Local News

Georgia's High Number of Inmates

May 31, 2017
Ric Feld / Associated Press

New Mexico and Georgia — two states with some of the nation's largest percentages of minority residents in the United States — had the nation's highest rates of inmates in county jails, according to a report made public Wednesday by a non-partisan criminal justice reform group.

Funeral Plans Set for Greg Allman

May 31, 2017
Associated Press

Funeral service plans for rock star Greg Allman have been set. A family-and-freinds only memorial is scheduled for 1 pm Saturday at Snow's Memorial Chapel in Macon.  Allman will be buried near his late brother, founding Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman, and late bandmate Berry Oakley at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Fans are expected to line the procession route from Snow's to the cemetery. Allman died May 27 at his home near Savannah, Georgia, at age 69.

Altanta Ranked Among Best Places to Start Career

May 31, 2017
Georgia.org

WalletHub has ranked the best and worst cities to start a career and two Georgia cities made the list, but at opposite ends of the spectrum.
Georgia's capital city ranks among the best when it comes to getting that first job. The personal finance website WalletHub compared the 150 largest markets in the U.S., using 23 indicators of career friendliness. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says Atlanta is highly ranked.

"Atlanta is in the top 10, right at number six," according to Gonzalez.

She says the city has much to offer first-time workers.

Athens-Clarke County 10-Year Comprehensive Plan Update

May 31, 2017
ACC Government

The Athens-Clarke County government is beginning the process of updating the community-wide Comprehensive Plan.
The plan is a main source for identifying the vision, goals, policies, needs, opportunities, and work program over the next ten years. County Manager Blaine Williams says, though it's a separate effort, the plan will work with the Envision Athens study currently underway.

Early Voting Starts in Ossoff, Handel Special Election

May 31, 2017
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Early voting has begun in a nationally watched special congressional race in Georgia.
Democrat Jon Ossoff is trying for an upset over Republican Karen Handel in the GOP-leaning 6th Congressional District that stretches across greater Atlanta's northern suburbs.

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