Alexia Ridley

News Anchor

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This week on the panel, panelists Gwen O’Looney of WXAG, Blake Aued of Flagpole Magazine and Chris Dowd from the Athens Politics Nerd blog join host Alexia Ridley to discuss EMS response times, issues pertaining to a day of prayer at a local public elementary school, and the upcoming Oconee County Sheriff’s race.

Athens Neighborhood Health Center: Harold Weber and Marcus Greene from the Center join Alexia Ridley to talk about the group's mission, its work, and two upcoming open houses.

Journalist and communications consultant Kimberly Davis and Lee Shearer from the Athens Banner-Herald join Alexia Ridley to talk about the week in news and politics. This week: a midsummer progress report on the ACC Mayor and Commission, how proposed SNAP benefit cuts could affect our area, and a successful end to the Grand Slam summer program.

  July 26 - 28  

Segment 1 (Panel): Alexia Ridley and our panel of commentators - Gwen O'Looney, Blake Aued, and Lee Shearer - break down the week in news and politics.

This week, we discuss SPLOST 2020, and the controversy around a proposed Classic Center arena, as well as the 2020 race to replace US Senator David Perdue, and the results of new polling in Georgia.

Segment 2 (Georgia Health Report): 

Georgia Senator Hospitalized After Apartment Fall

Jul 18, 2019

Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has been hospitalized after he fell and fractured four ribs.

In a news release Wednesday evening, the senator's spokeswoman Amanda Maddox said the 74-year-old fell in his Washington apartment Tuesday night.

Maddox says Isakson is "in pain, but resting and doing well."

Isakson was admitted to George Washington University Hospital.

In 2015 the three-term senator announced that he suffers from Parkinson’s disease. It was not immediately clear whether this week’s fall was related to this condition.