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eSports at UGA Hosts over 500 Gamers at its First Gaming Exposition

A UGA gaming organization called eSports at UGA hosted almost 600 gamers in The Classic Center during its first southeast gaming exposition. Last weekend, more than 500 gamers from all over the southeast gathered in The Classic Center to compete in teams during Athens Online, the first gaming exposition hosted by gaming club, eSports at…

Building Bridges Through Language: UGA Professor Teaches Arabic Lessons to Athens Community

ATHENS– Members of the University of Georgia and Athens community are gathering together on weekends to learn Arabic at the Al-Huda Athens Islamic Center. University of Georgia Professor of Arabic and Religious Studies, Dr. Adel Amer, teaches Arabic lessons at the Al-Huda Islamic Center where he is also the mosque’s Imam. He began teaching these…

Georgia Representatives Under Fire for Refusal to Hold Public Meetings

Georgia senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga, and David Perdue, R-Ga, as well as Georgia’s 10th District Representative Jody Hice are under fire from many constituents from their refusal to hold public, in person town hall meetings with their voters. Congressman Hice hasn’t hosted a town hall in Athens since his election in 2014. Senator Perdue said…

Georgia Woman Arrested for Running Into Chicken Truck

A Georgia woman appears to have decided to recognize National Poultry Day in an unusual way. Police say Judith Armstrong was recently arrested after intentionally running into a chicken truck and fleeing the scene. After the unknown truck driver was hit, he called the police. The police report says once arriving on the scene, police…

A University of Georgia research program is sponsoring the now underway Atlanta Science Festival. The research program, LISELL-B, stands for language-rich inquiry science with English language learners through biotechnology. The program holds workshops and provides information for families, creating a network of information for bilingual students. The program began over nine years ago with the…

Freezing temperatures throughout the state this week have caused short-term problems for farmers and long-term problems for consumers. Freezes damage fruit blossoms, which means there will be lower crop yields for fruits like peaches and blueberries going into the summer. Blossoms are a common sign of spring, but UGA Climatologist Pam Knox says it’s a…

Barrow County residents are taking advantage of nice weather and trying to beat the May 1st statewide burn ban to burn their debris and other materials, says Lt. Blair Dunst of Barrow County Emergency Services. BCES has fought 40 wildfires in the past three months and those numbers will continue to rise until what Lt. Dunst…

New Legislation is Brewing Up in the Georgia House That Will Change Georgia Craft Beer Industry

ATHENS, Ga—Georgia legislators are brewing up new legislation that, if passed, would revolutionize Georgia’s craft beer industry, according to some analysts. The legislation, Senate Bill 85 would remove the decades-old law that requires breweries to sell their beer through distributors and give away their beer on tours. Beer accounts for more than $1.1 million of Georgia’s…

Athens Organization Working to Battle Bigotry

It is 58 days into the Trump presidency, and Tanya Toledo feels that rhetoric from the new administration has increased the presence of bigotry in her day-to-day life. “I have had to encounter some situations where you know people will yell things… it’s just an uncomfortable situation,” said Toledo, a Sophomore Marketing and International Business…

Georgia senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga, and David Perdue, R-Ga, as well as Georgia’s 10th District Representative Jody Hice are under fire from many constituents from their refusal to hold public, in person town hall meetings with their voters. Congressman Hice hasn’t hosted a town hall in Athens since his election in 2014. Senator Perdue said…