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The annual spring meeting of the University of Georgia Athletic Athletic Association Board of Directors was held on St. Simons Island. Among the highlights: a $4.451 million increase in the fiscal year 2018 budget, athletic director’s overview of the athletic program, and a detailed review and explanation of the reserve funds.

J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics McGarity provided his assessment  of the program. 

Free Voices of Truth Concert at Athens Library

May 25, 2017
Athens Regional Library

Enjoy a free afternoon concert featuring Voices of Truth, an Athens classic, at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday, June 4, at 3:00 p.m.

Voices of Truth has been an Athens fixture for nearly 40 years. Directed by James R. Smith, this gospel choir has been based out of several locations through the years, including First A.M.E., Hill First Baptist Church, Timothy Baptist Church, and others.

They have performed contemporary gospel, traditional hymns, spirituals and beautiful anthems across the Southeast.

Richard Hamm/Athens Banner-Herald

The University of Georgia has announced the next steps for research about the Baldwin Hall site.
UGA will sponsor additional research to learn more about the lives of the individuals whose gravesites were discovered during the construction of the Baldwin Hall expansion.


Warm ocean waters could fuel an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, while storm-suppressing El Nino conditions are expected to be scarce, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 11 to 17 named storms, with five to nine hurricanes. Two to four hurricanes are expected to be "major" with sustained winds of at least 111 mph.

More Americans with Alzheimer's are Dying at Home

May 25, 2017
Jim Gathany

One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home — a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.
Alzheimer's deaths in hospitals and nursing homes or other long-term care facilities shrank from more than 80 percent to 60 percent over 15 years. Meanwhile, those dying at home rose from 14 percent to 25 percent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.