Year: 2017

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…