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ACC Commission Residential Parking Permit Program

On April 3rd, the Athens-Clarke County Commission will vote on the Residential Parking Permit Program, a policy that would restrict parking on certain streets to residents and their guests only by giving them parking permits. The residents will be charged a small amount for parking, and will be able to purchase the parking passes at…

Police Find Person of Interest in Apartment Complex Shooting

Police have one person of interest identified in the shooting at the Bethel Homes Apartment Complex on Hickman Drive. Shots were fired early Sunday morning. A 15-year-old and a 19-year-old, both victims of the shooting, went to the hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. If you have any information on the incident, police are asking that…

7th Annual Ticket to Ride Event This Saturday

The Firefly Trail’s 7th annual “Ticket to Ride” event is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The biking event is raising money for the development of the Firefly Trail. The trail is planned to be a 39-mile rail-trail from Athens to Union Point in Northeast Georgia. This will connect Athens-Clarke, Oglethorpe, and Greene…

UGA Alumnus Patrick Davenport Runs for Athens Commission

University of Georgia alumnus, Patrick Davenport, is running for office. Yesterday, Davenport announced his candidacy for District 1 County Commissioner in Athens-Clarke County. Davenport has specific plans for his campaign and plans to help the Athens community. He says he wants to help people within the community. He has been actively involved in politics for…

Gunsmith’s Craft Show in its Final Days

The Georgia Museum of Art’s “Artful Instruments” exhibition displays the craftsmanship of Georgia gunsmiths and focuses on the history of our state’s fire-arms. Hillary Brown, Director of Communications, says she doesn’t want the museum’s “Artful Instruments” exhibitions to be taken the wrong way. Brown says, “I mean, one of the things that’s interesting about this show…

NBC is reporting that Russia hacked 21 states this past election. County Boards of Elections here are discussing the possibility of going back to paper ballots in the next election. There is a bill in the legislature that might require it. Reporter Robin McEntire spoke with local officials who do not see why going back…

Shooting Death of a Woman

On 01/29/2018, officers were dispatched to a residence on Sartian Dr., in reference to a person shot. When the police arrived, they located a white female, Jennifer Jacobs, 22-year-old of Athens deceased in her bedroom from a gunshot wound to her chest. There were two other individuals in the residence at the time of Ms.…