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October 20, 2022: Abrams and Warnock head to Athens in final stretch of midterm campaigns

 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz wave to supporters at a rally in Athens on October 19, 2022.
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz wave to supporters at a rally in Athens on October 19, 2022.

In brief: Abrams rallies supporters in College Square on Wednesday, while Warnock comes to Athens on Thursday — Biden admin sends money for EV battery production — New report finds "forever chemicals in GA waterways — UGA legend Charley Trippi dies at 100 — Police warn of scams targeting football fans — UGA volleyball beats #11 Florida, Hawks win home opener

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.
Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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