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Georgia Speaker of the House of Representatives David Ralston addresses the crowd Oct. 17, 2018 at the groundbreaking for UNGs Blue Ridge Campus. Ralston helped secure $5.5 million in the 2019 fiscal year budget for the campus.

New Blue Ridge Building To Be Named After Speaker Ralston

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor April 23, 2024

The University of North Georgia announced the name of its new building on the Blue Ridge campus on Thursday, paying homage to the late Georgia House Speaker David Ralston. The new academic building...

EPA Announces Regulations to Limit ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

EPA Announces Regulations to Limit ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor April 20, 2024

The U.S. government introduced historic regulations on Wednesday aimed at curbing the presence of harmful "forever chemicals" in drinking water, marking a significant effort to combat these synthetic compounds...

Rendering by Georgia Ports Authority

Work Continues on Hall County’s Inland Port

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor April 16, 2024

Work is bustling on the Blue Ridge Connector, heralded as one of Hall County's most significant economic ventures in recent memory. The Northeast Georgia Inland Port is slated to offer a direct 324-mile...

Latin Short Films To Be Showcased At UNG

Latin Short Films To Be Showcased At UNG

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor April 3, 2024

Bring your popcorn: the 9th installment of the ¡Cortos! Latin American Short Film Festival is coming to the University of North Georgia. This festival will offer UNG students and community members an...

“Poor Things”: Divisive or Brilliant?

“Poor Things”: Divisive or Brilliant?

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor March 26, 2024

Backlash has recently surrounded Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film “Poor Things.” Many viewers have expressed negative thoughts on TikTok, saying that the film is sexist and exploitative. The film, based...

After the murder of Laken Riley by an illegal immigrant, right-wing Georgia politicians have rallied to pass legislation to crack down on illegal immigration.

UGA Murder Reactions Concerning to UNG Latino Students

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor March 19, 2024

Latino UNG students have voiced their concerns on recent political reactions to the murder of a nursing student on the University of Georgia campus. Jose Antonio Ibarra, a Venezuelan who entered the country...

UNG earned high marks on multiple lists when U.S. News & World Report released its Best Online Colleges rankings Feb. 6. 

UNG Receives High Program Rankings from U.S. News

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor March 4, 2024

The University of North Georgia received favorable rankings across various categories in the recent release of U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Colleges rankings on Feb. 6. In the list for...

Sports betting will potentially become legalized in Georgia in the coming months.

Local Legislators Debate Sports Betting Legalization

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor February 20, 2024

A state legislator from Hall County recently co-sponsored an online sports betting legalization bill that is making progress in the Georgia legislature. State Sen. Bo Hatchett, R-Cornelia, stated that...

UNG will host its inaugural virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium from April 12-13.

Registration Opens for Graduate Student Research Symposium

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor February 13, 2024

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host its inaugural virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium (GSRS) from April 12-13. The symposium will mark yet another significant development in UNG's graduate...

Early voting dates and times are now available for Hall County.

Hall County Releases Times, Locations for Early Voting

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor February 6, 2024

Hall County Elections has released details about the early voting schedule for the upcoming Mar. 12 Presidential Preference Primary and the special election in the City of Oakwood. Commencing on Monday,...

Georgias Democratic 7th District gets pushed north into right-leaning counties.

Redrawn Georgia Congressional Map Extends GOP Influence

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor January 30, 2024

A federal judge on Thursday, Dec. 28 approved new Georgia congressional and legislative voting districts that protect Republican party advantages. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones claimed that the introduction...

Turning right on a red light on Atlanta roads could be prohibited soon.

Red Light Turn Ban Proposed For Atlanta Roads

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor January 27, 2024

Atlanta drivers could soon get pulled over for turning right on a red light on the city’s busiest streets. Members of the Atlanta City Council proposed this new rule on Monday, Jan. 8, in an effort to...

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