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Vinings Village Civic Club hosting District 6 Senate candidates' forum

The Vinings Village Civic Club is inviting the public to attend the District 6 Georgia Senate candidates' forum Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cochise Club, 3795 Cochise Drive in Vinings. Incumbent Hunter Hill, R-Smyrna, resigned in August to run for governor in 2018, and a special election to fill his

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-25 14:32:00

Council to vote on immediate or phased-in sewer rate hikes

In this July 19 file photo, workers from Dave Capodice Excavating work to repair two damaged sewer lines at Madison and Washington streets in downtown Bloomington. STEVE SMEDLEY, Pantagraph file photo BLOOMINGTON - Although a majority of the Bloomington City Council apparently agreed last week that

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Police investigating man's death in Berkeley, but cause of wound not clear

BERKELEY Police are investigating the death of a man in Berkeley as a homicide though authorities weren't immediately sure what caused a wound found on the body. The 53-year-old man was found lying inside the common area of the Madison Manor apartment complex Sunday morning. The scene is just east o

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-25 00:00:00

Don't use Meet Up to meet someone for a date

Police reports of note from the Sandy Springs Police Department, Sept 12 through 14. - Provided by Sandy Springs Capt. Steve Rose Editor's note: The Atlanta Police Department no longer releases detailed weekly crime reports, only releasing a snapshot listing each reported crime in Zone 2, which incl

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 18:20:00

Prosecutor shot by husband asks for financial help in her recovery

ATLANTA - The local prosecutor who was shot and left paralyzed by her estranged husband told Channel 2 Action News she is making significant progress in her recovery, But she's now running into a financial challenge. Channel 2's Audrey Washington spoke to April Ross at the Shepherd Center in Buckhe

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-22 16:17:44

Georgia Tech Shooting: Last Suspect In Violent Protest Leaves Atlanta Jail

ATLANTA, GA -- The last suspect arrested in violent protests on the campus of Georgia Tech this week left the Atlanta jail early Friday, according to news reports. Jacob David Wilson is one of three people facing criminal charges for what authorities call a "riot" that erupted during a vigil for a s

PATCH - 2017-09-22 17:28:16

Buckhead father-daughter team invents STiKidotz toy

Usually when one puts a decal on some surface, it is difficult, if not impossible, to remove. However, Atlanta resident C.K. Tan and his daughter, Yanni, a junior at the Atlanta international School in Buckhead, have developed STiKidotz, a customized, brightly colored, three-dimensional art pixel wh

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 17:45:00

Buckhead's Brandon Elementary hosting 70th anniversary open house

Morris Brandon Elementary School, 2741 Howell Mill Road in Buckhead, will host its 70th anniversary community open house Sept. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. Brandon graduates, friends and neighbors are invited for a stroll down memory lane. For more information, email 70thanniversary@morrisbrandon.com. No RSV

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 18:27:00

Collinsville man convicted of abusing 14-month-old son

COLLINSVILLE A Madison County jury this week convicted a Collinsville man of aggravated battery for assaulting his 14-month-old son last year. Steven A. Williams, 30, was found guilty Thursday after the jury deliberated about three hours, according to State's Attorney Tom Gibbons. Circuit Judge Kyle

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 16:32:00

Milledgeville mayor addresses water concerns at ORMC

When it comes to water issues, the city has had its fair share the last couple of years. Two mandatory boil water advisories were put in place because of major waterline breaks within the city's water system. Both incidents disrupted procedures, including several surgeries at Oconee Regional Medical

UNION-RECORDER - 2017-09-23 21:00:00

"Vada Vada" band The Garden opening for Mac DeMarco

Opening for Mac DeMarco Tuesday, Sept. 26 is the "Vada Vada" duo The Garden. Comprised of twin brothers Fletcher and Wyatt Shears, the duo achieves a heavily punk influenced sound without the manpower of a standard four or five-piece band. Vada vada is a term coined by the duo to describe their mult

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-24 15:30:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation hosts discussion on confederate monuments

Akela Reason, associate professor of history at the University of Georgia, delivers a talk on monuments to a gathering organized by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation.Alec Larson At the Lyndon House Arts Center, the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation brought in Akela Reason to speak about the hist

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-24 14:00:00

Food Review: R&B reviews Athens' restaurant Clarke's Standard

In February of this year, Athens welcomed a new restaurant to the downtown scene. Clarke's Standard is owned by Corey Ripley who is the former owner of Branded Butcher that closed in November of 2016. Clarke's Standard resides in the same space that was formerly occupied by the Branded Butcher and o

RED AND BLACK - 2017-09-24 13:30:00

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