Month: September 2017

Chick-fil-A announced it will discontinue the chicken salad sandwich after September 30, 2017. For those  upset about this, we have some good news. Although you won’t be able to order the chicken salad at the drive-thru, Chick-fil-A has shared the recipe so that you can now make it at home. Behold: Chick-fil-A Chicken Salad Recipe…

A local Walmart manager will remain on suspension until an investigation is complete into the accusation that he “upskirted” a customer. Twenty-three year-old Walmart manager, Jonathan Perez, was arrested (when?) and is accused of recording video under a customer’s skirt with a cellular phone at the Epps Bridge Road location in Athens.  Perez was arrested and…

ACC Response to Hurricane Irma

Athens-Clarke County expects to have the numbers on how much Tropical Storm Irma cost the county by October 15. When Irma hit Athens on September 11, the winds that reached 53 miles per hour caused extensive damage within the county. Two weeks after the storm, Athens-Clarke County Government has released a report on their response.…

Fake Money in Athens

There are reports of people trying to use counterfeit money on purchases at local businesses. There were two reports in Oconee County last week. Two counterfeit twenty-dollar bills passed through a Dollar General in Bogart, and a Bank South on Macon Highway received a counterfeit 100-dollar bill. The U.S. Department of Treasury has a list of…

Economy is Strong in Northeast Georgia

New employment numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor show the economy of Northeast Georgia is strong. Around 1,600 more people are currently employed in the Athens area compared to this time last year. Katie Jacobs is the owner of Cheeky Peach, a boutique in downtown Athens. She employs both part-time and full-time workers. “I…