Tiki Torch Manufacturer President 'Appalled' at Protesters

Aug 15, 2017
Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP

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."



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

Aug 15, 2017
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.

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is inviting the community to a gathering in the wake of Charlottesville. “A Response from Athens, Ga.  A Community Conversation and Public Reading.” The event will be held inside the ACC Library auditorium on Baxter Street. It is being presented by Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement. ​ ​The conversation will be led by AADM founders Mokah and Knowa Johnson.

Milton Leathers will conduct a public reading. Leathers is the grandson of Andrew Cobb Erwin, former mayor of Athens from 1918-1921. ​ ​