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Memorial Park Hosts Final Public Workshop

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athensclarkecounty.com

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department is hosting its final public workshop on Memorial Park this weekend. The department is seeking public input about future changes and improvements. The meeting is Saturday, June 24th from 10 am until 11:30 in the Memorial Park Recreation hall. Attendees will take part in small groups to provide feedback to park planners. The meeting will be followed by an optional guided hike on Birchmore Trail.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP

Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in an email Friday that the agency decided to equally split the $20,000 portion of the reward it had offered. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the recipients' names are being withheld at their request.

GBI Seeks Help in Identifying Remains

Jun 23, 2017

The GBI is seeking help in identifying human remains found near Interstate 85 in Banks County.  According to an agency release, a skeleton was discovered in a wooded area near new Salem Methodist Church in Commerce. A forensic anthropological exam estimates the remains to be of an African American/Hispanic female, approximately 30 to 44 years old, and between 4’9” and 5’6” in height.

Flash Flood Watch for Athens Area

Jun 23, 2017

A flash flood warning is in effect in the Athens area until 8 o’ clock Saturday evening. The National Weather Service there’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms through Saturday afternoon. Forecasters say new rainfall amounts between a quarter and a half an inch are expected, with higher amounts possible. Winds around 10 miles per hour are expected, with gusts up to 20 mph possible.

Athens News Matters Preview

Jun 23, 2017

On this week's Athens News Matters, guests Gwen O' Looney, Commissioner Melissa Link and Commissioner Jerry NeSmith weigh in on TSPLOST 2018 projects, offer differing views on Leisure Services fees, and discuss AthFest. ANM airs Friday at 1 pm and Sunday at noon.

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