Area briefs: water conference at UGA, farmers market in Watkinsville

Today is day two of the two-day Georgia Water Resources Conference, taking place at the University of Georgia’s Georgia Center. UGA says leaders in water research and water equity will take part in the conference that is set to wrap up this afternoon.

Today is the last day of class for students in schools in Clarke and Oconee counties—students and teachers in Athens and Watkinsville are out next week for a week of spring break.

The Oconee County Farmers Market opens its newest season tomorrow, this year in a new location at Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville. Market hours are 9 til 1 Saturdays through the spring and summer.

A Franklin County grand jury hands up indictments in the case of a woman accused of stealing from salons in Lavonia. Alecia Moss was arrested back in January. Lavonia Police say she’s also facing drug charges.

A grand jury in Franklin County has indicted Melinda Umholtz, who is accused of bringing a gun onto the campus of Franklin County Middle School. Umholtz was arrested on January 24 after what was described as a physical altercation with another parent during a middle school sports meeting.

There is a new State Court Judge in Hall County: Kelley Robertson was sworn in Thursday in Gainesville. Robertson is an alumnus of the Law School at the University of Georgia.

Miguel Gomez gets a one-year prison sentence in Gainesville, his punishment for threatening a man and his stepdaughter in what was described as a home invasion in Hall County.

Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield announces a shuffling in the principals ranks: Jeri Hutchens is retiring as principal at Martin Elementary School; Ashley Treiger, principal at Sardis Elementary, is taking a job at another school.

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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