Victoria Knight

Graduate Assistant/Health Reporter

Victoria Knight is a graduate assistant and health reporter for WUGA. She is currently a master's student studying health and medical journalism at the University of Georgia, and has a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee. Victoria helps with daily news updates, as well as co-hosts and produces the weekly segment, Georgia Health News.

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Six UGA football players were drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft, which started this past Thursday and ended on Saturday. 

 

The 2018 NFL Draft set a record for the University of Georgia, with three players being drafted during the first round, a first in school history. Those three players were Roquan Smith, Isaiah Wynn and Sony Michel. Smith was drafted by the Chicago Bears, while both Wynn and Michel were picked by the New England Patriots.

 

On day two of the draft, Nick Chubb was chosen by the Cleveland Browns and Lorenzo Carter by the New York Giants.

UGA students, faculty and staff members who have died in the past year will be honored in a candlelight memorial service tomorrow. 

 

24 members of the UGA community have passed away since last April. They’re going to be honored in a candlelight ceremony on the steps of the UGA Chapel Thursday night at 7 p.m.

 

The names of each of the nine students, and 15 faculty and staff members will be read out loud. Then the Chapel Bell will toll and a candle for each will be lit.

 

WUGA is hosting a mayoral debate tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Those interested can attend the taping and be a part of the live audience. 

All three mayoral candidates, Kelly Girtz, Richie Knight and Harry Sims, will be participating. The debate will be moderated by WUGA news anchor, Alexia Ridley. Three other reporters, Blake Aued with Flagpole, Ashley Soriano with The Red and Black and Lee Shearer with The Athens Banner-Herald will also be asking questions of the candidates.

Piedmont.org

An agreement has finally been reached between Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross. 

 

After continued pressure from Governor Nathan Deal, the two healthcare companies, Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia have agreed to a new contract. The agreement was reached at close of business on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Deal had met with leaders of both companies on Monday and told them they needed to reach an agreement by Tuesday afternoon or else he would be forced to “initiate executive action.”

 

State of Georgia

The second execution of this year in Georgia has been scheduled for May. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced today that Robert Earl Butts has been scheduled to be executed on Thursday, May 3rd.

 

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