Huffington Post

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is providing assistance for Athens-area residents needing a bit of help to kick the habit. The college is offering a free tobacco cessation program called “Beat the Pack!”

Lead instructor Kay Brooks is an associate director in the College of Pharmacy.

"What is really different about this program is we make it easy to access," Brooks said. "It's free of charge. And they get that one-on-one experience, and they also get the benefit of other people learning how to quit smoking." 


UGA Named No. 14 Public University in America

Aug 20, 2019

The University of Georgia was named the No. 14 public university in the U.S. by Niche.

UGA received an A+ rating overall, with athletics, professor quality, student life and campus life, among others, receiving individual rankings of A+.

The university’s campus came in at No. 10 for best college campuses, and UGA ranked No. 5 for universities with the best student life.

Other top-ranked universities on the list include the University of Wisconsin, the College of William & Mary and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UGA Engineering Recognized for Diversity

Jul 3, 2019

The University of Georgia College of Engineering has been recognized by the American Society of Engineering Education for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is the first year of ASEE's recognition program, and UGA's College of Engineering was named a bronze-level institution, currently the highest level an institution can receive.

Channel 2 Action News

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating a pair of armed robberies in Athens.

Officers responded to a call at 7:17 a.m. on South Milledge Avenue near Milledge Place and the 10 Loop, according to a university statement.

While responding to the first call, ACCPD received a second call of an armed robbery in the same area.

An unidentified 22-year-old male UGA student was shot by an individual, and he was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

In a press conference with the media, ACCPD Police Chief Cleveland Spruill offered further details about the morning's events.

The first victim, also a student at UGA, was approached by the suspect in a parking lot at the Milledge Place apartment complex. That student was not injured.

The suspect then confronted the second victim at a bus stop outside of Milledge Place, where he shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene.

Officers were responding to the wounded victim when they received the call about the first victim.

Chief Spruill urges the community to call ACCPD if they see anything suspicious.

Chief Spruill did not release any further comments about the extent of the wounded student's injuries, what was taken from the students or the students' identities.

In an e-mail sent to parents and students, UGA stated that UGA PD, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Georgia State Patrol are assisting in the investigation.

According to ACCPD Public Information Officer Geoffrey Gilland, the suspect is a black male with dreads and twists who is driving an early 2000 Ford Mustang convertible that is white with a tan convertible roof. A sketch artist is actively working with witnesses to create a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Lt. Daniel at 706-613-3330, ext. 235, or Sgt. Norris at 706-613-3330, ext. 556,

Macon takes action to reduce pedestrian deaths

Apr 9, 2019

Macon-Bibb County is leading the state in pedestrian deaths, but a motivated group of policymakers and community members have come together to take action. Read more.

This week on the Georgia Health Report, we hear what these leaders are doing and how they're moving toward a vision of zero pedestrian deaths in their communities.