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.


The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has released photos of a suspect in the October 8 robbery of Jimbo’s Convenience Store on 697 Baxter Street.

The suspect brandished a hand gun at the clerk and demanded money from the register. The clerk was not harmed, and the suspect left soon after on foot. According to ACCPD, the suspect is a white male in his 20’s, 5’7” to 5’9” tall, 170-200 lbs, and clean-shaven.

Area residents seeking free legal help can attend the next Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic this weekend.

Superior Court Judge Regina M. Quick will host the Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Timothy Baptist Church at 380 Timothy Road, along with other judges.

Staff from the Probate Court and Georgia Legal Services and faculty and students from the UGA School of Law will also be participating.

Attendees are encouraged to bring any relevant important papers with them.

National Heavyweights Drop in on Georgia Governor's Race

Oct 9, 2018
AP Photo/John Bazemore

The winning can all go away in an instant.

That was the message that Donald Trump Jr. had for Georgia Republicans as he urged them to support Brian Kemp for governor.

With less than a month before November's election, the hotly contested race is attracting visits from national heavyweights that show just how seriously both Democrats and Republicans are taking the contest.

Trump Jr. headlined an event for Kemp on Tuesday evening in Athens.

Athens-Clarke Police Investigating Recent Incidents

Oct 9, 2018

Athens-Clarke County Police are investigating an aggravated assault. Officers responded to shots fired in the area of North Avenue and MLK Jr. parkway around 2 o’ clock this morning. They found a 37-year old victim suffering from gunshots wounds. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injuries, which were not life-threatening.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Detective Scott Black at