Alexia Ridley

News Anchor

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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Our panel breaks down the week in news and politics, discussing local and state eviction relief, potential redistricting lawsuits, and more.

On Saturday, activists in and around Athens will travel to the site of a Watkinsville lynching to memorialize the victims, and to raise awareness about a crime that has been largely forgotten.

100 years ago, December 4th, 1921, three black men - Aaron Birdsong, Wes Hale, and George Lowe - were murdered; lynched by a mob not far from downtown Watkinsville. It wasn't the first lynching in this area. There was a mass lynching with 9 victims in Watkinsville in 1905.

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As the holidays approach and tax season looms, requests for assistance from charitable organizations are on the rise. There’s more than one way to give to an organization, though.

Money may be precious, but in today’s overscheduled world, there’s another resource that may be even more valuable than your dollars - your time.

Whether you’ve got the spirit of the season, or are simply looking for a tax write-off, how do you know what is the best way to help a cause you care about? Is it better to help a charity by donating your time as a volunteer, or by opening your wallet?

This week on Athens News Matters, an expert on disease modeling, Dr. John Drake, sits down with Chris Shupe to discuss the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus as well as how scientists can not only track, but anticipate disease outbreaks.

  The latest presentation by the Town and Gown Players gets underway tonight. Performers are taking on the 2015 Tony winner for Best Play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”  

The all-volunteer nonprofit Town and Gown organization has been performing since 1953. Each season consists of four plays and two musicals for the Mainstage and newer and more experimental productions on the Second Stage. 

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