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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Expect more Georgia tornadoes

ATHENS, Ga. -- There's a chance Georgia could see more tornadoes and severe thunderstorms than usual this year, according to one tornado expert.
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, March 6, 2014

UGA Arch accessibility sought

ATHENS, Ga. -- Three University of Georgia students are pressing the UGA administration to make the university's most central symbol accessible to everyone and they're gaining a lot of support.
By Lee Shearer

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

Good, bad in new Ga. teacher evaluations

The state's new teacher evaluation system might be an improvement over the old one, but it's not likely to work exactly as intended.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Budget cuts take toll on schools

Georgia’s 180 public school districts have not only managed to keep on going billions of dollars in public school funding have been cut since 2002, they’ve actually managed to raise student ...
By Lee Shearer

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Internet pricing focus of UGA study

ATHENS, Ga. -- A pair of University of Georgia economists will study how much residential consumers will pay for their Internet use.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Regents might ban all campus tobacco use

Tobacco use would be banned on all the state’s public college and university campuses, under a policy the state Board of Regents is set to discuss at its monthly meeting Wednesday.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Vince: 50 years at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- Fifty years ago today Vince Dooley became UGA's football coach, making all of $15,500 a year.
By Lee Shearer

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Deadline nears to complete GED

Georgia technical college officials are making a final push to get people to the state high school equivalency test, the GED, before the end of the year.
By Lee Shearer

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

UGA to purge employee data

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia will erase Social Security numbers from millions of computer records next month in a move to protect employees' personal information.
By Lee Shearer

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Senator questioned JFK probe

ATHENS, Ga. -- The late Georgia Sen. Richard Russell had doubts from the very beginning about the government's investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, archive reveals.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

HOPE scholars don't return after losing tech grants

More than 11,000 Georgians lost HOPE grants to attend state technical colleges when the state Legislature imposed tougher academic requirements in 2011, and more than half have not re-enrolled in ...
By Lee Shearer

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Caterpillar on track for Nov. 1 assembly line goal

The new Caterpillar plant in Athens will have its production lines rolling in time to meet the company's Nov. 1 goal, according to a company engineer.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Georgia 'navigators' say they're ready for ACA

Health care navigators with the University of Georgia say they're ready to roll this week, when uninsured people can begin signing up for health insurance coverage under the federal Affordable ...
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Tawny crazy ants reach Georgia

Coming soon to a kitchen near you, at least if you live in Georgia, is the new tawny crazy ant - an invasive species that some researchers say will make you grateful for fire ants.
By Lee Shearer

Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

Initiatives will take UGA researchers into Athens community

New UGA research initiatives will take University of Georgia researchers into broader Athens community.
By Lee Shearer

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013

UGA professor loses tenure after public sex with student

ATHENS, Ga. -- The state Board of Regents has denied a University of Georgia art professor's appeal of his tenure revocation for having public sex with a student.
By Lee Shearer

Friday, Aug 2, 2013

Judge denies claim against UGA ex-coach

ATHENS, Ga. -- A federal bankruptcy judge has rejected an Athens widow's claim that former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan tricked her late husband into investing in a Ponzi scheme.
By Lee Shearer

Monday, April 1, 2013

Athens residents recall tornado

The unusually violent F-4 tornado on March 31, 1973 killed two people and left behind an estimated $113 million in damage.
By Lee Shearer

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lost tag fees hurt wildlife efforts

Three years ago, Georgia lawmakers raised license plate fees that suppored conservation programs and began diverting most of the money into the state's general fund to supplement dwindling tax ...
By Lee Shearer

Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Gridlock looms, Chambliss says

ATHENS, Ga. — Washington has just 11 months to fix the looming federal deficit problem, Sen. Saxby Chambliss said Monday on the University of Georgia campus.
By Lee Shearer
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Nuke supplier agrees to changes after cheating

ATLANTA - A manufacturer making parts for two nuclear plants in the Southeast has promised to better train its employees after investigators accused three workers of cheating on a qualification ...
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