Jeanne Davis

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters

Davenport DUI Arrest

Sep 20, 2021

Athens Clarke County Commissioner Patrick Davenport was arrested early Saturday morning for driving under the influence.

Police responded to a call about a possibly intoxicated driver with two flat tires on College Station Road. Upon arrival, officers performed a field sobriety test and Davenport was arrested and booked at 1:47 a.m. on Saturday for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Alexia Ridley talks with this week's panel: Chris Dowd, Gwen O’Looney, and Stephanie Allen.

A few weeks ago, the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing on the part of ACC manager Blaine Williams after accusations by County Auditor Stephanie Maddox that he obstructed and intimidated her into dropping an open records request. But a separate investigation into Williams and Mayor Kelly Girtz, alleging discrimination and harassment continues. 

WUGA's Alexia Ridley talks with Stephanie Maddox:

Local hospitals are still straining from the surge in coronavirus cases.

St. Mary’s Hospital is listed as busy and Piedmont Athens Regional is listed as severely overcrowded by the Georgia Coordinating Center.

In Region E of Georgia, where Athens hospitals are at the center, ICU beds are at 95% capacity, while general inpatient beds are at 89% capacity.

Clarke County has reported 1,028 positive coronavirus cases in the past two weeks.

WUGA's Jeanne Davis has the story:

For a century, the tobacco industry has aggressively and deliberately marketed products to women and girls.

A new report from the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids details how the industry marketed to women and girls and the resulting consequences to women’s health.

WUGA's Alexia Ridley talks with Laurie Rubiner, Executive Vice President of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Tammy Boyd, Chief Policy Officer and Senior Counsel for Black Women’s Health Imperative about the report: