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Legal clinic Saturday in Athens

Legal clinic Saturday in Athens

The University of Georgia Law School is among the organizers of tomorrow’s Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic, with local lawyers providing legal aid from 9 til 11 Saturday at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on Old West Broad Street in Athens. From the Athens-Clarke Co government website… The Superior Court Judges of the Western Circuit, in partnership with the University of Georgia School of Law and the Western Circuit Bar Association, announce the next pop-up clinic for 2020 in the Access to Justice Initiative. The mission of the Access to Justice Initiative is to provide access to legal services and information for individuals in need of legal assistance who live in the community. The February Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinic will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22 at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 1931 Old West Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606. Judges from various courts, staff from the Probate Court and Georgia Legal Services, and faculty and students from the UGA School of Law will also be in attendance. Attendees are encouraged to bring any relevant important papers with them.  Attorneys provide brief individual consultations on topics including family law such as divorce and child support, adoption law, immigration law, expungement/record restriction, probate law, disability law, employment law, criminal law, small claims, landlord/tenant law, personal injury, and general civil law at the pop-up clinics. A list of legal service/attorney resources will be provided for individuals who may wish to seek further assistance beyond the pop-up clinic. Spanish translation services are also expected to be available. Lawyers, legal educators, and staff attorneys from the local courts have committed to volunteering their time for the Access to Justice Initiative. The initiative is an opportunity to help those in need in the community and help provide access to competent legal representation. Since the program started in December 2017, attorneys have donated over $50,000 of their time and talents at these free legal clinics. In 2019, approximately 500 people visited the pop-up clinics.

Red Clay Conference today at UGA

Red Clay Conference today at UGA

The 32nd annual Red Clay Conference is underway today at UGA, beginning at 9 o’clock this morning in the University of Georgia’s Dean Rusk Hall. Legal and environmental issues will be addressed, focusing this year on coal ash disposal in Georgia. Environmentalist Lois Gibbs (pictured above) is the featured speaker. She rose to national prominence with New York’s Love Canal controversy. From the UGA master calendar… The School of Law's 32nd Annual Red Clay Conference, titled “Overcoming Toxic Relationships,” will address coal ash disposal, brownfield redevelopment in Georgia and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The Peter Appel Lecture will be delivered by environmental activist Lois Gibbs, who is known for her work with New York’s Love Canal. Her efforts led to the creation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, also known as Superfund. Administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this fund is used “to clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous-waste sites as well as accidents, spills, and other emergency releases of pollutants and contaminants.” Registration for the conference is required. This event, organized by law students who are members of Environmental Law Association, is associated with UGA’s Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Athens Tech, Madison Co schools delay openings

Athens Tech, Madison Co schools delay openings

The threat of black ice on roadways leads Athens Technical College to delay this morning’s opening until 10am. Some schools around the region are closed entirely—Stephens County schools are on that list—while others, including Elbert and Banks counties, are delaying their openings by two hours. The Oconee County campus of the University of North Georgia is open on a normal basis this morning; all other UNG campuses are delaying their openings until 10 o’clock this morning.  Athens Technical College - Delayed until 10 a.m.  Banks County Schools - 2-hour delay on Friday  Calhoun City Schools - 2-hour delay on Friday  Cobb County Schools- All school-related activities prior to noon canceled on Friday  Chattahoochee Tech - Delayed Friday  Crossroads Christian/Canton - Closed Friday  Dawson County Schools - Closed Friday, 12 month staff to report  Douglas County Schools - 2-hour delay Friday  Fannin County Schools - Delayed 2 hours  Floyd County Schools - Closed Friday  Forsyth County Schools - 2-hour delay on Friday  Gainesville City Schools - 2-hour delay on Friday  Habersham County Schools - Closed Friday  Hall County Schools - 2-hour delay on Friday  Hart County Schools - Delayed 2 hours  Kids R Kids, Cumming - Delayed 2 hours  King’s Way Christian School - Delayed 2 hours  Lakeview Academy - 2-hour delay on Friday  Lanier Christian Academy - School begins at 10 a.m.  Lanier Technical College - Closed Friday  Lumpkin County Schools - Closed Friday  Madison County Schools- Delayed 2 hours on Friday Marietta City Schools - Delayed until 10 a.m. Friday  Polk County Schools - Closed Friday  Riverside Military Academy - 1-hour delay on Friday  Rome City Schools - Closed Friday  Stephens County Schools - Closed Friday  The Heritage School - Closed Friday  Towns County Schools - Closed Friday  Truett McConnell University - 2-hour delay on Friday  Union County Schools- Closed Friday  University of North Georgia- Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, and Gainesville campuses delayed opening until 10am Friday White County Schools - Closed Friday  Whitfield County Schools - Closed Friday In addition to the school districts, all public health departments and public health services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties are closed through Friday. The U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts will open on a two hour delay Friday.

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Trounced by Sanders in Nevada, Buttigieg pushes on A day after finishing well behind Bernie Sanders in the Nevada Caucuses, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg received a rousing reception at an outdoor rally in Virginia, one of the fourteen Super Tuesday states where Buttigieg will need a boost to insure he has some major influence in coming weeks in the Democratic race for President. 'Our numbers have grown a little bit,' Buttigieg said to cheers, as thousands gathered on the football field at Washington-Liberty High School, not far across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. 'We're running on adrenaline,' Buttigieg added, detailing how had hop scotched his way from Nevada to Colorado, to South Carolina for church this morning, and then here in the Old Dominion for his Sunday afternoon rally. In his speech, Buttigieg quickly turned his fire on front runner Bernie Sanders, who seems likely to be targeted on Tuesday night, in the next Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. 'I respect my friend Sen. Sanders,' Buttigieg said. 'But I also believe that the way we will build the movement to defeat Donald Trump is to call people into our tent, not to call them names on line.' 'This is where I view things a little differently than Sen. Sanders,' Buttigieg said later in his speech. 'I don't believe we can allow ourselves to get to the point where it feels like fighting is the point.' As Buttigieg took the stage in Arlington, 60 percent of the precincts were reporting from the Nevada Caucuses a day earlier - and as the sun went down, the numbers only got worse for anyone not named Sanders. “I believe we call that a rout,” said elections analyst Kyle Kondik. With 72 percent reporting, Sanders was at 47.5 percent, Biden at 20.8 percent, while Buttigieg trailed well back in third at 13.8 percent. 'We cannot wait four years,' Buttigieg said of the drive by Democrats to oust President Trump. 'We can't wait nine days!' someone in the crowd shouted back, referring to Super Tuesday. Buttigieg also used his stop in the Washington area to raise money for his campaign, needing a boost as this race goes more national over the next week. The candidates for the Democratic nomination will gather on Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina for their next debate; South Carolina holds a primary on Saturday. Super Tuesday follows the next Tuesday, on March 3, as 14 states will vote, with Sanders seen as a top finisher in most of those contests. Buttigieg and other challengers to Sanders will host a series of events in Charleston on Monday on the eve of the debate. Then, the race will start to explode outside of the borders of the Palmetto State, as after the debate, Buttigieg will go to Florida on Wednesday for a series of fundraising events. Florida does not vote until March 17, two weeks after Super Tuesday. Buttigieg's good turnout on Sunday came after Elizabeth Warren drew 4,000 not far from here in Virginia last week - another signal that Democratic voters are desperate to find someone to take on, and defeat, President Trump in November. 'America is ready for Pete,' said Kyle Rumpler, a Buttigieg organizer. For now, Buttigieg is in second place in the delegate race, but Super Tuesday could bring some big changes.
Bryant is looking for a fur-ever home!
Bryant is looking for a fur-ever home!