Day: October 6, 2016

UGA to Unveil Plans for Record Fundraising Money

Athens, GA–The University of Georgia will announce what it plans to do with a record amount of private donations next month. Four years ago, the University began a capital campaign with the goal of raising a billion dollars in private donations by 2020. Each year since, donation numbers have increased by tens of millions of…

Barrow County gets STEAMY with STEAM

ATHENS, Ga. – You may be familiar with the term STEM, but what about STEAM? In the Barrow County School System, STEAM education is an innovative approach at teaching students the basics of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics in classroom settings. STEAM Integration Coordinator Lee Bane is a veteran educator and a driving force…

Athens Locals Boycott Against Wendy’s

National boycotts against Wendy’s have made their way to Athens. Protestors say they are not happy about where some of Wendy’s ingredients come from. Groups of people marched down Prince Avenue in an effort to boycott Wendy’s last night. This boycott stemmed from Wendy’s decision to stop buying its tomatoes from Florida and starting buying them from…

The one and only Vice Presidential Debate has come and gone. Those who watched might still be scratching their heads wondering: what the debate actually changed and to what degree they should use the Veep debate to influence their vote. The answer is here on Grady Newsource. Reporter Emily Boyer spoke with experienced professionals with…

How Hurricane Matthew Compares to Recent Hurricanes

Governor Nathan Deal ordered an evacuation of six coastal counties this morning in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew’s landfall. According to the National Hurricane Center, the latest update says Matthew has sustained maximum wind speeds of 140 miles per hour, making it a Category 4 hurricane. This would be the first Category 4 hurricane of this…

Hurricane Matthew: Area Hotels Full

People migrating north to escape Hurricane Matthew are filling hotels in places like Athens, Georgia. Grady Newsource called hotels in the area to see which ones still had open rooms. We found out that hotels in this area are full through the weekend. Below is a list of hotels who have no available rooms. We…

Hurricane Matthew: I-16 EB Lanes Closed

Georgia Department of Public Safety has now confirmed all East Bound highways are closed because of the imminent threat of Hurricane Matthew. The lane closing starts at mile marker 32. A 511 operator recommended  that those traveling in RV or campers should use the Atlanta Motor Speedway when traveling. The U.S National Hurricane Center has extended…

State NAACP Activists Gather In Athens

Starting today, members of the Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are gathering in Athens for their 74th annual state convention. Their theme this year is “our lives matter, our votes count.” The convention will host events throughout the weekend on topics like police accountability, voting rights, social justice and many…