Athens-Clarke County Featured Stories Weather 

Update: Tornado Warning Issued: Barrow, Clarke, Jackson

A tornado warning has been issued for Barrow, Clarke, and Jackson county by the National Weather Service. Authorities are advising you seek shelter indoors immediately. The most likely location for a tornado touchdown has been identified as West of Athens in Commerce and Jefferson area. Get on the ground floor of the building away from windows, with your hands placed over your head. Sit closely next to other people in the building or household. Sirens have been going off at Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia. UGA Buses have stopped…

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Oconee County Top Stories 

Oconee County School Rivalry

There is a rivalry between the two high schools in Oconee County– but it has nothing to do with football. Meet Jenny Major, an Oconee County High School parent who says that some people think one side of the county is better than the other. She also thinks that realtors might be steering families in the direction of the North side of town, which could potentially decrease property values in the Southern end. Callie Waller, a real estate agent in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties, disagrees. She says that families do…

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Netflix Releases Downloads for Offline

With the holidays coming up, those long drives and flights just got more bearable with your favorite shows and movies available right at your fingertips! Netflix announced Wednesday that you can now download shows and movies onto your computer or mobile device to watch later without internet. This is a free feature that comes with the Netflix subscription.  To start downloading on your mobile phone or tablet, update your Netflix app to the latest version. Netflix has already made the feature available to many of the shows and movies online, like Orange…

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Housing Prices Surpass 2006 Market Peak

Housing prices surpassed the 2006 housing market peak across the national average in September. This information was just released in a report by the S&P Corelogic Case-shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index. According to the report, housing prices in September were one tenth of a percent higher than the 2006 market average, effectively creating a new record for national average housing market price. For the average consumer this could mean that the value of the home could be worth more than its 2006 value. For those consumers looking to…

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Athens-Clarke County News Top Stories 

“Serengeti Dreams”

An 8ft. metal sculpture was dedicated to Bear Hollow Zoo this morning by local artist Harry Rittenberry, Jr. Over 30 Athens residents attended the ceremony and many feel the art piece will inspire visitors who walk the trails every day. Clint Murphy says Rittenberry’s piece embodies its Serengeti Dreams name and will bring hope to many of the zoo’s visitors, “We want to inspire them so their dreams are much bigger than what they may have had coming here.” Rittenberry originally created the piece for fun, but after its donation to Bear…

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Featured Stories Northeast Georgia 

Rain today and this weekend!

ATHENS, Ga. — We could see up to 3/4 of an inch of rain today in Northeast Georgia, which would begin to alleviate our “extraordinary” drought conditions, although not enough to end the drought completely. You’ll likely see rain and thunderstorms, some possibly severe, throughout the afternoon today, probably clearing up by 7:00 p.m. Tomorrow and Friday, though, will be beautiful sunny days with a high of 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The rain is great news for Athens’ water supply. While we’re not in any danger of…

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Sports UGA UGA Sports Weather 

Wet Weather Washes Wednesday Walloping

After nearly a month and a half without rain, the storms have finally moved in and soaked all of North East Georgia. Which is great for most of us! Unless you have a once in a lifetime chance to play football in Sanford Stadium Wednesday. Case in point: the UGA Intramural Flag Football Finalists. These talented athletic amateurs have competed against the best of the best that UGA has to offer in flag football prowess to earn a chance to compete for the ultimate prize: The Flag Football Championship. The…

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GA Transportation Summit

It’s a big day for transportation in Georgia: the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia is hosting the annual Georgia Transportation Summit. At the event, top officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation and other transportation companies of Georgia will meet and talk about the latest needs and happenings in the world of transportation. They covered the state of transportation in Georgia, and got a chance to look at major projects as a cohesive unit. “The idea is to have a conversation about the state of Georgia’s transportation infrastructure that…

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#GivingTuesday

Athens, GA. – With as little as one dollar, one local non-profit organization here in Athens was able to make a difference in the community. Elyse isn’t just a YMCA employee today. She helped make a big difference in a small way by baking a sweet treat to sell for Giving Tuesday. The nation-wide day of giving is celebrated following Thanksgiving to focus on giving back for the upcoming holdiay season. YMCA Membership Director, Jacqueline Shirley, says this is their second year participating. “We have a lot of treats donated and…

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Athens-Clarke County Featured Stories News Northeast Georgia Weather 

Rainy Road Hazards

Athens, GA. –  August 17. That’s the last day the Athens area saw more than an inch of rain. Now that more precipitation is finally here, you may want to brush up on driving safety in wet conditions. The Georgia Department of Transportation says if you want to ensure your safety in wet driving conditions, be sure to buckle up, turn on your headlights, watch out for slick roads and leave plenty of distance between your vehicle and the car in front you. Athens-Clarke County Police Department Public Information Officer…

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