University of Georgia

The University of Georgia climbed seven spots to No. 54 among all U.S. universities, colleges and research institutions in the latest National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development rankings.


In the new rankings, which reflect fiscal year 2016, UGA’s total research expenditures reached $410 million, up from $374 million and a ranking of 61st the year before.


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 A 7-foot Menorah will be lit outside Athens-Clarke County City Hall on Tuesday. 


Tuesday marks the start of Hanukkah for the Jewish Community here in Athens.


To celebrate the first day of the eight-day festival of lights, Chabad of Athens will have a public Menorah lighting ceremony. The 7-foot Menorah will be lit outside of City Hall on College Avenue at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The event will also include music, latkes and donuts, and crafts for kids.  


One of the nation’s oldest Public Policy Institutes says Georgia has most of the most restrictive, least generous unemployment insurance programs in the country.

Athens News Matters for December 08, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

On this edition of Athens News Matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen o’ Looney and Tim Denson discuss changes in policy at the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office regarding ICE and detaining undocumented immigrants, plans for the construction of a creative development campus near Hotel Indigo, and recent community meetings with Clarke Superintendent Demond Means.

Jim Gathany

This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug.
Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it's too early to tell how bad this season will be. The main flu bug this season tends to cause more deaths and hospitalizations and vaccines tend not to work as well against this type.
Flu began picking up last month. By the end of last week, seven states reported widespread flu activity: Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Virginia.