Category: Northeast Georgia

Women In Combat

Athens, GA-  The U.S. military is ending its policy on excluding women from combat. However, not every position will be open all at once. The Department of Defense will enter an “assessment phase” of all of its jobs and units. Former member of the U.S. Army Conn Oleary says, “Females in front-line units is going…

UGA Math Research

By: Brittany Chenelle ATHENS, GA – Ever wonder what makes mathematics difficult for some students to learn? Two UGA College of Education researchers are determined to find out.  Mathematics education professors AnnaMarie Conner and Jessica Bishop have received two CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation. The awards total over 1.2 million dollars to…

UGA Researchers Receive Large Grant

Good news for three research professors at the University of Georgia. Professor Richard Dluhy in the chemistry department of Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, as well as Professors Stephen Tompkins and Ralph Tripp in the College of Veterinary Medicine received a grant of more than 1.1 million dollars to continue research various strains of…

Athens Music Scene Photo Exhibit

By: Brittany Chenelle At the Oconee library the exhibit for the month belongs to native Athenian and UGA Alumni Richard Fay’s photography. He’s captured a number of photographs over the years that highlight the Athens music scene. Fay’s photo exhibit started earlier in January and will continue through the end of the month. It gives…

Travel Impacts for MLK weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdOaH35-DuE&feature=youtu.be Athens, GA-   From rain to snow, the forecast calls for cold tempretures that may turn the roads to ice. Tonight before midnight rain is likely, snow is possible in the Athens area, and snow is probable up in the North Ga Mountains. Cold wins and black ice are some concerns to look out for…

Walmart Plans to Hire More Veterans

Walmart has a new three-part plan that includes more jobs and opportunities for veterans. Over the next five years, Walmart’s plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans. The plan targets veterans who have been honorably discharged in the first 12 months of active duty. The program is set to kick off on Memorial day this year and…