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

14 hours ago

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

14 hours ago

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.

Recently WUGA's Program Director and Morning Edition Co-Host, Chris Shupe, was asked to participate in a new event focused on recognizing some of the best song writers in Athens. In this piece, Chris takes us along for the process, that ended with an amazing night of music that not only honored the participants but also legendary song writer the late Vic Chesnutt.

Athens News Matters Preview

17 hours ago

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.