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University of Georgia

Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Hamilton Holmes were the first African-American students to attend UGA in 1961. The UGA Holmes-Hunter lecture series is named after the two, and this year, Hunter-Gault will be the keynote speaker.

 

Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist who graduated from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. After that, she went on to work for media outlets like NPR, CNN, PBS, The New York Times and The New Yorker.

 

The Foundry is hosting the third annual Athens in Harmony concert this Sunday, January 14th.

 

The lineup includes a unique collaboration of the city’s gospel, soul, reggae, blues singers, Hip-Hop artists, and rock musicians.

 

The Athens in Harmony concert is aimed at showing the community’s concern for the rights and safety of blacks and other minorities as well as the safety of the police force.

 

The crime numbers for 2017 are in for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, and they are some of the lowest the department has seen since unification.

 

The total number of arrest was down from over 4100 in 2016 to just over 3500 in 2017. Part 1 crimes, which include murder, robbery, aggravated assault, and larceny are down.

 

Public Information Officer Epifanio Rodriguez says the number burglaries was down significantly in 2017.

ACC Government

As a part of the Access to Justice initiative, Superior Court Judge Regina Quick is holding a second legal pop-up clinic this Saturday. The initiative is a partnership between the Superior Court Judges of the Western Circuit, UGA Law School and the Western Circuit Bar Association. 

The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 13th at the First A.M.E. Church on North Hull Street. 

Georgia.gov

Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday he's ready to call a special session of the state legislature if necessary to lure Amazon to Georgia.
Deal discussed Georgia's bid for the e-commerce giant's coveted second headquarters during the annual Eggs & Issues breakfast of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He urged lawmakers not to waste time with proposals aimed at "trying to guess what Amazon is going to do" during their 40-day session that began this week.

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