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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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Solarize Athens To Donate Solar Energy System to Nuci’s Space

ATHENS, Ga.-Nuci’s Space is set to start helping the Athens community in yet another way. The nonprofit resource center that works to prevent suicide by offering treatment to musicians suffering from depression will now be able to help the Athens environment.  And it’s thanks to Solarize Athens, a program working to provide affordable solar energy to Athens residences and businesses. At a press conference today at 2pm, Solarize Athens will announce Nuci’s as the recipient of its solar energy system donation, choosing it over three other local nonprofits that applied. Solarize Athens…

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Athens commissioners postpone adoption of budget goals

By Richard Banton Athens commissioners will hammer out the upcoming fiscal year’s goals and objectives in late January. The move comes after a heated meeting last night that saw the commission split on whether to postpone the adoption. The budget’s goals and objectives guide the year’s operating budget, determining where the county focuses critical investments. However, community members were unable to comment on the agenda item because it wasn’t posted in time for the last board meeting. This issue, a perceived lack of transparency, became a theme throughout the night…

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