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Meet NGMC Braselton’s first set of triplets and the mom who waited for them nearly 10 years

Maria Vega Solis waited the better part of a decade to be a mother; today, her prayers are answered threefold. On April 18, 2022, the 43-year-old Winder resident gave birth to Maria (4 pounds, 1 ounce and 17 inches), Samuel (4 pounds, 8 ounces and 18.25 inches) and Leah (3 pounds, 13 ounces and 17.5 inches) — the first set of triplets to be born at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Braselton campus.
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NAACP blasts Commissioner’s comments on Bulldog football players

The Clarke County NAACP has fired off a letter calling for condemnation of remarks made by Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Melissa Link, who in recent Commission budget meeting called Georgia Bulldog football players rapists and murderers. From the Clarke Co NAACP…. In our beloved nation you are innocent until proven guilty....

UGA cuts ribbon on Butts-Mehre expansion

Tuesday was a ribbon cutting day at UGA, with the ceremonial opening of newly expanded and renovated Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. The $80 million upgrades come with a nutrition center, locker room, athletic training, and strength and conditioning spaces that serve football along with all other athletic programs at the University of Georgia.

ZZ & Simone’s Upscale Italian Experience

When I walked into ZZ & Simone’s (1540 S. Lumpkin St., 706-395-6556), unannounced and sans reservation, they clearly clocked me at the door but made no mention of it. This happens sometimes, although not as frequently as you might think. I’m never going to give a restaurant a heads up that I’m coming in or go to a preview party or take a freebie of any sort, but I do respect a place that does its homework. Shae and Ryan Sims, who own and operate ZZ & Simone’s, as well as Dinner Party farther down Lumpkin Street, are not only homework-doers, but strivers for extra credit.

Elections Supervisor reports Athens-Clarke Co districting snafu

Athens-Clarke County Elections Supervisor Charlotte Sosebee says a handful of homes on Athens’ west side were incorrectly assigned as District 2, when voters should have been casting ballots in District 5. Sosebee says the voters—13 of them—will receive new ballots. She says six were absentee ballots of which two have been received for tabulation. Seven are ballots that were cast in person and cannot be changed.

Dogs learn kick time for opener vs Oregon

Georgia Bulldog football fans can begin making plans for the September 3 season opener in Atlanta: the Dogs will begin the defense of their national championship with a game that is now set to start at 3:30, with television on ABC. The Bulldogs will play the Oregon Ducks in Mercedes Benz Stadium 108 days from today.

What late addition of Marcus Washington Jr. means for Georgia football

We had known that Georgia was operating at a deficit when it came to defensive backs. Georgia had just four scholarship cornerbacks this spring and started a walk-on, Dan Jackson, during the team’s spring game. “We’ve got to get better in the secondary to go where we’re going to...

We Are the Knights Who Say ‘Vote!’ A Monty Python-Inspired Guide to Athens Races

It was just a little over two months ago that Republican state lawmakers threw Athens-Clarke County elections into disarray by scrambling local commission districts, but now Election Day is nearly upon us. For those who’ve been following the races, here’s a quick reminder of where the candidates stand—and who’s behind them. We apologize for the fault in the subtitles.

Baseball Bulldogs batter Blue Hose

The 25th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Presbyterian College Blue Hose 18-3 in front of 2,829 spectators at Foley Field, in the final midweek game of the season. “We just wanted to play clean baseball, and I thought we did that today,” said Georgia’s Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. “We. had a lot of really good at-bats. Parks Haber, Garrett Blaylock, Cole Tate, Ben Anderson… Those are guys offensively that stand out, and I thought Davis Rokose did a really nice job of settling the game down. After that, the bullpen was outstanding.”