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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The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections has released the guidelines for qualifying to run in the upcoming local election. 

 

On May 22nd, 2018, Athens-Clarke County residents will be able to vote for a new mayor, along with county commissioners, members of the board of education, and the solicitor-general. 

 

NPR

The flu is severe in Georgia and across the U.S. this year. 

The latest numbers released last week by the Georgia Department of Public Health, report that 12 Georgians have died from the flu during this influenza season.

 

That’s up from only one flu-related death that was reported during this same time period last year.

 

There were also 40 hospitalizations in metro Atlanta because of the flu from January 7th to January 13th.  

 

Business Insider

Atlanta has made the shortlist for Amazon’s second headquarters. 

 

This morning Amazon announced that it has narrowed the highly anticipated search for a second headquarters down to 20 locations. There were 238 proposals that were originally submitted. Atlanta made the cut, along with many other major metropolises across the country, including Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. Toronto also made the list.

 

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is currently searching for two suspects in an attempted rape.  

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 what health-related topics might be on the legislative agenda now that the General Assembly is back in session. 

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