Athens News Matters

This week, Alexia Ridley is joined by Gwen O'Looney, former Athens mayor and current host on WXAG, and Lee Shearer from the Athens Banner-Herald. The three discuss this week's officer-involved shooting, the fifth this year in Athens, as well as tax allocation districts, and more.

This week on Athens News Matters, allegations and counter-allegations of ethics problems in the Clarke County School District. School Board President LaKeisha Gantt weighs-in. Plus, an advocate for migrants speaks up on a recent resolution passed by the ACC Commission. And, we'll learn about an upcoming festival that honors nature’s cleanup crew, the humble vulture. Listen Back Below.

Athens News Matters for June 7, 2019

Jun 7, 2019

On this week's Athens News Matters, panelists Gwen O' Looney with WXAG, Blake Aued from Flagpole and Lee Shearer from the Athens Banner Herald discuss the latest developments from the most recent Mayor and Commission meeting; the proposed FY2020 budget for the Clarke County School District and the decision by the SEC to allow alcohol sales at athletic events.

Athens News Matters for May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

Representatives from Athens-Clarke County’s Leisure Services Department are guests on  this edition of Athens News Matters. They discuss the need for community input on a current needs assessment survey, and they provide information on the type of services available for the community and well as financial assistance provided for those needing help. That’s on ANM, Friday at 1 pm and Sunday at noon.

Athens News Matters for May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019

On this edition of Athens News Matters, panelists Blake Aued with Flapole, Gwen O' Looney with WXAG, and Lee Shearer with the Athens Banner Herald discuss ACC commissioners passing a resolution for 100% clean and renewable energy by 2035, concerns regarding that plan and ethics complaints lodged against Clarke County School Superintendent Demond Means.