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  • A Republican Congressman Thinks the Federal Government Did Something Good for Once

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    Doug Collins is a conservative Republican from Gainesville who represents part of Athens in Congress. He issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act:

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  • Man Run Over and Killed on Cedar Shoals Drive

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    Athens-Clarke County police are still investigating the death of Quantavious Deante Griffith of Spring Valley Road, who was hit by a car and killed on Cedar Shoals Drive early Saturday morning.

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  • UGA Will Hire 56 New Faculty Members This Year

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    Peggy Brickman (left) teaches a small class at UGA.

    The University of Georgia will hire 56 new faculty members in the coming year, UGA announced today.

    Some new faculty will start teaching in August the university said. Ten faculty members were hired last fall to teach 80 courses with high demand.

    By fall 2016, UGA will have added 319 course sections in 81 majors, and the majority of classes will have fewer than 20 students.

    UGA’s current student/faculty ratio is 18–1.

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  • Athens Power Rankings for the Week of July 27

    Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.

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    Valerie Bell

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  • Ag Official Explains the Myths of Food Stamps

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    Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones

    Kevin Concannon, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, toured the Athens Farmers Market and several local community gardens during a visit to Athens on Wednesday.

     

    All to answer the questions of a poultry science professor, Kevin Concannon, a U.S. undersecretary of agriculture, came to UGA last week to discuss the myths and misconceptions about people on SNAP (the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, though recipients now get their benefits on a debit card).

    Robert Beckstead, a poultry science professor at UGA, teaches a class about the effects of global agriculture on world culture. As part of that class, there is a project where his students are given the farm bill and asked to cut 20 percent of the budget.

    “The majority of the students,” Beckstead said, “whether they were lazy or that’s what they really believed, they said, ‘Well, we’ll just cut 20 percent from [food stamps].'”

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  • Athens Power Rankings for the Week of July 20

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    Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.

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  • Ex-Congressman John Barrow Will Teach at UGA

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    Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow, an Athens native, will teach at the University of Georgia starting this fall, UGA announced today.

    Barrow will be a scholar in residence at the School of Public and International Affairs, teaching once class this fall and two in the spring semester focusing on political polarization.

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  • Go to This Complete Streets Forum If You Care About Bike Safety


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    This is what a Complete Street looks like. Illustration via Complete Streets Prince Avenue.

    The following commentary was submitted by Tyler Dewey, Tony Eubanks, Clint McCrory and Jennifer Rice.

    On Wednesday, July 22, Athens-Clarke County is accepting comments on proposed changes to three streets in Athens (Chase Street, East Hancock, Riverbend Parkway), adding bike lanes in two cases (see below for details). 

    While some small positive outcomes may result from these changes, they are not designed in a way that provides meaningful improvements to bike and pedestrian safety or accessibility in Athens. As citizens concerned with the lack of a coherent approach to implementing ACC’s Complete Streets policy, we urge you to attend this forum and ask questions about the way public input is being gathered and how staff decisions on bike and pedestrian issues are made. Also, please let the Mayor and Commission know that you want to see meaningful public debate on traffic management for bike and pedestrian safety, and that the current approach to implementing ACC’s Road Diet and Complete Streets policies is not adequate.

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