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The National Rifle Association has endorsed Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in the Georgia governor's race, two months after Cagle publicly vowed to punish Delta Air Lines for cutting business ties with the NRA.

In a news release Thursday, the NRA said Cagle had "never wavered" from his controversial stance at a time when numerous companies, including Delta, stopped offering discounts to NRA members in the wake of the school massacre in February in Parkland, Florida.

Cagle is the leading fundraiser among seven Republicans running in the May 22 GOP primary.

Athens News Matters Summary for April 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018

On the next edition of the show my guests, District 3 challenger Tony Eubanks and incumbent commissioner Melissa Link discuss their campaigns and why they’re running for the ACC Commission.

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 how Georgia improved its previous "failing" ranking in regards to the opioid epidemic. 

Job Prospects Bright UGA's Class of 2018

Apr 12, 2018

The job prospects are looking bright for the University of Georgia's class of 2018. That’s according to Dr. Jeffrey Humphreys, the Director of economic forecasting at UGA’s Terry College of Business.  He says a multitude of factors are working in their favor.

An Athens law firm is taking the lead in opioid litigation in the state. Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley is representing 28 Georgia counties, cities, and hospital authorities in their battle to recover costs associated with the opioid epidemic. Drew Hill is an attorney with the firm. He says the list of expenses incurred is extensive.