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Singles can significantly increase their odds of finding love depending on where they live, according to a recent study by the personal finance website WalletHub.


Anlayst Jill Gonzalez says they studied over 180 of the largest cities in the nation in 32 different categories.  Atlanta came in at number two on the list of 2017’s Best and Worst Cities for singles.


The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services is seeking sponsors for the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

For the past 15 years, the Athens community has been a part the nationwide movement to observe the holiday as a National Day of Service.

Last year, 1,033 volunteers made MLK Jr. Day “A Day On and Not a Day Off.”

The department says this year; more funds are needed to make projects more sustainable.

Three sponsorship levels are available, Platinum for $1,000; Gold for $500 to $999; and Silver for $200 to $499.


Worth County may be paying a $3 million dollar settlement after an invasive drug search of students. 


The Atlanta-Journal Constitution is reporting that the proposed $3 million dollar settlement will go to 850 students that were searched for drugs at Worth County High School in April.


The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department and other government staff will work with crews from J & M Displays in launching fireworks downtown. They are testing potential sites for the 2018 Star Spangled Classic event. Test launches will be fired from Lay Park ball field on Hoyt Street and from the northern end of Hickory Street and Willow Street.

Appropriate ACC Fire and Emergency Services Department and Police Department personnel will be involved to manage the event and monitor all safety considerations.

Athens police are investigating a weekend shooting that left an Athens man hospitalized.


According to a media release from the department spokesperson Epifanio Rodriguez, officers were dispatched to a home off Robert Hardeman Road in reference to a shooting.


When they arrived they found 55-year old Jeffrey Bishop, who was suffering from a gunshot wound.