February 3, 2020

Supporting Artists & Musicians – District 5 Townhall – February 2020

District 5 Townhall - Supporting artists and musicians

Commissioner Tim Denson is hosting the February District 5 Townhall on how Athens-Clarke County can be using policy to better support our artists, musicians, and scenes. The townhall will take place at Rabbit Hole Studios (387 Old Commerce Rd, suite C) on Monday, February 24 from 6:00-7:30pm. Commissioner Denson will present on a few policy proposals he is working on …

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January 30, 2020

Public input open on Georgia Rail Plan

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is preparing an update to the State Rail Plan, which was last adopted in 2015. The Plan articulates Georgia’s vision, goals, and needs for freight and passenger rail service in Georgia. GDOT is asking for public input on the goals and focuses of the updated Rail Plan…including where city-to-city passenger rail should be potentially expanded …

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November 5, 2019

ACCPD implements new policy in response to officer-involved shootings

On the evening of October 26, Athens-Clarke County Police officers were responding to “a noise complaint call between two neighbors” states the ACCPD press release. “Officers were informed that one neighbor had threatened to shoot the other neighbor. A short time later, while searching in the area, officers located the other neighbor. When the officers attempted to question him, the …

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September 18, 2019

Animal Control – District 5 Townhall – September 2019

Sept 2019 District 5 Townhall

Commissioner Tim Denson is hosting the next District 5 Townhall on the ACC Animal Control Department at the ACC Library (room A) on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30-8pm. We will be talking about the past, present, and future of the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control Department. Staff will be present to discuss plans, hear concerns, and answer questions. You can find …

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September 2, 2019

Hot Corner Mural dedicated, is a downtown park next?

On August 21, the Athens community met in a small non-descript parking lot to dedicate what lies before it, a wonderful work of art and piece of history; the Hot Corner Mural. As Broderick Flannigan, local artist who worked alongside Elio Mercardo to create this piece, stated, “To have this accompanying mural to add to the legacy of Hot Corner …

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August 23, 2019

Athens Mayor & Commission pass Resolution supporting Immigrant, Undocumented, & Latinx communities

Resolution supporting immigrant, undocumented, & Latinx communities

On Tuesday, August 20 the Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission unanimously passed a Resolution in Support of Athens Immigrant, Undocumented, and Latinx Communities brought forward by Commissioner Denson. [view the Resolution in English & Espanol at the bottom] In a powerful moment, Mayor Girtz took turns with community organizer Beto Mendoza, reading the resolution in both English and Spanish. Afterwards, …

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