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Confrontation and alleged threats in Clarke Co. GOP infighting


ATHENS, Ga. (WXIA) -- The video is on Youtube, uploaded by a group of Athens Clarke County Republicans -- outraged by the Republicans who ran the party's county convention.

"I felt like I had been slapped in the face, because I had never seen anything as shady as this before," said Gary Warenfelt, who says he was a delegate at the Clarke County Republican convention - a step in the process that will choose delegates to this summer's national GOP nominating convention in Tampa.

Warenfelt was part of a group supporting Ron Paul, the Libertarian-leaning GOP hopeful, whose backers even concede is unlikely to win the nomination.

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Turkey hunting season to open Saturday

(WMAZ) -- The turkey hunting season opens Saturday, March 24, a Georgia Department of Natural Resources news release says.

To go turkey hunting, you'll need a valid hunting license and big game license to legally hunt turkeys in Georgia. If you're on a Wildlife Management Area, you'll also need a WMA license. You can buy licenses online, at a retail license vendor or by phone at 1-800-366-2661.

If planning to hunt on private land, you'll need permission from the landowner first.

There is a limit to turkey hunting: only male turkeys can be hunted and the season bag limit is three turkeys per hunter.

Here are some turkey hunting safety precautions to study up on before going on the hunt:

'Star Trek' star to host UGA's Peabody Awards

ATHENS, Ga. -- Sir Patrick Stewart, a Peabody Award-winner who played Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and Professor Charles Xavier in the "X-Men" films, will host the 71st annual George Foster Peabody Awards presented by the University of Georgia, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

Winners of the Peabody Awards for original broadcast, cablecast and webcast programs presented in 2011 will be announced April 4 from UGA. The awards ceremony is May 21 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, the paper reported.

The Peabody is the oldest award in broadcasting. The award recognizes excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, producing organizations and individuals.

The awards are administered by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

AJC Peachtree Road Race registration ends Thursday

ATLANTA -- Thursday is the last day to register online for a chance to run the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Visit ajc.com/peachtree to enter the runners' lottery. Entrants will find other whether they were selected on Monday, Mar. 26.

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ATHENS | Teen accused of shooting at school bus

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 15-year-old girl is facing charges after police say she shot at a school bus as it traveled through a neighborhood in Athens.

Police say the shot, fired from outside the bus, broke one of its windows.

The driver was the only person in the bus when it happened around 2 p.m. Monday. No one was injured.

Police say the driver recognized the teen as a student who had been on his bus before, and officers arrested her at her home not far from the shooting scene, in the area of Westchester Drive and Chalfont Lane.

Police charged with girl with a terroristic act and interference with government property, both felonies, and released her to her mother. The girl's name wasn't released.

Georgia Men's Tennis Topples No. 2 Ohio State

ATHENS, Ga. -- The No. 4 Georgia men's tennis team bounced back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat second-ranked Ohio State by a 4-3 score Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The victory snapped a three-match dry spell for the Bulldogs in the series vs. the Buckeyes while improving Georgia to 14-1 on the season, including six straight wins dating back to Feb. 27.

The Buckeyes fall to 19-2 with the loss, suffering just their second loss of the season with their only previous setback of 2012 coming at the hand of No. 1 Southern California.

Georgia Football Continues With Day Two Of Spring Drills

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia football team held its second practice of the spring Wednesday afternoon, working out in shorts and helmets at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

This was the second of 14 practices before the annual G-Day spring game on Saturday, April 14 at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs practiced for two and a half hours with temperatures in the 70s.

"I thought it was a good practice," said head coach Mark Richt. "I'm looking forward to tomorrow and putting some pads on for the first time, which will be good, so these guys can actually run into each other and block somebody. They won't be able to tackle anybody to the ground until Saturday, but we'll have a little more contact tomorrow. I thought the defense made an awful lot of plays in pass skeleton today."