Month: September 2018

Bigger Vision: Not Just The Name of a Shelter

For Andrew Wilkin, executive director at Bigger Vision Community Shelter, there is no such thing as a homeless person. These words, this philosophy, is one that carries through all those who come to Bigger Vision. “I think the most important thing people need to understand is that there is no such thing as a homeless…

Alum of Madison County Schools Returns Home, Becomes New Superintendent

He started as a physical education teacher and worked his way all the way up to head of the Madison County School District. Michael Williams, who graduated from Madison County High School, is in his first school year as superintendent. After working in the Banks County School System for 20 years, he returned to Madison…

New Tariffs May Affect Athens Businesses

China has matched U.S. tariffs dollar for dollar so far. After Trump’s newest tariff, announced Sep. 18, China is encouraging more extreme measures. Now, those trade relations have raised concerns for Athens business owners Taylor Lamm, Oconee County Brewing Company’s co-owner and master brewer, says that he has already felt the effects of the tariff.…

New Exhibit Highlights Women in World War One

The Special Collections Library at The University of Georgia is celebrating the centennial anniversary of World War One. Grady Newsource got an exclusive tour by exhibition coordinator Jan Hebbard. “The gallery we’re in now is hosting a traveling exhibition called Poppies: Women, War, and Peace.” The exhibit is the work of documentary photographer Lee Stow.…

How to Register to Vote in Athens

Tuesday, September 24, is National Voter Registration Day.  Do you know if you’re registered to vote? You can check your registration status on the Secretary of State website. You’ll enter your first initial, last name, county, and date of birth to verify your voter page. If you aren’t registered, you can complete your application online,…

In the Age of Screens: What Adulthood Feels Like as a Millennial Immersed in Social Media  

Adulthood feels like the sticky fire of skinned knees and having a million words stuck on the tip of your tongue. It feels like the pricks of gaining feeling in a limb after it falls asleep, and like having to make hard decisions while knowing there is no right one.   When people enter adulthood is different…

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.