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15-month-old child dies at hospital after testing positive for fentanyl, police say

ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County police are investigating how a 15-month-old child died at a Georgia hospital with fentanyl, opiates and benzodiazepines in their system. An official statement from the police department said Athens police received a call from Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. Hospital officials reported to...
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Pizza Factory expands into Georgia

Pizza Factory has opened its first location in Georgia in the Athens community. The restaurant is located with the Beechwood Shopping Center, according to a press release. "After previously being stationed in Georgia while in the military, I quickly fell in love with the state and knew that I had to bring my favorite pizzeria to the East Coast. The community values and diverse menu options that Pizza Factory offers will be the perfect fit for Athens," Brandon Broadwell, local franchisee, said in the press release. "After owning my own business for 10 years, I was ready for a career change and immediately thought of Pizza Factory. I've always been impressed with Pizza Factory's dedication to seamless operations and the close-knit culture, and I am excited to be the catalyst for the brand's growth in Georgia. I am confident Pizza Factory will be a welcomed addition to Athens and I'm honored to be the one introducing this beloved concept to the community."

15-month-old dead after exposure to Fentanyl, other drugs

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – On June 25, 2022, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department received a call from Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta. It was reported to ACCPD that a 15-month-old child that was receiving treatment at the hospital tested positive for exposure to Fentanyl, Opiates, and Benzodiazapine. Authorities were later informed that the child died. […]

Athens-Clarke County police investigating drug exposure death of toddler

A 15-month-old Athens child has died while receiving treatment for drug exposure. Athens-Clarke County Police Department received word Saturday that the child, who was receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, tested positive for exposure to Fentanyl, Opiates, and Benzodiazapine. The child later died, and a criminal...

Area briefs: AthFest in Athens, indictments in Franklin Co

Another AthFest is in the books: the downtown music festival returned to the summer calendar for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with dozens of mostly Athens-based bands performing on street stages and in a variety of venues in downtown Athens. Five new members of the Athens Music Walk of Fame were named during the festival: Bloodkin, Tituss Burgess, The Glands, Ishues, and Love Tractor will be enshrined on the plaques that mark the music walk through downtown Athens.

Bulldog sprinter sets school record

Georgia senior sprinter Elija Godwin improved his school record in the 400-meter dash final during the third day of the USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., Saturday. Godwin, a native of Covington, Ga., ran a 44.34 out of lane seven to finish fourth and just .17 from the final qualifying spot. His time topped his previous school record of 44.50 that was set for bronze medal honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships earlier in June.

PHOTOS: Athfest 2022 in Athens, Georgia

From June 24-26, thousands of people flocked to the streets of historic downtown Athens for AthFest 2022. AthFest is an annual free, three-day festival that celebrates Athens, GA’s vibrant creative culture, featuring local and regional musicians and visual artists. The festival raises money for the nonprofit AthFest Educates, which...

Pizza Factory Opens First Georgia Location

Veteran and Longtime Fan Brings The West Coast Brand to Athens, Georgia. June 27, 2022 // // ATHENS, Ga. - The Peach State is heating up as Pizza Factory’s first Georgia restaurant opened within the Athens community. The new restaurant is favorably located within the Beechwood Shopping Center at 122 Alps Road Unit A.