Local News

For the Complete Story, Just Click the Headline

Athenians needing free legal advice can get some help from some of Athens’ best legal minds.  Superior Court judges are being joined by area attorneys, legal educators and staff members for an Access to Justice Initiative Free Pop-Up Clinic. Judge Patrick Haggard is the Chief Judge of the Western Judicial Circuit.

Community activist and organizer Jesse Houle is running for office. They are running for the District 6 Commission seat, currently held by Commissioner Jerry NeSmith. As co-founder of Athens4 Everyone, Houle says their entering the race is an extension of the work they have already been doing.

Athens-Clarke County Police Department

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department arrested Calvin Louis Brown, 29, of Athens earlier this morning for a shooting that occurred at 5 p.m. on Feb. 20 on the 1400 block of U.S. Highway 29 North.

Monday is Voter Registration Deadline for Georgia Primary

Feb 21, 2020
AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File

ATLANTA (AP) — Monday is the deadline to register for Georgia's March 24 presidential primary. People who wish to register can do so online through the Secretary of State's website or at county elections offices. Early voting begins March 2. The election will be the first in which voters statewide use Georgia's new voting system, which use touchscreen machines to mark paper ballots. Georgians can check their voter registrations using the My Voter Page website. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says there are more than 7.2 million registered voters in Georgia

Alyssa Pointer / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

After a federal judge temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive abortion law, lawyers for the state and for opponents of the measure are battling in court over whether the law should be permanently barred from taking effect. The state's governor signed the law in May. A lawsuit challenging it was filed in June on behalf of Georgia abortion providers and an advocacy group. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones in October temporarily blocked the law. Lawyers for the law's opponents and lawyers for the state on Thursday filed motions for summary judgment.