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Protestors crowd downtown Athens to demand abortion access, change

Wishah Aamir’s hand, drenched in fake blood, held this sign high above her head. As someone who moved from the Middle East to the United States seeking freedom and more expansive women’s rights, on the day following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion, she said she wonders “where the fuck do they want us to go? … How many times do I have to fight this fight?”
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Man’s body recovered from Lake Knickerbocker in Gainesville

Emergency crews on Saturday recovered the body of a man from Lake Knickerbocker in Gainesville. An autopsy will be conducted to determine if it’s the same man they’ve been searching for since Wednesday. Authorities believe the man may have taken his own life. According to Gainesville Police, the...
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Hundreds rally in Athens to protest Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade

Hundreds filled College Square Saturday as Athenians, local officials and advocates came out in support of abortion rights. On Friday, the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark case that upheld the constitutional right to abortion. The watershed moment has led to protests throughout the country, and despite the sweltering heat, Athenians joined in voicing their opposition to the decision. ...
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UGA research farms open gates to the public this summer

ATHENS — Athens-area residents familiar with driving past two University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research farms will soon have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn more about CAES’ role in the future of farming. The J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and...

Dallis Goodnight Finds New Home In The SEC

The Alabama Crimson Tide softball team saw six players enter the transfer portal at the conclusion of the 2022 season. Freshman outfielder Dallis Goodnight has announced on Instagram that she will be transferring to the University of Georgia to continue her softball career. Goodnight, a Dacula, Ga., native continues her...

7 Georgia DAs say they will not prosecute 'those who seek, provide or support abortions'

Roe v. Wade’s repeal may result in sweeping legal changes across the U.S., but several of Georgia's district attorneys on Friday took a stand against it. In a statement distributed by Fair and Just Prosecution, 84 elected prosecutors nationwide, including seven in Georgia, said they would not use their offices’ resources to criminalize reproductive health decisions and won't prosecute those who seek, provide or support abortions.
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AthFest makes long-awaited return to downtown Athens

On Friday morning, vendors, volunteers and AthFest Educates staff worked to set up for the first day of the 2022 AthFest Music and Arts Festival. The popular Athens music festival showcases a variety of talented Athens musicians across five different stages and venues over the course of three days. AthFest...

From the Crates: I’ve come full circle

I’ve come full circle.  It will soon be five years since I left the land of country clubs, manicured lawns, mansions and McMansions in the northern suburbs of this city I love so much.   Any day driving around the neighborhood could be an exotic car show featuring special imports, custom rides, and some that cost […] The post From the Crates: I’ve come full circle appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.
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Large crowd voices frustrations at Abortion Rights Rally in Athens Saturday

ATHENS, Ga. (CBS46) -A large crowd mixed with college students and community members voiced their frustrations to the monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade at the Abortion Rights Rally in Athens Saturday afternoon. College students and community members sang, chanted and spoke out. The decision sparked an intense response...
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PHOTOS: AthFest 2022 | Friday, Club Shows

Day one of the AthFest Music and Arts Festival transitioned from outdoors to indoors at 10 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022. Concertgoers could watch club shows hosted at the 40 Watt Club and Georgia Theatre or enjoy the Athens nightlife. The lineups included Wieuca, Modern Skirts, Ant Da Ripper and more. Tickets were $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
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What does the loss of Roe v. Wade mean for Athens?

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its decision on Roe v. Wade, the 49-year-old landmark case that granted American citizens the Constitutional right to abortion. The moment the opinion was released, it sent shockwaves that rolled from Washington D.C. across the entire United States. This ruling reverses the courts’...