ZIP code changes from years ago

I never came across any news articles about the changes in ZIP code boundaries two years ago for Athens, Bogart, and Watkinsville, but I keep coming across the changes when I see various addresses that confuse me. There is this link to the USPS website that shows an effective date in 2014, so this is really old news, but at least it summarizes the changes. Here are some locations that I have found to be affected:

  • Sam's Club at 4365 Atlanta Highway has been moved from Bogart, GA 30622 to Athens, GA 30606. A large stretch of Atlanta Highway has had this ZIP code changed.
  • Caterpillar at 250 Dozer Drive has been "moved" from Bogart to Athens, too.
  • Resource Valley at 1551 Jennings Mill Road has been changed from Bogart, GA 30622 to Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Apparently some addresses have been moved from Watkinsville to Bogart, though I have not come across any examples yet.

Google has not updated many of the businesses whose addresses have been changed. You might want to verify a ZIP code before you send mail to an address in this area.


Information needed for pedestrian fatality

From the Athens-Clarke County Police Department:

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is seeking information regarding a pedestrian fatality investigation. On Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 1:41am, Charles Sokol, 22, was struck and killed while walking on the by-pass near Commerce Rd. The vehicle that struck him was last seen headed east on the perimeter and possibly exited at Danielsville Rd. The vehicle may have damage to the front windshield and hood and will have a side window that was broken out. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 to anyone with information leading to the identification of the vehicle and driver. If you have information regarding this accident, please contact Lt Don Eckert at 706-208-1718 Xt 223, or Sgt Jon McIlvaine at 706-208-1718 Xt 224. Anonymous information can be left at Crime Stoppers by calling 706-705-4775.