Fire & Emergency Services

3 Stories
Posted on: November 26, 2014

Christmas Tree Fire Safety

If you have an artificial tree, be sure it is labeled, certified, or identified by the manufacturer as fire retardant. If you choose to use a live tree, choose one with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

Heating Up to Safety

- Keep anything that can catch fire at least three(3) feet away from heaters and fireplaces
- Maintain a three (3) foot "kid free" zone around heating equipment and fireplaces- Never use your oven to heat your home
- Have a qualified profess...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

New Firefighters Graduate


16 new firefighters with Athens-Clarke County Fire Department graduated after several weeks of intense training. These new firefighters, their families and friends, members of the Fire Department, and Athens Clarke County Unified Government leaders gather...Read on...

Housing & Community Development

1 Story
Posted on: October 30, 2014

HCD quarterly newsletter

This issue focuses on ways HCD and community partners assist the homeless and chronically homeless citizens of our community.

Planning Department Announcements

1 Story
Posted on: November 17, 2014

Plans Review Holiday Schedule

Please note the following changes to the regular Plans Review deadline and meeting schedule for the upcoming...Read on...

Public Information Office Media Releases

1 Story
Posted on: December 9, 2013

2014 Downtown Athens Parade of Lights Video Broadcast on ACTV and Online

ACTV will broadcast a video of the 2014 Downtown Athens Parade of Lights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 4. The video runs approximately 57 minutes.

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Parade Marching Order

Public Utilities & Water Conservation

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

Athens-Clarke County Wins 2014 WaterSense® Excellence in Education Award

Las Vegas, Nevada—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office with a 2014 WaterSense Excellence in Education award. The Water Conservation Office was honored at the WaterSmart Innovations Co...Read on...

Think at the Sink

Solid Waste News

2 Stories
Posted on: December 2, 2014

We are now entering the Automated Truck Solid Waste Zone!

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The Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department will start collecting trash and recycling with automated collection trucks officially on January 5, 2015 BUT the trucks can be spotted now, as the Solid Waste Drivers are training and working out any collect...Read on...

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Posted on: November 28, 2014

Bring One for the Chipper

After all the holiday cheer, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) encourages citizens to bring their undecorated Christmas tree and wreaths to the Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” event and recycle them for free. Participants that recycle their t...Read on...