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Area briefs: Athens United Way opens application window, Commerce City changes hours

The Athens-based United Way of Northeast Georgia says the application window for this year’s Community Impact Grants will open on May 1, running through June 1. Application information is on the United Way of Northeast Georgia website.

There is an afternoon meeting of the University of Georgia’s Staff Council: UGA says the virtual session gets underway at 2:30.

City Hall in Commerce has changed its hours of operation, now open from 7:30 til 5 on weekdays to allow for Commerce residents to make payments and apply for utilities.

Data presented to the Jackson County School Board show a Jackson County School growth rate of more than 32 percent since 2018. That’s among the fastest growth rates in the state.

According to posted signs, Buc ee’s is making plans for a Jackson County location: it is expected to open next year on ten acres at I-85 and Highway 129 in Jackson County. 

They are hanging out a Help Wanted sign in Carnesville, looking to hire poll workers for elections that will be held in May and November in Franklin County. Early voting for the May 21 elections begins on April 29.

The GBI joins an ongoing investigation in Stephens County, where two people were shot, wounded, and hospitalized. It happened at a park in Toccoa.

A 38 year-old Gainesville man was booked into the Hall County jail: the Sheriff’s Office in Gainesville says a cyber tip led to the arrest of Ryan Kinev, who is accused of possessing child sexual abuse materials.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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