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Blog Topic: Drunken Mayhem

  • In the Loop: Turnout Light for Watkinsville Alcohol Referendum

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    Photo Credit: Lee Becker

    Only 63 of Watkinsville’s 2,117 eligible voters participated in the three weeks of early voting leading up to todays ’s election on whether Sunday sales of alcohol should be allowed at the city’s restaurants and convenience stores.

    The turnout of less than 3 percent of the city’s voters suggests that only a small number of the city’s voters will decide the issue.

    In the Mar. 17, 2015 special election in the city on liquor by the drink, only 265 voters cast a ballot, representing just a little more than 15 percent of the 1,759 registered voters. Positive votes were cast by 216 of those voters.

    Voting on Sunday sales will take place from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. today at the city’s two precincts, City Hall and Annex.

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  • In the Loop: Drunk White People Downtown Love Them Some Donald Trump

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    Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

    Georgia-based sketch comedy duo Home Brewed humor took to the streets of downtown Athens last weekend to interview drunk Auburn and Georgia fans about Donald Trump's win.

    The results were predictable but will nonetheless make you despair for your city, your school and (possibly) your race. Warning: Language is NSFW.

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  • Culture Briefs: Georgia Fan Gets a Little Too Turnt After Win

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    Photo Credit: Jeff Moore via Twitter

    Like all of us, Athens resident Michael DiNardo was pretty psyched about Jacob Eason's touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie that beat Missouri Saturday night.

    Some might say he took it a bit too far.

    DiNardo's roommate, Jeff Moore, posted a video to Twitter of DiNardo celebrating the epic play—a celebration that included putting his head through a pane of glass. The video went viral as an example of just how boneheaded Georgia fans can be.

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  • In the Loop: Ride-Share Service Lyft Comes to Athens

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    Drunk Athens residents have another transportation alternative with ride-sharing service Lyft now operating here.

    New passengers can use the code “LYFTINTAC” after a long night of binge drinking downtown to receive $5 their first ride anywhere within the Athens area, which spans from Ben Epps Airport south to Watkinsville and west to Atlanta.

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  • In the Loop: UGA Officials Dodge Questions About Spring Break Sexual Assaults

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    UGA students who head for the beach this weekend may be at risk of being sexually assaulted—but no one keeps numbers on how often such assaults occur, and university officials are reluctant to discuss it.

    "For a sexual predator, [spring break] would be the perfect place to find people who have lower inhibitions… A perfect storm,” said Sally Sheppard, director of The Cottage, a sexual assault and childrens advocacy center in Athens.

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  • Grub Notes: Wing Zone Is Open Downtown

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    Someone was just telling me that Athens needed a dedicated wings place, so, boom. Here you go. Wing Zone is open in the former Yoforia on the ground floor (Clayton Street side) of the West Washington Street parking deck/mixed-use development.

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  • In the Loop: Drunken Mayhem on the Georgia-Georgia Southern Weekend

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    Photo Credit: Lee Gatlin

    After every UGA home football game, Flagpole checks the police blotter to find the weekend’s strangest drunken antics. All information is taken from Athens-Clarke County police reports.

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  • In the Loop: Drunken Mayhem on the Georgia-Kentucky Weekend

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    Photo Credit: Lee Gatlin

    After every UGA home football game, Flagpole checks the police blotter to find the weekend’s strangest drunken antics. All information is taken from Athens-Clarke County police reports.

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  • In the Loop: Drunken Mayhem on the Georgia-Missouri Game Weekend

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    Photo Credit: Lee Gatlin

    • Friday at 2:57a.m., an officer responded to the Cookout on Waddell Street after the manager called in reference to a driver who had fallen asleep in the drive-through for 30 minutes. 

    The truck left before officers arrived and was found on Dearing Extension with the engine running, in gear and lights on. 

    The driver, a 19-year-old Athens man, told officers he had been drinking and was under the impression that he was in the parking lot of a sorority.

    He was arrested and charged with DUI.

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  • In the Loop: Drunken Mayhem on the Georgia-Alabama Weekend

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    Photo Credit: Lee Gatlin

    After UGA home football games, Flagpole reporter and photographer Joshua L. Jones will be checking the police blotter to find the weekend’s strangest drunken antics. All information is taken from Athens-Clarke County police reports.

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