannequins, shoplifting at CVS

Outside the Athens-Clarke County Police Deparment East Precinct in Athens, Georgia on Monday, July 23, 2018. (Photo/Tony Walsh)Tony Walsh

RED AND BLACK - 2018-11-16 13:00:00

UPDATE: Athens-Clarke County reveals paper ballot recount resulted in 54 less votes

“The original overcount from the previous week was determined to have occurred due to paper ballots being inadvertently counted twice, a situation that can occur when feeding the paper ballots into the optical scan machine and the machine appears to reject the ballot,” the release said.

RED AND BLACK - 2018-11-16 22:25:00

Athens considers downtown drink price hikes and a ban on Bird Scooters

Since 2007, alcoholic beverages are prohibited from being sold or advertised for less than $1, but after a Downtown Public Health Study was released earlier this year, there has been a push from local lawmakers to increase the minimum price in order to combat alcohol-induced health risks.

RED AND BLACK - 2018-11-16 19:00:00

Athens residents, government seek to assist panhandlers, homeless people

If you’ve been to downtown Athens, you’ve probably seen someone asking for money or help. When asked, you’re forced to make a decision: to give or not to give.

RED AND BLACK - 2018-11-15 15:00:00

Ex-Georgia custodian gets prison for recording girls in locker room videos

A former high school custodian in northeast Georgia has received a prison sentence of four years and three months for recording videos of girls in the locker room. Former Oconee County High custodian Timothy Brian Burnette, 41, pleaded guilty to federal charges of attempted possession of child porno


Brian Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Republican primary candidate for governor approaches the podium to address supporters during an election night results party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Athens, Ga. - photo by Associated Press

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2018-11-16 17:43:00

A first-timers guide on getting the most out of game day in Athens

On Saturdays, the state of Georgia turns its collective eyes to the town of Athens, home of the Georgia Bulldogs.

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-11-15 16:47:00

Former Oconee County high school janitor sentenced

OCONEE COUNTY, Ga.- A former Oconee County High School custodian will spend more than four years in prison for secretly recording video inside the girl’s locker room.Timothy Brian Burnette was arrested back in January and charged with unlawful surveillance.Oconee County Sheriff's deputies said a fem

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-11-16 04:43:00

Police arrest 3 people charged with complex shoplifting

ATHENS, Ga. - Three people are behind bars in Athens after police say they stole thousands of dollars' worth of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Police say Damarann Washington, Markez Heard, and Irja Jones organized a complex operation to steal items from multiple Walmart stores in Georgia. According to poli

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-11-15 07:45:00

Is the Georgia-Florida 'World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party' headed for last call?

ATHENS, Ga.- Here’s what Kirby Smart told reporters after Georgia announced the scheduling of home-and-home sets with Texas (in 2028/2029) and Clemson (2029/2030): “When you come to Georgia, you want to play against the best. And I’ve always believed in playing Power 5 opponents. … Georgia people wi

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-11-15 16:14:50

No. 5 Georgia ranks as 'best team UMass has ever played'

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — In Mark Whipple’s two stints as the UMass coach covering 11 years and time spent in FCS and FBS, No. 5 Georgia is his pick as the Minutemen’s toughest opponent.

USA TODAY - 2018-11-16 17:23:00

Democrats Won Big in Athens, but Republicans Won Bigger in Oconee

In House District 117, Houston Gaines defeated Rep. Deborah Gonzalez (D-Athens) in a rematch of the 2017 race by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin. In House District 119, Rep. Jonathan Wallace (D-Watkinsville) lost to Marcus Wiedower—one of three Republicans who ran against him last November—by six


Five things: Quick takes on things you don't want to miss

A lot goes on around Athens and UGA campus and sometimes it can be hard to keep up. From Sigma Nu raising $50,000 in the memory of Cameron Fearon to Georgia football announcing games against Clemson and Texas, The Red & Black has compiled a list of the top stories you don't want to miss.

RED AND BLACK - 2018-11-16 13:30:00

Where to Get Takeout in Athens for Thanksgiving

Don’t want to think about cooking from scratch this year for Thanksgiving, but want to serve your guests something tasty and local? We’ve got you covered. Here’s your guide to where to order sides and mains in advance, as well as where to eat on Turkey Day itself.


Athens-Area Reservoir Named to Georgia's 'Dirty Dozen'

The Georgia Water Coalition is an alliance of more than 200 organizations, including the Greater Apalachee River Community, a group of Oconee County and Morgan County residents that organized this year to represent the interests of the Apalachee River.

FLAGPOLE.COM - 2018-11-15 12:30:00

Man dies after someone leaves car running in garage, police say

ROSWELL, Ga.- Roswell firefighters have a warning for everyone after they said a 25-year-old died of carbon monoxide poisoning.It happened Saturday at a home on Lexington Drive in Roswell."The police came in and there were firefighters outside,” a neighbor toldChannel 2 Action News. "He was like he

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-11-15 21:11:06

Simple Steps for Protecting Yourself in the Sharing Economy - Athens, GA Patch

Have you ordered a ride through an app like Uber or Lyft, or rented someone’s home through a service like Airbnb? The sharing economy is providing many opportunities for consumers to save money, and many are finding ways to earn an income.In fact, according to the latest COUNTRY Financial Security I

PATCH - 2018-11-15 18:40:18

UPDATE: Athens-Clarke County election recount results in 25 fewer ballots than before

Last night, Athens-Clarke County finished recounting absentee ballots and uploaded its official election results to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. The uploading finished around 6 p.m. Nov. 13, about an hour after the deadline mandated by Georgia law.


Can’t-miss events this weekend: Improv Athens Cook Out, Rumours and more

Environment:This event invites business professionals to share sustainable practices.Where:MaepoleWhen:8–9:30 a.m.Price:Free

RED AND BLACK - 2018-11-15 16:30:00