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Rivers Alive Cleanup Returns In October

Oct 8, 2018

The waterways of Athens will get an annual cleanup on Saturday, October 20 thanks to volunteers from around the area.

Expected to be 2018’s largest single volunteer effort to beautify Georgia waters, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s Rivers Alive cleanup will remove trash and other debris.

The 2017 cleanup saw 405 volunteers clean up 3.1 tons of trash, 1 ton of recycling, and 150 tires statewide.

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials say they aren’t sure what killed a large number of bees on Tybee Island in May.

State Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Julie McPeake on Friday told The Savannah Morning News that the report was “inconclusive.”

May’s die off was the second in just 13 months after Chatham County Mosquito Control failed to warn beekeepers of a planned 2017 spray.

Dozens of Boats Burn in Fire at Georgia Storage Facility

Oct 8, 2018

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 90 boats have burned in a massive blaze at a north Georgia boat storage facility.

Gwinnett County fire officials tell local news media they were called to a boat business near Lake Lanier before dawn Sunday, finding half the storage area burning.

A security guard working at the business reported the fire. Officials say neither the guard nor anyone else was injured.

The fire department says the fire destroyed 86 boats and four vehicles.

The roof of one of the storage buildings collapsed in the fire.

Changes to Polling Locations in Athens-Clarke County

Oct 8, 2018

There have been some changes in some local polling locations. Athens-Clarke County voters who previously voted at Alps Road Elementary School will now vote at the Athens Regional Library.

Those who voted at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary will now vote at Whitehead Road Elementary School. And If you voted at Georgia Square Mall at the upper level near Sears, you will now vote at Georgia Square Mall upper level across from Belk.


Athens Historical Society and the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room are proud to present “A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History 40th Anniversary” with the author, Michael Thurmond on Sunday, October 21.