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Kristin Casaletto

The Georgia Museum of Art is hosting a gallery conversation Friday afternoon. Members of the community are invited for a conversation with Artist Kristin Casaletto and curator of American art Sarah Kate Gillespie about Casaletto’s exhibition “The Past is Never Dead: Kristin Casaletto.” Communications Director Hillary Brown describes the work.

Athens News Matters Preview for July 21, 2017

Jul 21, 2017

On the next edition of Athens News matters, guests Blake Aued, Gwen O’ Looney and Rebecca McCarthy talk about the candidates vying for House district 117, the seat being vacated by Regina Quick, ever-expanding Governor’s race, a lawsuit facing an Athens property owner.

Georgia's Jobless Rate Lowest in Nearly 10 Years

Jul 20, 2017

Georgia’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in nearly 10 years. State labor officials say June’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent, the lowest level since September 2007. The Georgia Department of labor announced the numbers today. It’s the fifth month in a row that the state’s jobless rate has declined.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says employers continue to create jobs.

Alice H. Richards Children's Garden at UGA

Jul 20, 2017
UGA Today

The University of Georgia State Botanical Garden has hired a designer and a construction manager for the future Alice H. Richards Children’s Garden.

Plans for the children’s garden will be led by Koons Environmental Design, of Athens. Allstate Construction, of Perry, will oversee a superintendent based in Athens for the project. Both companies have had a successful history in working with UGA on other projects. Jennifer Cruse-Sanders, Director at the State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, explained that the companies will help to carry out initial designs for the garden.

Georgia Schools Would be Vulnerable to Medicaid Cuts According to Survey

Jul 20, 2017

A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid cuts in Congress would hurt their special education programs – and the children they serve.

Georgia Health News reports most school districts responding to the survey say they receive thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding to help offset the costs of their special education programs.

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