Jessica Wurst

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters
Sachi Rome is one of many artists from around the Southeast featured in the exhibition #NotAStereotype.
Sachi Rome

The Lyndon House Arts Center is playing host to the exhibit #NotASterotype, guest curated by La Ruchala A. Murphy, the first recipient of the Lyndon House Arts Foundation's Guest BIPOC Curator program.

For the exhibition, Murphy designed and managed a regional art call requesting submissions by Black artists to be considered for this exhibition. Artists from the Southern states entered their works to her curatorial concept in a variety of mediums. ANM's Alexia Ridley spoke to Murphy about the exhibit.



Yesterday evening, ACC Manager Blaine Williams presented the Mayor’s recommended budget for FY22, which includes a revenue increase of $7.5 million from last year. Commissioners then voiced items they believe should be prioritized in the budget. 

According to Manager Williams, the general fund budget for FY22 stands at $148 million dollars, reflecting a $7.5 million increase from last year.



The problem with doing a story about butterflies, as opposed to, say, birds or bees is that - well, you can’t really hear butterflies. But trust me when I say that butterflies are more abundant. At least in the South. At least for now. But, as University of Georgia agricultural ecology professor Bill Snyder says, it’s not quite that simple.


Grady Newsource


The Clarke County Board of Education is set to vote on a $171 million dollar proposed budget this evening.

While the tentative budget doesn’t increase the millage rate, Board members are banking on continual growth in property values - a trend that has held steady, despite the economic fallout from the pandemic. The district is also expecting a slight increase in state funding in the next year.


Parker Executive Search

The firm tasked with finding a new chancellor for the University System of Georgia quit this week.

The search for a new chancellor for Georgia's higher education system was put on pause this week when Parker Executive Search pulled out of the process. The firm quit amid "mounting questions about whether former Gov. Sonny Perdue will be tapped" for the job, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The position is one of the most powerful in state government, and the person who acquires this title will lead the system of 26 public colleges and universities.