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Athens-Clarke County Police Department

Athens-Clarke residents are being asked to conduct preliminary damage assessments of government, nonprofit, and private properties in community affected by Tropical Storm Irma. The information will be used to provide information to both GEMA and FEMA to estimate and document the impact and magnitude of the storm. The information will be used to request federal relief, if granted, the assistance will be available to the community and individuals.

Athens Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Stabbing

Sep 15, 2017
Clarke County Sheriff's Office

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating a homicide on Merlin Drive. According to a media release from Public Information Officer Epifanio Rodriguez, officers called to the scene of a reported stabbing around 10:30 Thursday night. When they arrived they found victim Albert Brown who was suffering from a single stab wound. The 37-year old Athens man was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

WUGA 30th Anniversary Event: Photo Album

Sep 15, 2017

On Monday, August 28, 2017 over 450 friends of local public radio gathered at Athens Cotton Press to celebrate WUGA's 30 years of service to the community.  NPR Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep was the keynote speaker.  The dinner event was capped by a concert by the Randall Bramblett Band.  To find out how you can help continue the work of WUGA, go to the top of this page and click the "donate" button.  Thank you!

Here's a video look at WUGA's 30 years of service.  It was produced by Reann Huber, a student at Grady College.

Athens News Matters Preview for September 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

On the next edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen O' Looney, and Rebecca McCarthy discuss  the local impact of DACA, or  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the planned development for Mitchell Street, and the Broad River Ordinance.

Deal: State will pay local share for Irma cleanup on coast

Sep 14, 2017

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's governor says the state will cover local governments' share of cleanup costs from Irma along the coast, where he described "catastrophic" damage from the storm after taking an aerial tour.

Gov. Nathan Deal visited the Georgia coast Thursday, three days after Irma flooded hundreds of coastal homes as its center crossed southwest Georgia more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) inland. Deal also described extensive damage from fallen trees in northeast Georgia after flying over Habersham County.