Category: Featured Stories

Students at the University of Georgia got a literal taste of Israel today in Tate Plaza. Dawgs for Israel hosted it’s annual Israeli Fest to celebrate the 70th birthday of Israel. Members provided food, decorations and music to share with students passing through. They hoped to change common misconceptions that people have about Israel. “We…

2018 Athens-Clarke County elections- Who & What

This year’s The Athens Clarke County local election is taking place takes place right around the corner on May 22nd. This election will include the General Primary, non-partisan primary, and a special election. Six commissioner seats, two judge seats and one mayor seat are all up for grabs this election season.  Nancy Denson is currently…

Athens Bike Safety

Busy roads throughout Athens don’t always have bike lanes, making it difficult for bike riders to get around safely. Groups like BikeAthens advocate for a better and more comprehensive bike network in Athens, and are working with Athens-Clarke County on the Athens in Motion Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan. Whitney Voyles is just one of the many…

UGA Fundraising Compared to Peer Universities

By the end of the 2017 fiscal year, the University of Georgia had raised a record-breaking $227.8 million as a part of its “Commit to Georgia” fundraising campaign. This nearly doubles the $117.2 million raised in the fiscal year 2013, the year before President Jere Morehead took office. UGA launched the public phase of “Commit…

The price for prom now calls for the price…for pretty. Social media has changed prom expectations and costs, that’s why one local make-up organization, the Glam Dawgs, decided to use their makeup expertise to help local students lower the cost of their prom glam look. Today in the studio, Reporter Enya Spicer received a full…

Piedmont Healthcare and BCBSGA Update

Piedmont healthcare’s previous contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) expired on March 31st. They were not able to come to an agreement so all physicians and hospitals that were previously in network with Piedmont Healthcare, are no longer covered since April 1. Prior to the contract expiration date, Blue Cross Blue Shield…

Local makeup organization to relieve the costs of prom makeup

It’s prom season, but costs can overshadow excitement. The first and only University of Georgia makeup organization, Glam Dawgs, has decided to get some “prom-goers” looking their best…for less. With social media on the rise, prom is now one of the hottest events of the year. Photos and videos are shared on Twitter and Instagram…