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This Friday has been designated as a National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools. Athens students are among those taking part in a walkout around the nation to address gun violence. Daelynn White is a student at Clarke Central High School. The 16-year old is one of the organizers.

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission has announced the winners of the 2018 Arts in Community Grant competition. They are: The West Broad Farmers Market, Seat in the Shade Poetry Series, and Parkview Homes Community Center, in affiliation with the University of  Georgia's College of Education. Winners will each receive a $1,500 grant.

SunTrust Warns 1.5 Million Clients of Potential Data Theft

Apr 20, 2018
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SunTrust Banks Inc. says accounts for 1.5 million clients could be compromised following a potential case of data theft.

The Atlanta bank said Friday that it became aware of the potential theft by a former employee and that the investigation is ongoing. Compromised information could include names, addresses, phone numbers and account balances.

SunTrust says it will offer identity protection for all consumer clients at no cost on an ongoing basis. The company says it has not yet identified any fraudulent activity related to this incident.

Athens News Matters Summary for April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018

On the next edition of Athens News Matters District 5 challengers Danielle Benson and Tim Denson join incumbent commissioner Jared Bailey to discuss their campaigns and why they’re running for the ACC Commission.

After years of improving, the air quality in Athens, metro Atlanta’s and other Georgia cities has decreased slightly. That’s according new report from the American Lung Association. The organization’s “2018 State of the Air” report studied ozone and short-term particle pollution from 2014 to 2016.

In Athens, the air quality received a ‘B’ rating when it came to Ozone levels and 24-hour particle pollution. The Classic City also passed the annual particle pollution measure.