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Neighbors Voice Dirty Water Concerns Over New Pipelines

Residents of Oconee County were “up in arms” after the Board of Commissioners approved an Amendment to expand Calls Creek Wastewater facility. The plan says they will have to install pipelines along the creek because of the increased amount of waste that is filtered and poured into the creek. Neighbors of Calls Creek are worried about how the plan will disrupt the natural environment and wildlife in their backyards once construction begins. Homeowners at the meeting wore t-shirts in opposition to the plan. They are members of a non-profit organization…

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Fighting the Drought: New Plans for Water Recycling

New water recycling plans approved by the Athens-Clarke County Commission could potentially lower drought probability to almost 0% according to an assessment presented by the public works department in January. The assessment determined the existing drought resilience of Clarke County and created solutions for the county to become more water efficient in the future. The water recycling plan would in part increase the amount of useable water in Bear Creek Reservoir. Athens draws drinking water from the Middle and North Oconee Rivers as well, but in droughts Bear Creek is…

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Drought Affects Barrow County

The Barrow County Commission has voted to increase the non-contract wholesale water pricing in Barrow County by 25%. This is a response to the ongoing drought in the area. Barrow County Commission Chairman Pat Graham said that the price increase should have little effect on Barrow County, as all retail water pricing will remain the same, and all contracted wholesale water buyers will also keep the same prices. The City of Winder, which has chosen not to keep a wholesale water contract with Barrow County, is likely the only buyer…

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Health Oconee County Top Stories 

Oconee County Water Boil Advisory

NOTICE: This is not the same boil advisory from previous weeks. Diana Raber from the Office of Director of Oconee Utilities Department says that a boil water advisory is active for some Oconee County residents on Mars Hill Rd. until further notice. The boil advisory is due to a planned water service outage that concluded at 10:30 a.m. The outage was part of a road widening project on Mars Hill Rd. Residents will be notified by email when the boil advisory is lifted. For breaking updates, follow Grady Newsource on…

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Athens-Clarke County News 

How you can save water during this drought

Athens-clarke county, along with 52 other counties in North Georgia have are experiencing severe or extreme drought like conditions. Laurie Laftin, Water Conservation Specialist of Athens-Clarke Count says, “Our reservoir is full, we predict it will be full throughout the Fall, and we’ve made it through the Summer; the Summer is the most difficult time for us.” Now that summer is nearing the end, the next problem is the Fall. The Fall season is typically a dry one, which is keeping officials on their toes. Pam Knox, Climatologist at the University…

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Entertainment Health 

Top 5 holiday health tips

By Jordynn Abernathy Does the Thanksgiving pie still have you stuffed? Well, you aren’t alone. The holiday season always seems to mess up the diet you have been keeping up for next summer’s beach body. Savannah Thaler RND, LD from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s East Athens WIC office provided Grady Newsource with 5 health tips to keep you in shape for the holidays:   1. Don’t skip any meals: The cut back on calories doesn’t help! Scientist have proven that when you skip meals, you tend to eat more at the…

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UGA Students Share Water And Love In Downtown Athens

Athens- A group of UGA students calling themselves Hydrolove goes downtown every Thursday night to hand out water bottles to anyone and everyone that wants them. The group is called UGA Hydrolove, and they say they want to serve the people around them by hydrating them and showing them love.

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