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Georgia's Zamir White done for season with torn ACL

ATHENS, Ga.-- What was initially bad news for Georgia coming out of its second preseason scrimmage has gotten worse. Dawgs247 has learned that freshman running back Zamir White suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the 2018 season.White suffered the injury while covering a p

CBS SPORTS - 2018-08-18 21:43:00

Why Flowery Branch believes closing railroad crossings would ease traffic

Traffic moves along Radford Road Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at the railroad crossing in Flowery Branch. Flowery Branch is looking at closing a railroad crossing near downtown and approaching Hall County about closing another one.

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-18 23:22:00

Preview: Athens Pre-PRIDE Kickoff Party

Athens PRIDE’s Annual Athens Pre-PRIDE Kickoff Partywill take place atGo Bar on Saturday, August 25th.The event will behosted by Miss Kellie Divine, Show Director at Athens Showgirl Cabaret, and will feature local artistDJ Puss Puss.The kickoff party will include a talent competition hosted by Divin

RED AND BLACK - 2018-08-18 14:30:00

Hit-and-run leaves driver of scooter injured early Saturday in Sweet Auburn neighborhood

There was no immediate word on the driver's condition, but according to the medical examiner, there was no report of a fatality from the location of the incident.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-18 13:35:51

Gas station selling fuel for .76 today

"As part of the fun, the first 100 attendees at the noon hour will be able to fill up their tanks with regular unleaded gas at the discounted price of $0.76 per gallon," according to theCherokee County Chamber of Commerce.


Five months later, man still missing from Hall County

Johnny Edgar Vickers, 42, of Flowery Branch has been missing for five months according to his family.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-17 20:22:59

A look ahead: Athens events you don’t want to miss

What: The University of Georgia is hosting their annual Dawg Day of Service, where students will have the chance to volunteer at local Athens organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Extra Special People, UGArden and more. To attend registeronline. A light breakfast will be included and transport

RED AND BLACK - 2018-08-19 14:00:00

Athens replaces official flower to enhance highway beautification project

Daffodils at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, March 31, 2018. (Photo/Rebecca Wright, )Rebecca Wright

RED AND BLACK - 2018-08-18 12:00:00

Could there be a compromise over a long-standing Confederate statue in Gainesville?

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The battle over Confederate statues continues in Georgia. Now, a famous statue in Hall County is under scrutiny, but organizers to a protest on Saturday believe they have a solution that can solve the controversy.The preparation for the protest lasted longer than the protest itse

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-18 18:29:42

A doughnut heist, Flo Rida and dancing deputies. Hall County Sheriff’s Office meets lip sync challenge.

Messages were coming in — about one every four hours — to Derreck Booth, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.They were messages from the community “begging” the sheriff’s office to take part in a trend that’s been sweeping the nation’s law enforcement: a lip syncing challenge.After a chal


‘Old Joe’ Confederate statue protest slated today in Gainesville

Old Joe stands in the center of the downtown square of Gainesville, Ga. Called Old Joe by locals, the soldier wears a belt buckle emblazoned with the initials "CSA" for Confederate States of America and boasts a plaque declaring he is dedicated to "Southern Convictions." (AP Photo/The Times, Paula

MYAJC.COM - 2018-08-18 09:43:00

UGA freshman running back Zamir White injured in scrimmage

ATHENS, Ga.- The Georgia Bulldogs’ heralded freshman running back with the nickname of Zeus was injured Saturday during the second scrimmage of preseason camp. According to numerous people who were attending the closed scrimmage as invited guests, Zamir White hurt is left knee. The severity of the i

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-08-18 21:10:46

Brian Kemp's Bid for Governor Depends on Erasing the Black Vote in Georgia

On Thursday evening, the election board of Randolph County, Georgia, met to discuss a startling proposal to eliminate three-fourths of the county's polling places months before the November election. A rural, impoverished, and predominantly black county, Randolph has just nine polling locations, al

SLATE - 2018-08-17 22:26:03

Georgia running back injured in practice

ATHENS- Georgia Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart announced Saturday that running back Zamir White injured his left knee in practice Saturday.According to Smart, White was covering a punt when the injury occurred."Zamir was on punt coverage and it was a non-contact injury,” said Smart. “We don’t k

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-08-18 22:11:00

Tornado warning issued for Banks county

3:51 P.M. |The NWS says the storm that prompted the warning is weakening below severe limits, and is exiting the warned area. Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire at 4P.M.. However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-17 19:34:23

Explosion at Homerville coffee shop sends 3 employees to the hospital

HOMERVILLE, Ga. — Authorities are investigating a case of possible arson after an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop sent three people to the hospital.The Georgia Department of Insurance said it happened Friday, Aug. 17 at the Coffee Corner shop in Homerville.The intensity of blast collapsed several

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-18 01:55:53

Athens police blotter: Candle theft, man sleeping arrested, incident at The Grill

Fifteen candles stolen from Bath and Body WorksMore than a dozen candles were stolen from Bath and Body Works on Alps Road on Aug. 12, an Athens-Clarke County Police report said.A store manager told police she witnessed a young male in all black clothes look into the store window at merchandise. Fol


Charges against Rickard in Oconee Co. surfaced - Morgan County Citizen

According to reporting by Michael Prochaska, journalist with the Oconee Enterprise, court documents reveal the nature of Rickard’s alleged crimes in Oconee County. Rickard faces separate charges in Walton and Morgan counties, including a rape charge. The details around the charges in Morgan and Walt


National Thrift Store Day: 6 stores in Athens you should explore for second-hand finds

Project Safe Thrift Store has items such as books, furtniture, clothing and records. The record section can be found on the right side of the store underneath a wall of art.Jaime Conlan


Gwinnett Inspections: Sports Bar Downgraded After Inspection

Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points.Letter grades assigned are A for totals