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People who have been arrested, but not convicted, for misdemeanors in Athens have a chance to limit who can have access to those records, if they meet certain qualifications.  The Athens-Clarke County government is holding its first Misdemeanor Arrest Record Restriction Event Saturday, October 20 at the Athens Library.   Solicitor General J. R. Chisholm explains the process.

Controversial CON laws under scrutiny again

Oct 5, 2018
Georgia Health News

When a new health care facility wants to open in Georgia, it must go through a controversial regulatory process known as the CON program. Now, supporters and opponents of the current system are now making their cases to the Georgia General Assembly, who may be looking to legislate changes to the program. At the heart of it, a state-of-art sports medicine complex. Read more

Athens News Matters for October 5, 2018

Oct 5, 2018

This week on Athens News Matters, guests discuss a report from the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia concluding that former ACCPD officer Taylor Saulters will not face criminal charges, a baseball player at the University of Georgia was released from the team after being accused of using racial slurs at last weekend’s football game and a proposal for new zoning in Winterville that is causing a bit of a stir.

Leslie Marva Adams disappeared in 2005 and her remains were found two years later in a swampy area in northeast Georgia. This week, police arrested her ex-boyfriend in the death.

Officers on Thursday arrested Billy Joe Cook, 51, on a murder charge, Gwinnett County police said Friday in a news release. Cook was being held without bond in the Gwinnett County jail and it wasn't clear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his arrest.

August Unemployment Rate Falls in Northeast Georgia

Oct 5, 2018

Unemployment was down in northeast Georgia for the month of August. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says both the unemployment rate and the number of claims fell in August.

The August rate fell to 3.5 percent, down two-tenths from July. That ranked second among the 12 regions in the state. It was also down significantly from this time last year.

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