Day: October 5, 2016

Jubilee Partners Welcomes Refugees In Georgia

Welcoming signs are one of the first things you see when you drive into Comer, Georgia. That’s a message that many of the people here take seriously: over ten percent of the residents here are former refugees. That’s because of Jubilee Partners. Jubilee Partners, a Christian organization, has helped welcome nearly 4000 refugees from around…

Movie Star at the Gas Station Counter

ATHENS, Ga. — Rakesh Gosain, or “Rocky”, owns a gas station on Baxter Street, Jimbo’s. But he has a secret talent: acting. Rocky loved movies as a kid. If he had five dollars, he’d quickly spend it to go see whatever was in theaters. But he never got the opportunity to really pursue his dream…

Athens Unhealthy Waterways

Athens waterways aren’t as healthy as the naked eye can see. A 15-year study conducted by the Upper Oconee Watershed Network showed that several streams in Athens were not healthy.  The study tested for conductivity, fecal coliform and dissolved oxygen. Of the nine streams tested, only three of them have improved in the 15 years. One of…