Tags: Homeless

Athens Animal Workers Oppose Georgia Pet Bill

The Georgia House is considering a new law to regulate the sale of pets in retail stores. The bill, introduced by Rep. Earl Ehrhart, of District 36, would prohibit local governments from preventing the sale of dogs and cats from any pet store in the state of Georgia. HB 144 would require pet stores to…

Harvest for Homeless

  The Athens Area Homeless Shelter will host its annual Harvest for the Homeless event Friday at the Classic Center. Gaylon Gene Vaden is a former cancer survivor and homeless man. He says he understands why people are homeless today, and he believes people have the wrong impression of homeless people. “I think the media…they’re…

UGA Students Move In While Homeless Move Out

  Each bed of the Salvation Army of Athens will have someone in it tonight. The problem is that there will be more people than beds. The Homeless problem is getting worse in Athens, said Salvation Army Case Manager Mary Rosser. “These minimum wage jobs do not pay a living wage,” said Rosser. “So they…