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Posted on: November 23, 2020

ACCGov Animal Services, Leisure Services, Solid Waste, Transit & Other Schedules for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Holiday changes

Animal Services

  • The Adoption Center will be closed Thurs., Nov. 26 and Fri., Nov. 27, resuming regular hours on Sat., Nov. 28 for fosters, adoptions, and rescues by appointment and availability .
  • Animal Services is offering the Couch Crashers program for we...
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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Community Tree Council Seeks Residents for Two Open Positions by Dec. 6

Residents Sought for Two Positions on Community Tree Council by Dec. 6

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) seeks qualified candidates to fill two volunteer positions for three-year terms on the Community Tree Council (CTC). The CTC provides information and recommendations on community tree policy and procedu...

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Community Tree Council Webpage ACCGov Public Information Office News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

ACCGov Seeks Community Christmas Tree by Nov. 25

ACCGov Seeks Community Christmas Tree

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government's Landscape Management Division is currently seeking a privately-owned tree for donation to the Athens-Clarke County community as a public Christmas tree for display in front of City Hall during Decembe...

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ACCGov Public Information Office News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon Accepts Position of Commissioner of Grants Management for Atlanta

Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon Accepts Position of Commissioner of Grants Management for City of At

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon has announced her resignation effective November 27, 2020 to accept the position of Commissioner of Grants Management with the City of Atlanta.

"My life’s purpose is to ...

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ACCGov Public Information Office News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

College Square Closes to Vehicles for Six-Month Pedestrian & Dining Plaza Pilot Project

College Square Closes to Vehicles for Six-Month Pedestrian & Dining Plaza Pilot Project

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government’s (ACCGov) Transportation and Public Works Department and Central Services Department have closed College Avenue between East Clayton Street and East Broad Street, commonly known as College Square, to vehicles a...

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College Square Plaza Info & Survey Form ACCGov Public Information Office News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

ACCGov to Purchase Rock Hill Quarry in Athens for Long-Term Water Storage

ACCGov to Purchase Rock Hill Quarry in Athens for Long-Term Water Storage

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) has agreed to purchase the Rock Hill Quarry in Athens on Winterville Road for long-term water storage.

On October 6, 2020, the Mayor and Commission approved the purchase of approximately 190 acres from R...

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ACCGov Public Information Office News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Settlement Leaves Mask Ordinance Requirement in Effect, Changes Last Call to 11:30 p.m.

Settlement Leaves Mask Ordinance Requirement in Effect, Changes Last Call to 11:30 p.m.

The Mayor and Commission held a Special Called Session on Friday, August 14 at 8:15 a.m. to approve a settlement with plaintiffs related to the recent adoptions of a mask ordinance requirement for public and commercial spaces and an ordinance changing the...

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Sixth Declaration of Local State of Emergency ACCGov Public Information Office News

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

ACCGov Animal Services, Leisure Services, Solid Waste, Transit & Other Schedules for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Holiday changes

Animal Services

  • The Adoption Center will be closed Thurs., Nov. 26 and Fri., Nov. 27, resuming regular hours on Sat., Nov. 28 for fosters, adoptions, and rescues by appointment and availability .
  • Animal Services is offering the Couch Crashers program for we...
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Animal Services News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Couch Crashers Monthly Weekend Pet Foster Program for Thanksgiving Weekend

Couch Crashers Monthly Weekend Foster Program for Thanksgiving Weekend

Athens-Clarke County Animal Services is continuing its weekend foster program each month called Couch CrashersCouch Crashers is a collaborative program to engage the community to foster and to give Adoption Center pets a much needed br...

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Foster a Pet Information & Application Animal Services News

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Call for Public Art - Greenway Network Connectors

Call for Public Art: Oconee Rivers Greenway Network Connectors

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for the Oconee Rivers Greenway (ORG) trail construction project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with th...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Community Tree Council Seeks Residents for Two Open Positions by Dec. 6

Residents Sought for Two Positions on Community Tree Council by Dec. 6

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) seeks qualified candidates to fill two volunteer positions for three-year terms on the Community Tree Council (CTC). The CTC provides information and recommendations on community tree policy and procedu...

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Community Tree Council Webpage Board, Authority & Commission Openings

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Governor’s Statewide Executive Order for November 16-30

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Governor Brian P. Kemp signed the Executive Order extending current COVID-19 restrictions and the public health state of emergency. The new Executive Order took effect on November 16 at 12:00 a.m. and runs through November 30 at 11:59 p.m., while the publ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Jury Trials Allowed to Resume in Georgia; Will Follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

Atlanta, October 7, 2020 – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia announced today that he will sign an order Saturday, Oct. 10 that lifts the suspension of jury trials across Georgia. The order will extend until Nov. 9, 2020 the St...

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7th Order for Statewide Judicial Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Tenth Declaration of Local Emergency Approved by Mayor & Commission

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

The Mayor and Commission approved a tenth declaration of a local state of emergency at their Regular Session on Wednesday, November 4. The declaration is in effect through December 4, 2020 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or altered by the Mayor an...

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Full Tenth Declaration of a Local Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 8, 2020

College Square Closes to Vehicles for Six-Month Pedestrian & Dining Plaza Pilot Project

College Square Closes to Vehicles for Six-Month Pedestrian & Dining Plaza Pilot Project

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government’s (ACCGov) Transportation and Public Works Department and Central Services Department have closed College Avenue between East Clayton Street and East Broad Street, commonly known as College Square, to vehicles a...

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College Square Plaza Info & Survey Form Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Northeast Health District to Offer Online COVID-19 Test Scheduling

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Athens, GA – The Northeast Health District will offer online scheduling for three of its COVID-19 testing locations starting this Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Anyone wishing to be tested at these sites – located in Athens, Loganville, ...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

CDC: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

CDC - Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

Under this Order from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a landlord, owner of a residential property, or other person with a legal right to pursue eviction or possessory action, shall not evict any covered person from any reside...

