Local briefs include Study Abroad Fair at UGA, Mall talk in Bogart

The University of Georgia’s Spring Study Away Fair takes place today, underway at 11 and lasting til 4 at the Tate Student Center. It’s an opportunity for UGA students to learn about opportunities for study abroad programs offered by the University.

There is more talk about plans to redevelop the Atlanta Highway property that is home to the Georgia Square Mall: a meeting of the Mall Area Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee is set for 3 o’clock at the Athens-Clarke County Extension Office on Cleveland Road in Bogart.

Talk about the recently reconfigured Prince Avenue corridor is on tap for today, with a 3 o’clock session of the Prince Avenue Corridor Improvements User Group. The committee is looking at sales tax funded enhancements for the busy thoroughfare in Athens.

With January rainfall totals running above average and more rain in today’s forecast, there is a meeting of the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority: the Authority convenes today in Athens, 9:30 this morning in Authority offices on Research Drive.

An Athens man who owns a café in Monroe is one of eleven people indicted by a federal grand jury: 36 year-old Joshua Gentrup and the others are facing tax evasion charges after allegedly running an illegal sports gambling ring.

A Barrow County man is serving an eight-year prison sentence, punished after pleading guilty to child sex charges: Sean May is 41 years old, from Winder. He was arrested in May of last year.

The pilot and the passenger were not injured when a small plane made an emergency landing in Gwinnett County: the plane came down on I-985 Tuesday afternoon, leading to big traffic jam on the interstate in Gwinnett before the plane was towed away.

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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