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WUGA’s coverage of the 2020 election continues with the second of two special edition Athens News Matters programs airing this week. The three candidates competing in the race to replace former District Attorney Ken Mauldin discussed the issues and why they’re running.


The nonpartisan candidate and Assistant DA James Chafin is first. 


Governor Brian Kemp extended the current public health executive order and COVID-19 restrictions. 


The executive order went into effect this morning and runs until October 31st. It reiterates an executive ban on gatherings of more than fifty people and elaborates that groups over fifty are only allowed if they are spread across more than one single location. 


UGA Football to Take on Crimson Tide This Weekend

Oct 16, 2020

Tomorrow the No. 3 ranked University of Georgia football team will travel to Tuscaloosa to play the No. 2 ranked University of Alabama. 


Fans looking to attend the game will see social distancing guidelines reduce attendance to just 20 percent of what is traditional. There will also be no tailgating allowed before the game. 

There is however some uncertainty as to how the game itself will play out. Earlier this week Alabama head coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19, along with University of Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne. 

UGA Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute

The entire Athens community is invited to attend the 11th Annual LatinX Festival this weekend.  


Beto Mendoza is Director of the event, which, like many others, will be virtual this year.  

“This is a super special festival because we are under the pandemic, and we’re trying to keep safe, not only our community but our own families. We’ve never before appreciated the live performances, the music, and more than ever, we need this.”


 As part of the continuing coverage of the 2020 election, WUGA is airing the second of two special editions of Athens News Matters programs this week. 


Listeners will hear from candidates running for the District Attorney’s office and the Clarke County Sheriff. We spoke with the two nominees vying to succeed Sheriff Ira Edwards.  

The candidates about reallocating resources from law enforcement toward other services. 

Here’s Republican Robert Hare.