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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…

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…

Unconventional Small Business Strategy: Athens Skate Shop Gets Creative

Sebastian Uhde is an Athens native and owner of Earthcruzerz longboards. His shop opened last April and has been growing ever since — bringing in new customers like Jesse Conrad. “It was awesome. Sebastian was super helpful and it was really nice of him to make some time,” said Conrad who recently took up longboarding…

Long-Awaited Firefly Trail Takes First Steps in Athens

After nearly seven years of planning, the much anticipated Firefly Trail is finally being built. The Firefly Trail, a proposed 39-mile rail-trail, will be constructed along the now abandoned historic route of the Georgia railroad running from Athens to Union Point. When finished, it will be the 3rd longest trail in the state of Georgia.…