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DA's Office Holds "Seats of Justice" Contest for Clarke and Oconee Students

Students in Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties are competing in the first contest held by the Western Circuit District Attorney’s Office. The "Seats of Justice" event has young people turning old oak chairs from the courthouse in art. District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez says the students received oak chairs and $25 to create their visions. Twelve submissions were entered with more than 130 students taking part.

The awards ceremony is at 6 o’ clock Wednesday night at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Prizes range from $500 for first prize to $100 for audience choice. Members of the community are invited to attend. The DA’s Office plans to the contest an annual event.

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!