Year: 2018

Student Teachers at UGA: Impact over Pay

TIME Magazine just released their latest cover story that quotes educators saying: “I have a masters degree, 16 years of experience, work two extra jobs and donate blood to pay the bills. I’m a teacher in America.” Teachers are earning less on average than they did in 1990, according to the Department of Education data.…

Georgia Square Mall Weathers Economic Storms With Local Strategy

On the outskirts of Athens, Georgia, in the middle of the Atlanta Highway corridor sits Georgia Square Mall. It’s the only mall that exists in Athens, housing more than 50 shops, eight eateries and 17 diverse services, ranging from American Vision Center to U.S. military recruitment stations. The two-story retail mecca opened its doors in…

Georgia Red Cross Sends Volunteers for Hurricane  Florence Relief

The Georgia Red Cross has been making significant Hurricane Florence relief efforts in the Carolinas. Volunteers throughout Georgia and Athens have made the trek to both North and South Carolina. The post-storm flood waters have continued to rise in some coastal areas of North Carolina. More than 30 people have died in incidents related to…

Athens-Clarke County police to end grace period on new Hands-Free Law

During the two months since the Georgia “Hands-Free” law went into effect, Athens-Clarke County police have issued fewer than one ticket every two weeks, and eight warnings.   Brittany Stewart is a senior majoring in journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. 

Local Organizations See Need for Affordable Housing in Area

Over the past few years, affordable housing in the Athens-Clarke County area has become more scarce for low-income families, said the employees of two local organizations. Jocelyn Crumpton, shelter coordinator of the Athens Area Homeless Shelter, and Spencer Frye, state representative for Georgia House District 118 and executive director of the Athens Habitat for Humanity,…

Georgia Governor Poll Shows Race Is Tied

The election of Georgia’s next governor will be Nov. 6, and one recent poll has the two candidates, Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams, neck and neck. The University of Georgia’s Survey Research Center at the School of Public and International Affairs conducted the poll for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This is the first time…

UGA Student Briefly Hospitalized After Bird Scooter Accident

ATHENS, GA — A University of Georgia student was sent to Athens Regional Medical Center after a bird scooter accident last week. Christina Conner was riding down Sanford Drive when she says she lost her balance and hit her head on the concrete. “Apparently I fell twice, and I don’t remember falling two times,” Conner…

Smart complimentary to Missouri coach, team in advance of Saturday matchup

  Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart opened today’s press conference with positive remarks about Missouri head coach Barry Odom. “Barry Odom is similar to myself…is coaching his alma mater. And through the SEC…I’ve gotten to know him well. I’ve got a lot of respect for him. He’s a really good ball coach. I thought…

East Broad Street Bridge and Road Closure Starts Sept. 18

The East Broad Street Bridge and surrounding roads were initially set to close Monday morning on Sept. 17, but due to weather concerns, there was a minor delay in closing preparations and installments.  The Athens Clarke-County Government says the bridge will be closed by Sept. 18. The bridge and approaching roads are expected to be…

Athens-Clarke County Sees Increase in Single-Family Housing Permits

During the housing boom of the mid-2000s, Athens-Clarke County received hundreds of single-family new construction permits yearly. As the housing crisis swept the nation, these numbers dropped drastically to levels below 100. Now, over the course of the past couple of years, the county has seen an increase in these permits yet again, and as…