Fire & Emergency Services

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

A Safe July 4th Celebration


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

FFs Demonstrate gear

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

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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

Public Information Office Media Releases

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Employed in Athens-Clarke County? Take a Workforce Housing Survey through July 15

The Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) encourages anyone employed in Athens-Clarke County to participate in a workforce housing survey by Wednesday, July 15. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and is avail...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 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

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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

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

2014 Water Quality Report