Category: Athens-Clarke County

AthHalf New Half Marathon Route

Runners participating in the AthHalf this Sunday will be following a new route. Because of construction at Sanford Stadium, runners will be going through downtown Athens, Five Points, and Cobbham Historic Neighborhood, to name a few of the highlights. The race starts at 7:30 AM and has a four-hour time limit. Additionally, AthHalf will host a…

Opioid Deaths in Northeast Georgia

Nearly 1000 people died of opioid overdoses in Georgia in 2016. That’s more than four times the overdose number a decade ago. Information compiled from the Georgia Department of Health shows the deaths relating to opioids has steadily increased since 1999.  How you can help prevent opioid addictions:  Talk to your doctor about the benefits and…

Athens-Clarke County Wants Your Ideas

Do you want a say in what Athens will look like in ten years? Now is your chance. Athens-Clarke County is putting together their ten-year comprehensive plan, and they want your opinion. You can fill out this online questionnaire and share your thoughts on what issues are most important to you, your hopes and fears…

Special Election Voting Locations

Early voting begins October 17, 2017, in Clarke County. The only place to early vote is the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections. Voters must bring valid photo identification. Early voting must take place during these times: Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections 155 S. Washington St. Athens, GA Monday, October 16 – Friday, October 27 8:00…

High School Football Update

Catch up with all the local high school football games that are scheduled to play out under the Friday Night Lights with sports reporter Allie Bailey. Athens Academy (6-0) vs. Providence Christian Academy (1-5) at 7:30 p.m at Providence.  Clarke Central High School (5-2) vs. Johnson High School (0-7) at 7:30 p.m. at CCHS. Oconee…

Athens Clarke County Police Community Volunteer

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is accepting applications for its Police Volunteer Program. The police department says the program teaches participants about law enforcement in their community and helps fight crime. You can submit your application for the program here: https://www.athensclarkecounty.com/FormCenter/Police-27/Volunteer-Program-Application-192    

ACC Response to Hurricane Irma

Athens-Clarke County expects to have the numbers on how much Tropical Storm Irma cost the county by October 15. When Irma hit Athens on September 11, the winds that reached 53 miles per hour caused extensive damage within the county. Two weeks after the storm, Athens-Clarke County Government has released a report on their response.…