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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 was in the care of a babysitter at the time of last week’s medical emergency.

54-home subdivision proposed off this key South Hall road

What: Proposed 54-home subdivision off Winder Highway in Chestnut Mountain. Where: Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. A 54-home subdivision is proposed off Winder Highway near Hall County Schools’ World Language Academy. The subdivision would be on 32 acres at 4610 and 4616 Winder Highway, between...

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...
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3 UGA players make All-American team

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs landed three players on the 2022 Walter Camp Football Foundation preseason All-American team. Tight End Brock Bowers joined two members of the Bulldog’s top-rated defense. Defensive tackle Jalen Carter and cornerback Kelee Ringo gave the Bulldogs three first-teamers. Ringo...

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...

Drowning victim near Longwood Park identified

Update: The man has been identified as Rocky Hammond, 61, of Gainesville, Gainesville Police spokesman Lt. Kevin Holbrook said Monday, June 27. A body of a man was recovered Thursday afternoon from Lake Lanier in what Gainesville Police said was an accidental drowning. Police responded to Lake Lanier off Pearl...

This Georgia Home Defines ‘Woodsy Chic’

From state parks, nature centers, and a botanical garden to visual arts centers and historic monuments, Gainesville, GA, has scenery in spades. Not to be confused with the town in Florida of the same name, this Gainesville is a significantly less-populated area that boasts that wonderfully charming Southern small-town feel. It even earned the moniker “Hospitality Capital of the World” when it hosted the 1996 Olympic rowing and kayaking events. Situated by Lake Lanier at the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, Gainesville offers a heavily wooded area with outdoor adventure, water recreation galore, and homes worth putting on your radar.

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...
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AthFest comes to a close after a massive return

The AthFest Music and Arts Festival 2022 opened back up on Sunday morning to welcome the city of Athens to see live music on the last day. The festival showcased much of the music and arts that Athens has to offer over the weekend and finally came to a close on Sunday.

What Kayin Lee’s commitment means to Ohio State football: Buckeyes Recruiting

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State coaches have spent a ton of time in the southeast while trying to build the 2023 football class. Most of the payoff for those efforts has come in Florida, with six players led by five-star wide receiver Brandon Innis. The Buckeyes may not be done in the Sunshine State, but earned a commit from elsewhere in the region as Georgia four-star defensive back Kayin Lee announced his decision on Monday.

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.”

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.