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CDC Website with Details & Declaration Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Fare-Free Transit from Sept. 10 - Dec. 31

Transit Buses Fare Free from Sept. 10 - Dec. 31, 2020

Starting Thursday, September 10, ACCGov Transit is fare free through the end of 2020. Anyone can ride Transit buses to any destination throughout Athens-Clarke County for free during this time. 

Please note, due to COVID-19, the last drop-off is a...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Settlement Leaves Mask Ordinance Requirement in Effect, Changes Last Call to 11:30 p.m.

Settlement Leaves Mask Ordinance Requirement in Effect, Changes Last Call to 11:30 p.m.

The Mayor and Commission held a Special Called Session on Friday, August 14 at 8:15 a.m. to approve a settlement with plaintiffs related to the recent adoptions of a mask ordinance requirement for public and commercial spaces and an ordinance changing the...

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Declaration of Local State of Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Athens CARES Funding of $6.6 Million

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

At a Special Called Session on August 11, 2020, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission approved a resolution to authorize the execution of the Coronavirus Relief Fund terms and conditions agreement and a Commission-Defined Option for disbursement o...

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PDF of Commission-Defined Option Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Second Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

In accordance with the Fourth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency entered on July 12, 2020, by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Judges of the Juvenile, Magistrate, Municipal, Probate, State, and Superior Courts of the Western Judi...

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Second Standing Order (PDF) Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Servicio de Autobús Gratuito entre el 10 de sept. y 31 de dic.

A partir del jueves, 10 de septiembre, el servicio de autobús de ACCGov Transit será gratuito hasta el fin del 2020. Cualquier persona puede utilizar los autobuses de Transit para llegar a cualquier destino dentro del Condado de Athe...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Recount of U.S. Presidential Votes Cast in November 3, 2020 General Election

Board of Elections Conducting Recount of U.S. Presidential Votes as Part of Statewide Recount

*** UPDATE: The recount will continue until approximately 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 24 and will resume on Wednesday, November 25 at 7:30 AM and continue until completion. ***

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-495 and the State Election Board Rule 183...

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Elections News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

UPDATED: Dates & Times for Processing Absentee Ballots for Dec. 1 Local Runoff

Public Notice: Dates & Times for Processing Absentee Ballots for Dec. 1 State & Local General Runoff

UPDATED Tuesday, Nov. 24: Due to the mandated statewide recount, the processing of absentee ballots cast in the December 1, 2020 Local Special Election Runoff will be delayed until Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

Pursuant to the State Election Board Eme...

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Elections News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Important Information About Absentee Voting for the Dec. 1 Special Election Runoff

Important Information about Absentee Voting for the December 1 Special Runoff Election

** If you choose to vote by absentee ballot for the December 1 election, please note that it is a special election. Because of this, you must request an absentee ballot, even if you applied for absentee ballots for the entire year. **

Absentee Ballot Deadl...

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Absentee Voting Information Elections News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Advance Voting Information for the December 1, 2020 Special Election Runoff

Early/Advance Voting for the Nov. 3, 2020 General/Special Election

ADVANCE VOTING

Voters may cast a Ballot in-person during the Advance Voting Period 

Advance Voting begins: Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Advance Voting ends: Friday, November 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, No...

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Advance Voting Information Elections News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

District Attorney Runoff Election Remains on Dec. 1 with Statewide & Federal Runoff on Jan. 5, 2021

District Attorney Runoff Election Remains on Dec. 1 with Statewide & Federal Runoff on Jan. 5, 2021

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has notified the Athens-Clarke County Elections Office that the Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Special Election runoff scheduled for December 1, 2020 will remain on that date as scheduled.

The s...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Six Secure Drop Boxes for Absentee Ballots

Six Drop Boxes for Absentee Ballots

Updated October 6, 2020

In accordance with Georgia Election Code Rule 183-1-14-0.6-.14, the Board of Elections has installed secure drop boxes for absentee ballots. They are located at:

  • Athens-Clarke County Elections Offic...
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Absentee Voting Information Elections News

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

ACCGov Animal Services, Leisure Services, Solid Waste, Transit & Other Schedules for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Holiday changes

Animal Services

  • The Adoption Center will be closed Thurs., Nov. 26 and Fri., Nov. 27, resuming regular hours on Sat., Nov. 28 for fosters, adoptions, and rescues by appointment and availability .
  • Animal Services is offering the Couch Crashers program for we...
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Home Carousel
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Couch Crashers Monthly Weekend Pet Foster Program for Thanksgiving Weekend

Couch Crashers Monthly Weekend Foster Program for Thanksgiving Weekend

Athens-Clarke County Animal Services is continuing its weekend foster program each month called Couch CrashersCouch Crashers is a collaborative program to engage the community to foster and to give Adoption Center pets a much needed br...

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Foster a Pet Information & Application Home Carousel
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Advance Voting Information for the December 1, 2020 Special Election

Early/Advance Voting for the Nov. 3, 2020 General/Special Election

ADVANCE VOTING

Voters may cast a Ballot in-person during the Advance Voting Period 

Advance Voting begins: Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Advance Voting ends: Friday, November 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, No...

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Advance Voting Information Home Carousel
Posted on: November 13, 2020

WATCH: Snapshot Six - May 2020

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The Snapshot Six for May 2020 highlights the launch of Virtual Leisure Services, the premiere of "Community Conversations," new perimeter fencing around Bear Hollow Zoo, online appointments for the landfill and CHaRM, a culvert replacement on At...

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Posted on: November 11, 2020

District Attorney Runoff Election Remains on Dec. 1 with Statewide & Federal Runoff on Jan. 5, 2021

District Attorney Runoff Election Remains on Dec. 1 with Statewide & Federal Runoff on Jan. 5, 2021

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has notified the Athens-Clarke County Elections Office that the Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Special Election runoff scheduled for December 1, 2020 will remain on that date as scheduled.

