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With solar panels and a green roof up top, the building will meet LEED gold standard, according to NAI Elrod. Construction is set to begin shortly on the 31,663 square foot building — 19,256 square feet of office space and 12,138 square feet of retail space on a small lot that is now a tiny private parking lot.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Mar. 14, 2019


It’s funded by the Athens-Clarke County government and a private foundation. Its intent is to give those at-risk young people a chance to learn job skills while helping out some of Athens’ most vulnerable.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Mar. 12, 2019


The new office will “place a range of community needs at center stage, including youth development work and efforts to significantly improve economic mobility,” noted a news release issued by the county.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Mar. 11, 2019


Fare-free transit is one of the best ways the local government could help ease Athens’ grinding poverty, District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson said in a recent budget-planning session as commissioners discussed that and other ways the government could alleviate Athens’ poverty rate.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Mar. 5, 2019


RapidSOS gives 911 dispatchers access to the Next Generation 911 Clearinghouse, which receives real-time location data from smartphones, Internet-connected cars, “wearables” such as smart watches and fitness trackers and other devices, according to police.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Feb. 25, 2019


The committee members have to whittle those $1.2 billion proposals down to a little under $400 million, though their ultimate target is about $248 million. The mayor and commission could still decide to set a higher target for collections when they ask Athens-Clarke voters to extend the tax in a November referendum.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Feb. 18, 2019


Milken Institute recently announced their 2018 list of the top small cities in the country for job and economic growth, with Athens jumping to No. 8 in the most recent ranking. Athens moved up 34 spots from 2017′s rankings
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Feb. 12, 2019


Athens-Clarke County Commissioners found some common ground in a day-long retreat Friday where they discussed issues such as criminal justice reform, anti-poverty measures and following through on redevelopment studies for some of Athens’ major highway corridors.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Feb. 11, 2019


The vote will allow developers to proceed with redeveloping the land where the Varsity sits as well as a number of surrounding parcels — almost all of a 6.7-acre area bounded by Milledge Avenue and Broad, Reese and Chase streets.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Feb. 8, 2019


County Manager Blane Williams, to whom the police chief reports and who chose Spruill to replace Freeman, said he believed Spruill had the experience and credentials to right the floundering police department.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald | Posted: Feb. 4, 2019


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