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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.

Associated Press

The kickoff for No. 3 Georgia's game against Middle Tennessee on Saturday has been moved to noon because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane Florence. The game had been scheduled for a 7:15 p.m. kickoff.

Georgia announced the decision to move the kickoff time after "extensive evaluation involving the uncertainty of weather conditions on the East Coast, and consideration of all constituencies involved including fans, support staff, and law enforcement."

Hurricane Florence is now a Category 2 storm with sustained winds dropping to 105 mph. Still, National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham says there is nothing "minor" about this hurricane. Water causes the most deaths during tropical storms and hurricanes, and Florence is expected to cause dangerous flooding.

The National Weather Service is predicting the possibility of high winds and torrential rain this weekend; state agencies are preparing for Florence’s impact on the Peach state.

Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement

Members of the community are invited to attend an Athens Town Hall Meeting on Community Police, Race Relations and Safety tomorrow evening at the Athens Library.

The meeting is being presented by the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement. President and Co-founder Mokah Jasmine Johnson.