Alexia Ridley

News Anchor

Ways to Connect

Russell Edwards and Fred Smith join WUGA’s panel of commentators to discuss plans for the West Broad School site, Latino representation on the Board of Education, criminal justice in Athens and EMS service. 

Local attorney Deborah Gonzalez was elected to the Georgia House in 2017 only to lose her seat one year later. Now she's running for District Attorney, and if elected, would be both the first woman and the first person of color to serve in the position. 


This week on Athens News Matters, hear about:

  • The ACCPD’s “Operation Benchwarmers” takedown

  • Georgia’s new voting machines

  • Former State Representative Jonathan Wallace’s run for his old House seat

  • The latest in Clarke County School District news, via our panel

Longtime PBS anchor Jim Lehrer died this Thursday, January 23. WUGA’s Alexia Ridley gives us a look at his legacy and how he affected generations of public media journalists.

Once again, WUGA’s panel of commentators discusses the latest news in the Clarke County School District.