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Child identified, babysitter arrested after fentanyl death in Athens

We have this morning the name of the 15-month-old Athens girl who died after exposure to fentanyl and other drugs: Athens-Clarke County Police say Zamiya Kelly was in the care of a babysitter now identified as Pamala Graves. The 59 year-old woman from Elbert County has been arrested and faces counts that include felony murder. Zamiya Kelly died last weekend at a hospital in Augusta.
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NE Ga police blotter includes arrest in murder in Madison Co

A Madison County man accused in the shooting death of a teenager in Hull has surrendered to police in Atlanta. 19 year-old Antonio Walton faces charges that include murder and aggravated assault. Corey Chatham, also 19 years old, was killed late last week in what the Madison County Sheriff’s Office says appears to have been a drug-related shooting.

Georgia police say babysitter charged in death of a 15-month-old

ATHENS, Ga. (WFXG) - The Athens-Clarke County Police Department have charged 59-year-old Pamala Graves of Elberton after the death of a 15-month-old child. The babysitter was caring for the child at the time they were exposed to the drugs. Over the weekend, ACCPD say they received a call that the...

Key Georgia LB target Raylen Wilson decommits from Michigan

When it came time for Raylen Wilson to make his commitment last December, he was down to two schools. The Wolverines won this decision in December, though. That didn’t stop Georgia ILBs coach Glenn Schumann from recruiting the All-American like his room was devoid of future Sunday talent at that position.

Tracking where 2023 Athens area football recruits have committed, received offers

With national signing day still down the road, several Athens area recruits have already made their verbal pledges and announced where they will be playing college football. This list will be updated all the way through the February Signing Period and will eventually include those who have signed, those who have committed but haven't put pen to paper and those seniors who have college offers.

Abingdon native earns #1 seed in VSGA Amateur Championship

Abingdon native Connor Creasy earned stroke-play medalist honors at the 109th Virginia State Golf Association Amateur Championship on Tuesday at Cedar Point Club in Suffolk, VA. Creasy, who recently finished his third year at the University of Georgia, shot a two-day total of 11-under par (133) to earn the top...

Damaged Water Main Repaired – College Station Road @ Riverbend Rd.

Customers in the area may still experience low water pressure and discolored water in their water lines, which results from mineral sediment in the line being disturbed as the water line was returned to service. Discolored water is not harmful, though it does look unappealing and could have an unpleasant taste.

A-CC Animal Control lays out plans for pet fostering

Athens-Clarke County Animal Services is placing shelter dogs and cats into foster homes for the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. Information is available on the Athens-Clarke County government website. From the Athens-Clarke Co government website…. Steps to Foster an Animal from Athens-Clarke County’s Adoption Center. Fill out our...

Adoptable Animals at ACC Animal Services

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Calendar Pick: Classic City American Music Festival

Southern Brewing Co. and Aubrey Entertainment will once again host their annual Classic City American Music Festival over Fourth of July weekend. This year’s lineup features Grassland, a seven-piece string band with a long history of local shows. Also playing is the Hibbs Family Band, a four-piece band consisting of, you guessed it, the Hibbs Family. Other performances include Americana band Norma Rae, Dom Flemons, MrJordanMrTonks, the A. Lee Edwards Trio, Red Oak String Band and String Theory. Set times can be found in Flagpole’s live music calendar on p. 18.