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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Mayor & Commission Approve Ordinance Requiring Face Covers in Public Places

Face Covers Required in Public Spaces

At the Regular Session meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission unanimously approved an ordinance declaring a fifth state of local emergency related to coronavirus COVID-19. The declaration included a requirement for...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Public Input through July 16 on Possible Uses for Funds in Proposed Tax Allocation Districts (TADs)

Public Input through July 16 on Possible Uses for Funds in Proposed Tax Allocation Districts (TADs)

Note: The public input opportunity has been extended through July 16. Additionally, a second simplified form has been created for those having difficulty with the original multi-step public input tool.

ACCGov seeks public input through July 16, 2020, exten...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Athens Community Organizations Launch Ready, Set, Go Safely Campaign

Ready Set Go Safely

As Georgia begins to reopen, Athens-Clarke County remains committed to the health and safety of residents, visitors, businesses, and employees as the community works together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and safely reopen.

In order to provide a set o...

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Ready, Set, Go Safely Website ACC Public Information Office News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Attorney's Office & Board of Elections Release Memo Regarding Commission District Six Election

Attorney's Office and Board of Elections Release Memo on Commission District Six Election

In conjunction with the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, the Attorney’s Office has released a five-page memo sent to the Board of Elections on June 12, 2020 in regards to two questions related to the June 9, 2020 election for the Commiss...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Request for Proposals - Arts in Community Awards: Resilience

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) will issue 50 awards at $2,000 each to fund proposals for public art projects, events, or activities that contribute to the vitality, unique identity, and livability of the Athens community. The deadline to ap...

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Arts in Community Awards: Resilience Webpage Athens Cultural Affairs Commission News

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Attorney's Office & Board of Elections Release Memo Regarding Commission District Six Election

Attorney's Office and Board of Elections Release Memo on Commission District Six Election

In conjunction with the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, the Attorney’s Office has released a five-page memo sent to the Board of Elections on June 12, 2020 in regards to two questions related to the June 9, 2020 election for the Commiss...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Courts & Courthouse Operations (Updated June 17)

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On June 12, 2020 Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court extended a statewide judicial emergency through July 12. The courts in Athens-Clarke County and the Western Judicial Circuit will continue to scale back court-related operations ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Mayor & Commission Approve Ordinance Requiring Face Covers in Public Places

Face Covers Required in Public Spaces

At the Regular Session meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission unanimously approved an ordinance declaring a fifth state of local emergency related to coronavirus COVID-19. The declaration included a requirement for...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Governor's Order - June 29 - Reviving a Healthy Georgia

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Executive Order 06.29.02 continues to require social distancing, bans gatherings of more than 50 people unless there is six feet between each person, outlines mandatory criteria for businesses, and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-ter...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Georgia DPH Asks Residents to ‘Answer the Call’ in New Contact Tracing Video

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Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is releasing a new video explaining the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts, asking residents to ‘answer the call’ if DPH reaches out.

YouTube Video Link: ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Athens Community Organizations Launch Ready, Set, Go Safely Campaign

Ready Set Go Safely

As Georgia begins to reopen, Athens-Clarke County remains committed to the health and safety of residents, visitors, businesses, and employees as the community works together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and safely reopen.

In order to provide a set o...

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Ready, Set, Go Safely Website Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Courts & Courthouse Operations (Updated July 6)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

On June 12, 2020 Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court extended a statewide judicial emergency through July 12. The courts in Athens-Clarke County and the Western Judicial Circuit will continue to scale back court-related operations ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

In accordance with the Second Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency entered on May 11, 2020, by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Judges of the Juvenile, Magistrate, Municipal, Probate, State, and Superior Courts of the Western Judic...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Local Emergency Order for Unopened Take Out Alcohol Sales by On-Premises Licensed Establishments

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LOCAL EMERGENCY ORDER

WHEREAS, beginning in late 2019, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2, emerged causing a novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, which has now become a worldwide pandemic; and

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Public Input through July 16 on Possible Uses for Funds in Proposed Tax Allocation Districts (TADs)

Public Input through July 16 on Possible Uses for Funds in Proposed Tax Allocation Districts (TADs)

Note: The public input opportunity has been extended through July 16. Additionally, a second simplified form has been created for those having difficulty with the original multi-step public input tool.

