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World Toilet day is this weekend and the Athens-Clarke County government is joining others around the world to raise awareness about sanitation issues.



West Jackson Elementary School

West Jackson Elementary School is one of six around the state receiving a $10,000 grant from Governor Deal’s office. The school is participating in the FY 2018 Innovation Fund Accelerator.


Dr. Amity Hardegree, the school’s principal says this will allow them to visit other schools with successful STEAM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, programs.



ACCPD Seeking Suspects in Yoga Studio Thefts

Nov 15, 2017

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is looking for two people who walked into the locker area of a Yoga studio and stole several purses. Police say they also spent several thousand dollars on stolen credit cards. If you have any information or can identify the suspects, you care asked to contact detective Jody Thompson at 706-353-4218.

Volunteers Make A Difference at State Parks

Nov 15, 2017

Georgia's fall foliage season is a great time to visit our state parks. We can thank the crews of dedicated volunteers - men and women who spend their free time clearing brush and making sure trails are free of fallen trees - for ensuring those parks stay open - especially after bad weather hits.. WUGA Feature Reporter Allison Salerno visited Fort Yargo State Park and spent some time with those volunteers.

St. Mary's Conference for Medical Personnel

Nov 15, 2017
St. Mary's

St. Mary’s Health Care System is hosting a free educational conference for emergency medical services personnel.