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Athens News Podcast with Melissa Carter: A Conversation with Commissioner Carol Myers

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In this episode of the Athens News Podcast, join your host Melissa Carter as we peel back the layers of local politics and community issues in Athens-Clarke County. Fresh off being named one of the Top 20 Georgia News Podcasts by Feedspot, our commitment to bringing you the most relevant and impactful stories continues, with the gracious support of Drake Realty.


Episode Highlights:


  • Early Voting Wrap-Up: With early voting concluded in Athens, over 1,100 Clarke County residents have made their voices heard. We've been on the frontlines, bringing in-depth interviews with the candidates to help guide your final decisions. Remember, all voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Tuesday. Don't miss the chance to participate in shaping the future of Athens.

  • A Legal Matter of Transparency: The Georgia Supreme Court is currently deliberating a pivotal case that could redefine public access to records from district attorneys across the state. At the heart of the controversy is Athens-Clarke District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez's assertion of constitutional immunity against public records requests. This legal tussle, initiated by local resident Jarrod Miller's complaints, could set a significant precedent for judicial transparency in Georgia.

  • A Community in Mourning: Athens-Clarke police are investigating the heartbreaking death of an infant, a tragedy that has left our community searching for answers. The incident brings to light the delicate balance of life and the unforeseen challenges families may face. In this episode, we offer our deepest sympathies and reflect on the importance of community support during times of loss.

Special Feature: Interview with Commissioner Carol Myers

In the spotlight of today's episode, we sit down with Athens-Clarke County District 8 Commissioner Carol Myers. Known for her passionate advocacy and proactive approach to governance, Commissioner Myers shares her insights on the current state of Athens, her vision for its future, and the actionable steps she's taking towards community betterment.


Don't miss this episode of the Athens News Podcast – where local news meets depth and perspective.


We invite you to share your thoughts and join the conversation. Your voice matters in the ongoing narrative of Athens. Together, let's continue to make a difference.

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