The statewide r...

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Elections Office Website Home Carousel
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Public Notice: Dates & Times for Processing Absentee Ballots for Dec. 1 Runoff

Public Notice: Dates & Times for Processing Absentee Ballots for Dec. 1 State & Local General Runoff

Pursuant to the State Election Board Emergency Rule 183-1-14-0.7-.15, Processing Absentee Ballots Prior to Election Day, this notice is to inform the residents of Athens-Clarke County that the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections will begin processing ...

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Home Carousel
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Community Tree Council Seeks Residents for Two Open Positions by Dec. 6

Residents Sought for Two Positions on Community Tree Council by Dec. 6

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) seeks qualified candidates to fill two volunteer positions for three-year terms on the Community Tree Council (CTC). The CTC provides information and recommendations on community tree policy and procedu...

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Community Tree Council Webpage Home Carousel
Posted on: November 5, 2020

ACCGov Seeks Community Christmas Tree by Nov. 25

ACCGov Seeks Community Christmas Tree

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government's Landscape Management Division is currently seeking a privately-owned tree for donation to the Athens-Clarke County community as a public Christmas tree for display in front of City Hall during December.&nb...

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Home Carousel
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon Accepts Position of Commissioner of Grants Management for Atlanta

Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon Accepts Position of Commissioner of Grants Management for City of At

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon has announced her resignation effective November 27, 2020 to accept the position of Commissioner of Grants Management with the City of Atlanta.

"My life’s purpose is to serve and ...

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Home Carousel
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Call for Public Art - Greenway Network Connectors

Call for Public Art: Oconee Rivers Greenway Network Connectors

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a public art concept for the Oconee Rivers Greenway (ORG) trail construction project in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with th...

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Call for Public Art - Greenway Network Connectors Home Carousel
Posted on: October 8, 2020

College Square Closes to Vehicles for Six-Month Pedestrian & Dining Plaza Pilot Project

College Square Closes to Vehicles for Six-Month Pedestrian & Dining Plaza Pilot Project

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government’s (ACCGov) Transportation and Public Works Department and Central Services Department have closed College Avenue between East Clayton Street and East Broad Street, commonly known as College Square, to vehicles a...

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College Square Plaza Info & Survey Form Home Carousel
Posted on: October 7, 2020

ACCGov to Purchase Rock Hill Quarry in Athens for Long-Term Water Storage

ACCGov to Purchase Rock Hill Quarry in Athens for Long-Term Water Storage

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) has agreed to purchase the Rock Hill Quarry in Athens on Winterville Road for long-term water storage.

On October 6, 2020, the Mayor and Commission approved the purchase of approximately 190 acres from R...

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Home Carousel
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Athens CARES Funding of $6.6 Million

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

At a Special Called Session on August 11, 2020, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission approved a resolution to authorize the execution of the Coronavirus Relief Fund terms and conditions agreement and a Commission-Defined Option for disbursement o...

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PDF of Commission-Defined Option Home Carousel

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Monthly Newsletters

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We are pleased to announce the creation and distribution of our first tenant newsletter. The airport is committed to making sure that we are as transparent as possible and want to keep you up-to-date on airport events, projects, news, and accomplishments....

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

GDOT Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study

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Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study

The 2020 Georgia Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study quantifies the economic impact of the state’s 103 publicly-owned, public-use airports. The study determined that airports contribute $73.7 billion in annual ec...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

UGA Game Day Information

Airport Control Tower. Georgia G logo painted onto the side of the air tower.

We regretfully announce that a bus shuttle service will not be provided for the 2020 season. Please be prepared to use Uber, Lyft or a local taxi service. Or you may rent a car from Hertz located on the Airport by calling 706-543-5984

We apologize for the ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

For ACC Solid Waste Customers Only: 2020 Thanksgiving Day Holiday Schedule

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The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will suspend garbage & recycling collections on Thursday November 26th & Friday November 27th 2020 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. Leaf & Limb collections will be suspended the week o...

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https://www.accgov.com/1324/Holiday-Interruptions Leaf & Limb Notices

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

“Movies by Moonlight Holiday Double Feature: Drive in Movie” at Sandy Creek Park

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The community is invited to celebrate the holiday season with these seasonal favorites on the large inflatable screen.  

The family favorite “Elf” will be shown at 6:00 p.m.  Check in will begin at 5:00 p.m.  ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the online call for artwork submissions for the 46th Juried E

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New this cycle, submissions for the 46th Juried Exhibition will be received online only at ArtCall.org. The call for art submissions will be live from December 1, 2020 through January 22, 2021.  Please visit /www.accgov.com/exhibits and click on ...

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Leisure Services News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Leisure Services Department Afterschool Volunteers Win Awards

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The University of Georgia’s Whatever It Takes Program (WIT) was recognized with the GRPA District 7 Volunteer Award and the State Volunteer Award.   These awards recognize volunteers whose efforts have had a lasting, positive effect on parks, rec...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Leisure Services Staff Member Wins Award

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 Randy Smith, Sandy Creek Nature Center Facility Supervisor, received the NAI Outstanding Interpreter for Region 3, the Sunny Southeast for 2020. This award recognizes outstanding achievements and showcases the successes of NAI members and others...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

ACCGov Leisure Services Seeking Input Regarding Firefly Trail Expansion - Phase III Alternative Rout

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This anticipated connection will traverse mostly along the original Athens Branch of the Georgia Railroad bed, following along Spring Valley Road and connecting to the Winterville section of the trail, which is currently under construction and anticipated...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

"Light up Athens" in Downtown Athens

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The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces the inaugural “Light Up Athens” in downtown Athens this December.

