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Athens area residents are invited to attend the 3rd annual Improv Comedy Show at the State Botanical Garden tomorrow. Professor Misha Cahnmann Taylor says the free Improv for Families event is a way to get the entire community involved.

"The idea is to engage youth and families and students and people of all ages in the magic that is improv theater. “

Chase McGee is a student in Cahnmann Taylor’s For the Love of Language class. He says he’s looking forward to participating.

Transgender Policy Studied in Georgia School Assault Case

Oct 3, 2018

The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district's policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a "hostile environment" for a 5-year-old girl who said she was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom.

FDA: 38 Sick from Tainted Eggs from Alabama

Oct 3, 2018

The government says 38 people in seven states have gotten sick from eggs produced by an Alabama poultry farm.

The Food and Drug Administration says the illnesses are linked to salmonella-tainted eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms, which is north of Birmingham in Cullman.

The agency issued a recall notice last month, and it provided an update Tuesday.

The FDA says 10 people were hospitalized after coming in contact with cage-free eggs from the farm, but no one has died.

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Delta's stock is down after the airline said it took a $30 million hit from Hurricane Florence and is paying more for fuel.

Last month's hurricane caused at least 3,500 flight cancellations, mostly in the Carolinas. Delta did not say how many of its flights were lost.

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Tuesday its third-quarter revenue for every seat flown one mile rose between 4 and 4.5 percent, a sign of rising prices.

Jackson County Drug Bust

Oct 2, 2018
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

A domestic disturbance call ended in a drug bust for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the call on Old State Road in Pendergrass.

According to a media release from the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, when deputies arrived, they found Nathan Crumley throwing bags of drugs out the window of his truck and into the yard of the residence. Deputies seized methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, marijuana gummies, THC vape vials, mushrooms and $25,000. Authorities say the street value of the illegal narcotics was $53,000.

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