Athens-Clarke County News Northeast Georgia Oconee County Weather 

New Drought Restrictions For Our Area

ATHENS, Ga.– This week marks the 21st week of continuous severe drought in northeastern Georgia. Due to worsening drought conditions in about three-fourths of the state the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of  the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has declared a raise the state’s drought response to Level 2 in 52 counties and has imposed a Level 1 Drought Response in an additional 58 counties. Those counties assigned a Level 2 Drought Response are: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Athens-Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd,…

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Holiday Traveling Safety

Driving remains the most popular mode of travel for Thanksgiving. AAA says that more than 89% of holiday travelers are driving. AAA estimates 48.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Thaknsgiving. This is one million more travelers compared to last year and the most since 2007. In order to stay safe on the road, there’s a few essentials you might want to make sure you have in your car: jumper cables, a car jack, and a flat tire repair kit. We found some of the places you…

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High School Sports Sports 

Prince Avenue vs. Mt. Pisgah

Prince Avenue Christian School plays Friday night at home in the second round of the Georgia High School Football State Playoffs. The Wolverines host Mt. Pisgah. Coach Greg Vandagriff and a few players share their thoughts on Friday’s game.

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Entertainment 

New Meme Social Media Sensation

The Kermit the Frog meme has taken social media by storm once again. The new Kermit meme shows “good” Kermit facing his inner “evil” Kermit. The screenshot is from Muppets’ Most Wanted film which was released in 2014. Well he’s back and these are some of our favorites: This isn’t the first time Kermit has taken social media by storm. You may remember the famous “sips tea” memes that appeared two years ago. Tweet us at @GradyNewsource with your favorite Good Kermit/ Evil Kermit memes! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram,…

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Do you know all of the Holiday Deals? Take this quiz to find out.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, cue the holiday doorbuster commercials. How Saving Savvy are you? Test your Black Friday knowledge with this short and fun quiz. You might learn thing or two about where to find the best deals during the holiday season, along with a few other facts. https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/297335/how-savings-savvy-are-you Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat: @GradyNewsource By: Leah La Rosa

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Athens-Clarke County News Northeast Georgia 

Georgia Drug Overdose Deaths

Athens-Clarke County Police have been training to help the community in emergency situations fighting opioid overdoses. Narcan is a nasal spray for the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has been continuing to train its officers in the use of Narcan to help save the lives of those involved in overdose and other negative effects of opioids. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the number of drug overdose deaths in 152 of the 159 counties in Georgia has decreased from 2008 to 2013. (Counties…

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