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Athens Police Department Annual Report Shows Quieter City

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The numbers are in and it looks like the Athens Police Department has achieved one of its main goals for 2014. The 2014 annual report released this week by the Athens Police Department details the improvement in noise complaints along with other arrest, citation and investigation data for the department over the past year.  When… Read More

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Non-Profit Education Center Closes, Language Center Changes Hands

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  The Athens-based nonprofit Appalachian Progressive Education Center, which over the years has offered language classes and arts and anti-bullying programs, has ceased operation. However, its Athens Language Center remains open under new management. The Appalachian Progressive Education Center was formed in 2006, an outgrowth of art and theater programs launched at ARTS/West by Dominika… Read More

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MedFlight Launches First Responder Mobile App

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A new mobile application launched by medical helicopter company MedFlight will help connect first responders to MedFlight crews and dispatchers in situations where a helicopter may be needed. The MedFlight Metro Alert app allows for those on the scene of an accident or other emergency to connect directly with MedFlight relaying necessary information. There is… Read More

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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Athens Fraud of $800,000

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A Maryland man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to stealing more than $1.1 million though a scheme in which the conspirators pretended to be romantically interested in the victims. According to court documents, one of the victims was an Athens resident who lost more than $800,000. Krist Koranteng, 33, is scheduled to be sentenced… Read More

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Quote To Test Landfill Records Presented To Commissioners

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A consultant quoted a price of $5,145 to do testing to find out if records dug up from a landfill as part of the Patrick Kelly investigation pose a safety risk. Hiring of the consultant is on the agenda of this week’s Athens County Commissioners meeting. Part of the investigation of then-sheriff Patrick Kelly centered… Read More