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 An Athens Nonprofit is among the agencies receiving an award from more than $25 million in grant funds. The National Endowment for the Arts is announcing its first major funding declaration for fiscal year 2018.

 

AthFest Educates is receiving a $10,000 grant from the organization for this year’s festival. Jill Helme is the Executive Director of AthFest Educates.

 

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A candidate for the Public Service Commission addressed the Young Democrats of UGA this evening. John Noel says he’s running because the PSC needs representation from the people.

"And unfortunately the five commissioners, and I say that in unanimity, have sold us out. They are virtually at this point an appendage of the utility companies that they regulate. Georgia Power being one of the greater examples," said Noel.  

Noel has particular concerns about Plant Vogtle.

 

Georgia State Senate

A proposal to create an opioid study committee and crack down on scammers who prey on addicts has sailed through the Georgia Senate.

 

Senators on Wednesday voted 53-0 to pass Sen. Renee Unterman's measure aimed at combatting the opioid crisis. It now awaits House input.

 

The Buford Republican's bill would have a commission further study the epidemic and seek grant money to fund nonprofit recovery programs across Georgia.

 

The ACC Police Department is offering free classes on learning how to survive a shooting event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Classes are being held this Thursday, February 8th ; the first is from 9 a.m. until 11 am  and the second class is from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Athens Regional Library. Geof Gilland is Public Information Assistant with the department. He says it’s another tool people can use. 

Museum Trustee Association

The Georgia Museum of Art is hosting 90 Carlton Winter this evening.

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