Area briefs include Clarke Central graduation, Bulldog memorabilia tour

Clark Central High School


Graduating seniors at Cedar Shoals and Classic City high schools had their commencement exercises Thursday in Athens. Today is Clarke Central’s turn. The Clarke Central High School Class of ‘23 graduates in ceremonies that start at 8:30 this morning in the school’s football stadium, moved there as UGA continues to make repairs to the ceiling at Stegeman Coliseum.

Today marks the midpoint of Maymester classes at the University of Georgia. This is also the last day for UGA students to withdraw from those May session classes.

Bulldog sports memorabilia from the University of Georgia’s Hargrett Special Collection Library begins a swing around the state today, with a 10 til 3 display at the Monroe-Walton Library in Monroe. Other stops on the tour that continues through July include Tucker, Eatonton, and Canton; also Albany, Bainbridge, and Young Harris.

The Georgia DOT held a Thursday evening forum in Bogart to talk about plans for upgrades to Highway 316. Three projects with a projected price tag well north of $300 million will include work on 316 in Barrow and Oconee counties. One job will remake the highway’s intersection with Jimmy Daniel Road in Oconee County; others will reconfigure at Dials Mill Road, also in Oconee County, and Bethlehem Road in Barrow County. Work is expected to begin next year.

The man who drowned earlier this week while fishing in a river in Lumpkin County has been identified as a former police officer from Gwinnett County: Andrew Cofield was 28 years old, from Duluth. Cofield’s body was pulled out of the Chestatee River near Dahlonega.

A man from Dalton is arrested and charged with dropping drugs over the wall at Lee Arrendale  State Prison. Devonte Jenkins is 26 years old. Still at-large is 28 year-old Leticia Perry. The Stephens County woman who was allegedly also involved in trying to smuggle drugs into the prison in Alto.

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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