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Drug Busts, Farewell to Uga X, and James Beard Semifinalists

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Athens News Podcast. I'm your host, Melissa Carter, ready to bring you the most significant stories from our community. Today's episode uncovers a massive drug bust that has sent shockwaves through Athens.

We start by diving into top stories, sponsored by Drake Realty. We discuss the resignation of Tracy Neal, principal of Johnnie Lay Burks Elementary School, and the plans for her replacement. In exciting culinary news, seven Athens chefs and restaurants, including Chef Pete of Puma Yu's, have made it to the semifinals of the 2024 James Beard Awards.

Next, we talk about the new chapter unfolding for Kroger, with a brand-new supermarket set to provide an upgraded shopping experience for Athens residents.

On our social media segment, we delve into the community's reactions to the guilty plea of a local drug trafficking leader, as seen on the Athens-Clarke County News Facebook page.

In UGA news, we pay tribute to the late Uga X, also known as Que, and reflect on his impressive legacy as the University's beloved mascot.

Switching gears to sports, we highlight the recent victory of the Georgia men's basketball team and preview their upcoming game against Florida. We also review the results of the Georgia swim and dive dual meet against Tennessee and look forward to the NFL conference championships.

Lastly, a warning for our gaming community: a recent report reveals potential irreversible hearing damage due to intense gaming sessions. We'll detail these findings and provide expert advice on protecting your hearing.

Don't miss this episode filled with critical updates and engaging stories from Athens. Tune in now!

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