Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snowpocalpse: Day 2

Kim Daniel walks on Prince Avenue after leaving Athens Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Daniel said she was involved in a car accident along with her father Monday night. Athens continues to dig out from nearly nine inches of snow that turned area roads to ice overnight.

By this point, the main roads had become passable. After walking countless miles the day before, I was willing to risk driving around own and then hopping out of the car to grab shots.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Desegregation Anniversary

January 9th marked 50 years since the first African-American students, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, were admitted to the University of Georgia.

50 Years Later, in the middle of a horrible snow & ice storm, Charlayne Hunter-Gault spoke about those times.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Snowpocalypse: The Day After

Brad McCook shovels snow in front of the double-barrelled cannon at City Hall on Monday, January 10, 2011 in Athens, Ga.

After 5 hours of sleep, it was time to get going and go back out into the snow. We woke up to nearly NINE inches of snow and there wasn't a bad photo anywhere.

Mode of transportation? Footware.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snowpocalypse: Day 1

John Thrash cleans snow off his car as snow falls on Sunday, January 9, 2011 in Athens, Ga. A winter storm warning is in effect for the Athens area until 7pm Monday with up to six inches of snow are possible.

The weather reports of the snow starting Friday night left us with the following debate:

Me: "We're debating spending the night at the newspaper."

PJ Friend/Mentor: "We did that for a hurricane in Florida, but for snow in Georgia?"

Friday, January 14, 2011

Baller. Shot Caller.

Madison County junior point guard Molly Glaze on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Danielsville, Ga.

Two more after the jump

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Horiffic Crash, Minor Injuries

Emergency workers carry 21-year-old Sabrina Williamson up an embankment after she crashed on the outer loop of the Athens Perimeter near Commerce Road on Thursday, January 6, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Sabrina Williamson, 21, was traveling west on the Perimeter, between North Avenue and Commerce Road, just before 12:30 p.m. when her car drove off the north shoulder and down an embankment, Athens-Clarke police said.

I had just started editing an assignment after getting into work when a call came over the radio about an accident with the car down an embankment and possibly into a retention pond. Another case of sprinting out of the office at full speed.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Night Clerks

Brij Shah writes down lottery information as part of closing at Sam's Food Mart on Atlanta Highway on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Shah worked at a convenience store on the south side of Chicago while going through college.

Recently we had a murder of a convenience store clerk so we decided to spend an evening with a local clerk to see what they do.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year Travels

I got an iPod Touch for Christmas and true to form, i made some photos with it while traveling.

Monday, January 10, 2011

From Last Year: Barn Fire

Doyle Johnson embraces his wife Chelsea as Athens-Clarke firefighters work to extinguish a barn in the 4000 block of Barnett Shoals Road on December 15, 2010 in Athens, Ga. No people or animals were hurt in the fire but antique furniture stored in the barn was lost.

I was listening to the scanner when I heard a call about a barn being on fire. I looked out the window and saw from 5 miles away that it was fully involved.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

From Last Year: Naughty or Nice?

Brandon Barnes, dressed as Santa, checks on Demarco Flemming after he was put in time-out during a holiday party at the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, December 16, 2010 in Athens, Ga.

I found this feature at a Boys and Girls Club Christmas Party. Several kids were placed in "time out" and the man dressed as Santa came over to check on one of them.

Friday, January 7, 2011

From Last Year: Eclipse!

One of the last things i shot for the paper last year was the only lunar eclipse that would happen on the Winter Solstice in my lifetime. Naturally the clouds would prove troublesome.