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Well known Athens personality Ort is spending the night in the Clarke County Jail after receiving a series of tickets in recent month over his messy yard.
Ort (born William Orten Carlton) was booked into jail at 10:22 p.m. on a probation violation charge. He's being held without bond.
A warrant was signed out for Ort's arrest after he allegedly received additional quality-of-life citations regarding his property, according to his attorney, Bill Overend. The charge "ultimately amounts to not keeping his yard clean," Overend said in a Facebook post.
U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (R-Loganville) is a fundamentalist Christian who is staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage. So it’s really no surprise that he’s standing by Kim Davis, the Kentucky court clerk who was held in contempt of court and jailed last week for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in violation of a recent Supreme Court ruling striking down same-sex marriage bans nationwide.
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Like all downtown Athens watering holes, the popular bar and music venue Little Kings Shuffle Club has seen its share of unruly patrons over the years: The infamous patio pooper comes to mind, as does a recent incident in which a man attempted to steal money from a tip jar, was thrown out and responded by breaking one of the club's windows.
After a series of similarly unfortunate events last weekend—the first following the start of UGA's fall semester—the bar at the corner of Hancock Avenue and Hull Street will only admit customers who are aged 25 or older on Fridays and Saturdays. The change is effective immediately.
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A former Athens-Clarke County police officer hit a University of Georgia college student in the head with a baton, then struck him again while he was already on the ground, according to body-camera footage obtained by 11 Alive news.
An Athens-Banner Herald Twitter account—at least briefly—was offering Confederate flags for sale.
@ABHMarketplace, which appears to be an advertising account, tweeted out an offer on Sunday for 3-feet-by-5-feet Confederate flags with free shipping.
Doug Collins is a conservative Republican from Gainesville who represents part of Athens in Congress. He issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Photo Credit: Photo by @wycam1 via Twitter.
Unfortunately, Flagpole does not have the resources to send a writer to sit in a courtroom for eight hours a day for two months, but oh my God, as tragic and reprehensible as Jamie Hood's crime spree was, this story is amazing.
Athens' Hugh Acheson is more than the proprietor of four successful restaurants (including Five & Ten), a Bravo star, cookbook author and owner of the world’s second-most-famous unibrow behind Anthony Davis. He’s a style icon in the restaurant world!
“As he’s spent more time outside the kitchen in the past few years as a judge on ‘Top Chef,’ he has become one of the food world’s most stylish figures,” writes Jacob Gallagher in the Wall Street Journal, “favoring suits from Sid Mashburn and Gucci, and always squeezing in a bit of shopping when traveling.”
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State Rep. Earl Erhart (R-Powder Springs) wants to hold hearings on how colleges and universities handle sexual assaults—but not for the reason you might think.
Erhart—chairman of the House subcommittee that handles higher education funding—is not worried about sexual assault survivors seeking justice, but about the rights of the accused.
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