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September 22, 2022: Warnock holds narrow lead, higher favorability, in new poll

Polling shows Senator Raphael Warnock with a significant lead against his GOP opponent Hershel Walker among Black voters, while Walker holds a commanding advantage among white voters.
A new poll shows that a plurality of Georgians views Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock favorably.

A new survey of registered voters in Georgia finds more people have a favorable view of Sen. Raphael Warnock than his opponent Herschel Walker.

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Unemployment in Athens ticked up slightly last month to 2.9 percent.

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Georgia’s plan for rolling out a network of electric vehicle charging stations has been approved by the Federal Highway Administration.

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And in sports, UGA volleyball fell to Mississippi State in Starkville last night, 3-1. And a loss for the Atlanta Braves as well – they came up short against the Nationals, 3-2. With a loss by the Mets yesterday, the Braves remain a game out of first place in the East, and they play the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at 7:15.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
Stephen Fowler is the Producer/Back-Up Host for All Things Considered and a creative storyteller hailing from McDonough, Georgia. He graduated from Emory University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. The program combined the best parts of journalism, marketing, digital media and music into a thesis on the rise of the internet rapper via the intersectionality of social media and hip-hop. He served as the first-ever Executive Digital Editor of The Emory Wheel, where he helped lead the paper into a modern digital era.