Day: February 7, 2017

Black History Month celebrations highlight ‘further need for change’

ATHENS, Ga.,– Organizers of Black History Month events here in Athens say the discussions sparked by this year’s observance may be more important than ever after a divisive political season. Ayesha Jamil, a director of University Union at UGA, is working to plan events for Black History Month that are themed around social justice issues…

UGA students join the conversation on Trump immigration ban

ATHENS, Ga.—Students at the University of Georgia participated in a ‘March For Immigrants’ last Friday to protest against the ban on immigration posed by President Trump. The event was created by the Muslim Student Association in partnership with the UGA chapter for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Ali Marmel, a Public…

Jackson County School System rezoning assignments announced

JEFFERSON, Ga.— The Jackson County Board of Education sent letters to parents of students in the school system on Monday, Feb. 6, confirming attendance zones for the 2017-2018 school year. The confirmation letters are the culmination of a months-long process by the school board to approve the rezoning and determining the boundaries of the new…