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A former Athens judge is being honored Friday morning. Athens-Clarke County State Court Judges Ethelyn Simpson and Charles Auslander will host a portrait unveiling ceremony in honor of former State Court Chief Judge N. Kent Lawrence at 11:00 o’ clock. The portrait was commissioned by the Western Circuit Bar Association and painted by Suzanne Royal. It will hang in the State Court Courtroom in the ACC Courthouse.

Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation

The last heritage walk of the season is this weekend. Fred Smith will lead those taking part in the tour of the West Hancock National Register District. Athens Heritage Walks are sponsored by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. The series of guided walking tours highlight the Classic City’s history and historic architecture. Tour guides are local volunteers. The walk is Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are 12 dollars for ACHF members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information, visit  achfonline.org/heritagewalks/.

ACCPD Dispatcher Fired after DUI Arrest

Nov 16, 2017

A dispatcher with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department has been terminated. According to a media release, police arrived on the scene of a multi-vehicle accident. The investigation found the driver of the at-fault vehicle, Laura Ricketts ran a traffic signal, striking one vehicle, and continued striking another vehicle.


The UGA Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library is hosting a panel on the investigation into JFK’s assassination. 


The Warren Commission was put together by President Lyndon B. Johnson to determine what exactly happened when JFK was killed in November 1963.  Senator Richard B. Russell (Democrat --Georgia), who the library is named after, served on the Commission.


So in honor of National Fast Food Day, I decided to venture out and indulge in one of my favorite guilty pleasures, an old fashioned milk shake. In doing so, I discovered a local connection to one of my favorite milk shake options!