This holiday program will light up downtown Athens storefronts with lights and decorations.  Event...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

"Waterfall Plot By Andrew Zawacki" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center

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The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the opening of Waterfall Plot; an exhibit of poetry and photography by Andrew Zawacki. This exhibition, housed in the West Gallery will be on view September 8, 2020 until January 12, 2021.Andrew Zawacki has paired tw...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Lyndon House Arts Center Lounge Gallery Program Presents Works by Kendall Rogers

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The Lounge Gallery at the Lyndon House Arts Center features quarterly solo exhibitions by emerging artists. Artists in the beginning stages of their careers exhibit wall-bound works in mediums alternating from drawing to painting to photography to printma...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Lyndon House Arts Center Presents "Boundless" Exhibition

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The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the opening of Boundless, an exhibition featuring installation based works by five local artists who explore common materials in unusual ways. The exhibition opens Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and is on view through Tu...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

"Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resiliency" Exhibition at Lyndon House Arts Center

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The Lyndon House Arts Center announces the opening of Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resiliency.  The exhibition is on view September 8, 2020 through January 12, 2021.Installed in the Lower Atrium Gallery, Imagination Squared: Pathways to Resil...

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Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon Accepts Position of Commissioner of Grants Management for Atlanta

Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon Accepts Position of Commissioner of Grants Management for City of At

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Assistant Manager Deborah Lonon has announced her resignation effective November 27, 2020 to accept the position of Commissioner of Grants Management with the City of Atlanta.

"My life’s purpose is to serve and ...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Municipal Court Closed to In-Person Visits on Wed., Nov. 25

The Municipal Court office will be closed to in-person visits from the public on Wed., Nov. 25. Clerks will be available 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM through email (preferred) or phone. Contact information.

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Public Hearing Scheduled for North Downtown Rezoning - December 10th @ 6pm

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) is considering the rezoning of 55 properties north of Dougherty Street.  A map showing the subject area is below:

Currently, the subject properties are variously zoned as C-D (Commercial-Downtow...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Lobby Hours Extended from 8am - 4pm

The Planning Department is extending our hours of lobby operation and we will now be open from 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday. The main office is still closed to the public and we are continuing to serve patrons through the window. Staff will be available duri...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Suspicious Person in Weatherly Woods

Around 2:00pm on Monday the 23rd, ACCPD responded to the Weatherly Woods
subdivision in response to a suspicious person call.

Officers spoke with a child who said he had been approached by a white male in a car, while
he was riding his bike. According ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

ACCPD Hosts 5th Annual Shop with a Cop

This Saturday, 100 Athens-Clarke County children will shop for presents for their families at
ACCPD’s 5th annual Shop with a Cop program.

The elementary and middle-school children were selected by Clarke County School District
advisors and AC...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

ACCPD Obtains 15 Warrants for Felony Lane Gang Member

On December 9th
, ACCPD obtained 15 arrest warrants for Emma Patrice McIlwain, 28 yearsold from Punta Gorda, Florida, for her involvement in Felony Lane Gang crimes in Athens, Georgia,
in late October, 2019.

McIlwain is part of a large Felony Lane Ga...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Robbery at Milledge Avenue Convenience Store

Around 4:00am this morning, ACCPD responded to the 100 block of North Milledge Avenue
to a Robbery call at a Golden Pantry Convenience Store.

Officers spoke with the clerk who stated that a black male entered the store and ordered
the clerk to open the...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

One Arrested for Armed Robbery

On Friday, December 6th around 4:00pm, ACCPD responded to an Armed Robbery call in the 200 block of Rolling Ridge Drive. Upon arrival, officers spoke with an 18-year-old victim who stated he was robbed at gunpoint by multiple suspects. The suspects took a...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Baxter Street Substation Open to Obtain Reports

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To better serve the community, the Baxter Street substation is now open for the public
to obtain reports. “In our efforts to be accessible to the community, and in response to citizenrequests,” said ACCPD Deputy Chief Mike Hunsinger...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Sexual Assault at Downtown Bar

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating the sexual assault of a 21-year-old female that occurred at Hedges on Broad, 346 E. Broad Street, on November 24, 2019.

As a result of the investigation, David Ellis Ippisch, 38, of Athens, has be...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Exercise Caution with Social Media Transactions

Earlier this week, two separate victims were robbed at gunpoint after they arranged transactions via Facebook. In both incidents, a cell phone was advertised for sale through the social app.

In the first incident, 11-13-19 at noon, the victim saw a Faceboo...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Royale Road OIS Body Worn Camera Footage Released

Officers’ body worn camera footage from the October 26th Officer-Involved Shooting on Royale Road will be released at a press conference later today. The 1:30 pm press conference will take place at ACCPD Headquarters at 3035 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 306...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Shooting at Rocksprings Court

November 11, 2019 - Shooting at Rocksprings Court

At 2:03pm, ACCPD responded to a Shooting call in the 100 block of Rocksprings Court.When officers arrived, they located a female victim (38 YOA) inside her residence who had been
struck by gunfire. Wit...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Madison County Deputy Arrested (& UPDATES)

UPDATE: November 11, 2019
Victim’s Name Released

The victim in this incident has been identified as 26-year-old Benjamin Lloyd Cloer of
Athens, Georgia. The next of kin has been notified.

