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University of Georgia President Jere Morehead smiles as he converses with a group of men before presenting the State of the University address at the UGA North Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Athens, Georgia. In the address, President Moorehead emphasized record-high numbers of graduation rates, standardized test scores of incoming freshmen and the university’s economic impact on the state of Georgia. (Photo/Gabriella Audi, www.gabbyaudi10.wixsite.com/mysite-1)

Welcome back to The Red & Black's News & Brews, a weekly recap of Athens and University of Georgia news and a look ahead to some important events.

This week, we’re breaking down the state of university address, updating you on some downtown business news and looking at what improvements may come to Athens in 2020 after a special sales tax was approved last spring.

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