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Georgia, Clemson Announce 2021 Opening Game in Charlotte

Feb 18, 2020
Georgia Bulldogs

Longtime rivals Georgia and Clemson will open the 2021 football season by playing at a neutral site in Charlotte, North Carolina. Georgia and Clemson already had plans to play in the 2024 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

The schools also have planned a home-and-home series that includes games in Clemson in 2029 and 2033 and in Athens in 2030 and 2032. Georgia coach Kirby Smart says the 2021 game in Charlotte will give Georgia fans “the opportunity for a completely new experience in a great city and top-level stadium.”

Imprisoned for Leaking Secrets, Woman Seeks Trump Clemency

Feb 18, 2020
Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File

A former government contractor sent to federal prison for leaking government secrets is pinning her hopes for early release on President Donald Trump.

An attorney for Reality Winner says she's filed a clemency petition that includes about 4,500 letters of support with the Justice Department.

But attorney Alison Grinter Allen said in an interview Tuesday said she hopes the president himself will directly intervene on Winner's behalf, as Trump has done in other prosecutions that he deemed unfair.

UGA Plans Semester-Long Earth Day Activities

Feb 13, 2020
UGA Office of Sustainability

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the University of Georgia is joining the celebration with a semester long series of events. The activities are designed to educate and inspire action for a more sustainable future.

Athens for Everyone Planning Protest at Capitol

Feb 13, 2020

Athens for Everyone is preparing for a protest at the Capitol Monday. The grassroots action group is organizing rides to Atlanta for Clarke and Oconee County voters to protest the possibility of voters not deciding the next District Attorney.

Longtime DA Ken Maudlin is retiring February 29th, well before the end of his term in December.  As a result of a law passed in 2018, if Governor Brian Kemp appoints a replacement by May 3rd, six months before the general election, a special election will be held with the General Election.

ESP Hosts Big Hearts in Bloom Fundraiser

Feb 13, 2020

Extra Special People is holding its 13th annual Big Hearts fundraiser this weekend. The Classic Center is once again the setting for the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser. This year’s theme is Big Hearts in Bloom. Jake Sapp is the program director he says there will be some high-profile Georgians with Athens ties supporting the event.

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