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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will soon require smoke-free public housing. One national organization is offering help.

HUD’s new rule means all public housing must be smoke-free by July 31, 2018. The American Lung Association in Georgia, with support from the Amerigroup Foundation, will offer quit smoking support for residents.

Due to the winter weather , the University of Georgia will be closed today. Inclement weather is resulting in several area school closings. All Clarke County schools and administrative offices are closed Wednesday, January 17. Students and staff should not report. All afterschool activities and athletic events are also canceled. Oconee County schools are also canceled as are all district offices. Afterschool activities and events are closed. Barrow County schools will be closed tomorrow, with a makeup day scheduled for Friday, February 16th.

Winter Weather Advisory for Athens, Surrounding Area

Jan 16, 2018

A Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties until 10 am Wednesday. Snow is expected and drivers can plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute Wednesday.  Total snow accumulations up to 2 inches are expected. Dangerous wind chills are expected for much of north Georgia tonight. Black ice is also possible tonight across portions of north and west Georgia, where wet roads may re-freeze overnight.


Georgia is one of the best states when it comes to Racial Progress. That's according to the personal finance website WalletHub. 

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is currently searching for two suspects in an attempted rape.