November 11, 2019 

Earlier this morning, ACCPD ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Social Media Threat Leads to Juvenile Complaint

November 8, 2019
Social Media Threat Leads to Juvenile Complaint

On November 7th, detectives submitted and obtained a juvenile complaint for a Clarke
County School District (CCSD) middle school student. The complaint stems from an October 30thschool ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

ACCPD Searching for Burglary Suspect (& UPDATES)

For Immediate Release
UPDATE: 11-1-19, 6:00pmSuspect Turns Himself in to the Clarke County Jail

Earlier this afternoon, Bryson Hamilton turned himself in to the Clarke County Jail and wasbooked on 23 charges. The ACCPD appreciates the assistance of ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting – Royale Rd. (& UPDATES)

For Immediate Release
UPDATE: October 28, 2019

The male subject involved in the Royale Rd. Officer Involved Shooting has been
identified as Nan Zhao, age 45, of Athens. The officers involved are Sgt. Matt Smith who hasbeen with the ACCPD for 14 years...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 26, 2019

Suspect Wanted for Questioning (& UPDATES)

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For Immediate Release UPDATE – October 31, 2019 - Oconee Street Suspect Faces Additional Charges 

This morning, Jose Antonio Ramirez was formally charged in connection to an incident that occurred in an apartment residence on the 300 blo...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 23, 2019

A Spooky Good Time with the ACCPD this Saturday

Employee-only Haunted House at ACCPD

This Saturday, October 26th, ACCPD’s East Precinct Training Room will be transformed into a Haunted House. Tours of the spooky space will be open to the public on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm for children under 10 and from 2 pm to 8 pm for all ages. For ad...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting – Chalfont Drive (& UPDATES)

UPDATE UPDATE: Press Release October 24, 2019 Chalfont Drive Officer Involved Shooting Body Cam Footage Released 

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has released the body camera footage
from the October 14th Officer Involved Shooting on C...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 14, 2019

UPDATE: October 14, 2019 – ACCPD Releases Sketch of Pope Street Suspect

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UPDATE: October 14, 2019 – ACCPD Releases Sketch of Pope Street Suspect

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect portrayed in a sketch released today. According to detectives, the suspect possibly h...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Armed Robbery on Pope Street

UPDATE: October 11, 2019 - Request for Video Surveillance Footage

ACCPD is asking businesses and homeowners in the South Pope St area to review theirsurveillance or security video from October 10th. Detectives hope to identify the two
individuals seen...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 10, 2019

Joint Press Release: ACCPD Issues Juvenile Complaint for CCSD Student

On October 9, 2019, a Clarke County School District (CCSD) student became distressed
during class and made a verbal threat that referenced a weapon. The student was removedfrom the classroom and the threat was immediately communicated to the CCSD admin...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 5, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting – 190 Baxter Drive

UPDATE UPDATE: October 5th Officer Involved Shooting Body Cam Video Released

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has released the body camera footage from the Officer Involved Shooting on October 5th. The incident took place at 190 Baxter Drive. In ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Entering Auto Arrests

At approximately 1:30 am on September 30th , officers responded to an Entering Auto that took place in the 200 block of Morning Drive. Witnesses provided a description of two males that entered a vehicle on Morning Drive. A witness confronted the suspects...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 25, 2019

ACCPD Warns Public of Homemade Vaping Cartridges

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In light of recent health-claims related to vaping, ACCPD would like to warn citizens to
use caution when purchasing vape cartridges as they may be tainted with THC and otherchemicals.

Earlier this week, ACCPD executed a search warrant that resulted i...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Two Entering Auto Subjects Apprehended

Concerned citizens have led to the apprehension of two Entering Auto subjects over a couple of days.

On September 21st, 2019, ACCPD Officers responded to a call from a concerned citizen regarding a black male wearing a blue windbreaker and athletic shorts ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Suspect Shoots Himself near Baxter Street

On September 12th at approximately 10:30 pm, ACCPD was investigating a domestic dispute in the 100 block of Baxter Drive. ACCPD attempted to stop an individual who was believed to be involved.

The male suspect, 26-year-old Athens’ resident, fled from the o...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Warrants Issued for Londell Nunn, Jr. for Armed Robberies

Recently, ACCPD obtained warrants for two counts Armed Robbery for Londell Nunn, Jr.
for incidents that occurred earlier this month.

After investigating the robberies, ACCPD determined that Nunn was responsible for therobberies which occurred on Septemb...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 10, 2019

ACCPD Warns Public of Homemade Vaping Cartridges

In light of recent health-claims related to vaping, ACCPD would like to warn citizens to
use caution when purchasing vape cartridges as they may be tainted with THC and otherchemicals.

Earlier this week, ACCPD executed a search warrant that resulted in ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Two Entering Auto Subjects Apprehended

Concerned citizens have led to the apprehension of two Entering Auto subjects over a couple of days.

On September 21st, 2019, ACCPD Officers responded to a call from a concerned citizen
regarding a black male wearing a blue windbreaker and athletic shorts...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Burglary at Hawthorne Avenue Restaurant

At approximately 4:45 am on September 3rd
, ACCPD was dispatched to a Burglary thatoccurred at a fast food restaurant at 999 Hawthorne Avenue. Upon arrival, ACCPD met with an
employee who, upon arrival for work, noticed a broken window in the back of ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Lay Coach Arrested for Misdemeanor Battery

On August 30, 2019, ACCPD obtained a warrant for one count of Misdemeanor Battery
against Anthony Lonon, a Clarke County School District employee. The battery charge stemsfrom an incident between Lonon and a student athlete after a football practice. L...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Gun Confiscated at Clarke Central High School

Earlier today, our School Resource Officer (SRO) at Clarke Central High School was made aware that a student on school grounds was in possession of a pistol. Together, our SRO along with school administrators located and isolated the student. The gun was ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Family Honors ACCPD, GBI, and PARMC

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At a ceremony on September 5th, Carmen and Dean Dabney honored the Athens-Clarke
County Police Department, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, and the Georgia Bureauof Investigation with donations for their combined efforts in the case of UGA stud...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Three Pedestrian Accidents – ACCPD Reminds Pedestrians to Use Caution

Over the past three days, there have been three Pedestrian Accidents in Athens-Clarke
County. Two pedestrians died and one is in a local hospital in serious condition.

In the first incident on September 7th at approximately 11:39 pm, Willie Sims (52,Ath...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 11, 2019

UPDATE: Response to Shooting Incident in 600 Block of College Avenue

UPDATE – September 11, 2019

After an ACCPD investigation, Oscar Zarco (29, Athens) was arrested for Battery, 2 counts of Cruelty to Children in the 3rd Degree, and Aggressive Driving. According to witnesses and our investigation, the incident stemmed from ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Response to Shooting Incident in 600 Block of College Avenue

At 9:15 am this morning, ACCPD responded to a possible shooting in the 600 block of
College Avenue. 

