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Woman charged with murder of Athens toddler exposed to fentanyl, police say

ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County detectives have charged a woman for the death of a 15-month-old child exposed to fentanyl and other opiates. Officials say on Saturday, June 25, Athens police received a call from Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. Hospital officials reported to investigators the child was...

Athens child dies after exposure to fetanyl, other opioids

Athens-Clarke County Police are investigating the death of a 15-month-old child who was taken to a hospital in Augusta late last week. Police say the girl died with exposure to several drugs, opioids and fentanyl among them. Fox News is reporting that the girl, now identified as Zamiya Kelly, was in the care of a babysitter at the time of last week’s medical emergency.

Georgia football winners and losers following Arch Manning commitment to Texas

Welcome to Good Day, UGA, your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Georgia football, recruiting, basketball and more. Georgia football winners and losers following Arch Manning commitment to Texas. Winner: Steve Sarkisian. It’s not often...

Tyler Williams: The thrill ride from third-string QB to All-American WR to priority Georgia target

Tyler Williams has repped out four official visits this month. He just completed a trip to check out Texas A&M. He also saw Clemson, Georgia and South Carolina this month. When the Arch Manning news dropped last week, perhaps the biggest aftershocks from that news was just how that decision might affect UGA with All-American WR targets Hykeem Williams and Tyler Williams.

Athens judge named to state council

Athens local — The Council of Municipal Court Judges elects new leadership, some of it from Athens: Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court Chief Judge Ryan Hope will serve as treasurer for the Council. From Michelle Barclay, Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts…. The Council of Municipal Court Judges Annual Summer...

'He's the guy who does the dirty work': How the Falcons decided on John FitzPatrick in 2022 NFL Draft

You've already read about how the Falcons decided on Drake London with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. But what about the rest of the draft class? How did the Falcons find them? How did they land on them? Through conversations with area scouts and position coaches, those stories unfold. Every Tuesday for the last seven weeks, we've attempted to tell those stories for every 2022 draft pick by the Falcons.

Morning Headlines: No decision yet on Georgia heartbeat law

A federal appeals court has asked attorneys on both sides of a challenge to Georgia’s heartbeat law to file additional documents following last week’s Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v Wade. Reproductive rights groups and abortion providers sued the state after passage of the Georgia law in...

UGA Journalism grad lands on NY Times bestseller list

Stacy Willingham credits her time at the University of Georgia with learning how to develop characters. “Studying journalism helped me realize that everyone has a story to tell, and it’s usually not the one we expect,” she said. “Learning how to interview is a skill I still use, even though I don’t interview people anymore. Understanding how to get past surface-level answers taught me how to find the real meat of a story, which now influences the way I create my characters.”
Red and Black

AthFest 2022 vendors celebrate art, community and festival’s return

The 2022 AthFest Music & Arts Festival, hosted by the nonprofit AthFest Educates, is well-known for being a weekend full of live music. The event takes place downtown with multiple stages, after-hours shows at iconic Athens venues and a lineup composed of dozens of artists. Equally as impressive as the musical talent, however, is the festival’s artist market — a sea of white tents promising prints, paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodwork, leatherwork and more.

A-CC looks to fill openings on local boards

Athens City Hall hangs out a help wanted sign, looking for applicants to fill 19 openings on seven local commissions, committees, and authorities. There are seats to fill on the Athens Downtown Development Authority, the Athens in Motion Commission, and the DFACS Board; also the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council and the Athens-Clarke County Vision Committee, the Solid Waste Advisory Commission, and the Innovation Corridor Joint Development Authority.

2 Georgia players projected as top 10 picks in ESPN’s 2023 mock draft

Entering the 2022 season, Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter and cornerback Kelee Ringo are viewed as two vital pieces of the Bulldogs’ defense. Their talent is undeniable, so much so that one expert sees them both as future top-10 picks. ESPN’s Matt Miller included Carter and Ringo near the...
Albany Herald

UGA Ratcliffe Scholars experience 'intense' growth through experiential learning

ATHENS — In a world filled with screens and devices, the world is virtually at our fingertips each second of every day. It is easy to look at pictures and videos of places you would like to visit, watch live streaming of events happening around the globe, connect with other cultures or perspectives in a chat box, or even learn a new skill by simply donning a pair of virtual reality goggles.