Alexia Ridley

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World Toilet day is this weekend and the Athens-Clarke County government is joining others around the world to raise awareness about sanitation issues.



West Jackson Elementary School

West Jackson Elementary School is one of six around the state receiving a $10,000 grant from Governor Deal’s office. The school is participating in the FY 2018 Innovation Fund Accelerator.


Dr. Amity Hardegree, the school’s principal says this will allow them to visit other schools with successful STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, programs.




Singles can significantly increase their odds of finding love depending on where they live, according to a recent study by the personal finance website WalletHub.


Anlayst Jill Gonzalez says they studied over 180 of the largest cities in the nation in 32 different categories.  Atlanta came in at number two on the list of 2017’s Best and Worst Cities for singles.


The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services is seeking sponsors for the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

For the past 15 years, the Athens community has been a part the nationwide movement to observe the holiday as a National Day of Service.

Last year, 1,033 volunteers made MLK Jr. Day “A Day On and Not a Day Off.”

The department says this year; more funds are needed to make projects more sustainable.

Three sponsorship levels are available, Platinum for $1,000; Gold for $500 to $999; and Silver for $200 to $499.

Athens police are investigating a weekend shooting that left an Athens man hospitalized.


According to a media release from the department spokesperson Epifanio Rodriguez, officers were dispatched to a home off Robert Hardeman Road in reference to a shooting.


When they arrived they found 55-year old Jeffrey Bishop, who was suffering from a gunshot wound.