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James W. Lineberger will present on Greek Revival Architecture in Athens 3 p.m. Sunday at the Athens-Clarke County Library’s Appleton Auditorium.

The presentation will include a historical survey of the Greek Revival Architecture in Athens, which features the 18 prominent built environments in this category. Lineberger will also provide in-depth descriptions of 10 of the buildings and background information on the history of their occupants.

Abrams makes healthcare a key campaign issue

Jul 20, 2018
Georgia Health News

Stacey Abrams has been a vocal supporter of Medicaid expansion during her time in the Georgia General Assembly, and now she’s made it a key issue in her campaign for governor.  

 

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News will take a closer look at Abrams’ health care platform, how it differs from the Republican candidates, and whether pushing health care will helpher win in November.

 

UGA Trial Gardens Open House

Jul 20, 2018
uga.edu

The Trial Gardens at UGA will host an open house this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

The gardens are open to the public every day of the year, but the open house will provide an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the gardens and to ask the staff questions.

The gardens are home to a variety of plants from breeders across the country. They serve as a testing ground for the plants’ abilities to withstand the unpredictable, hot, humid summertime climate of the Southeast.

Georgia Museum of Art

An exhibition of paintings from Russian royalty opens this weekend at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia.

The exhibition “One Heart, One Way: The Journey of a Princely Art Collection” will be on view starting Saturday through Jan. 6.

The collection is from the family of the Russian Princes Belosselsky-Belozersky.

It was formed in the mid-18th century by a notable collector who later moved the works to Finland during the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.

Athens News Matters for July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018

This week on Athens News Matters, panelists Lee Shearer, and Blake Aued discuss the July 24th runoff, President Donald Trump endorsing Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the fate of National EMS and modifications underway at UGA's White Dam.

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The Trump Administration released previously classified documents Saturday related to the FBI wiretapping of one-time campaign adviser Carter Page. Republicans say the documents reveal the FBI relied on an anti-Trump source for its decision, while Democrats say the warrants underscore murky and possibly criminal connections between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.

Just over four years ago, on July 17, 2014, six delegates on their way to the International AIDS Conference died in the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine.

The delegates were among the 298 people killed hours after their flight took off from Amsterdam.

International investigations concluded that the missile that downed the jet originated with the Russian military, which has denied involvement.

All roads may lead to Rome, but once you get there, good luck taking the subway. The sprawling metropolis is expanding its mass transit system — a sluggish process made even slower as workers keep running into buried ancient ruins.

"I found some gold rings. I found glasswork laminated in gold depicting a Roman god, some amphoras," says Gilberto Pagani, a bulldozer operator at the Amba Aradam metro stop, currently under construction not far from the Colosseum.

The last time Matthew Caruana Galizia saw his mother alive, she was going to the bank.

A government minister had gotten the courts to freeze her bank accounts. She intended to fight for access to her funds.

"If someone tried to shut her up, if someone tried to stop her, she'd just fight back even harder," the son says. "That was her spirit."

Daphne Caruana Galizia was an investigative reporter, a towering, intense mother of three, digging up dirt on the most powerful figures in Malta, the European Union's smallest member state.

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