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Auctioning Seized Property To Fight Drug Crime

The Oglethorpe County Board of Commissioners is auctioning off  property from various drug seizures by the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s department. People can be bid on online at GovDeals.com, a site that provides services to various government agencies that want to sell surplus or confiscated items over the internet. Items can also be viewed in person at 882 Athens Rd, Crawford, Georgia 30630. The money earned from selling these items will help fund the purchase of equipment and training for the employees of the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Department. Oglethorpe County Sheriff…

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“Mimosa Mandate” Could Extend Sunday Alcohol Sales

Sunday alcohol service could be extended if a proposed bill in the Georgia Senate becomes law. The bill would expand the hours restaurants can serve alcohol on Sunday mornings. State Senator Renee Unterman sponsored the bill she nicknamed the “Mimosa Mandate.” Unterman and local businesses say it’s a matter of fairness. State-owned businesses are allowed to serve alcohol earlier than privately owned restaurants. Right now, private restaurants cannot serve alcoholic beverages before 12:30 p.m. If passed by the state legislature, restaurants could begin serving alcohol two hours earlier. Travis Birch,…

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Updated Athens ordinance may affect dog owners

ATHENS, Ga. – Local dog ordinances in Athens-Clarke County didn’t reflect the Responsible Dog Ownership Law until the commission voted on Tuesday night to clean up their local ordinances to match state law.  UGA student Logan McLeod is looking for a dog of her own. She understands the importance of always keeping a close eye on a pet even before her new best friend comes home. “Sometimes they can be pretty unpredictable, even when they are good,” McLeod said. But sometimes dogs can be dangerous, even vicious. The Responsible Dog…

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Georgia Interest in the Libertarian Presidential Candidate

Recent presidential polls are indicating that Georgia could become a little less red and a little more blue after next week’s election results come in. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was in Atlanta yesterday for a rally, hoping to capitalize on the purple nature of Georgia this election cycle. “My pitch to voters is: look nobody wants to vote,” Johnson says. “I don’t find anyone that really wants to vote for Trump or Clinton. There is a principled alternative to both of them.” Governor Gary Johnson believes he is that principled…

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