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Georgia's university system says campuses won't provide gun storage facilities or signs when a new state law permitting concealed handguns takes effect this summer.
The guidance released Wednesday also makes clear that people will be able to carry concealed weapons during tailgates.
The law takes effect July 1 and allows people with state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons onto public campuses. Georgia previously banned guns on campuses.

"Travel on the Cheap" Tips at Athens Library

May 24, 2017
ACC Library

Summer vacation season is almost here and Athens residents planning to travel can pick some tips for traveling on a budget tonight at the Athens library. Former Athens Mayor and frequent traveler Gwen O' Looney is holding her "Travel on the Cheap" workshop. She says a little planning can go a long way.

"I'm going to show people when you buy tickets, what to think about and how far ahead you should think, what happens when you think ahead and what happens when you don't thin ahead," O' Looney said. "Both of those can be capitalized into savings."

Athens News Matters May19, 2017

May 24, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters the panelists Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney, and Rebecca McCarthy discuss Clarke County's FY 2018 budget as well as possible demolitions in historic areas and proposed moratoriums regarding some of those projects.

Tornado Watch Issued for Athens Area

May 24, 2017

A tornado watch has been issued for most of north Georgia. Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oglethorpe, and Oconee counties are included in th e 49 Georgia counties under that watch until 6 o' clock this evening.

Showers and thunderstorms will increase across north and central
Georgia this morning and continue through the afternoon. Some
storms could be strong to severe, capable of damaging winds, large

Roll Out the Barrels Silent Auction

May 24, 2017
Cindy Jamison

Terrapin Beer Company is hosting a benefit for the Green School Program, Thursday May 25th.
Roll Out the Barrels 2017  features twenty-one  rain barrels painted by local artists. They will be available during a silent auction. Laurie Lofton, Program Specialist with the ACC Water Conservation Office, says all proceeds go to the Athens Green School Program.