Winter Weather Advisory for Athens, Surrounding Area

Dec 8, 2017

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 am Saturday for much of north and central Georgia including Clarke, Oconee and Madison Counties. The National Weather Service says a wintry mix of precipitation or light snow could cause slippery road conditions. Accumulations of up to one inch are expected.  Forecasters warn road conditions are expected to deteriorate through the day and into the evening. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.


The Georgia Department of Transportation says it’s ready for the winter storm that’s set to sweep across North Georgia today.

Crews began brining roads last night on high priority routes, bridges and overpasses in north and central Georgia. Georgia DOT crews will begin their 12-hour emergency operation shifts at 7 p.m. tonight and continue until further notice. Because the impact of the weather system remains to be seen, crews and equipment will be deployed where they are most needed based on roadway conditions.

Athens News Matters Summary for December 08, 2017

Dec 8, 2017

On the next edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen o’ Looney and Tim Denson discuss changes in policy at the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office regarding ICE and detaining undocumented immigrants, plans for the construction of a creative development campus near Hotel Indigo, and recent community meetings with Clarke Superintendent Demond Means.

The number of adults in the U.S. aged 65 and older is expected to more than double by the year 2060 and experts say that group is often overlooked when it comes cases of abuse.

Athens Technical College

Governor Deal announced today that three new college and career academies will be created in the state.  The Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has approved $9 million dollars in grants to create college and career academies in Greene County, Paulding County and Marietta.