Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pop-up clinics announced for those in need of legal info

     Regina Quick, the newest judge on the bench in the Western Judicial Circuit that covers Clarke and Oconee counties, announces an initiative that will launch next month. The former Athens State Representative says the Access to Justice Initiative is designed to provide access to legal services and information.  

From the office of Judge Regina Quick...
The Superior Court Judges of the Western Circuit, in partnership with the University of Georgia Law School and the Western Circuit Bar Association, announce the Access to Justice Initiative, which will kick off in December. The mission of the Access to Justice Initiative will be to provide access to legal services and information for individuals in need of legal assistance who live in our community. Athens-Clarke County Superior Court Judge Regina M. Quick will hold the first of several Access to Justice Pop-Up Clinics from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on December 2, 2017 at the Rocksprings Park Community Center, 291 Henderson Ext. in Athens.

Attorneys will provide brief individual consultations on topics ranging from family law, adoption law, probate law, employment law, criminal law, and landlord-tenant law at Pop-Up Clinics. A list of legal service/attorney resources will be given to individuals who may wish to seek further assistance beyond the Pop-Up Clinic. These Pop-Up Clinics will be held one Saturday a month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at various locations around Athens (locations to be announced). The dates for the clinics are: December 2, January 13, February 24, March 24, April 21, May 12, and June 16.

Lawyers, legal educators, and staff attorneys from our local courts have committed to volunteering their time for the Access to Justice Initiative. This is a great opportunity to help those in need in our community and assure that they have access to competent legal representation.


For more information about the Access to Justice Pop-up Clinics, contact Judge Quick’s office at 706-310-3606 or the Athens-Clarke County Court Administrator at 706-613-3161.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Oconee County Observations: Fishing Enthusiasts And Paddlers Will Have Access ...

Oconee County Observations: Fishing Enthusiasts And Paddlers Will Have Access ...: ***Date Not Yet Set*** Area fishermen and fisherwomen as well as kayakers and canoeists will have a new lake to explore early next year. ...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oconee deputies nab teens following report of gun assault

Oconee deputies nab teens following report of gun assault: A report of a man in a pickup pointing an “Uzi style” gun at some children playing on Alpine Court in Oconee County led to the arrests of four teens on assault and drug charges Tuesday night.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Commission Awards Bid For Demolition...

I do think, at the very least, there needs to be a historic marker about the 1905 lynching there



Oconee County Observations: Oconee County Commission Awards Bid For Demolition...: ***Security Upgrade*** The Oconee County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night awarded a bid of $92,000 to Complete Demolition Services LLC...

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Jonathan Wallace victory speech Georgia statehouse victory 11/07/17

Perkins: More needed to keep guns away from the unbalanced

Perkins: More needed to keep guns away from the unbalanced

We won! Congrats Jonathan Wallace and Deborah Gonzalez

https://www.redandblack.com/athensnews/breaking-democratic-candidate-jonathan-wallace-wins-district-state-house-seat/article_dd1849c2-c432-11e7-9f0e-238235d06a0a.html
Democratic candidate Jonathan Wallace has won the district 119 seat in the Nov. 7 special election.
Wallace won the district with 56.69 percent of the vote.
Wallace was the only Democratic candidate in the race, defeating Republican candidates Tom Lord, Steven Strickland and Marcus Wiedower.
“So you've heard the good news,” began Wallace in his victory speech to members of the community who attended his election results party.
He thanked the crowd for their support, kindness and encouragement throughout the race.
“Now I’ve got to go be a legislator,” Wallace said. “I need to know what to prioritize, I need to know what you care about, I need to hear from you and keep hearing from you.”

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Monday, November 06, 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017