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  1. Community involvement gets personal for UGA students at Clarke elementary schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Some University of Georgia students are learning the meaning of community up close and personal in a special course for freshmen, while at the same time they're helping kids in an Athens school. The course, taught by UGA educational psychologists Tarek Grantham and Meg Easom Hines, has the long title of "University-Community Engagement in Minority Student Talent Development."

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  2. Community involvement gets personal for UGA students at Clarke elementary schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Some University of Georgia students are learning the meaning of community up close and personal in a special course for freshmen, while at the same time they're helping kids in an Athens school. The course, taught by UGA educational psychologists Tarek Grantham and Meg Easom Hines, has the long title of "University-Community Engagement in Minority Student Talent Development."

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  3. Former Uga Ol Andrews spends the day at Augusta NationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Athens Banner-Herald

    That was enough for the 6-2, 294 pound former Georgia center, who left from Alpharetta before 5 a.m. so he could see Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player tee off to officially start the Masters. The former Georgia center spent most of the round sitting at the par-5 hole No.

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  4. Nearly one year ago, Salem fell state-record gobblerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Catch a huge fish or kill a giant buck, and most sportsmen at least consider the notion of whether they might have set a record. That's particularly true in Georgia, where we have GON's County-by-County buck rankings and Lake and River Records for fish.

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  5. Georgia Senate passes controversial ride sharing legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The state Senate overwhelmingly passed on Thursday a slightly tweaked substitute measure to a House bill that apparently clears the way for Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing firms to keep operating in Georgia, including the Athens area. The substitute, which contained minor tweaks to the original bill by Rep. Alan Powell, a Republican from Hartwell, passed 48-2.

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  6. Alpharetta police raid nets 23 accused of gambling on NCAA tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Police apprehended 23 people after raiding a suburban Atlanta restaurant, where authorities say patrons were gambling on the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament. Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon said officers and detectives from Milton, Roswell and Johns Creek took part in the 9 p.m. Monday surprise raid on Pepperoni's Tavern on Old Milton Parkway.

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  7. Alpharetta police raid nets 23 accused of gambling on NCAA tournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Police apprehended 23 people after raiding a suburban Atlanta restaurant, where authorities say patrons were gambling on the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament. Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon said officers and detectives from Milton, Roswell and Johns Creek took part in the 9 p.m. Monday surprise raid on Pepperoni's Tavern on Old Milton Parkway.

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  8. Ga. man accused of stabbing dog more than 20 times indictedRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Fulton County prosecutors say a man accused of stabbing a friend's dog more than 20 times has been indicted on aggravated animal cruelty charges. District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones said in a statement Thursday that 27-year-old Philemon Delouise of Alpharetta faces a three count indictment in the stabbing of a 2-year-old pit bull named Roxy, who survived the attack and is receiving ongoing medical care.

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  9. Ga. man accused of stabbing dog more than 20 times indictedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Fulton County prosecutors say a man accused of stabbing a friend's dog more than 20 times has been indicted on aggravated animal cruelty charges. District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones said in a statement Thursday that 27-year-old Philemon Delouise of Alpharetta faces a three count indictment in the stabbing of a 2-year-old pit bull named Roxy, who survived the attack and is receiving ongoing medical care.

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  10. Thieves steal firearms, night vision scope during burglary of Athens homeRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    "We're on it and hopefully something will shake loose," Athens-Clarke police Lt. Mike McKeel said about the burglary on Bridgewater Way, a street inside a complex of more than 100 duplexes and homes located between the Athens Perimeter and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

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  11. Police: Whitney Houston's daughter was in traffic wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Whitney Houston's daughter was involved in a traffic accident that injured two people days before she was found face-down in a bathtub, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press. Bobbi Kristina Brown lost control of her Jeep Liberty when a tire blew out on Jan. 27, crossing into oncoming traffic and colliding with another vehicle.

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  12. Let hackers in: Experts say traps might be better than wallsRead the original story

    Feb 11, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul.

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  13. UGA, ACC making it easier for electric car drivers, but state may make it harderRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Athens-Clarke County and the University of Georgia are poised to make it easier for drivers to own electric vehicles just as the state Legislature is on course to make it harder. Athens-Clarke County will soon install eight new charging stations for electric vehicles in parking decks and other publicly accessible places.

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  14. Thousands expected to celebrate 10th anniversary of Athens Church at StegmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The confines of a church sanctuary just didn't offer the elbow room needed for such a big moment for a relatively young Athens church. More than 3,000 people are expected to gather today at the University of Georgia's Stegman Coliseum to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Athens Church.

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  15. Thousands expected to celebrate 10th anniversary of Athens Church at StegmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The confines of a church sanctuary just didn't offer the elbow room needed for such a big moment for a relatively young Athens church. More than 3,000 people are expected to gather today at the University of Georgia's Stegman Coliseum to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Athens Church.

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  16. WR Bennett tears ACL in final Georgia gameRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Senior wide receiver Michael Bennett sustained a torn ACL in his final game at Georgia in Tuesday's Belk Bowl victory. "Another torn ACL and another chance to respond to adversity.

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  17. WR Bennett tears ACL in final Georgia gameRead the original story

    Jan 1, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Senior wide receiver Michael Bennett sustained a torn ACL in his final game at Georgia in Tuesday's Belk Bowl victory. "Another torn ACL and another chance to respond to adversity.

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  18. Plans for Hindu center opposed by residents north of AtlantaRead the original story

    Dec 26, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Residents in upscale neighborhoods north of Atlanta are opposing a Hindu group's plans for a 35,000-square-foot facility. Chinmaya Mission of Alpharetta gained approval from the Forsyth County Commission to build a spiritual retreat center on Pittman Road in an unincorporated area of south Forsyth County, but the Polo Golf and Country Club Homeowners Association has asked the commission to reconsider its decision.

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  19. Where is your donation headed?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    While you know you'll never wear it, you also don't want it taking up space in a landfill. The best option might be to donate it.

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  20. Georgia under flood watch as thunderstorms move across stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Athens Banner-Herald

    More than 50 counties in south Georgia early Wednesday morning are under a tornado watch as thunderstorms continue in many parts of the state. In metro Atlanta, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for areas along Big Creek near Alpharetta, where minor flooding is expected.

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