Athens News Matters

This week on Athens News Matters, an expert on disease modeling, Dr. John Drake, sits down with Chris Shupe to discuss the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus as well as how scientists can not only track, but anticipate disease outbreaks.

This week on Athens News Matters, Chris Shupe sits down with vaccine expert Dr. Ashley Hannings to clarify what you need to know about booster shots, as well as whether parents should delay vaccination for their children.

This week on Athens News Matters, Clarke County voters overwhelmingly approved a $120 million continuation of the one percent sales tax to fund education improvements. Chris Shupe sits down with the chief of operations for the Clarke County School District to discuss what school district officials have planned for the new revenue. Lauren Baggett and Dr.

This week on Athens News Matters, Alexia Ridley sits down with Editor of Oconee County Observations, Lee Becker, to discuss a sales tax to fund education improvements and how the vote sailed through in Clarke County, but Oconee County voters gave a thumbs down to a similar measure for transportation funding.

This week on Athens News Matters, ACC Sheriff John Q. Williams sits down with Chris Shupe to discuss the impact understaffing has on the community, how the jail is handling the pandemic, and the high cost of healthcare for inmates.

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