Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz announced that he would be pushing county commissioners for additional funding for public safety in the wake of the murder of Laken Riley on the University of Georgia campus last week.
Earlier this month, The Monkees' Micky Dolenz visited Athens, Ga., where members of R.E.M., mayor Kelly Girtz and the town itself gave him an enthusiastic reception. Hundreds of fans gathered outside historic Wuxtry Records on Nov. 3, 2023 for selfies and signed copies of Dolenz Sings R.E.M.. Now back in Los Angeles, Dolenz is reflecting on how this 'Georgia moment' fits into his storied career as a Monkee, musician, director and producer.
A former prosecutor has announced an election challenge to District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, who serves Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties and has come under fire on several fronts.
Former Georgia outside linebacker Adam Anderson is still hoping to have an opportunity for an NFL career after he was sentenced to one year in jail for the sexual assaults of two women in 2020 and 2021.
Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing related to a crash that killed Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staff member. Carter has been sentenced to 12 months' probation and a $1,000 fine.
Stetson Bennett says he'd give himself a lukewarm grade for his workout of about 55 passes for NFL scouts, general managers and coaches at Georgia's pro day. Jalen Carter didn't stick around to comment on his performance or anything else.
Monday on Political Rewind: We begin a series of profiles of leaders from all over Georgia. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond is a public servant who has worked for decades to reform some of the state's most broken institutions.
Police say Georgia football player Devin Willock wasn't wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle in a weekend crash that killed him and a recruiting staff member. Athens-Clarke County police list excessive speed on a road with a 40 mph limit as a primary cause of the crash early Sunday.
A University of Georgia football player and a staffer for the football team were killed in an early-morning car crash in Athens on Sunday. Offensive lineman Devin Willock, age 20, died at the scene. Chandler LeCroy, age 24 and a staffer for the football program, died from her injuries at an area hospital.
The streets of Athens were filled with red and black on Saturday as bulldog fans from across the state gathered for a parade at the University of Georgia to celebrate the team’s back-to-back national championship wins.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching on Jan. 16, several events celebrating the life and work of MLK will take place throughout Georgia, the home state of the late civil rights activist.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Bill Nigut welcomes East Point Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz, and Tifton Mayor Julie Smith to the panel. With 80 days left until the midterms, we'll talk to these city leaders about what their communities want out of candidates. But first, Tamar Hallerman provides an update on the latest in Fani Willis' probe in Fulton County.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: We sat down with three Georgia mayors discuss governance in their towns. Then, we dug into more election news as Trump endorses another Georgia candidate. We also reviewed Day 2 of hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Legal experts and political analysts are looking closely at what the Supreme Court’s refusal to act on a Texas abortion law means for the future of abortion rights and on its potential impact on 2022 election battles.
Former residents of the Athens neighborhood of Linnentown have won a kind of reparations for the erasure of the neighborhood in the urban renewal period.