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New CTE findings, local mission earns grant for athletic gear

A living patient has been diagnosed with CTE brain disease. That’s the disease some professional football players have been struggling with as a result of head trauma. The Downtown Ministry Football Program in Athens is looking into this using the 100 thousand dollar grant it just received. The Downtown Ministry football program suggests programs invest…

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: https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/FormCenter/Police-27/Volunteer-Program-Application-192    

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…

Georgia Peanut Farmers Yield Largest Crop in Two Decades

Peanut farmers in Georgia are yielding their largest crop in nearly two decades. According to Dr. Darlene Cowart, the Corporate Director of Food Safety and Quality at Birdsong Peanuts, said that simply there were more planted acres throughout the state of Georgia this current season. But, that isn’t the only reason why the yield is…

Local Communities Respond to Harvey Relief Efforts

Houston, Texas, and its surrounding areas may be more than 800 miles away, but it isn’t stopping Northeast Georgian’s from asking how they can help. Oconee County Sheriff’s Office  On Wednesday, August 30, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office sent out a Facebook message asking for people to bring supplies to be sent to hurricane victims…

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…