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Top 10 Family Favorite Holiday Activities in the Athens Area

Athens, GA – Tis the season to be jolly! Today is the start of December which means joy, laughter, and cheer for all! Check out the many holiday festivities and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Downtown Parade of Lights: “A Fairytale Christmas”, December 1 2016, 7:00 p.m. Downtown Athens at corner of Dougherty and Pulaski. Athens on Ice: Public Ice Skating, December 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017, The Classic Center “Deck the Walls” Holiday Shop, December 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016, Lyndon House Arts Center Holiday Hooray, December 3…

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UPDATED: UGA Students Paying Extra (For Eight Years)

ATHENS, Ga.– The biggest fee University of Georgia students pay: $450. It’s one of several additional fees students must pay, but the money from this one does not have a clear cut destination. The $450 fee is known as the “Special Institutional Fee”. But it’s not the only additional fee students pay. Other additional fees include: athletic, transportation, health center, recreation facility, and several others. Those fees go to exactly what they say: transportation, facilities, etc. According to University of Georgia Student Government Association (SGA) President Houston Gaines, those fees…

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Hot Gifts for Christmas 2016

  There are only 23 days left until Christmas… have you finished all of your holiday gift shopping? Well, if you haven’t here is a list of the top 3 toys and gifts for children, men, and women. Click on the hyperlink to see where to find them. Children’s toys: girls- Barbie 3- Story Townhouse Hatchimals Furby Connect, Pink boys- Star Wars Virtual Reality Viewer  Batmobile Vehicle LEGO City Volcano Men: Intergalactic Coffee Press Echo Everywhere  Chillsner, Drink Chiller Women: A Sturdy Planner Diptyque Candles A Charging Station 

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#WorldAIDSDay Facts

Athens, Ga.– Today is World AIDS Day. It is a day to raise awareness and support for those infected by HIV and AIDS. On this day every year, people are asked to wear red to show their support for those effected by these viruses.  Beginning in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. What is HIV and AIDS? HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus): is a virus which attacks the immune system. HIV stays in the body for life, but with the right medication and early detection, you can keep the…

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Android Virus: Gooligan

Athens, Ga. —  If you have a device running the Android operating system, you may be at risk of catching a new virus named “Gooligan.” Yes, “Gooligan.” Not Hooligan. Websites that host the virus tell visitors they need to download a third party application. These apps contain malware and will take control of your phone or tablet. It can steal your Google account and other personal information. A host of the Technically Speaking podcast says if you want to avoid getting “Gooligan,” keep your operating system up to date and…

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Downtown Athens Parade of Lights

IMPORTANT CHANGE IN ROUTE: The parade begins at the corner of Hancock Avenue and Pulaski Street. The parade ends in front of City Hall. CLOSED ROADS: Intersection of Washington and College Street at 4:00 PM and Hancock Street at 4:45 PM, The Annual Downtown Parade of Lights will be held downtown tonight at seven. After the parade there will be a traditional tree lighting ceremony in front of City Hall. This years theme is “A Fairytale Christmas.” PARADE MARCHING ORDER: Check out the parade marching order here PARKING: Parking decks, the first thirty…

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No Shave November Numbers

No Shave November, may only last a month, but raising money for men’s health is a year long process. During the month of November, men take a stand and support those men who have lost their hair from the vigorous treatment that takes it away by not shaving their facial hair. One organization that raises money all year for support of men’s health is No-Shave November. So far this year No-Shave November has raised $1,886,647 has been raised by 33,328 members, 2,090 teams and 328 organizations. The story behind this organization is that eight children pursued this project after their father,…

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Week: What You Need To Know

It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Week and here are 10 things you need to know about childhood cancer: In 2016, an estimated 10,380 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed. Of those 10,380, 1,250 deaths will occur among those children between birth and 14 years old. Mortality rates for childhood cancer (those aged birth to 14 years) have declined by 66% over the past four decades. The number has gone from 6.5 (per 100,000) in 1969 to 2.2 in 2012. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in…

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