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Two days after Donald Trump Jr and other nationally-known conservatives stopped in Athens as part of a Campus Clash tour, the Stacey Abrams campaign is planning a Meet and Greet with Young Voters in Athens Thursday.

According to a campaign release, the Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee plans to discuss the importance of voting for Democrats across the state. Abrams is expected to be joined by Athens Mayor-Elect Kelly Girtz, local college students and community members.

The meet and greet is Thursday, October 11 at 6 pm, at Hendershot’s.

National Heavyweights Drop in on Georgia Governor's Race

Oct 9, 2018

The Georgia voter was surprised to hear the familiar sounding voice on the other end of the phone line.
"Hello, this is Elizabeth Warren."

"I know you know this, but we've got less than 28 days to go and we need supporters that are going to help us make the difference."

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

Hurricane Michael is expected to bring widespread rainfall to much of Georgia. Forecasters say amounts of 3 to 5 inches will be likely, with the potential for locally higher amounts between 6 and 7 inches.

The National Weather Service has several counties including Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Madison, under a flash flood watch. The watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. Forecasters say isolated thunderstorms will be possible overmuch of north and central Georgia this afternoon and tonight. The main hazard will be occasional lightning.

Due to Turning Point USA making a stop in Athens Tuesday evening, several roads will be closing downtown.

Donald Trump Jr., former FOX News Anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle, Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens will join Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp at the Classic Center. Those planning to attend must have tickets and valid ID.

The ACCPD is closing the courthouse parking deck at the corner of East Hancock Avenue and North Thomas Street at 2 pm today.


ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has issued an emergency declaration for much of the state as Hurricane Michael barrels closer to a likely landfall in Florida.

Deal’s declaration on Tuesday covers 92 Georgia counties and makes all state resources available to local governments.

The National Weather Service said Tuesday that wind gusts as high as 60 mph (97 kph) will be possible across parts of central Georgia, with the strongest winds south of Columbus and Macon.