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Athens Police Seeking Armed Robbery Suspect

Nov 9, 2017
Athens-Clarke County Police Department

Detectives are looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery at the Family Dollar on North Avenue, October 30, 2017, around 9:30pm. The suspect, armed with a pistol, was wearing a hoody with a mask and rubber poultry boots. If you can help identify the suspect please call Det. Sean McCauley at 706-613-3330, ext 312.



November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and obesity is often a contributing factor in the disease. And Georgia comes in as one of the fattest states in the nation.

Americans spend about $200 billion dollars a year on obesity-related health costs.


The personal-finance website, WalletHub, released its report on 2017’s Fattest States in America. Georgia was number 17 on the list. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says they studied all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

University of Georgia

New numbers have been released on fall 2017 enrollment at the University of Georgia. 

Online Athens

Athens-Clarke County is currently seeking a Christmas tree. The Landscape Management Division is in need of a privately-owned tree for donation to the ACC community as a public Christmas tree for display in front of City Hall during December. The tree should be a cedar tree, approximately 20 in diameter, 25 to 35 feet tall, and symmetrical with a single trunk. The ideal candidate tree is one that will need to be removed at some point in the future due to its location, size, or other factor.


The Athens-Clarke County delegation to the Georgia General Assembly looks very different today after two surprise victories by Democrats in Tuesday’s special elections. Deborah Gonzales beat Republican Houston Gaines with approximately 53% of the vote in district 117, while Jonathan Wallace bested three Republicans in District 119, winning nearly 57% of the vote and easily avoiding a runoff. Those wins change the Athens-Clarke delegation from a 4-1 Republican majority to a 3-2 Democratic advantage.