Alexia Ridley

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This past weekend’s March for Our Lives has the potential to develop into a major force in U.S. politics. 


In the wake of anti-gun violence demonstrations around the US, including in Oconee County and in Athens, where hundreds turned out, a UGA professor says that the "March for our Lives" is a big step forward towards creating lasting political change on guns legislation, but the real test will come in November’s elections. Dr. Charles Bullock is the Richard B. Russell professor of Political Science at UGA.

ACC Government

The ACC government is seeking qualified candidates for seven positions. The unpaid volunteer positions are on four policy-making boards. They are: one position on the Airport Authority for a four-year term, One spot on the Classic Center Authority, also for a four-year term, three positions on the Historic Preservation Commission for a three-year term, and two positions on the planning Commission for five years.

Online Athens

Authorities are offering a reward for a suspected wanted in connection with a Bethel Homes shooting. 


The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for 18-year old Miquan Pittard. According to a release from the ACCPD, Pittard is wanted in connection with a shooting that left two area teens injured. Their injuries are not life-threatening.  24-year old Jamir James was arrested Saturday in connection with the incident.



March for Our Lives Athens

Athens college and high school students are taking part in a rally at the UGA Arch to end gun violence this Saturday.


The Athens event is one of hundreds of satellite marches and rallies scheduled around the nation planned to coincide with the "March For Our Lives" event in Washington D.C. They were planned in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


Mallory Harris is one of the organizers.

New numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show February was another record-setting month for the number of jobs, employed residents and the labor force, or the total number Georgians with jobs and those unemployed but looking for work. State labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the strong start to 2018 comes as no surprise.