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Cinema for a Cause to Benefit Athens Nonprofits

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Two Athens nonprofits will receive a financial boost when movie-goers purchase tickets at Georgia Theatre Company theatres this Sunday. Books for Keeps and Prevent Child Abuse Athens are just two of several organizations benefiting from the 15th Annual Cinemas for a Cause charity event. Tiara Smith is Clinical Supervisor with Prevent Child Abuse Athens.

“We do a lot of family events, and we do them based on grant funding,” according to Smith. “With additional dollars we are able to do more events or make the events that we do bigger and better for our families.”

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A new state initiative has chosen four Athens-based organizations to be a part of its network of groups that support children and families’ safety and overall well-being.

The initiative, State of Hope, was created in June by the Georgia Division of Family and Children’s Services. It is intended to encourage nonprofits, business organizations, and other community groups to work together to better their communities in the areas of education, quality care-giving, trauma-informed treatment, and economic self-sufficiency.

Atlanta—The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) has sent a letter to 20 counties around the state imploring them to consider expanding early voting days and hours.

Below are the ACLU’s recommendations for expansion:

1)  At least two weeks of weekday evening hours extending to 8 p.m.

2) At least two weeks of Saturday voting, with at least 8 hours each day

3) At least two weeks of Sunday voting, with at least 8 hours each day

Zell B. Miller Learning Center Turns 15

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University of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga—Cupcakes and music on the Colonnade will herald the party celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center Sept. 20.

SunTrust's Online Banking Outage Enters Third Day

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Customers of the large regional bank SunTrust are experiencing a third day of outages and difficulties from its online banking services, a particular problem for its customers in North and South Carolina who are currently dealing with Hurricane Florence.

SunTrust's online banking services went down on Sunday after a routine technical upgrade. As of Tuesday afternoon, the bank says some services have been restored but customers are still experiencing issues. The bank says it will refund any ATM or overdraft fees incurred by customers during the outage.

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