Athens News Matters

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As vaccination numbers continue to rise, more rural counties face their own public health challenges. Zach Mitcham from the Madison County Journal spoke to Chris Shupe about how his county is managing the vaccination effort.

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This week, Blake Aued from Flagpole Magazine and Gwen O'Looney from WXAG join Alexia Ridley to talk about Governor Brian Kemp's decision to reject additional federal unemployment funds, and the future of the Varsity site on Milledge.

Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz's proposed budget includes a pay raise for many county employees, more mental health co-responder teams and more.
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With Athens-Clarke County Commissioners set to vote on the county's $225 million FY 2022 budget. WUGA's Jessica Wurst has been covering the budget process, and she joins Chris Shupe to talk about the high points of the budget.

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