ACCGov seeks public input through July 16, 2020, exten...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Logic & Accuracy Testing of Voting Equipment Begins on July 7 for August 11 Runoff Election

Logic & Accuracy Testing of Voting Equipment Begins on July 7

The Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections will conduct a Logic and Accuracy Test on all voting equipment that will be used in the upcoming August 11, 2020 General Primary Runoff Election.

The testing will begin on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at t...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Attorney's Office & Board of Elections Release Memo Regarding Commission District Six Election

Attorney's Office and Board of Elections Release Memo on Commission District Six Election

In conjunction with the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, the Attorney’s Office has released a five-page memo sent to the Board of Elections on June 12, 2020 in regards to two questions related to the June 9, 2020 election for the Commiss...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Video of Mayor & Commission Regular Session Online & on ACTV

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Video of the Mayor & Commission Regular Session from July 7, 2020 is available on-demand online at www.accgov.com/videos and www.youtube.com/accgov.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Mayor & Commission Approve Ordinance Requiring Face Covers in Public Places

Face Covers Required in Public Spaces

At the Regular Session meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission unanimously approved an ordinance declaring a fifth state of local emergency related to coronavirus COVID-19. The declaration included a requirement for...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

ACC leaf and limb crews will collect material in Area B during the week of July 6-10

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ACC leaf and limb crews will collect material in Area B during the week of July 6-10.

Residents who are uncertain of their leaf and limb zone may contact the Solid Waste Department at 706-613-3501 ext. 0 for assistance. Residents may also search an address...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Public Input through July 16 on Possible Uses for Funds in Proposed Tax Allocation Districts (TADs)

Public Input through July 16 on Possible Uses for Funds in Proposed Tax Allocation Districts (TADs)

Note: The public input opportunity has been extended through July 16. Additionally, a second simplified form has been created for those having difficulty with the original multi-step public input tool.

ACCGov seeks public input through July 16, 2020, exten...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

WATCH: Community Conversation from June 24, 2020

Community Conversations with Mayor Girtz

This week’s topic is a discussion of youth and child support during this time in Athens, and will feature James Ford of Eckerd Connects Paxen and Stong Base, Inc., Derrick Floyd of Boys and Girls Clubs of Athens, and Wes Zwirn of Little Prodigie...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Athens Community Organizations Launch Ready, Set, Go Safely Campaign

Ready Set Go Safely

As Georgia begins to reopen, Athens-Clarke County remains committed to the health and safety of residents, visitors, businesses, and employees as the community works together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and safely reopen.

In order to provide a set o...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Attorney's Office & Board of Elections Release Memo Regarding Commission District Six Election

Attorney's Office and Board of Elections Release Memo on Commission District Six Election

In conjunction with the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, the Attorney’s Office has released a five-page memo sent to the Board of Elections on June 12, 2020 in regards to two questions related to the June 9, 2020 election for the Commiss...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Airport Authority Meetings

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Please note the December 2019 Airport Authority Meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, January 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in the Athens Flight Center conference room. 

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

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

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The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will collect garbage, recycling and leaf & limb collections on regular schedule during the week of Fourth of July. 

If you have residential service & commercial service with us outside of dow...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Bear Hollow Zoo to Reopen June 29

Bear Hollow Zoo will reopen on June 29 under regular hours of operation of  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m   Please review updated Visitors Guidelines. The community is reminded to follow these important guidelines for the safety of the ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Sandy Creek Nature Center Playscape Coming Soon!

Playscape Concept Plan

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces construction will soon begin on the Nature Playscape at Sandy Creek Nature Center. This new addition is an interactive outdoor discovery area for children up to 12 years old.

“Sandy C...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

ACCGov Leisure Services Announces Cancellation of All Summer Camps

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After careful consideration, the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces the cancellation of all summer camps scheduled for the month of July.  The Department cancelled all June camps earlier in the spring.