As word of the shooting spread in the community, several schools andbusinesses in the area made the determination to place their facilities on ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Conerly Arrested for Shooting on Spring Valley Road

After an ACCPD investigation, Adam Conerly (31, Winterville) was arrested and charged
with Aggravated Assault and two counts of Criminal Damage to Property, 2nd Degree in an incident which took place on September 5, 2019.

ACCPD responded to the incident...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: September 11, 2019

9-1-1 Call Leads to Burglary Arrest

On September 9th at approximately 12:40 pm, ACCPD responded to a call from a
resident in the 100 block of Biscayne Drive who witnessed two male suspects running downCavalier Road, one carrying a rifle. As our Communications Officers continued to speak ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Concerned Citizens Aid ACCPD in Entering Auto Arrests

In the early morning hours of August 23, 2019, concerned residents reported multiple
Entering Auto incidents which led to arrests.

In the first incident, at approximately 12:48 am, ACCPD responded to 2360 West Broad
St. (University Oaks), where a witne...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: October 15, 2019

No Validity to Weapon Rumor at Hilsman Middle School

Earlier this morning, ACCPD was notified by the Clarke County School District (CCSD) of a weapon threat that occurred at Hilsman Middle School. CCSD received information that an unidentified student had a weapon on school grounds on August 21, 2019.

In con...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Awards Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (H.E.A.T) Grant

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is pleased to announce that in October of 2018 it was awarded a grant of $54,414.61 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2019, will he...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: July 25, 2019

ACCPD Arrests Cooper for Carriage Court Homicide

During the evening hours of July 24th , ACCPD investigators took Kiresa Cooper into custody for the murder of Auriel Callaway. Cooper, a 27-year-old ACC resident, was arrested in Cobb County and transported to the Athens-Clarke County Jail where she was b...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: July 15, 2019

ACCPD Promotes Three to Deputy Chief

ACCPD Chief of Police Cleveland Spruill recently announced that Jeff Clark, Mike Hunsinger, and
Jerry Saulters have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief. All three have extensive experience inlaw enforcement. Both Clark and Hunsinger previously se...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: July 10, 2019

ACCPD Arrests Three for Counterfeit Currency

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On July 9, officers responded to a Forgery incident at 1143 King Avenue.
Employees of a food truck at the location indicated that a white female had passedmultiple counterfeit $20 bills during the day. Officers located and detained Athens’
r...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: June 27, 2019

ACCPD Arrests Home Invasion Suspects

On June 26, 2019, at 11:15 pm, ACCPD officers responded to a Home Invasion at an apartment complex at 595 Macon Highway. Communications Officers provided officers a description of three suspects. After searching the area, two adult suspects and one juveni...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: July 3, 2019

Consumer Fireworks Regulations in Athens-Clarke County

Those celebrating July 4th with displays of fireworks should be safety conscious and aware of Athens-Clarke County Consumer Fireworks Regulations and applicable state laws. Here are several firework safety tips:

1) Children should not be allowed to handle ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: July 2, 2019

ACCPD Releases Body Cam Footage from July 1 Officer Involved Shooting

At a press conference this morning, ACCPD released body cam footage from the July 1st Officer Involved Shooting at 1005 Macon Highway. The officers involved in the incident are Senior Police Officer David Harrison (7 years with the ACCPD,) and Officer Cha...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: June 20, 2019

ACCPD Press Release Britt

This afternoon, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department learned that the
Lamar County Sheriff’s Office obtained two felony warrants against ACCPD OfficerRobert Britt for Terroristic Threats-Family Violence. Britt was booked on these
charg...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Burglary at Athens Gun Club

A local gun club was burglarized early Sunday morning when suspects drove a stolen vehicle through the front door of the business.

In the incident, ACCPD responded to a burglary alarm at Athens Gun Club on 115 Mill Center Blvd at 4:37 am on Sunday, April 2...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Arrest Warrant Issued for CCSD Teacher

The ACCPD conducted an investigation into a potentially inappropriate incident
between a Clarke County School District high school teacher and a student. Based on thatinvestigation, ACCPD obtained a Sexual Assault warrant for Kara Elizabeth Coalson (23...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Armed Robbery and Shooting on South Milledge Avenue

ACCPD responded to a Shooting call this morning at approximately 7:17 am
at 2165 South Milledge Avenue. While officers were en route, ACCPD receivedanother call for an Armed Robbery near the same location. When officers arrived,
they located the victi...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: April 21, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting on Hull Road

Information that we know at this time indicates the following:
At approximately 11:40 pm on Saturday, April 20, ACCPD responded to aPeeping Tom call at a residence on Hull Road. ACCPD arrived and spoke to the
victim who identified a suspect. ACCPD off...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: April 8, 2019

ACCPD Introduces Online Citizen Reporting System

Athens-Clarke County citizens can now submit certain types of incident
reports from any internet-enabled computer or mobile device through a new webbased reporting system. The Desktop Officer Reporting System (DORS) allows theACCPD to allocate resource...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: April 5, 2019

ACCPD Ratcheting Up Efforts to Arrest Violent Criminals

Over the last three weeks, ACCPD officers and detectives have made significant
arrests in several murder cases.

In the latest incident on March 4, 2019, ACCPD arrested Marcel M. Oliver (51) of
Dorchester, Massachusetts, who is wanted for Murder and Hom...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: April 2, 2019

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder

UPDATE: 4-2-19, 8:31 am
Suspect Arrested and Charged with MurderMarquavius Knox, 26-years-old of Athens, has been arrested and charged
with the murder of Jamelle Brightwell.APRIL 1, 2019
Hickman Drive HomicideOn April 1, 2019, at approximately 5:...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Officers Arrive During Aggravated Assault

ACCPD responded to an Aggravated Assault in progress and forced entry
into an apartment to prevent injury to a female victim. The incident occurred at anapartment on International Drive at approximately 11:35 pm on March 24, 2019. 

