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UGA student found dead in dorm room ID'd

UGA student found dead in dorm room ID'd

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia Police said they found the body of a 21-year-old student in a locked dorm room Tuesday evening.

Wednesday morning, they identified the student as David Peacock Braun of Marietta. He was a third-year computer science major at UGA.

Police said that at 7:26 p.m. Tuesday, they received a call from university housing officials, indicating that students were concerned about a suitemate in Vandiver Hall.

Officers went to the room, and after not getting a response when knocking, used a key to gain entry. They found Braun dead inside the room.

Braun's body was taken by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death. UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said the body showed no obvious signs of foul play.


Bulldogs Fall to Florida on the Road, 72-50

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-The Georgia men's basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season Tuesday night, losing to No. 7 Florida, 72-50. The Bulldogs fall to 8-7 on the season and 2-1 in conference play.

Georgia was paced offensively by freshman Juwan Parker who scored a career-high 13 points. Junior Marcus Thornton, who also contributed 11 points, led Georgia on the boards with seven rebounds.

"Give Florida credit, they whooped us," said head coach Mark Fox. "The game was really decided in the first half with our lack of poise offensively. We had 12 turnovers and two handfuls of bad shots at the back of the press and that lack of composure really allowed Florida to build their lead. "

Georgia kept the Gators (14-2, 3-0) within arms reach until the home team went on a 26-5 run during a ten-minute stretch in the first half to take a commanding 36-16 lead into the halftime break. The Gators scored 16 points off of 12 first-half Georgia turnovers.

Police looking for missing 15-year-old boy in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County Police said Monday evening that they were looking for a missing 15-year-old boy.

Police said the missing teen's name is Marques Dunn. He's described as a black male, 5-feet-11, and about 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was reported missing from the Oak Hill Drive area of Athens.

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Investigators said he was last seen wearing a red jacket with a hood, a white shirt and jeans.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Athens-Clarke County Police or to call 911.

Grantham Leaving Georgia For Louisville

 Georgia Head Football Coach March Richt has an important vacancy to fill on his coaching staff, as defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is leaving Athens to assume the same position at Louisville.

Fred Kalil of 11 Alive Sports has confirmed through a source within the Louisville Athletic Department that Grantham will be defensive coordinator on the staff of new Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino for next season.

Grantham had served on the Georgia coaching staff for the past 4 seasons. Georgia finished 11th in the SEC in scoring defense last season, surrendering close to 30 points per game .

Grantham's departure comes just days after Georgia secondary coach Scott Lakatos announced his resignation. Now Coach Richt has a pair of positions to fill on the Georgia coaching staff.




Georgia coach Mark Fox on his emotions after Missouri win

COLUMBIA, MO-- In the waning moments of Georgia's overtime win at No. 21 Missouri, Mark Fox put his head in his hands and wept openly, just a handful of days after his father passed away.The image pulled at the heartstrings of many; Fox estimated he received hundreds of text messages and emails after Wednesday night's game. 

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Some were from guys who'd played for his father nearly 50 years ago, others were from friends and fans.  About 24 hours before his Bulldogs pulled off the upset, Fox had attended a memorial service in Garden City, Kan., for his late father. 

Goodwill holding 9 job fairs in Ga.

(WXIA) -- Goodwill of North Georgia is hosting a series of job fairs across the region on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

About 80 companies are expected to participate in the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The fairs will be held at Goodwill's career centers in Athens, northeast Atlanta, Cartersville, Decatur, Duluth, Oakwood, Rome, Smyrna and Woodstock. They are free and open to the public.

Attendees are asked to dress in professional clothes and bring several copies of their résumés.

Learn more at goodwillng.org/newjob.

Regents to discuss smoking ban at Ga. colleges

Regents to discuss smoking ban at Ga. colleges

ATHENS, Ga. -- The board that governs Georgia's public colleges and universities is taking a close look at banning tobacco from campuses statewide.

The Board of Regents is scheduled to discuss the proposed tobacco ban at its meeting Wednesday in Atlanta. The ban would prohibit faculty, students, staff and even spectators at sporting events from smoking or using smokeless tobacco in both indoor and outdoor parts of college campuses.

The policy would tighten anti-smoking policies at campuses such as the University of Georgia, which since 2011 has prohibited lighting up within 35 feet of building entrances.

If adopted by the Board of Regents, the tobacco ban would affect all 31 campuses in the University System of Georgia.