Year: 2017

Irma Evacuated Cats Need Your help

By: Grace Holland Athens hotels weren’t the only place filled with Hurricane Irma evacuees. Athens Humane Society flew in 40 cats from Florida shelters just before Irma hit. Most of the cats have found foster homes but none have been permanently adopted yet. The shelter offered to take in dogs but they haven’t received any.…

Gas prices continue to rise

Hurricane season is bringing more than just destruction to US cities: it’s driving up gas prices across the United States. In Athens alone, gas prices are up $0.35 since last week. Compared to the average price of gas last year, prices are up $0.55. Current average prices for regular gasoline are hovering around $2.71 in…

Undiagnosed Learning Disabilities Hinder Probationers’ Success

By: Shannon Duffy Athens-Clarke County probation officers have discovered a new barrier to their participants’ success. Many of them struggle with undiagnosed learning disabilities. In September, Chief Probation Officer Dale Allen launched the Phoenix program to address individuals who were failing to fulfill their probation requirements. Allen acquired Laura Degroot, a social work intern from…