The ABH reports that Georgia's Congressional map, which was redrawn this year by Republicans in the legislature, and which must be approved by the DOJ because Georgia has had some, let's just say "issues" with race in the past, has been so approved. Athens will therefore be in Charlie Norwood's district for next year's election. There's been some rumblings that Norwood might not seek reelection for health reasons. If that is true, it could be a wide open seat, albeit probably still likely going to a Republican. Expect a great deal about this as we progress toward next year's election.
By the way, Athens' current rep John Barrow has announced his intention to run in the 12th District, which he currently represents, but which as redrawn will not contain Athens.
Can't wait to cover real elections next year. As always, stay tuned.