Stories by Jim Thompson

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

60 years ago Athens saw UFO mystery

ATHENS, Ga. -- There were 15 or 20 of them in the skies above Athens that night, flying somewhere below 6,000 feet in a 'V' formation.
By Jim Thompson

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Rep. Broun says unaware of ethics slip

ATHENS, Ga. -- Rep. Paul Broun told an ethics review panel he didn't see the paperwork for a "strategic communications" firm that eventually received nearly $44,000 from his office.
By Jim Thompson

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

'Party School' ranking drops UGA to 15th

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia continues to drop in The Princeton Review's annual ranking of the nation's top party schools, falling to 15th place.
By Jim Thompson

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Broun pushing medical pot bill

Congressman Paul Broun is cosponsoring a bill that would legalize on a national basis the use of a marijuana-derived oil and other therapeutic hemp products for medical treatments.
By Jim Thompson

Friday, June 13, 2014

Herschel Walker speaks on mental health

The Heisman Trophy winner and former NCAA record holder, has worked to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and to lobby for more readily available treatment options.
By Jim Thompson

Friday, March 14, 2014

Athens removes top of Confederate monument

ATHENS, Ga. -- The top half of the Civil War monument that has stood in the traffic island at East Broad Street and College Avenue for the past half-century was removed Thursday.
By Jim Thompson

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Darwin popular, in theory

ATHENS, Ga. -- Charles Darwin, the 19th-century naturalist who laid the foundations for evolutionary theory, received more than 4,000 write-in votes in Athens-Clarke County in balloting for the ...
By Jim Thompson

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Broun faces unusual re-election

Congressman Paul Broun is facing a re-election challenge from both an Augusta write-in candidate and a dead guy.
By Jim Thompson

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012

UGA top 5 'party school'

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia continues to drop in the "party school" rankings issued annually by Princeton Review, placing fifth in the 2012 listing set to be issued.
By Jim Thompson

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fire guts historic Ga. church

WINDER, Ga. - Lightning from a Thursday night thunderstorm possibly sparked the blaze that destroyed a historic 1904 church building.
By Jim Thompson
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Paine debt continues climb

As Paine College continues an aggressive fundraising campaign to turn around years of decline, the school’s most recent financial audit shows climbing debt and more revenue loss over the last ...
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