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Mascot Debate, Mayoral Insights, and Local Music Success

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Join us on this January 30th episode of the Athens News podcast, hosted by Melissa Carter. We're your guide to the heart of Athens, presenting a spectrum of stories from the perplexing to the uplifting.


We begin by shedding light on the ongoing investigation involving a Cedar Shoals High School teacher suspected of inappropriate conduct with students. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this unfolding story and the actions taken by the district.


Next, Athens-Clarke County Mayor Kelly Girtz is in the news as he shares his takeaways from the recent United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. Uncover the promising prospects for Athens in the proposed $8.2 billion federal package, featuring high-speed rail networks and potential routes connecting Atlanta and Charlotte.


In a recent town hall, Five Points residents express worries over Airbnb "party houses". Understand the proposed regulations, inclusive of a Short-Term Rental Coordinator role and an enforcement database. Also, stay updated on crime rates, traffic control plans, and pedestrian safety campaigns.


Our Social Media corner dives into the dispute surrounding Uga, the beloved bulldog generating significant income for UGA. Join us on Facebook as views collide over the wellbeing of live game mascots.


Celebrating UGA News, we honor the University of Georgia's 239th birthday and its admirable legacy as the cradle of public higher education in the U.S. Discover UGA's prestigious ranking and its ongoing national influence.


Switching to UGA Sports, get the latest on the Lady Bulldog Invitational, UGA men’s basketball, and Georgia hockey's triumphant win over Auburn.


Lastly, local hip-hop artists Motohead2x and Quezzy Poet defy the belief that musicians must gravitate towards Atlanta for success. Learn how they're spotlighting Athens' talent with the forthcoming Rap City event at Ciné Lab and the opportunity for local artists to shine on stage.


Dive into this varied mix of Athens stories, from the contentious to the inspiring, as we sift through the headlines and reveal the heartbeat of the community. Tune in and stay updated!

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