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An itinerant preacher was arrested outside the Tate Student Center Tuesday and charged with elbowing a student in the face during a confrontation in front of about 200 onlookers.
The preacher, Ross M. Jackson, 33, "hit the student during a tense confrontation in which he and the student stood eye-to-eye, separated by a space of about one inch," the Athens Banner-Herald reported.
The student, Keaton Law, told the Red & Black that he was upset that Jackson was calling students "sinners" and "whores."
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They wouldn't mention him by name, but at least two Republican elected officials representing Athens are urging GOP voters to continue supporting Donald Trump in spite of the video that surfaced Friday of Trump describing sexually assaulting women and attempting to commit adultery.
"None of us anywhere will defend the comments that were made," U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R-Loganville) said in a brief speech at an Athens GOP meeting Monday night. "I will tell you this, if you are struggling with who to vote for, just remember the platforms the parties are running on."
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Chris Conley, Flagpole’s all-time favorite Bulldog, wants you to know that “grab them by the pussy” isn’t locker-room talk.
The former UGA receiver, who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, shot off a few tweets lasrt night aimed at those who’ve been dismissing Donald Trump’s controversial comments made on the “Access Hollywood” set in 2005.
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On Friday, Sept. 2, the Georgia Theatre opened its doors for what can only be described as a truly visceral experience: the second annual Vape Olympics, hosted by downtown Athens’Vape Dynamiks. With lots of mystery and lore surrounding the event (What is it? What goes on there? Why?), I decided to take another peek into the world of the vape.
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Over the past week, swarms of people have taken to the streets with smartphones in hand, walking (or running) around and loitering in certain (often unusual) locations. Although walking while looking down at one’s phones is already a common activity, this is something different entirely. This is Pokémon Go, a new, location-based augmented reality mobile app developed by Niantic—the minds behind another location-based game called Ingress—and the Pokémon Company.
As we say in the journalism business, “two is a trend,” and so it’s officially a trend that UGA bros are getting hella faded and running around in public without any clothes on.
Actually, “turnt” might be the better word to describe the 22-year-old UGA senior who jumped into the back of a garbage truck downtown while naked on May 29. (IDK, somebody look it up on Urban Dictionary for me; I’m old and don’t know how to use the Google.)
It took four police officers to drag Benjamin Abele out of the truck because he “violently fought them off, and… it was difficult to get a hold of him because he was extremely slick from being coated with a foul-smelling liquid,” according to the Athens Banner-Herald. He was shot with a Taser twice with no effect.
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Guns are still illegal at the University of Georgia, but Tasers are A-OK!
House Bill 792—sometimes referred to as “campus carry lite”—is among a number of new laws that took effect July 1. The law allows people 18 and older to carry electroshock weapons such as Tasers and stun guns on college campuses and use them—but only for self-defense.
A proposed "campus carry" law that would allow permit holders to carry concealed weapons on public college and university campuses has drawn widespread opposition not only from administrators, but UGA faculty and staff as well.
But there is now hope that the law may at least be watered down. Gov. Nathan Deal, who had previously indicated that he would sign House Bill 859—which passed the Senate on Friday, landing on his desk—is now backing away. He called on legislators this afternoon to address concerns about the bill and hinted he could veto it otherwise.
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