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Free Screening of "Carving Up Oconee" Documentary

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The Oconee County Democrats and the Oconee Progressives are hosting an event, “Carving Up Oconee Revisited: - A Public Perspective.” Members of the community are invited to attend a free screening of the Documentary “Carving Up Oconee,” The film will be followed by a panel discussion of the current need for continued land-use protection of the rural southern part of the county.

Filmmaker Celestea Sharp is one of the panelists for the event.

Athens News Matters Summary for March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018

On this week’s show my guests Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG, and Blake Aued with Flagpole discuss financial concerns for Athens mayoral candidate Richie Knight, as well as an expansion at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, and a new degree at Piedmont College.

Sally Yates Delivers Annual Edith House Lecture at UGA

Mar 23, 2018

Former acting U.S. attorney general Sally Yates delivering the annual Edith House Lecture at the University of Georgia Law School Yates. The 1986 graduate of the UGA Law School said current students have increased opportunities than those in the past.

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Georgia Health News is our weekly feature that keeps you up to date on what's happening in health around the state. This week, Andy Miller and Victoria Knight discuss why a near-by hospital is a million dollars in debt, and how the local community is trying to keep it open. 



Former Georgia Governor and US Senator Zell Miller has died at the age of 86. Born in the North Georgia town of Young Harris, Miller first entered politics in the late 1950s, serving as mayor of Young Harris from 1959 to 1960. He followed that with a stint in the Georgia State Senate, and in 1974, he was elected as Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor, serving for sixteen years. In 1991, the conservative democrat began the first of two terms as Governor, where one of his signature achievements was the passage of the HOPE Scholarship.

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What began as a hopeful experiment spiraled into a historic battle between a new-age spiritual group, their rural neighbors — and eventually the federal government.

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