Campus Carry Protest Planned for Arch

Apr 25, 2017
Alexia Ridley

A student-led protest group is holding its third rally opposing campus carry legislation. The group of University of Georgia students is holding yet another protest rally Wednesday evening at the Arch.



They are inviting members of the community to join faculty, their fellow students, and others in taking part. Organizer Mallory Harris says they also want like-minded citizens to take action.

Deep Cost Cuts at Coca-Cola

Apr 25, 2017
Wilfredo Lee, Associated Press

Coca-Cola's sales declined in the first quarter as it restructured its business, and the world's biggest beverage maker said it will cut 1,200 jobs starting later this year as it deepens its cost-cutting.


The maker of Fanta, Sprite and Smartwater said the job cuts will come from its corporate staff around the world. That would represent about a 22 percent reduction of its corporate staff of about 5,500, or a 1 percent reduction in its total workforce of 100,300 employees, according to FactSet.

Lora Smothers is the director of the Athens Freedom to Grow Unschool. She uses nontraditional approaches to educate. Her desire to teach students how to be a part of history led Lora and her family to the Atlanta Women’s March this January. This is the third and final segment of a multi-part series about women’s rights here in Athens.

Sally Sheppard spends most of her days helping and advocating for sexual assault survivors. She is the executive director of the Cottage in Athens. When she found out she had the opportunity to speak at the “Day of Resistance” on January 20, the day before the women’s march occurred, she decided to use it as a platform to inform others.

Dr. Nsenga Burton is an Athenian resident and journalism professor at the University of Georgia who attended the 2017 women’s march in Atlanta. The Women’s March was a nation-wide protest that advocated for a number of issues like women’s rights, immigration and healthcare reform, racial equality, environmental protection, and more.