Category: Athens-Clarke County

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…

Arrest made in connection to Florida Woman’s Death

UPDATE 9/5: Florida police have made an arrest in the death of a Florida woman. The sheriff’s office in Ocala, FL says Alexander Devanna was arrested at a campground and is being held in the Marion County Jail without bond. He is awaiting extradition to Georgia. A sheriff’s spokeswoman told us he cannot be granted bail…

Athens-Clarke County receives grant, works towards greater solar energy efficiency

Solar technology is changing the way things used to be in Athens-Clarke County. In fact, residents can save more money in installation of solar technology than any other county in the state. As a result, the county was named a SolSmart community for its work in support of solar energy. Perhaps one of the projects that…

Georgia Brewery Bill takes effect September 1

Georgia’s Senate Bill 85 will go into effect on Friday, September 1. But what does Senate Bill 85 actually entail? Also referred to as the “Booze Bill,” Georgia SB 85 legislation will allow breweries and distilleries to sell alcoholic beverages directly to consumers, versus consumers purchasing “tours.” As a result, several breweries throughout the state…

Woman’s Body Found in Athens Hotel

UPDATE — The woman has been identified as Casey Devanna, 32. Devanna is from Florida. An autopsy is being preformed today. DEVELOPING — Police will not release the name of a woman found dead in a local hotel until they notify her next of kin. A housekeeping staff personnel of the Best Western on North Milledge…