Officers arr...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff Update

Over the last three months, investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies have worked tirelessly on the case of Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff, reported missing in December 2018.

Our hopes were to find the two men alive. Unfortunately, on Sunday, M...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: March 9, 2019

ACCPD Identifies Individual and Officers Involved in Shooting

UPDATE – March 9, 2019
ACCPD Identifies Individual and Officers Involved in ShootingThe individual shot in yesterday’s incident has been identified as 34-year old Thomas Wayne Swinford. His last known address was Grovetown, Georgia....

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Officers Involved Shooting on West Lake Drive

Information that we know at this time indicates the following:
Shortly before 6:30 pm, officers were involved in an incident on West LakeDrive involving an individual who was believed to be armed with a weapon.

ACCPD officers encountered an adult whit...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Philmon Chambers and Andrea Browner Arrested for December Murder of Rodriguez Rucker

Philmon Chambers, wanted for the December murder of Rodriguez Rucker,
was located and arrested in Kileen, Texas on March 6, 2019. Rucker, 32 years oldfrom Athens, was killed on Royal Court in east Athens at approximately 3:18 pm
on December 14, 201

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 19, 2019

UPDATE: Windy Hill Place Vehicle Theft and Kidnapping

UPDATE-February 19, 2019

ACCPD investigators would like to speak to this individual who was in the area of the shopping center at 1740 Epps Bridge Rd. (Home Depot) when the stolen vehicle with the child inside was located. Detectives believe this individu...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 19, 2019

UPDATE: Missing Persons-Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff

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ACCPD Continues Investigation into Jackson and Ruff

After more than two months following the disappearance of Derrick Ruff and Joshua Jackson, ACCPD reminds the public that we need their help to locate the missing men. ACCPD contin...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Sycamore Drive Homicide

UPDATE February 13, 2019
Today, ACCPD detectives announced the motive in the February 2nd Homicide ofRamonte Harris. Detectives believe the incident began with a dispute between
Harris and Early. The dispute was related to a drug sale. As the dispute ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Suspicious Package at Local Hotel

On February 12th at approximately 2:00 pm, ACCPD received a Suspicious
Package call from 2044 S. Milledge Avenue (InTown Suites.) ACCPD respondedand spoke to a hotel employee who stated that while cleaning a guest room, a
suspicious package was found....

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Windy Hill Place Vehicle Theft and Kidnapping

On February 10, 2019 at approximately 7:13 pm, ACCPD responded to a
Vehicle Theft and Kidnapping call from a residence on Windy Hill Place. ACCPDarrived at the scene and met with the victim (22,) who indicated that her vehicle,
a 2001 Ford Taurus, had...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Sir Matthew Road Aggravated Assault

On February 10, 2019 at approximately 2:34 am, ACCPD responded to a
Discharging Firearms call on Sir Matthew Road. Upon arrival, ACCPD met withmultiple residents who were awakened by gunfire. ACCPD investigated and found
multiple bullet entry location...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 8, 2019

UPDATE: Trail Creek Street Shooting

UPDATE: February 8, 2019 

ACCPD detectives believe that Curry Cole Calloway was the offender of an
Armed Robbery at 393 First Street where he robbed Dwight Brown (20) of Athens.After the robbery, Calloway was shot and killed nearby on Trail Cre...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Three in Custody for Armed Robberies and other Crimes

ACCPD detectives announce today that three individuals are in custody, charged with
multiple Armed Robberies and other crimes which occurred in January. Combined, TeriqueTravion Eberhart (20,) Raydreone Keshad Howard (19,) and Tyreek Amin Thomas (20) a...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: February 3, 2019

Sycamore Drive Homicide

On February 2, 2019 at approximately 5:00 pm, ACCPD responded to a
Shooting on Sycamore Drive. Upon arrival, witnesses stated that the shootingvictim was being transported by a private vehicle to a local hospital. Witnesses
provided a description of a...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Burglary Suspect Arrested

On January 23rd at 2:59 am, ACCPD received a call about a Burglary at the
Walgreens on 110 Hawthorne Avenue. The caller, an alarm company employeewho was monitoring the store, provided a description of the suspect. ACCPD
responded to the area and init...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Attempted Armed Robbery

On January 22nd at 9:04 pm, ACCPD responded to an Attempted Armed Robbery at the Subway at 1055 Gaines School Road. Witnesses stated that a black male, approximately 6’, 200 pounds, entered the restaurant and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint. The...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Missing Persons-Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff

ACCPD continues to investigate the disappearance of Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff and needs the public’s assistance in locating the men who were last seen together December 18th , 2018. Ruff was reported missing on December 20th and Jackson on December ...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Aggravated Assault, Lexington Road

On January 6th at 2:34 am, ACCPD responded to an Aggravated Assault in progress at a
residence on Lexington Road. Upon arrival, ACCPD could hear a struggle inside the residence.ACCPD dispatchers advised our officers that the victim, a 46-year-old femal...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Armed Robberies on Barnett Shoals Rd. and Gaines School Rd.

On January 8th
, ACCPD responded to two Armed Robberies which appear to have been committedby the same suspects. The incident at Golden Pantry on Barnett Shoals Rd. took place at approximately 1:24
am and the incident at Choo Choo on 1065 Gaines Schoo...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Entering Auto & Burglary Arrest

On January 16 th at approximately 12:38 am, ACCPD responded to an Entering Auto at 295 Dougherty Street. ACCPD met with the security officer who witnessed a suspect pulling on vehicle door handles. The security officer began questioning the suspect, later...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Entering Auto Suspects Arrested

On January 15th at approximately 4:35 am, ACCPD responded to an Entering Auto in progress at 105 Sussex Drive. The caller witnessed two suspects pulling on vehicle door handles in a parking lot between two apartment buildings.

