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The response committee will meet with UGA President Jere Morehead, leaders of the Medical Oversight Task Force (MOTF) and the Preventative Measures Task Force (PMTF) on Monday, July 26th to address questions and concerns from the UGA community before the start of the new school year, which begins on August 18th.

After a yearlong hiatus, AthFest is back. AthFest Educates Executive Director Jill Helme joins Alexia Ridley to preview this fall’s lineup of bands.

Today's panel is Chris Dowd and Gwen O'Looney.

Athens News Matters: A Special COVID Panel

Jul 23, 2021

Even with an array of COVID-19 vaccines available, the pandemic is still very much with us, and now the Delta variant is raising new concerns. Chris Shupe talks with Grace Bagwell Adams, John Drake, Neil Priest and Amber Schimdtke about whether the Delta variant is more deadly that the original, what the next few months might look like, and where we go from here as vaccination rates seem to be leveling off.

Athens News Matters: Tim Denson

Jul 23, 2021
Photo: Martin Matheny

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission passed--what some are calling--the “state’s most progressive local budget per capita,” which includes funds for a homelessness resolution https://www.wuga.org/post/acc-comissioners-address-homelessness#stream/0 , a community garden project, and mental health co-responders.

Even more recently, Athens officials are considering a new program that could provide rental assistance for those facing eviction. But when and how will these initiatives come to fruition?