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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 in downtown Athens. He expressed his concerns and stated that Athens would benefit from fewer bars and more retail businesses. The moratorium put in place acts as a halt to all new development and expansion…

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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 alcohol ordinance was officially voted into effect on Tuesday at the Athens Clarke County Commissioners meeting. The ordinance states that bars now have to place a dress code outside of their door, and most apply…

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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 2017 fiscal year. “Good legislation doesn’t happen overnight,” said Mayor Denson but she was optimistic about last night saying, “I think what we did last night was thoughtful, good legislation.” A citizen-input amendment was rejected…

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Reported racial slur shuts down local bar

By Danielle Herman Controversy over the alleged racial slur in the name of a drink at a local bar has caused a firestorm on social media, and the fallout hasn’t stopped yet. After a photo of an alleged drink menu began circulating social media on Monday, General Beauregard’s closed its doors for the week. In a statement to Grady Newsource Tuesday, owner Daniel Simmons claimed he had no knowledge of the image claiming to be a General’s drink menu. “The circled drink included in the picture is not something we…

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Job Application or Personality Test?

  Athens, GA Reporter: Kendall Lane If you want a job in Athens, get ready to jump through some pretty strange hoops. Kendall Lane shows you how to ace a new kind of job application. An application question from Allgood: “Would you rather have a 20 inch dolphin or a kitten-size gorilla?” This is your interview. Service industry managers say standard, boring applications are out of style. Instead an applicant can expect to see questions that ask what weapon you would carry during the zombie apocalypse. There’s no right answer,…

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