2015-05-19

Two transported to hospital after truck overturns in Oconee County; road closed

This got me thinking, as I tend to do after any small disaster, what route to Athens would I take if all of the sudden, Barnett Shoals Road in Watkinsville was closed as it was in this wreck, Simonton Bridge was closed as it started to be today with the five foot shaving at the intersection with Milledge Avenue, and take into effect the old Macon Highway with the recently extinguished smoldering remains of the Puritan Cord Mill closing that route. Yes I could still wander around to Atlanta Highway and or the 10 Loop, but sometimes we do take for granted our frequented paths and usual journeys.  What is your favorite secret way to Athens, taking these out of the calculation?

Two transported to hospital after truck overturns in Oconee County; road closed

Portion of Whitehall Road closed through July 31

That is a long time! Plan ahead if you're going that way south of South Milledge Avenue. Details here.

2015-05-13

Tasers coming soon

From the Athens-Clarke County Police Department:

Prior to deploying Tasers in the field, the Police Department is holding a series of community forums to explain its policies for Taser usage and address questions and concerns. The first forum was held on April 29. The next session is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, at 7:00 PM at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1931 Old West Broad Street. The third forum will be Wednesday, June 3, at 5:30 PM at the Police Department’s West Precinct at Georgia Square Mall, 3700 Atlanta Hwy.