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Members of the Athens community are invited to public meeting tonight for the Comprehensive Plan.


University of Georgia

University System of Georgia presidents will be now be responsible for setting their school calendars. 


The Board of Regents has created a new policy that requires state college presidents in Georgia to develop the calendar for the school year.


This policy comes after it was found there were differences between the number of weeks of instruction at UGA, Georgia Tech and Georgia State.


Athens News Matters for November 10, 2017

Nov 13, 2017

On this week’s edition of Athens News Matters, guests, Blake Aued, Gwen o' Looney, and District 6 Commissioner Jerry NeSmith discuss the surprising results of Tuesday’s special election which led to victories for Democrats in House District seats 117 and 119; the passage of TSPLOST 2018 and ACC Government requests to the 2018 Legislative Delegation.


The 3rd Annual Cause + Effect Progressive Film Festival is this Saturday at Cine. The 11 finalists will be screened at the event. Director Brandon Hannick says the two to 15-minute-long short films must focus on a political, environmental, economic or social justice issue in Georgia. 

Georgia Health News is our weekly feature that keeps you up to date on what's happening in health around the state. 

Andy Miller is the editor of the online news site, Georgia Health News, and Victoria Knight is our health reporter. 

This week, they're discussing Georgia's low scores on health report cards, and some of the reasons the scores are so low.