Athens, GA

JUST IN: Man arrested after deadly shooting in Athens

A man was arrested Wednesday morning on a malice murder charge, hours after Athens police say he shot a man multiple times and killed him.<p>About 11:04 …

Athens

One year later, search continues for South Elgin 10-year-old who authorities say was abducted by her mother

It has been more than a year since Ryan Iskerka of South Elgin last saw his daughter, Kayla Unbehaun, and authorities are seeking the public’s help in trying to find the 10-year-old girl.<p>Authorities believe Kayla is with her mother, Heather Unbehaun, and the two may be living in the Athens, Ga., …

Crime

A pledge to fight poverty riles up the Georgia governor’s race

Is a Republican’s pledge to fight poverty now an inexcusable offense in an ultracompetitive race for the most conservative voters in Georgia? That’s …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Powerhouse UNLV debate program is a guiding light for political discourse

Jacob Thompson has transformed UNLV from a startup to a top 10 program that competes against — and has defeated — heavyweights like Harvard, Emory, …

Top 10

Hines Ward headlines Circle of Honor inductees

Former Georgia standout receiver Hines Ward headlines UGA’s 2018 Circle of Honor inductees, the school is set to announce Sunday.<p>Ward is joined by …

College Sports

Two former Georgia swimmers could earn $10,000 and BMW lease in near future

Two former Georgia swimmers are in the running for $10,000 and a one-year lease on a BMW vehicle.

Swimming

Child molester slain by fellow inmate at California prison

01 / 254<p>Booking photo of Gregory Garrett from Hall County Sheriff's Office.<p>02 / 254<p>Jeffery Scott Moss was arrested in Decatur on July 9, 2018 and …

Crime

Amping up Athens’ tune: Athens Amphitheater to seat 10,000 patrons

It’s been decades since big-name bands like R.E.M. or the B-52’s played in the Classic City. However, with the recent approval to construct a 10,000 …

Student Journalism

UGA police: Student fights off attempted abduction in Athens

A woman in Athens allegedly fought off an attempted abduction Friday morning, according to a safety statement sent to students from the University of …

Georgia (U.S. State)

On UGA QB's eventful offseason on the lake: 'Jake's out there just living'

GREENSBORO | Jake Fromm showed durability during his freshman season at Georgia when he never was sidelined by injury in 15 games.<p>Making it through …

College Sports

Monroe police join lip sync battle with 'Uptown Funk'

MONROE, Ga. — A lip sync battle among police departments has swept social media in the U.S., with a Georgia force answering the call.<p>News outlets …

Social Media

UGA Libraries to preserve 4,000 hours of public broadcasts

Due to a federal grant awarded to the Brown Media Archives at the University of Georgia Libraries, the public will now have access to an extensive …

Student Journalism

Driver killed after running stop sign, police say

An Athens man was hit and killed Saturday night after running a stop sign, according to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.<p>Willie James …

Athens, GA

Police: Girl who disappeared a year ago from Illinois could be in Georgia

This week marked one year since a young girl's abduction and now police say they have reason to believe she could in the Georgia area.<p>Police said …

Crime

Chicago Activist Rides Progressive Wave in Mayor's Race

Ja’Mal Green is standing inside the entrance of the 87th Street Metra station, on Chicago’s Southside, with a fist full of business cards, telling …

African-American News

9 Things You Should Know About Creature Comforts Brewing

3 minute Read<p>Opened in April 2014 in the artistic-leaning college town of Athens, Ga., Creature Comforts Brewing quickly emerged as the cool kid on …

Beer

Georgia hands-free law: Nearly 1,000 tickets and warnings in 4 days

The Hands-Free Georgia Act, which prohibits drivers from handling their cellphones while driving, went into effect July 1.

Handsfree

Report: Georgia football sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm suffers hand injury

Georgia sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm suffered a hand injury in a lake incident on Wednesday.

College Football

Athens man indicted in murder of girlfriend

An Athens man has been indicted for the murder of his girlfriend earlier this year.<p>Police arrested Antonio Littlejohn, 33, more than two months after …

Crime

Home of the Brave: Military family led Lady Bulldog around the world

By the time Gabby Connally had shot over, cut through and sank free throws against Texas A&M to lead Georgia’s women’s basketball team to a 92-84 …

Women's Basketball

Gwinnett stepmom turns to divine guidance in death-penalty case

Tiffany Moss faces a death-penalty prosecution for allegedly starving her stepdaughter to death, and she’s facing it alone.<p>Against the advice of …

Athens, GA

Creature Comforts Opens Second Brewing Facility

<b>ATHENS, Ga. –</b> Shortly after celebrating its fourth anniversary, Creature Comforts Brewing Company announced the grand opening of its second facility. …

Beer

Walter J. Brown Media Archives/University of Georgia Libraries Awarded Funding to Digitize, Preserve, and Provide Access to 4,000 Hours of Local Public Television Broadcasts Submitted to Peabody Awards

Some 4,000 hours of programming produced by public radio and television stations between 1941 and 1999 will be digitized and made available to the …

Genealogy

The volunteer diaries: AthFest volunteers discuss working the biggest music festival in Athens

Disaster struck on the first day of the three-day music festival AthFest after just a few hours of smooth operations. After dealing with a 45 minute …

Student Journalism

Plastic will pile up around the world thanks to China recycling ban, study says

PORTLAND, Maine — China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to pile up around the globe, and wealthy …

Pollution

Across state lines: A look at Georgia football's recruiting outside of Georgia

When Kirby Smart came to coach his alma mater before the 2016 season, he made his intentions in recruiting clear to all Bulldog fans: he wanted to …

College Sports

Police: 16-year-old girl raped after passing out from drinking | 2 charged

01 / 247<p>02 / 247<p>03 / 247<p>Jeffery Dean Boger<p>04 / 247<p>05 / 247<p>06 / 247<p>Claude "Tex" McIver (Photo: Department of Corrections)<p>07 / 247<p>Shanel Velma Best …

Crime

Former Georgia women's basketball player Mackenzie Engram exploring career options

After leading Georgia to its best finish since 2007, Engram’s senior leadership helped lead Georgia to its best record since 2007. An appropriate way …

Women's Basketball

Georgia football players named to preseason All-American teams

Five Georgia players were named to preseason All-America teams by Athlon Sports on Tuesday.<p>No players were named to the first team, but several were …

College Football

Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to pile up around the globe, and wealthy countries must find a way to slow the accumulation of one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, a group of scientists said.<p>The …

Pollution