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January Journeys: Cicadas, Clean Energy and Cryptic Cases

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In this episode of the Athens News podcast, host Melissa Carter takes you on a fascinating journey through the headlines of January 23rd. We start with an uplifting report from Lieutenant Jody Thompson about the significant decrease in crime rates in Athens-Clarke County.

Next, we take a trip to the World Economic Forum where Governor Brian Kemp is making waves with his advocacy for more clean energy production. Back home, Georgia sets its sights on becoming the "e-mobility capital of the world." Hold onto your hats for an exclusive look into the predicted cicada spectacle this spring, a unique event that hasn't happened in over two centuries!

We then dive into a cryptic case from Kansas, where a couple is charged with collecting retirement benefits on behalf of a deceased relative, totaling over $215,000. On the educational front, the University of Georgia steps up against food insecurity with its innovative AmeriCorps Community Food Fellows program.

UGA Sports fans won't want to miss our latest updates, including a surprising revelation about former star quarterback Stetson Bennett. Lastly, we discuss the importance of getting your flu shot amidst a rapidly spreading flu activity in Georgia.

Stay tuned to the Athens News podcast for all the news and stories that matter the most to you. This is where you'll find the most engaging and informative news journey of your day.

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