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Athens-Clarke County

Downtown historic district delayed while officials mull options

December 10, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The western portion of downtown Athens won’t become a new historic district, at least not for a while.

Athens officials rethinking scooter ordinance

November 27, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

An Athens-Clarke Commission committee has called off for now its work on a possible new ordinance and pilot program to allow rentable dockless scooters in Athens.

Athens officials consider raising prices on drinks

November 27, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The Athens-Clarke County Commission might soon raise the minimum price of an alcohol drink to $2, a price increase that would apply to bars and restaurants countywide, not just in downtown as first envisioned.

Many divided on proposed downtown Athens historic district

November 18, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

A new downtown historic district proposal under development could include places important in Athens history — the building that houses the 40 Watt Club and the Hot Corner African American businesses at the intersection of Hull and Washington streets.

Roundabout could come to Broad-Hancock intersection

November 18, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

A proposed roundabout for the busy intersection of Hancock Avenue and Broad Street would make the intersection safer and improve traffic flow, according to an Athens-Clarke County plan for the intersection and nearby streets.

Athens-Clarke recycling looks to make up big funding shortfall

November 14, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke County’s recycling and waste reduction operations cost about $1.2 million to run last year, but yielded just $211,070 in revenues.

Athens commission undecided on poverty remedy

November 8, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The Athens-Clarke County Commission is headed back to the drawing board as it struggles to settle on how to spend $4 million to combat poverty in Athens.

Athens-Clarke Commission OKs plan for R.E.M. trestle

November 7, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The Athens-Clarke Commission approved on Tuesday night preliminary plans for a bridge replacing the famous R.E.M. rail trestle in Dudley Park.

Clarke voters OK sales tax, Watkinsville mayor’s race a close call

November 6, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Clarke County voters approved continuing Athens-Clarke County’s 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax by a nearly 4-1 margin in voting Tuesday.

Athens SPLOST referendum headed to the polls

November 5, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

More than $300 million in infrastructure and other capital improvement projects in Athens are at stake Tuesday, when voters head to the polls to approve or deny an extension to a 1-cent sales tax.

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