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The leader of Georgia’s mammoth public university system announced Tuesday that he will retire on July 1. Chancellor Steve Wrigley made the announcement after a regularly scheduled Board of Regents meeting. Regents will have to choose the next chancellor of the system, which has 26 colleges and universities with more than 340,000 students.

AADM Opening New Community Justice Center in Athens

Jan 12, 2021
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The Athens-Anti-Discrimination Movement is hosting a Grand Opening of its Justice Center Saturday. President and co-founder of the nonprofit, Mokah Jasmine Johnson, says the new facility will address a variety of community needs.

“This facility is going to address people that are dealing with mass incarceration, and also people that want to get resources and support for knowing how to protect their rights and also be a safe space for the youth.”

One service the organization provides is the Bail Out Program.

GOP Leader in Georgia Senate Tests Positive for COVID-19

Jan 12, 2021

The Republican majority leader of Georgia’s state Senate has tested positive for COVID-19 during mandatory testing at the state Capitol. Sen. Mike Dugan's district includes Carroll, Douglas and Paulding counties.

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Democrat Charlie Bailey announced Monday that he would run against Republican incumbent Attorney General Chris Carr in the 2022 election.

Bailey had previously run against Carr in 2018, where he lost by less than 3 percentage points.

This time, he’s running on a pledge to create a statewide civil rights division, as well as a unit to combat organized crime.

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Georgia expanded the list of those who qualify for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning this week.

As a result of that expansion people age 65 and older, along with first responders-including law enforcement-are eligible to receive the vaccine.

In order to meet the increased demand, the Northeast Health District is opening an appointment based, combination COVID-19 testing and vaccination drive-through in Athens. The new site is located at 355 Oneta Street. Former sites on Mitchell Bridge Road and the Winterville Center for Community and Culture are now closed.