Local & State News
ATHENS - James A. Joseph, who has served as the only u.s. ambassador to South Africa, spoke at the UGA chapel Thursday night. Joseph lectured on the leadership of Nelson Mandela, who he worked with, talked about the importance of moral intelligence in leaders.
ATHENS - Athens-Clarke County Police Officer Robbie Cochran helped save a women in a westside apartment from killing herself. Cochran was called onto the scene Wednesday night because he is known for communicating well with people who are upset.
ATHENS - The FAA will not be removing air traffic controllers from the Athens Ben Epps Airport like they had previously planned. Back in March, sequestration was on course to close 149 towers that were targets because they handled less than 1% of US air passengers.
GEORGIA - The state has mandated that by 2015, every police agency must be using the Intoxilyzer 9000 as opposed to the 5000 model that's currently in use. These are the larger machines located at the police station, rather than the smaller equipment that officers have in their cars.