Today is the last day of early voting in Athens and around the state, with voters casting ballots in advance of next Tuesday’s election day. Early voting sites in Athens include the Elections Office on Washington Street, the Library on Baxter Street, and the Miriam Moore Community Center on McKinley Drive. There is also the Extension Office in Bogart, the East Athens Tennis Center, and the Depot in Winterville. Early voting in Oconee County takes place at the Elections Office on Court Street in Watkinsville.
Today is a back to class day at UGA: students begin their Maymester and extended summer session classes this morning at the University of Georgia. There is an afternoon meeting of the Athens-Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission: it is a 5:30 session at the Government Building on Dougherty Street in Athens.
53 year-old John Pursley has been fired from his job as a Jackson County jail guard. There is a GBI investigation into allegations that he assaulted inmates at the jail in Jefferson. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in a shooting that happened earlier this month: Vontavious...
The Oconee County School Board holds a budget hearing, 4 o’clock this afternoon at Board headquarters on School Street in Watkinsville. Today is the first day of the last week of the school year in Oconee County: last day of classes for students and teachers in and around Watkinsville is Friday.
The advisory committee that is looking at plans for a tax allocation district for the Newton Bridge Road corridor in Athens meets at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The Oconee County School Board meets this evening. It is a 6 o’clock session at School District headquarters on School Street in Watkinsville.
Athens-Clarke County property assessment notices will be mailed today. Kirk Dunagan, Chief Appraiser in Athens, says payments—likely to higher for almost all property owners in Athens-Clarke County—will be due in December. Madison County Commissioners will put a liquor-by-the-drink referendum on ballot: it will be decided by voters on...
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a deadly accident in Banks County, where a man who was adjusting a load on a utility trailer was struck and killed by another vehicle on Highway 441 near Homer. Two suspects are in custody after two bank robberies in Franklin County, one last...
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday bank robbery, a hold-up at the First Citizens Bank in Carnesville. An Elbert County man is arrested on robbery charges in Hall County: 20 year-old Kashani Colbourne was booked into the Hall County jail after allegedly using a gun in a holdup at a Best Buy store in Gainesville, stealing several laptop computers.
A man arrested in Franklin County was wanted on kidnaping charges in South Carolina. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says Chad Merck was taken into custody after manhunt that happened last week, apprehended behind a truck stop off I-85 near Carnesville. Two people are facing methamphetamine charges in Elbert...
A 52 year-old woman from Bowman is booked into the Elbert County jail on charges that include making terroristic threats. Bond for Angela Moore was set at $5 thousand. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office says Charles Haynes is facing felony charges that include deposit account fraud: he’s 41 years old, from Elberton.
There is a search for a suspect in Statham, where police say a man has been making sexual advances toward other men in a park in Statham. The white male, believed to be about 60 years old and driving a brown older model Ford truck, is approaching younger men in Robert Bridges Park in Statham.
A candidate for a seat on the Madison County School Board will not be on the May 24 primary ballot after all: the Elections Board in Danielsville says Corey Berryman can’t run for the District 2 seat on the Madison County Board of Education because his brother is an assistant principal at Madison County High School.
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The rape charges that were leveled against a former Georgia Bulldog football player have been dismissed. Bacarri Rambo, who played for the Dogs from 2009 through 2012, had been accused of sexually assaulting a 21 year-old University of Georgia student in an apartment in Athens, allegations that were leveled June of 2020.