Due to the recent CDC...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

ACCGov Leisure Services to Open Most Facilities and Parks with Limited Access

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces that most parks and facilities including Lyndon Arts Center, Sandy Creek Nature Center, community centers, and athletic parks will reopen under regular hours of operation with restricted use a...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Courts & Courthouse Operations (Updated July 6)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

On June 12, 2020 Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court extended a statewide judicial emergency through July 12. The courts in Athens-Clarke County and the Western Judicial Circuit will continue to scale back court-related operations ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

POSTPONED: West Downtown Historic District Designation

Mayor and Commission Review on December 3, 2019 resulted in action on the proposed new historic district being postponed until June. This has now been extended to November 3, 2020. Stay tuned for upcoming public input opportunities.

You can view the West D...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

POSTPONED: Oakland Avenue Historic District Open House

An informational Open House to discuss the proposed Oakland Avenue Historic District was scheduled to be held on Monday, March 16th, but now has been postponed due to COVID-19; there will be an update once it has been rescheduled. 

You can review ...

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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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Police Department News - 2019
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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Police Department News - 2019
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 

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Social Media Threat Leads to Juvenile Complaint

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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)

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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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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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Posted on: October 23, 2019

A Spooky Good Time with the ACCPD this Saturday

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

UPDATE: February 19, 2019

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

News Flash

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

News Flash

Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Courts & Courthouse Operations (Updated June 17)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

On June 12, 2020 Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court extended a statewide judicial emergency through July 12. The courts in Athens-Clarke County and the Western Judicial Circuit will continue to scale back court-related operations ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates Probate Court News

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Changes in ACC Public Utilities Department Water Bills Result in Customer Savings

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission approved changes to the water rate structure as recommended by the Public Utilities Department (PUD) during the May 5, 2020, meeting. 

A reduction in the water and sewer customer service fees takes eff...

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Public Utilities & Water Conservation
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Consumer Confidence Report Finds Excellent Water Quality in Athens, GA

The Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department (PUD) released the 2019 Water Quality Report. The report confirms that the drinking water in Athens met or surpassed all stringent state and federal standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...

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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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Solicitor General News

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Teacher Reuse Store reopened by appointment only

Teacher Reuse Store Reopen

The Athens Area Teacher Reuse Store is back open, by appointment only, on Thursdays! Teachers from participating counties; Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, and Oconee, are invited to schedule an appointment to come and shop the Teacher Reuse Store. Appoi...

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Additional Info... Solid Waste News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

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

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The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will collect garbage, recycling and leaf & limb collections on regular schedule during the week of Fourth of July. 

If you have residential service & commercial service with us outside of dow...

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https://www.accgov.com/1324/Holiday-Interruptions Solid Waste News

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE (June 8): Department of Transportation and Public Works Building Now Open to Public

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As of Monday, June 1, the Transportation & Public Works Department at 120 W. Dougherty Street is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through the downstairs entrance. Because of limited space, service will be provided to one person at a time...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Update on Courts & Courthouse Operations (Updated June 17)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

On June 12, 2020 Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court extended a statewide judicial emergency through July 12. The courts in Athens-Clarke County and the Western Judicial Circuit will continue to scale back court-related operations ...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates Superior Court News

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Face Covering now required in Public Places

Mayor & Commission Approve Requiring of Face Covers/Masks in Public Places which includes ACC Transit buses. Free masks are available upon request aboard all buses, while supplies last. Click here for the full ordinance.

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Transit News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Route 21 - West Athens: Route Revision

Effective Monday, July 06, 2020, Route 21 - West Athens will pick-up at the front of the Georgia Square Mall, near the JC Penny Store Front. Arrival times are:

  • 7:21 AM
  • 8:36 AM
  • 9:51 AM
  • 11:06 AM
  • 12:21 AM
  • 1:36 PM
  • 2:51 PM
  • 4:06 PM
  • 5:21 PM
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Transit News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Transit Fares return on July 15th

Attention transit passengers. Beginning July 15th, Athens-Clarke County Transit will return to charging fares for bus travel.

ACC Transit offers several options to pay for the ride. All buses accept cash, but no change can be given. Single and mu...

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