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Athens judge orders new election in NE Ga House race

Athens judge orders new election in NE Ga House race

There will be a do-over election in House District 28: a judge has ordered a new primary between State Rep Dan Gasaway and former Banks County School Superintendent Chris Erwin. Erwin defeated Gasaway in the May 22 Republican primary by a 67-vote margin, but Judge David Sweat agreed with Gasaway’s claims that some voters in the district that includes parts of Banks, Stephens, and Habersham counties were given the wrong ballots.  “It is the Court’s view that the results of the primary election must be set aside and a new election held,” Judge Sweat said in announcing his ruling. “The Court’s view is that it’s going to be necessary to conduct a new election.” Another hearing will be held today to figure out when and how to hold the new election.

Mayor, Commission talk taxes with Classic Center Authority

Mayor, Commission talk taxes with Classic Center Authority

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners sit down with members of the Classic Center Authority this afternoon: they’ll get a presentation on proposals for a 2020 sales tax referendum and what the Classic Center would do with revenues that would be generated by a new penny-on-the-dollar tax.  The meeting is set for 5:30 at the Classic Center. 

Georgia football 2019 schedule announced

Georgia football 2019 schedule announced

Around the Dawg House will bring you daily updates from what people and publications are saying about Georgia, from inside and outside of Athens.  Georgia football’s 2019 schedule announced Go ahead and clear your fall Saturdays for 2019, as Georgia’s 2019 football schedule has been announced. The season begins on Aug. 31 when Georgia opens the season against Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. In week 2, Georgia hosts Murray State for the first home game. On Sept. 14 Georgia welcomes Arkansas State to Sanford Stadium, before hosting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sept. 21. There are two bye weeks, as Georgia gets one after Sept. 28 and the other is before theGeorgia-Florida game,  Oct.  26 (so go ahead and start planning this weddings). The Florida game is set for Nov. 22, and will once again be played in Jacksonville. Aug. 31 at Vanderbilt Sept. 7 MURRAY STATE Sept. 14 ARKANSAS STATE Sept. 21 NOTRE DAME Sept. 28 Open Date Oct. 5 at Tennessee Oct. 12 SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 19 KENTUCKY Oct. 26 Open Date Nov. 2 vs. Florida (Jacksonville) Nov. 9 MISSOURI Nov. 16 at Auburn Nov. 23 TEXAS A&M Nov. 30 at Georgia Tech The Bulldogs draw Texas A&M and Auburn from the SEC West. Georgia visits on Auburn on Nov. 16. Georgia will host Texas A&M on Nov. 23, which marks the first time that Texas A&M will play Georgia as a member of the SEC. The other SEC home games include South Carolina, Kentucky and Missouri. The other two road games are Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Georgia wraps up the season on Nov. 30 when it visits Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Should Georgia win the SEC East, the Bulldogs will play in the SEC Championship game on the following Saturday, which is Dec. 7. How Georgia players did in the NFL Week 2 is now in the books in the NFL, and once again a number of former Bulldogs had standout performances. Two UGA greats had three touchdown games, as AJ Green of the Cincinnati Bengals caught three touchdown passes in a 34-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens. He finished the game with five catches for 69 yards. Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams also had three touchdowns, as his all came on the ground. He finished the game with 19 carries for 42 yards. As for the top defensive player of the week, Shawn Williams of the Bengals forced two second half turnovers, as he intercepted Joe Flacco and later forced a fumble that ended up sealing the game for the Bengals. Here’s a look at how some other notable Bulldogs did over the weekend Geno Atkins, Defensive tackle, Cincinnati Bengals: Five tackles, including two sacks, and four quarterback hurries for the Bengals. Chris Conley, Wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs: Two catches for 17 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown for the Chiefs in their win over the Steelers Matthew Stafford, Quarterback, Detroit Lions: 34-of-53 for 347 yards and three touchdowns in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers Nick Chubb, Running back, Cleveland Browns: Two carries for 14 yards for the Browns. Sony Michel, Running back, New England Patriots: 10 carries for 34 yards and one catch for seven yards Leonard Floyd, Outside linebacker, Chicago Bears: Three tackles, one pass defense and fumble recovery in Chicago’s 24-17 win over Seattle. Roquan Smith, Inside linebacker, Chicago Bears: Made his first career start and led the team in tackles with seven, including a pass defense. Jordan Jenkins, Outside linebacker, New York Jets: Jenkins had a 12-yard sack for the Jets, and added a forced fumble that he also recovered. Lorenzo Carter, Outside linebacker, New York Giants: Carter recorded three tackles and a quarterback hit in Sunday night’s loss to the Cowboys. In total, 35 former Bulldogs were on an NFL roster for week 2. Make sure to come out to Marlow Tavern’s on Thursday Want to talk some Georgia football with the DawgNation experts ahead of Georgia’s big game against Missouri? Well DawgNation has you covered. On Thursday, DawgNation’s Brandon Adams and Mike Griffith will be at the Marlow’s in Brookhaven (3575 Durden Dr NE #301, Atlanta, GA 30319) to take your questions and talk about Georgia football. Also, if you entered the Marlow’s Tavern DawgNation Invasion to LSU contest, the winner will be announced LIVE! If you haven’t entered, visit  DawgNation.com by the 20th and click on DawgNation Invasion in the menu to enter. The Georgia-LSU game figures to be one of the games of the college football season so this is definitely something you’ll want to get in on. Wear your Red & Black and get a FREE appetizer with your entree purchase. The festivities start at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. so come on by, have a bite to eat and talk some Georgia football with us. You’ll be able to talk about all sorts of things, whether it be Jake Fromm, Justin Fields or Kirby Smart. These events are always a great time and this one will be as well. Best stories from around DawgNation Georgia football podcast: Steve Spurrier forced to admit Kirby Smart building something ‘pretty formidable’ Cover 4 on UGA football: Who is the fastest player on the team right now? Missouri QB Drew Lock motivated to face No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs Georgia’s secondary will be tested by Drew Lock and Kirby Smart will have them ready WATCH: Georgia football leader Jonathan Ledbetter explains Bulldogs’ brief on-field skirmish WATCH: Georgia football coach Kirby Smart on sack shortage: ‘We’re not keeping secrets’ By either name, WR Jeremiah ‘J.J.’ Holloman is playing well for Georgia Bulldogs Georgia-Tennessee: Game Time, TV Channel announced for week 5 game The post Georgia football 2019 schedule announced appeared first on DawgNation.

GOP sets Friday deadline in standoff over Kavanaugh accuser

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday publicly pressed a California woman to agree to testify about her allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as Democrats and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford insisted instead on an FBI investigation of her claims, arguing a hearing set for Monday was not a satisfactory review.

“The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth,” said Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, in a written statement.

Meanwhile, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) gave Ford an ultimatum – submit her testimony and background documents by 10 am on Friday [More]