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Athens-Clarke County

Athens-Clarke fund could help cushion coming energy price shock

February 18, 2020

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens and the rest of the state will feel an energy price shock in the next few years, and Athens may feel it more acutely than many places.

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.

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