Several north Georgia counties are getting federal aid to repair infrastructure and clean up damage from Hurricane Zeta in October. The storm blew over trees in metro Atlanta and areas to the north, causing widespread power outages and other damage. 

UGA Sends Out COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

Jan 15, 2021
Alissa Eckert, Dan Higgins

Last night UGA sent out a survey of the entire University community. It asked about COVID-19 vaccinations, and whether or not members of the University community would get tested through UGA.

On Thursday night the University of Georgia sent out an email to faculty, staff, and students on the likelihood that they would want a coronavirus vaccine.

Today on Athens News Matters, Athens Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz joins us to review the last year and talk about what he’d like to see local policymakers tackle in 2021.

Plus, an update from the UGA Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, and the University celebrates the 60th anniversary of desegregation.

Those stories, our critic at large on notable local albums of 2020, and more in the full newscast below:

Athens News Matters: Kelly Girtz

Jan 15, 2021
Rebecca Wright via The Red & Black

Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz joins us to talk about the craziness that was the year 2020 and the year ahead in local policymaking.

Athens News Matters: Deborah Gonzalez

Jan 15, 2021
Anne Yarbrough via Flagpole Magazine

New District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez started her term with a sweeping slate of progressive reforms. She joins us to talk about the changes she’s making and how justice delivery will change.