Jessica Wurst

Grady College Graduate Assistant
UGA Today

This past weekend, Phaidra Buchanan was named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes scholarship is one of the oldest, most prestigious scholarships in the world.

According to UGA Today, Buchanan is an Honors Student majoring in social studies education who plans to "generate policy that promotes equitable funding, school desegregation and culturally responsive curriculum, pedagogy, and assessments."

The University of Georgia has been one of the nation’s top three producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past 25 years, and Buchanan brings the number of UGA scholars to 25.

For more than six months, the local economy has been struggling with the effects of the pandemic. David Bradley, CEO and president of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, tells us how local businesses are coping, and what we can expect to see in the upcoming winter months.

Athens News Matters: Leaf Blower Ban?

Nov 20, 2020

Local officials are considering a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. We talk to the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission to find out why restricting the use of these machines could benefit Athens residents as well as the environment.

Flagpole Magazine

The mayor and commission approved a historic district for western downtown at a special called session last night.

The commission voted 6-3 in favor of the district, and commissioner Davenport abstained.

Ryan Cameron

The Athens Clarke County Mayor and Commission will have a special called session at 6 PM tonight.


The primary purpose of the meeting tonight is to vote on the Western Downtown Athens Local Historic District Designation. The goal of this designation is to turn western downtown Athens into a historic district, which will preserve the character and history of this area by preventing property owners from changing the exterior of their buildings.