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Former President Jimmy Carter is calling on Americans of privilege and power to fight racial injustice. The 95-year-old former president issued a statement Wednesday addressing angry protests across the U.S. since the death of Georgia Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he does not see the need for now to call up more National Guard troops or deploy additional law enforcement officers to prevent protests over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota from turning violent.

Gov. Kemp Discusses Protests, COVID-19 Update

Jun 2, 2020
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Governor Brain Kemp delivering a COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon. Before discussing the pandemic in Georgia, the governor discussed the protests taking place around the state.

“This is a deeply emotional time in Georgia and America, gripped by a global pandemic, COVID-19 has threatened the health and well-being of our families and communities” according to Kemp. “Here in Georgia, this healthcare crisis has created economic hardship. Unemployment numbers and uncertainty is sky high. And during this unprecedented moment, we have witnessed injustice with our own eyes.”

Athens Area Community Foundation

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund, hosted by the Athens Area Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Northeast Georgia, has distributed its third round of funding. In total, 71 thousand dollars, amounting to 32% of the fund, have been granted to sixteen local non-profits, all of which will provide positive experiences for Athens-area youth this summer. 


Morton Theatre

In a statement released on June 1st, Historic Athens announced that their annual Preservation Awards will be held online. Beginning on June 15th, the awards will be broadcast for a number of weeks throughout June and July.