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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Georgia Power has announced that customers will be paying less money for the Plant Vogtle expansion. 

Clarke Central High School received a threat of a planned school shooting on social media. 

The Clarke County School District said in a statement that posts were made on multiple social media outlets of a potential school shooting at Clarke Central High School. The alleged shooting was said to be planned for today. The statement said the Athens Clarke-County Police Department and Clarke Central High School worked together to identify the source of the threat.  Police stated there was no immediate threat to the school, and Clarke Central High School remained open all of today. 

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Flu activity continues to be widespread across the state. 

 

The number of flu-related deaths in Georgia has more than doubled according to the State Department of Public Health. 25 people have now died from the flu in Georgia. Last week the number of deaths was at 12.

 

Metro Atlanta had 115 flu-related hospitalizations during the third week of January. That was up from 40 hospitalizations during the second week of the month.

 

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 discuss a high-profile elderly abuse case, how Georgia authorities are planning to combat the problem, and what ordinary citizens can do to help. 

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University of Georgia President Jere Morehead gave the annual State of the University Address this afternoon. In it, he announced his goals for UGA in the next year. 

 

President Morehead started off his speech reflecting on all of that had been accomplished in the last year, including UGA’s unprecedented football season.

 

“I stand with the entire Bulldog Nation in expressing my deep sense of pride in everything the team accomplished this year," said Morehead. "Truly it was a magical season." 

 

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