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Due to the possible impact of Hurricane Michael, the University of Georgia will delay opening its Athens campus until 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11. The first classes will begin at 11 a.m. Business operations on the Athens campus will resume their normal schedules beginning at 10 a.m.

All university residence halls will remain open. For on-campus residents in University Housing, please contact your community front desk or RA with any questions or concerns and please report any facilities-related problems.

On Tuesday, October 9, the student organization Turning Point UGA, an affiliate of Turning Point USA, hosted a “Campus Clash” event at the Classic Center in Athens. The event featured Turning Point USA’s founder Charlie Kirk, Director of Communications Candace Owens, former Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Donald Trump, Jr.

Turning Point USA is a national organization whose mission is to train and educate students on the “principles of freedom, free market, and limited government.”

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.”

NASA via AP

Hurricane Michael has made landfall along the Florida panhandle as a major hurricane.

Governor Deal has added 16 additional counties to a state of emergency he declared Tuesday as a result of the potential impact of Hurricane Michael. Clarke, Oconee and Oglethorpe join the 92 counties in central and South Georgia. Michael is now a category 4 storm, with what forecasters are calling potentially catastrophic winds of 155 miles per hour. Experts say it’s the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years.  

The Latest: Hurricane Came Too Fast for Many to Evacuate

Oct 10, 2018

PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern):

4:20 p.m.

A Red Cross official says it’s possible that as many as 320,000 people on Florida’s Gulf Coast did not evacuate and are likely riding out the storm.

Evacuation orders were sent by state and local officials to about 325,000 people. Emergency managers say they don’t know how many left the area, but there were about 6,000 people in 80 shelters in five states, including nearly 1,200 who are still in shelters following Hurricane Florence.

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