Damaged party house in Athens deemed unsafe
The house in Athens where about 25 people were hurt when a floor collapsed during a party early Friday has been deemed unsafe for occupancy, Athens-Clarke County  Building Inspections Director Doug Hansford said Monday. “We had a structural failure and it apparently affected more than just the kitchen. Some of... Read more
Athens-Clarke Jail vaccination plan in limbo after J&J pause
Officials at the Athens-Clarke County Jail are in a wait-and-see mode about a planned mass vaccination of inmates for COVID-19 that was set to begin April 20, Clarke County Sheriff John Q. Williams said Tuesday. The jail had planned to provide the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine to any inmate... Read more
Reporting of hazing incidents required under approved legislation
A bill requiring Georgia colleges and universities to report hazing incidents that happen in school clubs like fraternities and sororities passed in the General Assembly Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Sen. John Albers, R-Roswell, is a greatly stripped-down version of the original measure, which would have made it a felony... Read more
3 northeast Georgia counties show high COVID rates
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists three counties adjacent to Clarke County — Oconee, Barrow and Jackson — as high for community transmission of COVID-19. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald  Read more
Athens hospital ‘being tested’ by COVID increase
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center staff are “being tested in previously unimaginable ways,” according to a Thursday statement from the hospital. The hospital declined to provide the number of COVID-19 patients at Piedmont Athens, but said the number is “fairly consistent” with the number of patients at hospitals statewide amid the... Read more

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