5 Things to Know September 29

ATHENS, Ga- Happy fall! Milledge Avenue Baptist Church is having its annual pumpkin sale. The profits will fund outreach programs within the church community. Some of the profits also go to a Native American reserve in New Mexico. Reporter Michael Foo will have more on the church’s fall pumpkin sale here.

MADISON CO, Ga- No men have signed up for the shooting safety class that Madison County is offering. Both men and women are encouraged to sign up for these self-defense classes if they live or work in the area, but no men have signed up yet. Reporter Ally Laukhuf has more on the story here.

ATHENS, Ga- Georgia is a leader in the battle to reform sentencing requirements for non-violent drug offense charges. It would drop the State’s prison population. Georgia’s prison population has fallen almost 5000 since Governor Deal established a Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgia in 2011 to address the issues. Reporter Brittney Laryea has more on Georgia’a prison population here.

ATHENS, Ga- UGA sophomore, Kaitlin Long was hit by a car on the crosswalk between Busbee Hall and the East Campus Village bus stop on September 16th. Long suffered a concussion as well as other minor injuries. This is not the first pedestrian accident this semester. What is UGA doing to prevent these accidents? Reporter Taylor Saxton will have more on UGA campus safety later.

ATHENS, Ga- It’s National Coffee Day! Are you grabbing a free coffee before class today to get energized? Tweet us pictures of you and your coffee @GradyNewsource.

 

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