Army Veteran Helps Soldiers with Post-traumatic Stress

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA- Army veteran, Sam Rhodes, wanted to end his own life years ago due to his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, but instead in 2008 he opened a ranch that allowed veterans peace. Rhodes and his wife, Kathy, started a nonprofit facility called Warrior Outreach in 2008. The facility includes 16 horses for equine…

UGA Students Expand Their Worldviews

ATHENS, GEORGIA – Over 2,000 students profit each year by participating in the University of Georgia’s study abroad programs provided for them to study, research or intern in almost 60 countries. Students have the opportunity to expand their worldviews through experiential learning prior to graduation by participating in programs offered by UGA’s Office of International Education.…

Budget Cuts to McGovern-Dole Food Aid Program

WASHINGTON: While President Donald Trump proposed the elimination of international food aid programs entirely, the U.S. House of Representatives’ 2018 agriculture budget has a milder reduction of $16 million from the 2017 budget. The McGovern-Dole program, introduced by former senators Bob Dole (R-Kan) and George McGovern (D-S.D.), was designed to reduce hunger while also educating children in food-deficient…

The Fight to Reduce the Number of Homeless Dogs in the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SF Animal Control & Care reported there were nearly 6,000 dogs homeless or in the shelter in San Francisco within the fiscal years of 2015 and 2016. In order to help combat this issue, city-sanctioned organizations such as the San Francisco SPCA Mission and Pacific Heights Adoption Centers joined forces with Clear the…

Athens Vinyl Sales Significantly Increase In Past Decade

Athens, GA –  In the last decade, there has been a 37 percent increase in vinyl record sales, according to Athens music industry professionals. Nate Mitchell, manager of Wuxtry Records in downtown Athens, explained that he has noticed the resurgence of vinyl sales at his store during the past ten years. Mitchell pointed out that,…

American Lunch Fed Thousands Last Year

ATHENS, GEORGIA — American Lunch, a mobile soup kitchen powered by 5 Bar restaurant, served over 7,800 lunches in the past year to the needy members of the Athens community. The idea of American Lunch was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as a school project and grew to reach six locations across the Southeast. The organization…

Demand for IUDs Triples Since 2016 Presidential Election

ATLANTA, Ga. – Demand for intrauterine devices (IUDs) has gone up 300% within the seven weeks following the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, according to Staci Fox, Planned Parenthood Southeast president and CEO. Fox believes more southeastern women have been coming in for long-acting and reversible forms of birth control…

Female athletes with ACL injuries struggle mentally and physically

Athens, GA — Student athletes who tore their anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) while playing a sport in high school claim that they grapple with mental and physical challenges during the continuous healing process. Raechal Blitchington had two ACL injuries from soccer. The 20-year-old public relations major from Richmond Hill had her first ACL injury playing soccer seven years…