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UGA's 15th Annual MLK Jr. Freedom Breakfast

Jan 12, 2018
Photo by Peter Frey/UGA

The University of Georgia hosted the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast this morning. Dr. Cheryl Davenport Dozier, president of Savannah State University was the keynote speaker. The former associate provost said it was and honor to be to be asked to address the crowd.

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

Athens News Matters Summary for January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

On the next Athens News Matters,  guests Blake Aued, Gwen O’ Looney, and Broderick Flanigan discuss lawmakers returning to the Capitol for the start of the session, the legislative priorities are for Athens, local activities for the upcoming MLK Jr. Day of Service and a statewide honor the Athens Regional Library System.

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A custodian accused of recording girls in a high school locker room has been arrested in Oconee County. 40-year old Timothy Burnette is charged with one count of Unlawful Eavesdropping or Surveillance. Lee Weems is Chief Deputy at the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.

Burnette is being held in the Oconee County Jail pending his first appearance before a judge.


Governor Nathan Deal delivered his final State of the State address earlier today. Deal touted the state’s economic recovery since the Great Recession.

”Seven years ago, Georgia’s unemployment rate stood at 10.4 percent. Since then, we have created roughly 675,000 new, private sector jobs and our unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over 10 years at just 4.3 percent,” according to Deal.

Deal also praised the work of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Global Commerce team that helped to generate $6.33 billion in investment.