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Alabama’s Mel Tucker named UGA Defensive Coordinator

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Mel Tucker, assistant head coach and defensive backs coach at the University of Alabama and former NFL defensive coordinator, has been named defensive coordinator at the University of Georgia according to an announcement Tuesday by UGA head coach Kirby Smart. Tucker joined the Crimson Tide staff in January, 2015, after …

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Corps of Engineers Keep a Close Eye on Area Lakes

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The Corps of Engineers is keeping a close eye on Lake Lanier and other area lakes like Lake Hartwell and Thurmond, as more rain is in the forecast: no releases of water yet, but the Corps says that could happen later this week. Lanier is already above full pool and …

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Flood Watch for Elbert County Extended through Friday

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The flood watch issued for Elberton and northeast Georgia has now been extended through Friday evening. Flood waters threaten to break a dam in Oconee County Georgia. Residents of the Briar Lake subdivision off Highway 316 in Oconee County are being urged to leave their homes or risk being stuck …

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Reward offered for information on Stolen Vehicles in Royston

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Tri-County Chevrolet in Royston is offering a $10,000 reward for the return of two stolen vehicles. Royston Police along with Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to locate a 1956 Black and Chrome Chevy Belair and a 2015 Orange Dodge Challenger with a black racing stripe. …

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UGA Athletics: Academic issues

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A report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution outlines academic issues in the Georgia Bulldog football program: the AJC says six years ago, UGA had the second highest academic progress rate in the Southeastern Conference. Today the Dogs are ninth among the 14 schools in the SEC. The Bulldogs have the conference’s …

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More Rain in the forecast Tuesday

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After lifting a flood watch for parts of northeast Georgia including Athens-Clarke County briefly during the weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a new flood watch for this part of the state — a watch that is not set to expire until Thursday morning — as the forecast calls …

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