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The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is currently working a shooting involving an officer. The GBI is on the scene. Police say no officers were injured, there are no other suspects, and there is no threat to the general public. Spokesperson Epifanio Rodriguez says calls the department received about an active shooter in the West End area near Hawthorne Avenue are unfounded. There is no active shooter and there is no threat to the general public. WUGA will updates on this incident as information becomes available. 

  Athens Police are also looking for a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated battery. According to a media release from department spokesperson Epifanio Rodriguez, officers were dispatched to a residence on McKinnley Drive. When they arrived they found a woman who was the victim of a domestic violence incident which left her face unrecognizable. The victim sustained several facial fractures. The suspect is 45-year old Demarkous Martin. Police say he left the scene before officers arrived.


Governor Nathan Deal is in Europe this week on an economic development trip for the state. 


The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that Governor Deal left for Paris on Saturday, and will travel to northern Italy on Tuesday. He will be meeting with businesses that already have operations or relations with Georgia.


 After reopening a cold case, authorities in Georgia have arrested five people — including two law enforcement officials — in a killing they say was racially motivated.

Timothy Coggins, a 23-year-old black man, was found dead along a road in the city of Sunny Side, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Atlanta, on Oct. 9, 1983. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Spalding County Sheriff's Office reopened the case in March after getting new information.

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On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued,Gwen O’ Looney and Russell Edwards engage in spirited discussion regarding a recent candidates’ forum and discrepancies in discipline and achievement for African American students in Clarke County.

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