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Superman Spence: UGA senior to run ultramarathon, raises awareness about Parkinson’s disease

Christian Spence described the moment his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2019 as bittersweet.

“I was only 17 at the time, so I didn’t really understand the repercussions of what that was going to look like for my dad or my parents,” Spence said.

Spence is a senior majoring in biology with an emphasis in neuroscience at the University of Georgia. He studies Parkinson’s disease mechanisms as an undergraduate research assistant through the UGA Kanthasamy Lab.

In honor of his father, Mark, Spence partnered with the Parkinson’s Foundation to organize Going the Distance for PD, a fundraiser to spread awareness throughout the community about Parkinson’s disease. Spence plans to run the Longest Night 50K Ultramarathon in Greenville, South Carolina, on Dec. 16 — alongside fundraising $25,000.

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Postgame observations: Georgia falls 27-24 against Alabama in SEC championship

Georgia lost 27-24 against Alabama in the 2023 SEC Championship. Here are some observations from The Red & Black.

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Proposed quarry potentially threatens wildlife and Athens’ water supply

Just north of Athens-Clarke County, Vulcan Materials Company has proposed using roughly 1,000 acres of land with the expressed purpose of creating a gravel quarry. Although proposed to be built in Jackson County, Athens residents are expressing concern due to the quarry’s position beside about a mile of the North Oconee River.

Concerned parties say that the situation, which is just under two miles from Athens-Clarke County, creates a potential for impacts on Athens health and the environment.

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Free covid tests available for households ahead of the holidays

The colder weather and upcoming holidays have raised concerns that there will be a rise in COVID-19 cases. Due to these concerns, the federal government is allowing households to order four free COVID-19 tests.

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Peppermint and gingerbread galore: An Athens holiday treat tour

The holiday lights strung along the streets of downtown Athens signal that Christmas is around the corner. Restaurants have followed suit in embracing the holiday spirit by introducing a variety of sweet treats featuring gingerbread, eggnog and, of course, peppermint flavors. If you’re needing a boost to get you in the Christmas mood, these Athens eateries have got you covered.

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