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Athens for Everyone and the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition are holding a rally in support of undocumented immigrants in the US and a solidarity vigil for Charlottesville, Virginia. Organizers want the federal government to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, implemented by the Obama administration. The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, has said the act is not a guaranteed protection against deportation.

Beto Mendoza is one of the organizers.

Tiki Torch Manufacturer President 'Appalled' at Protesters

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The head of the Georgia-based company that makes Tiki torches says he was offended by images of white supremacists marching through Charlottesville, Virginia, using his company's products.
W.C. Bradley Co. President and CEO Marc Olivie told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Monday that the Columbus-based company's staff was "appalled and saddened" that the torches were "used by people who promote bigotry and hatred."

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A coalition of law enforcement agencies executed six search warrants in Northeast Georgia at businesses accused of providing cash payouts for gaming machines. 

Businesses in Athens, Carlton, Comer, and Hull were searched.

 

UGA Professor Creates Viral Waffle House Eclipse Map

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Jerry Shannon

Now you can have your solar eclipse with a side of hash browns. That’s thanks to UGA geography professor, Jerry Shannon, who created a map of Waffle House locations that you can watch the total solar eclipse from.

Authorities say two masked gunmen robbed the Oconee Street Waffle House shortly after 2:00 o’ clock this morning. According to a news release from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, witnesses, which included customers and employees told responding officers that the pair entered the store and the suspect with the handgun ordered everyone to the floor. The suspects then stole cellphones and purses from the customers and took money from the cash register.

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The aftermath of the violent protest and counterprotests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend continue to reverberate across the country — sparking discussions about race and the country's Civil War past.

Mourners will gather in Charlottesville on Wednesday to remember Heather Heyer, who was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally. Attendees were asked to wear purple, Heyer's favorite color, in her memory.

In an overnight operation, workers removed Baltimore's high-profile statues linked to the Confederacy, using cranes and trucks to haul away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court's Dred Scott opinion.

"It's done," Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday, according to The Baltimore Sun. "They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could."

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