Fire & Emergency Services

6 Stories
Posted on: June 29, 2015

A Safe July 4th Celebration

Sparkler

Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services wants to remind everyone that fireworks can be dangerous. Even the so-called safe consumer fireworks and sparklers now legal in Georgia can be harmful. These “store bought” ground-based fireworks can ofte...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Athens-Clarke County Fire Lieutenant Sworn In by Governor

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Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Lieutenant Eddie Farmer (second from Left) was sworn in recently as a member of the Georgia Firefighter and Training Council at the Capital by Governor Nathan Deal. Lieutenant Farmer said, “It is an hono...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2015

New Firefighters Training Hard

Ladder Training

Eight new Athens-Clarke County firefighters in basic training are working hard through the summer. The hot temperatures have made their training even tougher. The topics these firefighter recruits cover during their training include first responder, hazar...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Firefighters Encourage Summer Reading

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Athens-Clarke County Firefighters took part in a summer reading program at the Chick-fil-a on Barnett Shoals. The children were read the book, “Firefighters A-Z” written by Chris L. Demarest at story time with the Chick-fil-a cow. There were approximate...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2015

Help Us Find You Quicker

In emergencies time is critical. Do you have your street numbers clearly posted that are visible at night? Help us find you quicker by posting your street numbers at least three (3) inches tall on a contrasting background. Make sure they are visible from ...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Firefighter Recognized by Rotary Club of Athens

FF Emily Thompson

Athens-Clarke County Firefighter Emily Thompson was recently recognized by the Rotary Club of Athens for her service to the community. Thompson received a “Community Safety Award” on May 27, 2015 at the Rotary Club meeting held at the Holiday Inn in Athen...Read on...


Housing & Community Development

2 Stories
Posted on: June 29, 2015

Athens Workforce Housing Survey

Below is a link to the housing preference survey that is part of a Workforce Housing Study the Athens-Clarke County Housing & Community Development (HCD) is administering.

HCD contracted with APD Solutions, an award winning community and economic d...Read on...

Athens Workforce Housing Survey
Posted on: June 3, 2015

Housing & Community Development Quarterly Newsletter

HCD recently hired the consulting firm APD Solutions to complete a workforce housing needs assessment. The firm will analyze the housing market and make projections for future housing supply and demand and make recommendations for strategic actions.

Th...Read on...

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Public Information Office Media Releases

7 Stories
Posted on: July 2, 2015

ACC Fire and Emergency Services Offers Tips for a Safe Fourth of July

Sparkler

The Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services reminds citizens that fireworks can be dangerous. Even the so-called "safe" consumer fireworks and sparklers that are legal in Georgia can be harmful. These ground-based fireworks can often re...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2015

Solid Waste, Leisure Services, General ACC Office Schedules Altered for Independence Day Holiday

Solid Waste

  • Solid Waste offices and the Recycling Facility will be closed on Friday, July 3.
  • Residential garbage and recycling normally collected o...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Whitehead Road Closing at Tallassee Road on June 29 for 30 Days for Roundabout Infrastructure Work

Road Closed Ahead

Whitehead Road will be closed to through traffic at Kirby Lane to the intersection of Tallassee Road beginning on Monday, June 29 for approximately 30 days. The closure is necessary due to sewer line, storm drain, and grading work related to the construct...Read on...

Whitehead Road Detour Plan
Posted on: June 16, 2015

Suki Janssen Named Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Director

Suki Janssen

Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish has appointed Suki Janssen as the new Solid Waste Director, effective immediately. Janssen has served as interim department director for Solid Waste during the past six months.

"Suki has done an excellent ...Read on...

Suki Janssen Photo
Posted on: June 11, 2015

Superior Court Chief Judge Sweat Appointed to Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Judge Sweat

On May 28, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal named Western Judicial Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge David Sweat to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence for a two-year appointment.

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence is a state agency that was cr...Read on...

Photo of Judge Sweat
Posted on: June 9, 2015

Scott Freeman Appointed as New Athens-Clarke County Police Chief

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Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish has announced the appointment of Scott Freeman, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, as the new Chief of Police for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. Freeman began his law enforcement career in 1990 as a ...Read on...

Scott Freeman photo
Posted on: May 11, 2015

Whitehall Road from South Milledge Avenue to Middle Oconee River Now Open

Whitehall Road from South Milledge Avenue to the Middle Oconee River is now re-opened to traffic. Originally scheduled to be closed from Tuesday, May 19 through July 31, 2015, the road re-opened on Tuesday, June 30 - a month ahead of schedule. The work wa...Read on...


Public Utilities & Water Conservation

1 Story
Posted on: June 19, 2015

Consumer Confidence Report on Water Quality Delivered to all Water Customers

(Athens, GA) The Consumer Confidence Report on Water Quality for 2014 is now being delivered to customers of Athens-Clarke County Public Utilities. The report is also available on www.athensclarkecounty.com/publicutilites.

The annual report is a per...Read on...

2014 Water Quality Report

Solid Waste News

1 Story
Posted on: June 26, 2015

Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Collections, Recycling and Landfill Independence Day Schedule

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The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will suspend garbage and recycling collections on Friday, July 3 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.

Residential garbage and recycling normally collected on Friday, July 3 will be picked up on...Read on...

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