Alexia Ridley

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Members of the Athens community are invited to public meeting tonight for the Comprehensive Plan.

 

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This week’s Special Election saw two Athens-area Democrats taking seats once held by Republicans. One of those candidates, Jonathan Wallace, is now the Representative-elect for House District 119.

 

Wallace said he had hoped just to make it to a runoff with one of his three Republican challengers. But instead, he’s heading to the capitol in Atlanta.

 

Environment Georgia

A report from the U.S Government out this week addresses the issue of Global Warming.

 

That report is part of the fourth National Climate Assessment, which is issued every four years. It concludes that it is “extremely likely” that human activities are the “dominant cause” of global warming.

 

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and obesity is often a contributing factor in the disease. And Georgia comes in as one of the fattest states in the nation.

Americans spend about $200 billion dollars a year on obesity-related health costs.

 

The personal-finance website, WalletHub, released its report on 2017’s Fattest States in America. Georgia was number 17 on the list. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says they studied all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

Online Athens

Athens-Clarke County is currently seeking a Christmas tree. The Landscape Management Division is in need of a privately-owned tree for donation to the ACC community as a public Christmas tree for display in front of City Hall during December. The tree should be a cedar tree, approximately 20 in diameter, 25 to 35 feet tall, and symmetrical with a single trunk. The ideal candidate tree is one that will need to be removed at some point in the future due to its location, size, or other factor.

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