Area briefs: Athens activist organizes recall effort, Oconee Co hosts GOP convention

James Lee is organizing a recall effort aimed at removing from office Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz, Clarke County Sheriff John Q. Williams, and Clarke and Oconee County District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez. He’ll be collecting signatures for recall petitions Saturday at the Oconee County Library in Wire Park in Watkinsville. Lee will also be at the library on Baxter Street in Athens Sunday afternoon.

There is an afternoon meeting of the University of Georgia’s University Curriculum committee: it’s a 3:30 session in UGA’s Brooks Hall.

There is music this evening Athens. The Danish String Quartet is in concert, 7:30 tonight at the University of Georgia’s Hodgson Hall.

A special called meeting of the Oconee County Industrial Development is set for this morning, starting at 9 at the Oconee County Administrative Building.

10th District Congressman Mike Collins speaks to 10th District Republicans tomorrow in Watkinsville: he’s speaking at the District Convention that gets underway at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at the Oconee County Civic Center.

There’s a Saturday festival in Franklin County: Lavonia’s Spring Festival kicks off at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning.

Police in Toccoa are reminding people to lock their car doors: they say there has been a rash of automobile break-ins in Toccoa in recent weeks.

A Gainesville man who was arrested in March on child porn charges is now accused of child molestation. 38 year-old Ryan Kinev is being held without bond in the Hall County jail. The GBI is in on the ongoing investigation.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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