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When Tropical Storm Nate or another storm with strong gusts comes through Athens, a UGA expert says we should expect more downed trees due to weakening by Hurricane Irma.

Kim Coder is a professor of tree biology and health care in with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry.

"Now we have some broken trees that are trying to repair themselves," said Coder. "The next storm that comes, if it's within this season, could break or snap trees and cause failures, even though the winds won't be as big."

The ACCPD is investigating a home invasion robbery on Cleveland Road. According to a media release from Public Information Officer, Epifanio Rodriquez, police arrived at the home just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. 



Two Athens residents, Valerie Boyd and William Eiland, are among a dozen in the state being recognized for their contributions to arts and humanities. Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal announced the recipients of the sixth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities on Tuesday. 



Athens-Clarke County Heritage Foundation

 Athens residents and others are invited to attend a community forum this Thursday on the future of the F.C. Maddox Center. Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church and the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation are partnering to determine the feasibility of rehabilitating and re-using the historic facility on Magnolia Street.


The most recent unemployment figures are out and the numbers show jobs were up and unemployment was down in Athens for the month of August. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, at 4.7 percent, the August rate was down three tenths a point from July.

Commissioner Mark Butler says other numbers show August was a good month for Athens.