Class Assignments/Athens-Banner Herald
Class Assignments/Athens-Banner Herald
Although the presidential race occupies the top of Georgia's Nov. 8 ballot, there's plenty more for state voters to decide. Scrolling down, they'll see four proposed amendments to the State Constitution that could affect the balance of power or the flow of dollars, and one of them - Amendment 3 - would change how members of the Judicial Qualifications Commission are selected, an issue not on the radar for most voters.
As the first numbers roll in from the polls, the official Athens-Clarke County Democratic and Republican parties got underway in different locations. The rooms buzzed with nervous energy. And while people were hoping for opposite outcomes, their optimism was identical.
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Walking the streets of campus and downtown Athens to get the pulse of students on the upcoming election
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ATHENS - While the four remaining teams in Major League Baseball battle it out to advance to the Fall Classic this week and next, the UGA Baseball team battled in an intersquad scrimmage in their own Fall Classic to close out fall camp.
Athens - With the visiting UNC Asheville Bulldog's in town for the regular home opener. The other Bulldogs also lost their first game of the season on the road to Virginia Commonwealth last week.
While it was only an exhibition game against Fort Valley State, it served as a tune-up game in preparation for the regular season opener against Clemson. Playing an overmatched opponent, the Dawgs handled their business, winning 94-38.
Matthew Stafford his division-leading Detroit Lions have grown to be unafraid of overcoming deficits in the fourth quarter. With their seventh fourth-quarter comeback completed, the Lions now sit atop the NFC North division comfortable, for now. Stafford started the game with a seemingly mechanical 12-play, 75-yard drive that seemed quicker than Aretha Franklin's National Anthem pre-game.
Bittersweet weekend for the Sunday Dawgs as Todd Gurley flirts with getting back on track, Malcolm Mitchell makes an appearance, Matthew Stafford keeps the Lions in the playoff hunt but unfortunately A.J. Green and Leonard Floyd leave their games injured.
On the big stage of Monday Night Football, A.J. Green and Geno Atkins both got theirs while the Bengals were unable to put a W in the win column. Green caught seven of his 11 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown.
Matthew Stafford took a week off from leading the Lions to 4 th quarter comebacks last week. But this Sunday in Minnesota Stafford made it happen for the Lions again. Detroit lead the game after putting points on the board on their first drive with a field goal, which Minnesota answered with a field goal of their own in the second quarter.
For the second straight week a former Dawg traveled to London as A.J. Green kept the league's best cornerback on his heels, Leonard Floyd continues to develop as a premier pass rusher on primetime television and Matt Stafford's Lions took a gut check on the road.
Leonard Floyd got the weekend started on Thursday night when the Bears traveled to Lambeau Field. Floyd recorded his first solo sack, and later in the night also recorded his first strip sack, fumble recovery and touchdown in NFL. Floyd beat two blocks around the edge to wrap Aaron Rodgers up and knocked the ball loose in the process.
On Thursday morning, the Braves got the free agent action underway with the signing of knuckleball journeyman R.A. Dickey. The 2012 NL Cy Young winner has had an inconsistent three years in Toronto since dizzying batters with the Mets.
Sunday’s second half performance in the Dome was not the way the Falcons wanted to rebound after a tough loss last week. While last week was regarded a good loss, this week’s game was unquestionably a bad loss.