Tags: Community

A Look Inside UGA’s Meal Plan Scholarship

A team in the Office of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia will be working hard over the next month to go through hundreds of applications for the “Let All the Big Dawgs Eat” Food Scholarship. Of all the applicants, only 50 will receive a scholarship for the seven-day meal plan at UGA dining…

UGA President Weighs in on Halting Bars and Apartments Downtown

The Athens-Clarke County moratorium that was put in effect earlier this month is still drawing criticism from both sides — most recently by President of the University of Georgia Jere Morehead. Morehead spoke out about the legislation at a press conference last Wednesday saying that the city would benefit from a more balanced business environment…

Community Members Lay Out the Future of Athens

Envision Athens has big plans for the city. Athens-Clarke government and institutions are working with local residents to develop the community in a newly launched project called Envision Athens. Sharyn Dickerson, who is Athens district 1 commissioner, is a co-chair to Envision Athens, Dickerson said the goal is to create a plan that addresses and…

Black History Month celebrations highlight ‘further need for change’

ATHENS, Ga.,– Organizers of Black History Month events here in Athens say the discussions sparked by this year’s observance may be more important than ever after a divisive political season. Ayesha Jamil, a director of University Union at UGA, is working to plan events for Black History Month that are themed around social justice issues…

Local Police Department Becoming More Transparent with Community

If you call the Athens-Clarke County Police Department today during regular business hours, you can get your questions answered by Epifanio Rodriguez, the Public Information Officer. Up until recently, you might not have received that help. When R. Scott Freeman became Chief of Police in Athens-Clarke County in July of 2015, there was no full-time…

“Hunger Bowl”

Athens, GA- One group is trying to crack down on hunger in Georgia this Thanksgiving… It’s called “The Hunger Bowl”. They are sponsored by The Northeast GA Food Bank. They’ve been on a roll… receiving donations of nonperishable goods. Reporter Taylor Saxton sat down with the donations food manager who says she’s thankful for all the…

Coffee with a Cop

Athens, GA- The Athens Clarke County Police Department wants people to voice their questions and concerns in a casual setting. That’s why four Athens-Clarke County police officers met at Hendershots Coffee bar this morning for “Coffee with a Cop.” The police department began this event in 2011 but the turnout was unsuccessful. They brought back…

Harvest for the Homeless

Athens, GA- The Athens Area Homeless Shelter is doing more than just keeping a roof above their residents’ heads this winter. The local shelter is holding their eleventh annual Harvest for the Homeless fundraiser this Friday night. This shelter houses mothers and children, but goes beyond their regular services. They’re calling on the community to help…