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September 19, 2022: Abrams attacks Kemp in Athens speech

In brief: Abrams talks technical colleges, abortion, and health care in Saturday speech — experts raise concerns about voting machine breaches — voting equipment undergoes regular testing in advance of election — UGA football remains #1

Athenians packed College Square on Saturday to hear Stacey Abrams give a fiery speech for the United Campus Workers of Georgia.


Breaches of voting machine data continue to raise concerns for upcoming midterms.


Testing of voting equipment has begun in Georgia.


And in sports, the Georgia Bulldogs remain on top of the AP football top 25 after a 48 – 7 win over unranked South Carolina. Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, and Clemson round out the top five. Meanwhile, UGA women’s volleyball fell to 7th ranked Georgia Tech on Saturday.

The Atlanta Braves swept a three-game series against the Phillies over the weekend. The Braves are one game out of first place in the NL East.

Martin Matheny was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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