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Teen receives 45-year sentence for killing Athens woman
An Athens teen has been sentenced in connection with the shooting death of a woman last year at Rolling Ridge Apartments. As part of a plea bargain with prosecutors, 19-year-old Daviae Massir Oliver pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for fatally shooting Ndya Hill in October 2022. He also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault for injuring 17-year-old Tyrickus Smith during the same incident.
UGA Recruiting: Georgia is Going All In for This Five Star Flip Candidate
“The visit went well with Kirby (Smart),” Bolden’s mother Lakiesha Wright said. “Coach Smart has been recruiting KJ since the 9th grade, so he is very familiar with the family,” Wright said. “We enjoyed hosting coach Smart and this will be a December to remember for the family as KJ finishes his recruitment and will be getting ready to enroll in January.”
Hardee’s Closed Stores in These 8 States in 2023 (Is Yours One of Them?)
Is your local Hardee's a victim of closures? Uncover the mystery behind the shutdowns in 8 states this year and see if your state made the unexpected list.
Georgia loses commitment from key RB in 2025 recruiting class
Georgia suffered one loss on the recruiting trail Sunday evening with a major running back prospect reopening his recruitment. The player is Jabree Wallace-Coleman, a 4-star running back out of Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wallace-Coleman committed to Georgia last July, but he announced the move to reopen his recruitment Sunday evening.
BREAKING: Georgia Bulldogs four-star wide receiver set to enter transfer portal
The Georgia Bulldogs will reportedly watch another player enter the transfer portal. Per reports, Zeed Haynes has entered the portal following his freshman season in Athens. Haynes was originally a four-star recruit out of North Penn High School in Fort Washington, PA. Per the 247Sports Composite ranking, Haynes was the No. 2 prospect out of Pennsylvania in the 2023 class, and the No. 27 wide receiver in the country.
winder, GA Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of winder..
Winder Officials to Decide on Christmas Parade Amid Weather Concerns
Winder city officials are keeping a close eye on the weather for the upcoming Christmas Parade, scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday. The forecast suggests possible thunderstorms and high winds, which may affect the event. Public safety is the city's priority, and they are collaborating with local, state, and national weather agencies. Winder's public safety departments are also part of this process. A decision on whether to cancel or postpone the parade will be made by 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023. The officials are dedicated to public safety during this event.Visit here for more details.
Weekly Safety Report: Double Murder-Suicide, Road Rage Incident, and UNLV Mass Shooting hit Athens, Georgia
This week in Athens, Georgia, there were three notable incidents. The first incident involved a double murder-suicide on the north side of Athens, where a 31-year-old man shot and killed a 26-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man before turning the gun on himself. The second incident was a road rage incident where a man pulled out a gun at the intersection of Lexington and Gaines School roads. The third incident was a mass shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, carried out by a 67-year-old man who had previously earned a doctorate degree from the University of Georgia.
Gainesville man admits to widespread unemployment fraud after applying 19 states & D.C.
This article contains AI-assisted content. Gainesville, Georgia - Ronald House, 66, of Gainesville, has entered a guilty plea to a charge of wire fraud after he applied for unemployment insurance benefits in numerous states during the COVID-19 pandemic, using both his own and other people's personal information. His sentencing is scheduled for March 8, 2024.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest in Hit-and-Run, Connected Drive-by Shootings, and COVID Relief Fraud in Gainesville, Georgia
This week in Gainesville, Georgia, there were three notable incidents. A suspect was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in September. Two drive-by shootings were determined to be related, leaving one teenager injured. Additionally, a man pleaded guilty to fraudulently filing for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Winder's Annual Christmas Parade Cancelled, Santa's After Party to Take Place at Jug Tavern Park Instead
The 75th Annual Christmas Parade in Winder, set for Saturday, has been cancelled due to weather concerns. City officials have planned an alternative event, Santa's After Party, on Friday, December 15, 2023, at Jug Tavern Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cancellation decision was made after considering the difficulties of rescheduling a large event and the needs of local businesses.
Mayor Girtz Updates Athens Residents on Classic Center Arena Delays and Economic Potential
Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz has voiced concerns about the rising costs and delays in the construction of The Classic Center Arena. In a press conference at the University of Georgia on December 1, Girtz said he expects the arena to open in August 2024, nine months later than initially planned. The project's cost is now projected at $150 million, with $34 million funded by SPLOST revenue.
PHOTOS: Downtown Parade of Lights
The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Athens Downtown Development Authority hosted the annual Downtown Parade of Lights in Athens, Georgia, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. The theme of this year's parade is “An Art Filled Holiday,” and marshaled by Harold Rittenberry Jr., a local artist known for his metal sculptures. The parade features more than 60 entries of groups that competed for prizes for their floats.
Georgia Ports splashes $127 million on expanding terminal capacity
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board has approved a $127 million budget to build the Blue Ridge Connector, an inland rail terminal in Gainesville linking Northeast Georgia with the Port of Savannah’s 35 global container ship services. According to GPA, the future facility will open in 2026 and serve...
Kirby Smart, UGA football make recruiting rounds ahead of signing period
The Georgia Bulldogs have the top recruiting class in the country in the class of 2024. Georgia football has been elite at recruiting under head coach Kirby Smart. The Bulldogs have 28 commitments in the upcoming signing class and many of Georgia’s top prospects are expected to sign in the early signing window.
Alabama QB Jalen Milroe knew when Crimson Tide had Georgia beat: 'They looked defeated'
Alabama football quarterback Jalen Milroe knew when the Crimson Tide had Georgia beat in the SEC championship game. And it came from a keen observation. "I'm big on body language," Milroe told Greg McElroy and Cole Cubelic on "McElroy and Cubic in the Morning" on Thursday. "And looking in our opponents' eyes, they looked defeated, and they didn't want any more. I knew that our team knew it was going to be a 60-minute game and Georgia didn't believe in that."
5 things you may have missed this week
Standard security lets unknown man into women’s apartment. On Nov. 5 around 3 p.m., an unknown male was given access to a three-woman apartment in The Standard at 600 Thomas Street while the residents were away. The security staff, reportedly female, allowed the unknown male access to the apartment...
College Football's Top Transfer Portal RB Projected To Land At Hated Rival
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Daily Dawg Thread: December 10, 2023
GYM: JaFree Scott scored a Perfect 10 on bars as the Georgia gymnastics team posted an overall score of 197.000 at the annual First Look. “The First Look went so well,” said head coach Courtney Kupets-Carter. “You never know what to expect with so many freshmen competing, especially while running the meet a little bit differently than a normal meet. Starting off on vault, really getting everybody out there, I think overall they did a really good job and it set us in a good place to start off the year with a really high score.”
Opinion: Transfer tailback Trevor Etienne would provide quick lift in reloading Georgia backfield
Florida tailback Trevor Etienne went into the transfer portal on Thursday after nearly a week of speculation, and Georgia is considered among the schools the gifted sophomore could end up playing for in 2024.