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Black business owners are being given another opportunity to apply for financial assistance from a national partnership. The Coalition to Back Black Businesses is awarding nearly three million dollars to hundreds of small business owners who qualify.

“Any Black owned business, anywhere is the U.S., [with] between three and 20 employees, however, they can be full-time, part-time or under a 1099 or some other type of consulting contract. We do focus our grants on areas that are not as prosperous.”

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University of Georgia police have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery and sexual battery case. According to a release from UGA Police, officers arrested Tritavious Harris Monday. He is accused of robbing, physically assaulting and groping a woman who appeared to be unconscious and lying on the sidewalk near Fulton Street and the North Campus Parking Deck.

Davenport DUI Arrest

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Athens Clarke County Commissioner Patrick Davenport was arrested early Saturday morning for driving under the influence.

Police responded to a call about a possibly intoxicated driver with two flat tires on College Station Road. Upon arrival, officers performed a field sobriety test and Davenport was arrested and booked at 1:47 a.m. on Saturday for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Eviction relief program's future uncertain

23 hours ago

The future of a community/government partnership to alleviate evictions in Athens-Clarke County may be in jeopardy, as the program faces a key vote tomorrow.

Last month, Commissioners voted to issue a request for proposals, looking for an agency partner to work with the Magistrate Court, tenants, and landlords to institute an eviction relief program. The goal set by Commissioners was to vote tomorrow night on a partner, with the program starting on October 1.

Alexia Ridley talks with this week's panel: Chris Dowd, Gwen O’Looney, and Stephanie Allen.

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Athens News Matters

This week on Athen's News Matters, Alexia Ridley sits down with Auditor Stephanie Maddox to discuss the ongoing controversy of the alleged criminal wrongdoing of two high-ranking ACC officials, UGA researcher Ralph Tripp discusses a medicine that could be a game-changer in the fight against covid, an interview with a UGA pharmacy professor about the risks of vaping, a story on renewable energy sources, and Alexia Ridley sits down with this week's panel to discuss news and politics. 

This week on Athens News Matters, ACC District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson discusses the police civilian oversight board, Tommy Valentine of Historic Athens talks about the future of the West Broad School site, an audio essay from UGA's Greg Trevor as he remembers the tragedy he witnessed in New York on September 11, 2001, and Alexia Ridley talks with this week's panel.

Today on Athens News Matters,  Chris Dowd of Athens Politics Nerd discusses the dissmissal of a call to criminally investigate ACC Manager Blaine Williams, Clarke County School District official Gillian Whatley gives an update on Clarke County Schools and their response to COVID-19, and Alexia Ridley talks with this week's panel.


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Last month, hundreds of Afghans flooded into small photo studios in Kabul, seeking photographs for passports and ID cards before the last of the previous government's institutions closed their doors.

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The European Court of Human Rights has found the Kremlin responsible for the 2006 assassination by radiation poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence agent who defected to the West.

Litvinenko died in London weeks after drinking tea that was later found to have been laced with the deadly radioactive compound polonium-210.

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