On April 2, The Red & Black sat down with Athens mayor Kelly Girtz for a Q&A session.
For SPLOST 2020 funding, the CAC was presented with 132 projects — 88 originals and 44 alternates — and chose 34 to recommend to the mayor and commission on March 26.
The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Citizens Advisory Committee narrowed down its scope of recommended projects for 2020 from 88 to 34 after several months of meeting.
The event is more than the chess tournament which gives it its name. It is a festive affair filled with community interaction, competition and friendship.
At Donuts With Democrats on March 9, a monthly community gathering hosted by Athens-Clarke County Democrats, environmentalism and climate change activism was the theme at Walker’s Coffee and Pub.
The Athens-Clarke County commissioners will talk criminal justice system evolution on March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
In the long run, the Cedar Creek solar array is estimated to save consumers money by reducing overall electricity costs for the community.
An accepted settlement for a former ACC police officer who hit a suspect with his car highlighted the Mayor and Commission meeting on Tuesday night. The Commission also voted on a public arts project for downtown and zoning changes regarding halfway houses.
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A few months into his first term as mayor, Mayor Kelly Girtz sat down with The Red & Black to discuss his transition to mayor and future plans, as well as the horse painting in his office.