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#GivingTuesday

Athens, GA. – With as little as one dollar, one local non-profit organization here in Athens was able to make a difference in the community. Elyse isn’t just a YMCA employee today. She helped make a big difference in a small way by baking a sweet treat to sell for Giving Tuesday. The nation-wide day of giving is celebrated following Thanksgiving to focus on giving back for the upcoming holdiay season. YMCA Membership Director, Jacqueline Shirley, says this is their second year participating. “We have a lot of treats donated and…

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Rainy Road Hazards

Athens, GA. –  August 17. That’s the last day the Athens area saw more than an inch of rain. Now that more precipitation is finally here, you may want to brush up on driving safety in wet conditions. The Georgia Department of Transportation says if you want to ensure your safety in wet driving conditions, be sure to buckle up, turn on your headlights, watch out for slick roads and leave plenty of distance between your vehicle and the car in front you. Athens-Clarke County Police Department Public Information Officer…

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Improved Drought Conditions Due to Rain

Athens, GA. – Today’s rain, and the showers you’ll see tonight and tomorrow will help the drought a little. That means there are still steps you need to take to help conserve water and help ease the impact of what experts call an “exceptional drought”. For Pam Knox, drought conditions are a hot topic. Knox is an Agricultural Climatologist for the Crop and Soil Science Department at The University of Georgia. She is familiar with the severity of Georgia’s current drought. She says it may or may not get better this…

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First-Year Coaches Quiz

Kirby Smart’s first season as UGA’s head coach is one bowl game away from completion. Smart’s first year had some striking similarities to Nick Saban’s first season at Alabama, where Smart was his defensive coordinator from 2008 to 2015. The first-year head coach finished the regular season with a 7-5 record, but how does that stack up against some of UGA’s former coaches in their first seasons? We made a quick quiz to see how much you know about some of college football’s greats in their first years as head…

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More Than Just A Band Director: Scott Smith

Oconee, Ga.—  The North Oconee Band is busy learning new material for their Christmas Concert, but Band Director Scott Smith is teaching his students more than just music. Step into the North Oconee band room and you’ll see a lot of trophies. These trophies are the result of Band Director Scott Smith’s dedication to his students. In just three years he has grown the program with one hundred and fifteen students, but Smith says most of these students will only play music in high school. “I kind of look at it…

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Affordable Care Outlook

Athens, Ga.–  Today, Insure Georgia visited the Athens-Clarke County Library. This organization helps people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Healthcare Act, despite President-Elect Trump’s vow to repeal the act. Kate Malone is a healthcare navigator with Insure Georgia. She says the primary goal of this company is to help people sign up for ObamaCare, Peachcare, or Medicaid. She says Insure Georgia will continue to do its job, despite the political question of whether the care will continue. “Well it’s still here and it’s still what we have today….

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How To: UGA Alert

Athens, Ga.— An alert system at Ohio State University alerted students just minutes after the initial call to the emergency dispatch center of the school attack. The University of Georgia also has its own alert system in case of emergencies like the one that occurred yesterday at Ohio State. Students, faculty and staff have the access to sign up for an alert system that covers all of the UGA campus. This alert system is called UGA Alert. UGA Alert is much like Ohio State’s Buckeye Alert that sent out an emergency…

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