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UGA student leads police on high-speed chase through downtown Athens

ATHENS, Ga. - A University of Georgia student led police on a high-speed chase through Athens early Thursday morning. Hunter Ty Wilkerson, 19, was caught driving a truck around 85 to 90 mph down South Milledge Avenue, a 35-mph street, according to a police report. An Athens-Clarke County police offi

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-11-17 20:35:00

Athens-Clarke County Police dispatcher arrested for DUI

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County 911 dispatcher, Laura Ricketts, is longer on the job after being charged and arrested for a DUI in Athens. On Saturday, Athens-Clarke County police responded to a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hull and Broad street. A police investiga

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2017-11-16 17:52:00

RIP Former Commissioner Charles Carter

Former ACC commissioner Charles Carter died on Thursday morning at the age of 91. The Winterville native, a cattle farmer, represented District 1 in rural eastern Clarke County from unification in 1991 until his retirement in 2006. "He was a man of few words, so when he spoke, everyone listened,"

FLAGPOLE.COM - 2017-11-18 00:46:00

Athens Moms Protest Gun Violence

In response to the shooting at a church in Texas on Nov. 5 that killed 26 people, members of the Georgia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America gathered at City Hall in Athens on Saturday for a vigil for the victims, as well as a call to action. The event, deeply rooted in faith, beg

FLAGPOLE.COM - 2017-11-16 19:14:00

Alleycats of Athens: Fringe cycling in the Classic City

Carrie McCarty didn't grow up riding bikes. McCarty started college at the University of Georgia in 2010, and in 2013 moved to Seattle for an exchange program with the University of Washington. She bought a bike in Athens right before the move out west, and during her stay, fell in love with cycling

RED AND BLACK - 2017-11-16 14:30:00

Then & Now: Classic '80s bands Love Tractor and Magnapop to return to Athens

Love Tractor guitarist Mark Cline distinctly remembers the first show the band played in Athens. "It was a [house] party at 265 Barber St. I lived in the house, it was one of these huge old houses... we set up downstairs in the hallway and played," Cline said. "It was a very Athens house party. Ever

RED AND BLACK - 2017-11-16 14:30:00

Local photographer Jason Thrasher talks new book "Athens Potluck"

The Athens-Clarke County Library will host a book signing for Athens-based photographer and artist Jason Thrasher's new book "Athens Potluck" on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. ACC Library's Rhiannon Eades said that Thrasher's book signing is part of an ongoing event series at the library. "Cafe au Lib


Police Blotter: Bicycle wrecks and burglary

On Nov. 14, a cyclist and a pedestrian collided on Sanford Dr when the pedestrian stepped into the road, not using the crosswalk, simultaneously as the biker was passing a UGA Transit bus. The cyclist was a UGA staff member and the pedestrian was a student. Both the cyclist and the student were foun

RED AND BLACK - 2017-11-17 13:15:00

Body found in the water by Hampton Inn; Marquette

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - 9:45am: Law enforcement is currently responding to a body found in the water by the Hampton Inn in Marquette early Friday morning. We have no details if the body is possibly 53-year-old Robert Anderson and 37-year-old Sarah Hall. The two went missing on October 24th after


Marquette Ladies Night brings women in from all over the state

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The 21st annual Ladies Night of Marquette was held Thursday night. While some of the men are out at deer camp, the ladies were able to enjoy a night of food, drinks, and shopping. Several downtown businesses opened their doors with specials and free treats for the ladies at


Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly new location in Marquette County; needs volunteers

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly has a new location in Marquette County. Little Brothers is a primarily volunteer-based organization who matches volunteers to elderly in the community who may need assistance or company. Little Brothers puts on Thanksgiving meals and


Ladies Night, Marquette style

Musician Elsa Jensen plays during the Don't Tell Me to Smile: An Evening of Marquette's Fiercest Female Songwriters show at the Ore Dock Brewing Company as a part of the 21st Annual Ladies Night. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly) Jason Schneider, center, gives Mindy Kantola, left, and Christy Budnick a

MINING JOURNAL - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Body found in Marquette's Lower Harbor

MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette City Police say a body has been found in Lake Superior. Friday around 9 a.m. officers received a call that a body was in the water approximately 200 yards south of the Lower Harbor ore dock. Upon arrival police located the body of an unidentified man near shore. Officers an

WNMUFM.ORG - 2017-11-17 21:15:12

Spreading awareness of homelessness in Marquette and Alger County

ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - November is national Homeless Awareness Month and Thursday representatives from concerned groups held a public awareness program. Doug Russell, who runs Room at the Inn in Marquette, was joined by Jason Parks from Community Action Alger Marquette (CAAM) for the program. The


Marquette's New Mayor Tom Baldini

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The City of Marquette has a new mayor. Marquette's City Commission selected Tom Baldini to take over the position from Dave Campana for the coming year. Baldini was just recently elected again to the City Commission, and will be the mayor for the next year. Marquette's newl


Portion of Lakeshore Blvd. closed in Marquette

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Lakeshore Blvd. is closed from Hawley St. to Wright St. because of high Lake Superior wave activity. The City of Marquette announced the closure just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The city says an announcement will be made when the closure is lifted. MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) -


Long Beach Teen Pleads Not Guilty to Manslaughter Charges in Fatal Torrance Crash

A Long Beach teen pleaded not guilty yesterday to multiple felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a car crash that killed one person and injured another in Torrance this week. Monte Lashawn Collins, 19, was charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and

LBPOST - 2017-11-17 21:57:00

Photos: Never Forgotten Foundation delivers two truck loads of food to Long Beach Rescue Mission

The Never Forgotten Foundation delivered two 26-foot trucks filled with supplies to help make the holidays a little brighter for those served by Long Beach Rescue Mission. Never Forgotten's founders, Steve and Samantha Bryson, teamed with their employees at Global Electronic Technology, Inc., to pur

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-18 01:15:45

Long Beach man convicted in stabbing death of long-time girlfriend

A Long Beach man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex- girlfriend - who had obtained a temporary restraining order against him just over a week earlier - is facing up to 19 years to life in state prison, a prosecutor said Friday. Jurors found Ngounsay Keo, 60, guilty of second-degree murder on Thurs

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 22:18:39

Chipotle Mexican Grill coming to downtown Long Beach

A Chipotle Mexican Grill being put together in downtown Long Beach may open in January, according to a spokeswoman. The future restaurant site is at 245 Pine Ave., the former home of Alondra Hot Wings. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. operated nearly 2,400 restaurants as of the end of September, accordi

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-17 21:13:05