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One University of Georgia researcher is helping to keep track of COVID-19 cases by studying thousands of individuals at a time.

Dr. Erin Lipp is a professor of Environmental Health Science in UGA’s College of Public Health. She explains how wastewater-based epidemiology works.

Today on Athens News Matters, how parents are planning for their kids’ college education, while still managing their own student loan debt. Also today, we’ll check in with a UGA researcher who’s using wastewater to monitor COVID case numbers. Plus, bringing the beauty of nature to mobility-challenged individuals. Those stories, our panel on the week in news, and more … coming up on Athens News Matters.

The panel discusses Jody Hice, CCSD in-person learning, and accessibility of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Col. Bruce Hampton was a charismatic musical figure who launched and continued to influence the jam band genre over his fifty-plus years performing. Biographer Jerry Grillo joins us to talk about his new book about Hampton.

AJC via Athens-Clarke County

Since the beginning of the year, Athens Clarke County has seen seven fatal accidents, nearly half of the average number of fatal wrecks in a whole year. Three of those fatal accidents have occurred on the same road.