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Athens-Clarke County

Athens-Clarke commissioners push for animal control audit

September 13, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The commission’s audit committee voted unanimously in a Wednesday meeting to ask the full commission to assign the audit to Athens-Clarke Internal Auditor Stephanie Maddox’s office for investigation.

Athens commissioners question bringing back scooters

September 9, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

An Athens-Clarke County Commission committee charged with designing a pilot project for electric scooters in Athens recently wrestled with how to regulate the little motorized vehicles.

Athens police host civilian response to active shooter training

September 6, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The Athens Clarke-County Police Department is taking extra steps to ensure the public knows how to respond in the event of an active shooter threat.

Classic Center arena added to list of proposed sales tax projects

July 12, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke County commissioners are poised to ask voters to approve a $312 million package of construction and other capital projects in a November referendum.

Decision nearing on Firefly Trail bridge at R.E.M. trestle

July 11, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners are edging closer to deciding what to do about the so-called Murmur Trestle in Dudley Park, made famous by an image of it on a record album by Athens rock group R.E.M.

Applicants sought for emergency food and shelter funds

July 1, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke County has been chosen to receive $56,477 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

Athens transportation director resigns; takes Cobb County job

June 14, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Drew Raessler recently resigned as Athens-Clarke County Transportation and Public Works director to accept a position as deputy director of the Cobb County Department of Transportation.

Recycling costs rise as China ban ripples out to Athens

June 13, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Recycling has gotten sharply more expensive in Athens this year.

Athens officials discuss rehabilitating lawbreakers

June 12, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens area law enforcement officials and business leaders met Tuesday to discuss how best to help rehabilitate lawbreakers.

Athens officials seeking, implementing criminal justice reforms

June 12, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Black men make up about 12 percent of the Athens-Clarke County population, but nearly 40 percent of those booked into the Clarke County Jail, the director of a group dedicated to criminal justice reform recently told a group gathered at the Athens-Clarke County Library.

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