Athens Attempts to Increase Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

ATHENS, GEORGIA – Athens-Clarke County is constructing a new bicycle and pedestrian master plan, Athens in Motion, with the intention of making the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians. The plan rates roads on a level of comfort scale that ranges from one to five, with a score of one being the safest and five…

ACCPD Builds Community Relations, Strengthens Communication

ATHENS, GEORGIA – The Athens-Clarke County Police Department (ACCPD) is using a new strategy of community oriented policing in hopes of changing the relationship between local law enforcement and the public. The policy, implemented by ACCPD Chief Scott Freeman, gets officers out of their patrol cars and into the community to build stronger bonds with…

Lil’ Ice Cream Dude Sweetens Athens

Beau Shell, 13, owner and CEO of Lil’ Ice Cream Dude, from Athens, Georgia, poses in front of his popsicle truck in, Athens, Georgia, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Beau serves ice cream in his truck to the sweet-toothed community of Athens, Georgia. (Photo/Elizabeth Milano, eam60605@uga.edu) ATHENS, GEORGIA – Beau Shell, 13, better known as…

Athens Students Succumb to Social Anxiety Through Technology

ATHENS, GEORGIA — According to a short survey carried out by the authors of this article, students in Athens have fallen victim to the effects of social media, which have manifested through the emerging prevalence of technological dependency within the millennial generation. Out of 73 surveyed students at the University of Georgia, 90.41 percent of…

UGA Experts Claim Experiential Marketing Creates More Demand

ATHENS, GEORGIA – University of Georgia marketing experts stress that unique social media tactics from music artists can earn them higher rankings. In August 2017, music artist Taylor Swift blacked out all of her social media and posted unexplained videos of snakes to her Instagram. This was to build anticipation for her new album which…

Two Athens Businesses Outlast The Competition

  ATHENS, GEORGIA – The Mayflower Restaurant and The Morton Theater are among rare businesses in Athens that have survived major recessions. The Mayflower Restaurant, which has been in continuous operation since 1948, has stayed open longer than all of its competition. Ricky Vaughn, the owner for the last 45 years, said he has done…

UGA: Higher Crime Rate than Other Georgia Universities

  ATHENS, GEORGIA- The University of Georgia’s violent crime rate is more than double than that of Georgia Institute of Technology. According to 2014 FBI crime statistics, the rate of violent crime at UGA is roughly 21.7 per 10,000 students, whereas at Georgia Institute of Technology, it is roughly 9.3 per 10,000 students. At Kennesaw State…

UGA Professors Analyze Trends and Causes Behind Opioid Epidemic

  ATHENS, GEORGIA — University of Georgia (UGA) professors Randall Tackett,Jayani Jayawardhana, and Matthew Perri are researching causes and trends behind the opioid epidemic in northeast Georgia. Although the three professors are conducting separate studies, they all are investigating the causes behind the rising use of opioids on UGA’s campus and northeast Georgia. Professor Randall Tackett, a…

Seventeen Cases of Dating Violence Reported at UGA in 2016

  ATHENS, GEORGIA – According to the University of Georgia’s annual Safe and Secure report there were seventeen reported cases of abusive relationships from university members in 2016. Ashley Dykes, a former text-line manager at Project Safe, a nonprofit organization aimed at working to end unhealthy relationships, said dating violence is a phrase used to…

Georgia Menstrual Product Non-Profits Aid Trans and Non-Binary Visibility

  ATHENS, GEORGIA – Two Georgia non-profits that collect menstrual products for local homeless populations have implemented inclusivity memorandums for beneficiaries of their menstrual product drives. The Peach Coven, an Atlanta based non-profit, and (fem)me, a non-profit formed in 2015 by four University of Georgia students, organize drives and donate the products to homeless shelters…