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  • Flagpole Is Hiring Spring Interns

    Flagpole is seeking interns to fill the following positions for the spring semester.

    News: Are you dreaming of an exciting career covering government meetings? This job's for you! Kidding (kind of). In addition to local politics, our news interns have the opportunity to write about the university, business, food, music, the arts and anything else that's of interest to the community, both for print and online. Digital and photography skills are a plus.

    Photography: All of those terrific stories our news intern, freelancers and editors are writing need to be illustrated, and we're in the midst of a redesign that's putting greater emphasis on visuals. Our photography intern shoots photos for news, food and music articles as assigned, and we're always receptive to ideas of your own, too. Must have your own equipment.

    Web: We're looking for someone who can create online maps, slideshows, timelines and other graphics, as well as write for our blogs and help us manage our social media accounts.

    These positions require at least 10 hours per week. We will work around your class schedule.

    Please send your resume and work samples to City Editor Blake Aued at news@flagpole.com by Friday, Nov. 7. We will be interviewing candidates before the Thanksgiving break.

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  • First Lady Rosalynn Carter Campaigns for Grandson Jason

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    Photo Credit: Blake Aued

    Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter campaigned for governor in Athens today with a special guest—his grandmother and President Jimmy Carter's wife, Rosalynn.

    After shaking hands at the Varsity for nearly an hour—for the record, his order was two slaw-and-chili dogs—the Carters headed to the Tate Center for a rally.

    "This is an election about the future, not the past," Rosalynn Carter said, warming up the crowd for her grandson. "We know what's been happening the past 10 years. We've been sliding back. We need to move forward."

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  • Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Oct. 27

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    Photo Credit: Blake Aued

    Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.

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  • Police Found a Body Inside a Burned Car

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    Athens-Clarke County police believe a Greene County man may have been the one who killed 23-year-old Atlanta resident Darla Gibbons and burned her body inside a car last week.

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  • You Can Vote This Saturday or Sunday

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    A friendly reminder: The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections (155 E. Washington St., next to City Hall) will open for early voting this weekend—including Sunday for the first time ever. Hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday and 1–5 p.m. Sunday.

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  • Jason Carter Is Campaigning in Athens Again

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    Photo Credit: Blake Aued

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter will be visiting Athens tonight and Wednesday morning for a fundraiser and to speak to an education group.

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  • Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Oct. 20

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    Photo Credit: John Kelley

    Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.

    1. Jason Carter

    The onetime Athens resident (and this week's Flagpole cover model) is, rather surprisingly, running neck-and-neck in the polls with incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal. Read former Flagpoleeditor Richard Faussett's piece in the New York Times for more.

    2. Nick Chubb

    CHUBB-A-DUB-DUB.™

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