Alexia Ridley

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Hundreds of Athens-area supporters and dissenters converged on the Classic Center Tuesday evening to hear speakers Donald Trump Jr., former FOX anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle, Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk and communications director Candace Owens.

Trump and his fellow panelists had plenty of comments regarding “the left.”

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is holding a town hall meeting tonight at Hendershots. The group is requesting that city leaders allow members of the community to have a say when it comes to shaping future police policy in Athens-Clarke County.

Mokah Jasmine Johnson is the group’s cofounder.

“It’s just to open the opportunity to where we can possibly get some information about how to move forward and how we can also have input on this process. As citizens, we’re highly concerned one what should we expect for the future,” Johnson says.

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UGA President Jere Morehead held the first cabinet meeting of the year Wednesday morning. The meeting was followed by a media briefing. Several topics, including the success of Commit to Georgia capital campaign, research funding, campus construction and renovation projects, as well as programs targeting students, were addressed.

Morehead said one of those, the ALL Georgia program, focuses on helping students from rural areas.

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Gas prices are not expected to increase because of Hurricane Florence. According to analysts at GasBuddy, the storm is not expected to result in widespread gas price hikes.

GasBuddy has expanded its fuel availability tracker for drivers in Georgia, joining North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia motorists looking for fuel ahead of Hurricane Florence’s arrival, which has prompted millions of people to evacuate.

Hurricane Florence’s leading edge battered the coast of the Carolinas today, bringing 105 mph winds and drenching rains. While Georgia will not experience a direct hit, forecasters say north Georgia could see rain and strong winds.

Alan Stewart, a professor in UGA’s College of Education, says people in north Georgia are often most worried about damage to home and property from wind or from flooding. He says finding a good source of information have help ease concerns.

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