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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Firefly & Greenway Trails Open; Other Leisure Services Parks & Facilities Closed

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Effective March 31, the Firefly and Greenway trails will be open for public use to provide recreational opportunities for the community to experience the outdoors while traveling along these multi-use paths.

This decision was made to provide recreational o...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

ACCGov Transit Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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An Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) employee in the Transit Department has reported to their supervisor that they tested positive for COVID-19. ACCGov is following guidance provided by the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) with regard to ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Local Emergency Order Extending Business Occupation Tax Deadline to June 1

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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

WHERAS, the Governor of the State o...

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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: March 27, 2020

Volunteer for COVID-19 Response

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Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Details on April 1 Filing Deadline for Personal Property Tax Returns & Conservation Use Applications

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Details on April 1 Filing Deadline for Personal Property Tax Returns & Conservation Use Applications

  • In response to coronavirus COVID-19 and the need to protect residents and employees from the potential spread of the virus, the Clarke County Board of ...
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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Governor Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24

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Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp issued Executive Order 03.26.20.02 closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27, 2020.

"I am d...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

FlixBus and Megabus Suspend Service to Athens

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ATTENTION MEGABUS & FLIXBUS CUSTOMERS:Effective immediately:All Flixbus and Megabus Bus Service to/from Athens have been canceled until further notice.

For further information please contact the company directly.

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

State of Georgia Executive Order by Governor Kemp - March 23, 2020

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March 23, 2020

WHEREAS: On March 14, 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19 on the State of Georgia, I issued Executive Order No. 03.14.20.01, declaring a Public Health State of Emergency in Georgia; and 

WHEREAS: The Georgia General Assembly concurre...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Georgia Department of Driver Services - Emergency Operation Plan & 60-Day License/ID Extension

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From the Georgia Department of Driver Services

March 23, 2020

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp and Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore announced an emergency operation plan for the Agency that includes a 60-day extension for many G...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Election Postponement Update

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Due to COVID-19, the Presidential Preference Primary is postponed until May 19.

For those who already voted in the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary by Absentee Ballot

  • If you have already voted in the March 24 Election by Absentee Ballot, you will re...
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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Begins in Athens-Clarke County

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The Northeast Health District has opened a drive-through site that is testing for COVID-19 by referral. The testing site is performing specimen collection only, and results will take three to four days. No results will be given on-site.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Prioritize COVID-19 Tests for Most Vulnerable, First Responders, Health Workers

From the Georgia Department of Public Health - March 18, 2020

After conversations with hospital and healthcare facility officials, and as COVID-19 continues to spread around the globe and throughout communities in Georgia, Governor Brian P. Kemp, the Georg...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Police Department Reminds Residents to Avoid Coronavirus Scams

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The Athens-Clarke County Police Department would like to inform the public that they have received reports of individuals contacting people over the phone and traveling door-to-door in other areas offering COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

This is a scam a...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration, Small Business Emergency Loans Available

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

ACC Transit Fare-Free with Reduced Services from March 18 - April 7

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In continued efforts to reduce transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19, yet still serve the public during this challenging time, the following will take effect March 18, 2020 and continue until April 7, 2020. 

  • Transit services will be reduced to ...
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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Athens-Clarke County Courts Scale Back Court Operations until April 13

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March 16, 2020 – On Saturday, March 14, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court declared a statewide judicial emergency for the next 30 days. Chief Justice Melton’s order noted that “nature of this emergen...

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Police Chief Cleveland Spruill Announces Reporting and Response Protocol Changes

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Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Cleveland Spruill wishes to share information with you concerning changes to our police reporting and response protocols.   

Engagement and face to face interactions with the community is the cornerstone ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Live Video of Mayor & Commission Work Session Online & on ACTV

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Video of the Mayor & Commission Work Session on March 31, 2020 will be available live online (or at www.accgov.com/videos) and broadcast live on ACTV Cable Channel 180 (University of Georgia Cable Channel 6). 

The video of the meeting will als...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

ACC leaf and limb crews will collect material in Area A during the week of March 30 - April 3

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ACC leaf and limb crews will collect material in Area A during the week of March 30 - April 3.

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 a...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Dr. Ilka McConnell Named ACCGov Economic Development Department Director

Dr. Ilka McConnell Named ACCGov Economic Development Department Director

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Manager Blaine Williams has named Dr. Ilka McConnell as the new Director of the Economic Development Department. Her first day will be April 1.

An Athens resident, McConnell has worked with the Gwinnett County Govern...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

45th Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center

45th Juried Exhibition Opening Reception on March 5, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The 45th Juried Exhibition was selected by guest juror Larry Ossei-Mensah, a Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic who has organized exhibitions and programs at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe.

Ossei-Mensah visited Athens and the L...

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