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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Oconee Enterprise

Oconee County has reported its second major sewage spill in less than a month. 

On Monday and Tuesday, 72,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater was released from the Watkinsville Calls Creek plant, according to Oconee County Observations.

 

Georgia.gov

Governor Deal discussed possible changes to state tax legislation today. Because of the new federal tax bill, the state of Georgia is estimated to get billions of additional dollars in tax revenue. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has previously reported that because of the tax overhaul, Georgia residents could pay $3.6 billion more in state taxes over the next five years. 

 

NPR

The number of flu-related deaths in Georgia has risen to 51. 

 

On Friday, Georgia Department of Public Health officials announced that the number of flu deaths in the state has again increased, now up to 51. Officials had said just two days before on Wednesday that the number was up to 37. The week before, the number of deaths was at 25.

 

University of Georgia

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 talk about deadliest flu season the nation has seen in a decade, and the resignation of former CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald. 

ACC Government

The Athens-Clarke County Utilities Department may be able to save energy by installing solar panels. 

 

Online Athens is reporting that the ACC Utilities Department conducted an analysis that said, using solar energy would offset 43 percent of the energy used by the Cedar Creek wastewater treatment plant.

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