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UGA President Weighs in on Halting Bars and Apartments Downtown

The Athens-Clarke County moratorium that was put in effect earlier this month is still drawing criticism from both sides — most recently by President of the University of Georgia Jere Morehead. Morehead spoke out about the legislation at a press conference last Wednesday saying that the city would benefit from a more balanced business environment…

Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance Consequences

The Athens Anti Discrimination Ordinance was passed on Tuesday by commissioners, and here are some provisions. Listed below are what bars could face if they are found to be discriminating against citizens by the Athens-Clarke County Attorney: A maximum civil fine of up to $1000.00 Subject to license of suspension Revocation of license Probation The…

Athens-Clarke: Alcohol Ordinance Passes After Months of Legislation

In an effort to end discrimination in Athens-Clarke County, the alcohol license ordinance passed at Tuesday night’s Mayor and Commission Meeting. Mayor Nancy Denson has asked her “staff” to look into resources that are available to victims of discrimination in Athens and she wants these listings no later than July 1st, the start of the…