Leadership Changes at Athens for Everyone

9 hours ago

The nonprofit Athens for Everyone is announcing some big changes in its leadership. Eleanor Davis and Adam Lassila are taking roles as Member Coordinator and Organization Coordinator, respectively. Founding President Tim Denson is stepping down as Organization Coordinator and Briana Bivens is leaving her role as Member Coordinator.  

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Athens residents have an alternative option to throwing away their leftover glasses from yesterday’s solar eclipse. That's because the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department is collecting leftover solar eclipse glasses and sending them to the international organization, Astronomers without Borders.

ACCPD Investigating Old Lake Road Shooting

10 hours ago

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating a shooting off Old Lake Drive. According to a news release from Public Information officer Epifanio Rodriquez, officers were called to the scene of a person shot on Old Lake Road. When they arrived, they heard someone yelling for help. Officers found the victim nearby with gunshot wounds to his leg and abdomen, and a large cut on the back of his head.

ACCPD Investigating Drive-by Shooting Incident

13 hours ago

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating an early morning drive-by shooting. According to a release from the department, police were called to the scene at East Carver Drive shortly before 4 o’ clock this morning after reports of multiple shots being fired at a residence. When officers arrived, they found a car in the driveway which had several bullet holes. The front door of the home also had several bullet holes.

Georgia Judge Wins $90K Discrimination Settlement

14 hours ago

A white judge who lost her job has won a $90,000 settlement from a Georgia county after alleging the chief judge, who is black, discriminated against her because of race.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports former DeKalb County Magistrate Judge Tracy Dorfman accused Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl Anderson of firing her last year so that Anderson could appoint more black judges to the court.
Dorfman alleged instead of retaining her, Anderson replaced her with two black judges who had less experience.