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Authorities are offering a reward for a suspected wanted in connection with a Bethel Homes shooting. 

 

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for 18-year old Miquan Pittard. According to a release from the ACCPD, Pittard is wanted in connection with a shooting that left two area teens injured. Their injuries are not life-threatening.  24-year old Jamir James was arrested Saturday in connection with the incident.

 

 

March for Our Lives Athens

Athens college and high school students are taking part in a rally at the UGA Arch to end gun violence this Saturday.

 

The Athens event is one of hundreds of satellite marches and rallies scheduled around the nation planned to coincide with the "March For Our Lives" event in Washington D.C. They were planned in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

 

Mallory Harris is one of the organizers.

Department of Labor

New numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show February was another record-setting month for the number of jobs, employed residents and the labor force, or the total number Georgians with jobs and those unemployed but looking for work. State labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the strong start to 2018 comes as no surprise.

 

Museum Trustee Association

The "Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia" exhibit is drawing to a close at the Georgia Museum of Art. 

The exhibition is the first to chronicle craft at UGA. 

Hillary Brown is director of communications at the museum. 

The ACCPD is investigating a deadly hit-and run on Commerce Drive Tuesday night. According to a department release, at around 10 pm officers arrived on the scene near the GA 10 loop after a report of a person struck by a vehicle. They discovered 52-year old Kimberly Pierce unresponsive in the roadway. EMS personnel pronounced Pierce dead on the scene.

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