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Athens Neighhood Health Center Open House

Aug 15, 2017
athensneighborhoodhealth.com

This week is National Health Center Week and a local facility is marking the occasion by opening its doors to the general public at the all day Tuesday.

The Athens Neighborhood Health Center is welcoming members of the community to an open house today. The federally-qualified center provides primary and preventative health care services.  Health Plan Navigator Harold Webber says it offers the public a look at the services provided.

Solar Eclipse August 2017

Aug 14, 2017
nasa.gov

The solar eclipse is just a week away and time is running out to get your eclipse glasses. Expert are warning viewers to use the right glasses when taking in the once-in-a lifetime heavenly sight. NASA warns that viewing the eclipse with no eclipse glasses or counterfeit glasses could result in permanent eye damage. Glasses should meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard. Those glasses can be purchased online or at a variety of retail chains across the country. For list of approved glasses and where you can find them visit: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters

Thousands of University of Georgia students are joining the nearly 16 million estimated by the US census  heading back to class today and in the next few weeks. For many of those students, student loans are a fact of life. Georgia is among the worst states when it comes to student debt. The personal finance website WalletHub complied its list of 2017’s States with the most and least student debt and while the Peach State didn’t make the top ten, it was pretty close at number 12 on the list for the most debt. Analyst Jill Gonzalez.

Gas Prices Dropping in Georgia

Aug 14, 2017
NPR.org

Georgia gas prices are heading lower according to Triple A Auto Club.   The company used figures from Gas Buddy’s daily survey of over 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia, which show average prices fell 0.4 centers per gallon this past week, while prices remained steady around the nation.

Oconee County residents and others are urged to eat out for a good cause Tuesday night.  The Oconee Area Resource Council is holding its 10th annual ‘Dine Out Do Good’ event. Participating area restaurants will donate a percentage of their proceeds to help the nonprofit support its Oconee Food for Kids, and Oconee Mentor programs.  Marketing Coordinator Rachel Marshall says the event helps bring attention to the need in the area.

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