Category: Featured Stories

UGA Insect Zoo

ATHENS, GA – Whenever you think of a zoo, you may think lions, tigers, bears, and cute cuddly pandas. But UGA is home to a different kind of zoo. Grady Newsource Reporter Meredith Dean introduces some of the Entomology Department’s star insects who are part of UGA’s Insect Zoo. In 1985, UGA’s Entomology Department wanted their…

Kudzu Bug, A Soybean Killer

Athens, GA – There is a new bug in Georgia and and its affecting Soybean crops. Mache Kane has more about this pest which is actually called the kudzu bug. In 2009, the kudzu bug was first found. Now, its called the kudzu bug because it eats kudzu, but the real problem is – the pest…

Blast 900 Comes to Athens

A new fitness fad is blasting through Athens at 900 calories per hour. It’s a combination of cardio interval training and strength training designed to create the ultimate workout. At Blast 900 they call that a recipe for burning fat, and blasting up to 900 calories in just one hour. Owner Lucy Atkinson says, “Blast is…