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Fighting the Drought: New Plans for Water Recycling

New water recycling plans approved by the Athens-Clarke County Commission could potentially lower drought probability to almost 0% according to an assessment presented by the public works department in January. The assessment determined the existing drought resilience of Clarke County and created solutions for the county to become more water efficient in the future. The…

“Mimosa Mandate” Could Extend Sunday Alcohol Sales

Sunday alcohol service could be extended if a proposed bill in the Georgia Senate becomes law. The bill would expand the hours restaurants can serve alcohol on Sunday mornings. State Senator Renee Unterman sponsored the bill she nicknamed the “Mimosa Mandate.” Unterman and local businesses say it’s a matter of fairness. State-owned businesses are allowed…

Updated Athens ordinance may affect dog owners

ATHENS, Ga. – Local dog ordinances in Athens-Clarke County didn’t reflect the Responsible Dog Ownership Law until the commission voted on Tuesday night to clean up their local ordinances to match state law.  UGA student Logan McLeod is looking for a dog of her own. She understands the importance of always keeping a close eye…

GA Transportation Summit

It’s a big day for transportation in Georgia: the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia is hosting the annual Georgia Transportation Summit. At the event, top officials from the Georgia Department of Transportation and other transportation companies of Georgia will meet and talk about the latest needs and happenings in the world of transportation.…

7 Steps to take to reduce test anxiety

Exams… Finals… STRESS… the end of the semester is finally here. For many UGA students this is a time they feel anxious, worried and trapped… but what if we told you to stop studying an hour or so before the test. Cheryl R. Varnadoe, who is a state 4-H specialist with the UGA College of Agricultural…

Deputy Involved Shooting in Oconee County

                – 38 year old John Martin The GBI is investigating a deputy involved shooting in Oconee County. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department says one of its officers shot 38 year old family violence suspect John Martin around 10 PM last night. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded…

UGA Professor agrees that Zika can be locally-acquired

Athens GA- [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pW3kNehEog&w=560&h=315] Glen Nowak says that he believes that the Zika virus is capable of becoming locally-acquired. According to Nowak, Zika is locally-acquired whenever an infected person travels to a location where the disease is not found. A mosquito can bite this person and in return bite someone that is not infected by…

UGA Computer Science Department is Overflowing

  706 signatures and counting…that’s the number of people who have signed a petition demanding change at the Computer Science department at the University of Georgia. The department’s courses have more demand from students than it can meet.  All of the 4000 level classes in the Computer Science department are filled, and there is no waitlist for…