Oglethorpe County

Georgia Athletic Club Treasurer Accused of Embezzling $128K

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Oglethorpe County Sheriff's Office

The treasurer of a Georgia nonprofit meant to benefit middle and high school athletes is accused of embezzling nearly $128,000.

News outlets report Tiffany Gomes was charged with theft by taking and surrendered to authorities Monday. She has since posted bail and been released.

An Oglethorpe County Sheriff's Office statement says a bank that keeps the club's accounts contacted the club president about a loan last month. It says the president knew nothing about the loan and learned the club account that should've held more than $50,000 instead had only $71.

Tiny houses aren’t permitted in Athens-Clarke County, so what’s a tiny homeowner to do? One moved to Oglethorpe County.

Oglethorpe County residents are invited to come and learn about the Firefly Trail at an open house at Crawford Depot on Jan. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

President of Firefly Trail Inc. Mark Ralston said they hope people come to learn more about what the proposed trail could do for the community.

Georgia's Graduation Rate Reaches New Heights

Sep 19, 2018
Georgia Department of Education

The Georgia Department of Education announced this week that the graduation rate for Georgia’s public high schools is at an all-time high.

The state’s graduation rate for 2018 is 81.6 percent, which is nearly 10 percent higher than it was five years ago and the highest rate since the state began using the federally-mandated adjusted cohort calculation. This number represents the percent of students who came to a high school in the ninth grade and graduated senior year while also taking into account the number of transfer students and those who left the school.

The Numbers are In: Athens Gained Jobs During July

Aug 28, 2018

According to data from the Georgia Department of Labor, Athens saw an increase in job growth during the month of July. Along with the Classic City, the Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Clarke, Oglethorpe, Oconee, and Madison counties, saw increases in jobs.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says that the increase is a positive trend for the city and that many new employees are heading into the Athens area for work.