Posted on: March 20, 2017

Business Occupation Tax Renewal Applications due April 1

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Renewal applications for the 2017 business occupation tax for Athens-Clarke County businesses are due on April 1, 2017. Certificates submitted after April 1 are assessed a 10% penalty. The 2017 business occupation tax reflects some increases in fees as pa...

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Business Occupation Tax Website

Posted on: March 20, 2017

Business Occupation Tax Renewal Applications due April 1

Business Occupation Tax

Renewal applications for the 2017 business occupation tax for Athens-Clarke County businesses are due on April 1, 2017. Certificates submitted after April 1 are assessed a 10% penalty. The 2017 business occupation tax reflects some increases in fees as pa...

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Business Occupation Tax Website
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Leaf and Limb crews will collect debris in Area B during the week of March 20-24

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Leaf and Limb crews will collect debris in Area B during the week of March 20-24.

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 on ...

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Searchable Leaf & Limb Zone Map
Posted on: March 1, 2017

Video: Athens-Clarke County SPLOST 2011 Project #19: Animal Control Expansion

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Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 2011 Project #19 involved an expansion of the Animal Control Shelter. 

Check out this new video for an inside look at some of the improvements. Then we hope you'll come visit the shelter at 125 ...

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Athens-Clarke County Animal Control Division

Posted on: March 21, 2017

ACC Leisure Services Department Announces Summer Camps

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces its slate of summer camp programs for 2017. The department offers the most diverse selection of award winning summer camps in Northeast Georgia, including traditional day camps and mini camps ...

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Leisure Services Website
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Bear Hollow Zoo to Host Bears Birthday Party on April 1

Make a wish! The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a special birthday party for Bear Hollow Zoo’s resident bears Athena, DJ, and Yonah. Bear Hollow Zoo will host this special birthday celebration on Saturday, April 1 ...

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Bear Hollow Zoo
Posted on: March 17, 2017

Senior Adult Trips Planned for April & May for Ages 50 & Over

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present senior adult trips this spring leaving from Rocksprings Park.

  • “Trip to the Whistlestop Cafe and Historic Monticello” will take place Friday, April 14 from 9:00 a.m. &nda...
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Program Registration (Select the 'Recreation
Posted on: March 16, 2017

ACC Leisure Services Department Hosts Out of School Programs on April 3

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host out of school programs on Monday, April 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The programs serve children ages 6-12 and take place on a day when Clarke County School District schools are not ...

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Program Registration (Select the 'Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2017

42nd Juried Exhibition Opens March 23 at Lyndon House Arts Center

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host the opening of the 42nd Juried Exhibition on Thursday, March 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a reception at the Lyndon House Arts Center. This year’s show was selected by guest juror Sus...

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Exhibits
Posted on: March 15, 2017

“Pint Size Fun” Monthly Spring Program at Lay Park Planned for Ages 2-4

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a “Pint Size Fun” program this spring at Lay Park. Parents are invited to join their child, ages 2-4 years, for this monthly program. The first session, “Music...

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Program Registration (Select the 'Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2017

“Wild and Wacky Kids Game Night” Program at Lay Park on March 24

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will offer “Wild and Wacky Kids Game Night” program at Lay Park.  This program takes place Friday, March 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Participants will enjoy an evening of fun and wack...

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Program Registration (Select the 'Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2017

"Fire Up the Dogs" Tennis Program for Ages 8-15 at Lay Park on March 25

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will offer the “Fire up the Dawgs” program at Lay Park on Saturday, March 25 from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Individuals ages 8-15 are invited to learn tennis basics at Lay Park before heading o...

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Program Registration (Select the 'Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Managed Forest Project Deemed “Certified” by the American Tree Farm System

The Managed Forest Project at Sandy Creek Nature Center (SCNC) has been deemed “Certified” by the American Tree Farm System for demonstrating sustainable forestry and natural resource stewardship.  

The Managed Forest Project is designed t...

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Managed Forest Website
Posted on: March 6, 2017

Youth Programs Planned for March at Lay Park

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host a variety of youth programs in March at Lay Park.  

“Kidz Recycle, Too!” is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 from 10– 11:30 AM.  Children, ages 6-10,...

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Leisure Services Website
Posted on: February 27, 2017

March Programs Planned at Rocksprings Park

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a variety of programs in March at Rocksprings Park located at 291 Henderson Extension.

While the older children are in school, parent and their younger kids are invited to fun at Rocksprings...

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Leisure Services Website
Posted on: February 21, 2017

March Calendar of Events at The Morton Theatre

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces the March calendar of events for the Morton Theatre.

  • “Black History Bowl Lecture and Celebration” is scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m.  The community is ...
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Morton Theatre Website
Posted on: March 6, 2017

New Box Office Hours for the Morton Theatre

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces new box office hours for the Morton Theatre.

Beginning Wednesday, March 1, tickets can be purchased Monday-Friday from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. and one hour prior to scheduled events.

The historic Mort...

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Leisure Services Website
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Former World of Wonder Playground Demolition Scheduled

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department announces that with the new World of Wonder Park fully online, park maintenance crews are preparing to close the former World of Wonder Playground for demolition.

Originally constructed in 2004, the orig...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Free Family Programs Offered at Sandy Creek Nature Center

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present a variety of nature education programs for families this spring at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

  • “Guided Trail Hikes” are set for Wednesdays, March 1, April 5, and May 3 fro...
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Sandy Creek Nature Center Website
Posted on: February 27, 2017

Home School Science Program Planned at Sandy Creek Nature Center

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will host “Home School Science” programs this spring at Sandy Creek Nature Center. This special series is designed for those children, ages 4-7 with parents and ages 8-12, all of who...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

“Journey through the Stars” at Sandy Creek Nature Center Planetarium

The Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department will present  “Journey through the Stars” this spring at the planetarium at Sandy Creek Nature Center.

 “Asteroids” is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 from ...

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Leisure Services Website

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Water Conservation Office Recognized

Las Vegas, Nevada—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities Department with a 2016 Partner of the Year Award as a leader in saving water for future generations. The Utility was honored at...Read on...


Posted on: February 17, 2017

ACC Recycling Division GreenFest Award Applications!

Know someone who is rockin' out with their recycling efforts? Can you think of a company or school that is doing an outstanding job recycling? If so, be sure to nominate them for an award! APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2017.

Awards will be p...

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