Over the Thanksgiving week, the rate of new COVID-19 cases rose slightly in Athens-Clarke County. ACC reported 208 new cases from Nov. 23-29.
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All 159 counties in the state of Georgia will begin the by-hand recount process to determine which presidential candidate receives the state’s 16 electoral votes.
In a Thursday afternoon press conference, Voting System Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling said president-elect Joe Biden currently leads President Donald Trump by 14,072 votes.
Incumbent Republican Bill Cowsert won the State Senate District 46 election on Tuesday with 60.95% percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the Georgia Secretary of State. Cowsert defeated Democratic challenger Zachary Perry, a University of Georgia law student, and will take on an eighth term in the Georgia General Assembly.
East Broad Street will be closed to traffic daily from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Monday evening to move the Confederate monument at the intersection of Broad Street and College Avenue.
With in-person classes scheduled to begin at the University of Georgia later this month, Athens-Clarke County added over 300 cases and one new death last week.
Athens and Georgia both saw an increase in their daily number of reported cases last week. In addition, the University of Georgia began Phase One of its reopening plan on June 15.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans filed a civil suit Monday against the Athens-Clarke County government to block the removal of a Confederate monument from downtown Athens.