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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Governor Deal has officially declared tomorrow, January 5th, to be UGA Football Friday in the state. The proclamation was released on Thursday afternoon. Deal said he is encouraging all 103,706 state employees and UGA fans across the state to wear red and black clothing. 

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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 how federal funding is in limbo for the state's children's health insurance program.

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Charges of marijuana possession by UGA football player, Natrez Patrick, were dismissed on Thursday morning.

Just a few hours after winning the SEC Championship game on December 2nd, two UGA football players, Jayson Stanley and Natrez Patrick, were pulled over by a Barrow County sheriff’s deputy. Both players were charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.

This charge would have been Patrick’s third marijuana-related charge. UGA athletic policy states that players must be dismissed after their third drug charge.

UGA Football Player Arrested on Felony Forgery Charge

Dec 13, 2017
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A UGA football player was arrested Tuesday on a felony forgery charge. 

Online Athens is reporting that yesterday, freshman Latavious Brini, was arrested on a forgery charge from a July incident.

 

Police allege that Brini used a fake $100 bill for a transaction at a local Pet Supplies Plus store in the Alps Shopping Center in Athens. The store later found that the bill was counterfeit.

 

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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.  

 

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