Jessica Wurst

Grady College Graduate Assistant
National Conference of State Legislatures

The Athens Clarke County logic and accuracy testing of voting equipment has been pushed back to next Tuesday. 

Originally scheduled for today, the voting equipment testing will now begin on Tuesday, September 22nd at 11:00am in the Athens-Clarke County Facilities and Landscape Management building. 

The logic and accuracy test is required by the state and designed to assess the new paper-based voting units, check-in system, and optical scan system for recording absentee ballots.

Nominations are open for the UGA President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award. 


The award, founded in 2004, is designed to honor individuals who demonstrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy, and work to promote equality and unity in the UGA and Athens-Clarke County communities through engagement and volunteerism.  

Nominations will be accepted until September 30th.  


For questions about the award, call 706 583 8195 or email 


A recent CDC report revealed that 94% of COVID-19 deaths had some sort of comorbidity associated with them. But, what does this really mean? Dr. Mark Ebell, Professor of Epidemiology & Statistics at the University of Georgia, gives insight on the report.

Influenza and COVID-19 have been compared since the beginning of the pandemic, but with flu season approaching, these two illnesses are about to collide.  Dr. Ted Ross from the University of Georgia explains why getting a flu shot this year is more important than ever before. 

Clarke County School District

The Clarke County School District Board of Education will have its first meeting since the beginning of classes.

The agenda tonight includes a school reopening update and review of policies and regulations concerning infectious diseases and classified health examinations. Additionally, the board will vote to ratify the student hotspot purchase, which will provide 1,200 mobile hotspots, and approve the parking lot WiFi purchase. Both purchases are necessary for students to participate in the online-only format of classes in the Clarke County School District.