Tags: safety

A Nosy Neighbor Could Keep Your Home Safe

In the past month, fourteen accounts of theft and breaking and entering were reported near Cedar Shoals Drive on the Athens-Clarke County online crime report. One of the most effective and easiest ways to keep your home safe is to know your neighbors, according to Athens Clarke County Police Department Public Information Officer, Epifanio Rodriguez.…

Community Members Lay Out the Future of Athens

Envision Athens has big plans for the city. Athens-Clarke government and institutions are working with local residents to develop the community in a newly launched project called Envision Athens. Sharyn Dickerson, who is Athens district 1 commissioner, is a co-chair to Envision Athens, Dickerson said the goal is to create a plan that addresses and…

Signs added to trails at state botanical gardens

ATHENS, Ga. –Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services recently added signs to mark the trails of the State Botanical Gardens. The signs, which each include a map of the trails and a list of safety tips, will help ensure the safety of those who hike at the garden. Barbra Anderson drives all the way from Decatur to…

Boil Water Advisory for Oconee County

A boil water advisory has been issued to the following areas in Oconee County: city of Watkinsville, Barnett Shoals Road, Simonton Bridge Road and Greensboro Highway. This advisory is due to a severe water main break and interruption of service. The Oconee County Utility Department sent out an email and posted about the water break on social…

“It’s the victim’s choice:” Why Many Victims Don’t Report Rape

ATHENS, Ga. — Only one report of rape in the past three years on the University of Georgia resulted in an arrest. Below, see the executive director of a sexual assault center in Athens break down why that happens. By: Dillon Richards   This content is still developing. Please return for the latest updates, and…

Purpose of the Clery Act

College campuses are often places of joy, communion, and learning. Students enroll in college to share ideas and good times, but there can be danger, too. Because of a federal law called The Clery Act, students and their families can find out about reported crimes on the campuses where they choose to attend classes. The…

International Travel Safety

The UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness had a travel safety seminar today. Here are some of the tips they recommend: download a travel safety app Know where the US Embassy is Be aware of your surroundings watch our for pickpockets or bag snatchers Kelsey Hamilton, one of the students who went to the seminar says “they’ll…

No Costco, no problem: E.coli is not a threat to Athens

By Jordan Mecca Athens residents have no reason to worry about a recent E.coli (escherichia coli) outbreak from Taylor Farms Pacific Inc.’s celery. In a press release, the company said the recalls are a precautionary measure after a celery and onion dice blend was tested positive for E.coli in a Montana Department of Health sample.…

Cyber Monday: Watch out for deals and danger

By Jordynn Abernathy Senator David Perdue warns consumers to tread carefully with their credit card information. Senator Perdue revealed what consumers don’t know about holiday deals in a recent column. Senator Perdue is concerned about consumer data being collected by the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), an agency that collects, monitors and analyzes consumers spending…

Athens crosswalks improved for pedestrian safety

By Jordynn Abernathy Athens-Clarke County commission has allocated $260,000 for pedestrian and bicycle improvements. There with be $203,000 designated for the construction of the budget has been designated for the construction of new crosswalk projects. The goal is to make all the crosswalks consistent with one another by having the same pavement markings and signage.…