ACCPD arrived and after a bri...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Armed Robbery – 4400 Lexington Road

On January 3, 2019 at approximately 4:53 am, ACCPD responded to an
Armed Robbery call at 4400 Lexington Rd, (Murphy Express.) ACCPD spoke withwitnesses who stated that two black male suspects, one armed with a gun,
entered the store and demanded money...

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Police Department News - 2019
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Missing Persons-Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff

ACCPD continues to investigate the disappearance of Joshua Jackson and Derrick Ruff and
needs the public’s assistance in locating the men who were last seen together December 18th,
2018. Ruff was reported missing on December 20th and Jackson...

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Police Department News - 2019

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

CAPTURED: FINAL WANTED “OPERATION BENCHWARMERS” DEFENDANT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN TEXAS

Macon, Ga. — The final defendant wanted in “Operation Benchwarmers” was taken into custody by FBI agents in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday afternoon, announced Charles “Charlie” Peeler, the U.S. Attor...

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Police Department News - 2020
Posted on: January 31, 2020

ACCPD Collaborates with CCSD in Gang Education and Prevention

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As part of our ongoing relationship with the Clarke County School District, the Athens-Clarke
County Police Department presented multiple gang-related education programs to districtadministrators and students last week. Corporal Jerry Johnson spoke wit...

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Police Department News - 2020
Posted on: January 23, 2020

“OPERATION BENCHWARMERS”

“OPERATION BENCHWARMERS” NETS NEARLY $1 MILLION IN ILLEGAL NARCOTICS, 16 DEFENDANTS IN CUSTODY, ONE REMAINS AT-LARGE OPERATION IS CONSIDERED THE LARGEST OFFICER-INVOLVED TAKE-DOWN IN ACCPD HISTORY

ATHENS, Ga. — More than 300 l...

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Police Department News - 2020
Posted on: January 17, 2020

ACCPD Needs Help Identifying Commercial Burglary Suspects

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ACCPD detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two male suspects responsible for committing a series of commercial burglaries in the area. Detectives believe the suspects use a pry bar on a rear door to gain access to the...

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Police Department News - 2020
Posted on: January 14, 2020

UPDATE – January 14, 2020 - Rape Reported near Dearing Street and Church Street

UPDATE – January 14, 2020

ACCPD would like to speak with a young couple who detectives believe were in the area (FinleyStreet and Dearing Street) near the time of the incident who may have seen the suspect. This
continues to be an active and...

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Police Department News - 2020
Posted on: January 11, 2020

Rape Reported near Dearing Street and Church Street

ACCPD is investigating a Rape which occurred earlier this morning in the area of Dearing Street
and Church Street. According to ACCPD’s initial investigation, a 21-year old female reportedthat she was raped by a tall male with an athletic bui...

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Police Department News - 2020
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Two Juveniles Detained After Stealing Vehicle

ACCPD received a call reporting a Stolen Vehicle on Sunday, January 5th at approximately
5:00pm. During the call, a victim reported his 1993 Chevy Pickup truck was stolen from a gasstation at 2545 Atlanta Highway.

While ACCPD units were responding, an...

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Police Department News - 2020

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

ACCGov to Purchase Rock Hill Quarry in Athens for Long-Term Water Storage

ACCGov to Purchase Rock Hill Quarry in Athens for Long-Term Water Storage

The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) has agreed to purchase the Rock Hill Quarry in Athens on Winterville Road for long-term water storage.

On October 6, 2020, the Mayor and Commission approved the purchase of approximately 190 acres from R...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Friday, April 17 Update: Athens-Clarke County State Court calendar

As of Friday, April 17, 2020, our office learned that our previously reported Athens-Clarke County State Court calendar had been based off of incorrect information. We will post an updated calendar as soon as we’re able. We apologize for any inc...

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Solicitor General News
Posted on: April 15, 2020

"Socially Distanced but Still Unified": Doing Our Part to Help Stop the Spread

As of March 16, 2020, at the encouragement of the Athens-Clarke County Manager, much of our staff began working remotely to help keep our community safe from the spread of the coronavirus. During this time, ACC Solicitor-General, C.R. Chisholm, is working...

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Solicitor General News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Athens-Clarke County State Court calendar

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, Athens-Clarke County State Court postponed many of it’s already scheduled calendars in response to the growing threat to our community’s health.

As of Friday, April 10, 2020, the following court calenda...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

For ACC Solid Waste Customers Only: 2020 Thanksgiving Day Holiday Schedule

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The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will suspend garbage & recycling collections on Thursday November 26th & Friday November 27th 2020 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. Leaf & Limb collections will be suspended the week o...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

ACCGov Animal Services, Leisure Services, Solid Waste, Transit & Other Schedules for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Holiday changes

Animal Services

  • The Adoption Center will be closed Thurs., Nov. 26 and Fri., Nov. 27, resuming regular hours on Sat., Nov. 28 for fosters, adoptions, and rescues by appointment and availability .
  • Animal Services is offering the Couch Crashers program for we...
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Transit News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

'UGA Break' Transit Service Begins November 20

Attention Transit Riders.

Routes 12, 14 & 27 will revert to hourly service while UGA is on their winter break, November 20–January 11. Please visit individual route pages for details.

Transit News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Reduced Evening Service Hours Continue

Modified COVID-19 Service Hours

Route 1 - North Ave: Last Bus departs MMTC @ 6:15 pm weekdays / 5:45 pm weekends

Route 2 - East Athens / Nellie B: Last Bus departs MMTC @ 6:15 pm

Route 3 - East Athens / Northside: No Change

Route 5 - Beechwood / Baxter: Last ...

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