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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Beau Shell is a 13-year-old eighth grader, who’s better known as the Lil Ice Cream Dude around Athens. He started selling ice cream out of a mobile cart at the age of seven, and has just raised $21,000 dollars to open his own ice cream store on the eastside of Athens in April.

 

And now Shell has set his sights on raising $5,000 to send 100 local girls to see the movie, “A Wrinkle in Time,” because he wants to encourage them to pursue STEM fields. 

 

NFL

Monday marked the final day of the National Football League’s 2018 Scouting Combine held in Indianapolis. The NFL Combine invited over 300 college football prospects, including 10 UGA football players, to show their skill in different athletic drills. 

Staff from all of 32 NFL teams were there to meet and evaluate players before the NFL draft.

 

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 the reasons behind the increasing trend of more doctors working in hospitals than in private practice. 

Flu Hospitalizations are Finally Down in Georgia

Feb 27, 2018
NPR

It finally looks like the flu season may be winding down in the state, according to Georgia Department of Public Health officials.

 

The latest data available shows that hospitalizations in the Atlanta metro area were down to 91 during the second week of February. The week before hospitalizations were at 165.

 

So far, 98 people have died from the flu in Georgia, including four children.

 

The Athens Clarke-County Police Department is looking for a suspect after a shooting at a concert last night.

 

A shooting occurred at a rap concert at the Athens Arena off of Commerce Boulevard on Sunday night. ACC Police’s Public Information Officer, Epifanio Rodriguez, said that police were providing security at the concert.

 

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