Jeanne Davis

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters

WUGA's Alexia Ridley talks with Blake Aued of Flagpole Magazine and Gwen O'Looney of WXAG.

Governor Brian Kemp announced yesterday that the state of Georgia sold just over $1 billion in bonds to fund new projects.

The largest amount of funding provides over $300 million for local school systems’ K-12 and state schools projects.

The second largest amount provides over $250 million for Board of Regents projects for the University System of Georgia.

Public safety related agencies will receive close to $156 million for facilities and equipment, and over $112 million will be spent on roads, bridges and rail projects.

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission will hold a work session tomorrow evening where they will discuss possible improvements along the Prince Avenue Corridor.

The commission will deliberate recommendations brought forward by the Prince Avenue Users Group, with most related to improving safety on the stretch of Prince Avenue from Sunset Drive to Pulaski. The budget of a proposed 3.8 million will come from 2018 TSPLOST money.

Recommendations include more bus shelters and more frequent bus trips, mid-block crosswalks and protected bike lanes, among other items.

The Clarke County School District will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. tonight on the budget and millage rate.

The Clarke County Board of Education gave tentative approval to the fiscal year 2022 budget of around $170 million on May 13, based on the continuance of the tentative millage rate of 20 mills.

Photo: UGA Athletic Association

A fiscal year 2022 budget of over $150 million was approved by the University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors as its annual two-day spring meeting concluded Friday. The UGA Athletic Association was one of a handful of Power 5 athletic departments that did not implement staff layoffs, cuts or furloughs. The Board also heard from the Student Wellness Committee, represented by Faculty Athletics Representative David Shipley, on the initial stages of UGA student-athletes in upcoming Name, Image and Likeness legislation.