Category Archives: City of Athens

Mariah Parker, Progressive Slate Elected in Athens, Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — Mariah Parker, a 26 year-old University of Georgia doctoral student and rapper, was sworn in as an Athens-Clarke County Commissioner from District 2 on June 05, 2018.   Parker’s race was a Special Election to replace former Commissioner Harry Sims, who resigned his seat to run for Mayor.        Parker ran on a platform of economic […]

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Fukushima Still Spreading Radioactive Materials, Five Years Later

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(APN) ATHENS — Nuclear Watch South (NWS) hosted a Fukushima Five Years Later presentation in Athens, Georgia, on March 12, 2016, at the Athens-Clarke County Library.   The event roughly coincided with the five year anniversary of March 11, 2011, when a 9.0 earthquake struck off shore causing a powerful tsunami to hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan. […]

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UGA Finds Student Protester, Adam Veale, Not Guilty

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(APN) ATLANTA — A University of Georgia (UGA) student, Adam Veale, was found not guilty by the school’s Student Judiciary, part of its Office of Student Conduct, for his non-violent civil disobedience and arrest at the State Capitol while advocating for Medicaid Expansion with Moral Monday on March 02, 2015.   Veale was offered a deal to avoid […]

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