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Athens Clarke County Commissioners have authorized negotiations with a company that was the lowest bidder to build a trail bridge over the creek at the R.E.M. Murmur Trestle. 

 

Astra Group was one of two companies bidding on the project, coming in at 5.76 million dollars, nearly two million dollars over a pre-bid estimate driven up by the skyrocketing price of timber in the wake of recent hurricanes and the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Citizens Pharmacy

Supplies of a high dose flu vaccine recommended for older Americans are already running low in parts of Georgia and the nation. 

 

Public health officials have said it’s more important than ever to get the flu shot this year, with the pandemic still raging, because contracting both viruses could pose a grave risk to a person’s health. 

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Masks will be required in Clarke County Schools when they reopen to in-person classes on November 9th.  

That information was part of an update given to parents which provided several details of what the return to in-person learning will look like.

Sunday was the deadline for parents to notify the school system of whether their children will continue with virtual learning or head back to school buildings.

Oglethorpe County School System

As Athens-Clarke County schools remain closed to in-person learning, some area school districts are reporting positive news about the pandemic in their areas. 

 

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The Republican businesswoman who will soon become Georgia’s newest U.S. senator said Thursday she plans to vote against removing President Donald Trump from office.

Kelly Loeffler is scheduled to be sworn in when the Senate convenes Monday in Washington. The first vote she casts as a senator could come at the conclusion of Trump’s impeachment trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump is expected to be acquitted by the GOP-controlled Senate, where a two-thirds vote is necessary for conviction.

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