Category: Northeast Georgia

Opioid Deaths in Northeast Georgia

Nearly 1000 people died of opioid overdoses in Georgia in 2016. That’s more than four times the overdose number a decade ago. Information compiled from the Georgia Department of Health shows the deaths relating to opioids has steadily increased since 1999.  How you can help prevent opioid addictions:  Talk to your doctor about the benefits and…

Athens Clarke County Police Community Volunteer

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is accepting applications for its Police Volunteer Program. The police department says the program teaches participants about law enforcement in their community and helps fight crime. You can submit your application for the program here:    

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…