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Cold Weather Companions for Senior Citizens

Jan 5, 2018
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The unusually frigid temperatures have most of us bracing against the cold, and one Georgia company is urging people to watch out for their older neighbors.


Thursday the Trump administration moved to vastly expand offshore drilling off US coasts. The new five-year plan could allow oil and gas drilling in areas off the east coast from Florida to Maine, where drilling has been blocked for decades. Supporters say development of those energy resources would boost jobs and the economy. Opponents include Jeannette Gayer, Executive Director of Environment Georgia, who says her organization opposes the plan.

Athens News Matters Summary for January 5, 2018

Jan 5, 2018

Guests CEO Melinda Craig, Dr. Saman Kazemi, and Pharmacy Technician Fredric Creamer from the Athens Neighborhood Health Center discuss the organization, it’s mission, and the services provided.

The American Red Cross is urging those eligible, to roll up a sleeve and give blood this January.


The Red Cross says blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays. That makes National Blood Donor Month in January a critical time for the organization.


Todd Kulman is Communications Manager with the Red Cross. He says challenges remain even after the holiday season.



There's likely to be a lot of options around Athens on Monday night to watch the Bulldogs take on the Crimson Tide in the National Title game. And now UGA is adding to the mix. 

The University is hosting a Championship Game Watch Party on Monday night in Stegeman Coliseum. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the game starts at 8:00 p.m. 

However, because of limited seating, the event will only be open to UGA students, faculty and staff. Because of this, a UGA ID card will be needed for entry. The SEC clear bag policy will also be enforced.