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Rutledge, GA

Superintendent orders extra security at high schools in Athens

Clarke County School Superintendent Xernona Thomas says there will be extra security at Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals high schools: Cedar Shoals was on a Wednesday lockdown after a fight that involved several students. Superintendent Thomas sent the following letter to the parents of Clarke County students…. Over the last...
CLARKE COUNTY, GA
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Athens Banner-Herald

Athens high schools to see increased security after extended lockdown on Wednesday

Clarke County high schools will have increased security following an increase in fights and a lockdown at Cedar Shoals High School. Superintendent Xernona J. Thomas sent a letter to parents Wednesday afternoon announcing that security will increase at Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central high schools. The schools currently have school resource officers, but following the announcement, additional law enforcement will be added to the campuses.
CLARKE COUNTY, GA
Covington News

$17.4 million Monticello Bypass construction project awarded

MONTICELLO, Ga. — Jasper County will soon have a new 3.4-mile two-lane Truck Route under construction located northeast of Monticello from State Route (SR) 16 to SR 83. The recently awarded $17,452,848 construction contract to E.R. Snell Contractor includes bridges over White Oak Creek and the Norfolk Southern Railroad. It...
MONTICELLO, GA
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Athens Banner-Herald

Noticed the new cameras along the Loop? Here's why GDOT put them up

The Georgia Department of Transportation is currently installing 24 video cameras along the Athens Perimeter route through Clarke and Oconee counties. The cameras, which operate 24 hours a day, are monitored by the DOT’s Traffic Management Center in Atlanta, according to DOT spokeswoman Melodii Peoples. The center will check the...
ATHENS, GA

Weather Forecast For Oxford

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Oxford: Wednesday, September 22: Patchy fog during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the day;
OXFORD, GA

Gwinnett police officer involved in crash

SNELLVILLE, Ga. — A crash involving a Gwinnett County Police car car on Scenic Highway early Thursday morning had all lanes blocked during the morning rush in Snellville. It happened between Dogwood and Oak Road, police confirmed. The Georgia State Patrol, who handled the investigation, said the officer and another...
SNELLVILLE, GA
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Thursday sun alert in Madison — 3 ways to take advantage of it

(MADISON, GA) The forecast is calling for sun today in Madison. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, meeting a friend somewhere pretty with a basket of snacks can be a spontaneous way to enjoy a sunny afternoon in a safer environment than indoors. Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes. Don’t forget your picnic blanket!
MADISON, GA
Covington News

Covington police charge teens after 75 car burglaries reported

COVINGTON, Ga. — Police say they believe two Covington teens were among a group that entered and stole from more than 70 vehicles countywide earlier this month. Tremayne Hill, 18, and Mekhi Nickols, 18, both of Nixon Circle in Covington, were being held in the Newton County Detention Center today on charges related to a rash of thefts from vehicles inside the city.
COVINGTON, GA

Vaccine database: Athens sites that have it on hand

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Athens: 1. 395 North Ave (706) 546-6627; 2. 975 Hawthorne Ave (706) 548-5227; 3. 2301 College Station Rd (706) 353-6882; 4. 191 Alps Rd (706) 543-3553; 5. 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy (706) 583-8911; 6. 700 US-29 (706) 715-3740; 7.
ATHENS, GA

Athens is among popular exurb destinations

Have you fantasized about leaving it all behind, moving to the country, and raising chickens? Census data suggests a lot of folks are making good on that dream. More metro Atlanta workers can do their jobs remotely. Metro Atlanta realtors and their clients told Channel 2 anchor Justin Farmer that flexibility means packing up and leaving the metro traffic, taxes, and crime behind.
ATHENS, GA

4-Day Weather Forecast For Statham

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Statham: Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, September 26: Sunny during the day;
STATHAM, GA

Daily Weather Forecast For Greensboro

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Greensboro: Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, September 26: Sunny during the day;
GREENSBORO, GA
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Protests for campus COVID-19 mandates went beyond UGA

The University of Georgia’s campus was alight with protests between Sept. 13-17, as some students, faculty and staff called for the University System of Georgia to implement mask and vaccine mandates on its 26 campuses. The calls for these precautions were not confined to UGA, but spanned 16 USG campuses...
ATHENS, GA

Bogart Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Bogart: Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 24: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, September 26: Sunny during the day;
BOGART, GA
Union-Recorder

State rests in death penalty murder trial of Donnie Rowe Jr.

EATONTON, Ga. — After calling 28 witnesses to testify in the death penalty double-murder trial of Donnie Russell Rowe Jr., the state has rested its case in just three days. The trial began Monday morning in Putnam County Superior Court in Eatonton. Rowe and co-defendant Ricky Dubose are accused of...
PUTNAM COUNTY, GA
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