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Posted on: June 4, 2021

3rd Round of Loans for Local Small Businesses & Non-Profits with 1-20 Employees Open June 7-18, 2021

3rd Round of JDA Loans for Small Businesses & Non-Profits with 1-20 Employees

Funded through the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov), the Joint Development Authority (JDA) of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County and the City of Winterville is opening a third round of applications for low-interest emergency lo...

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Applications for Loans on JDA Website Economic Development
Posted on: June 9, 2021

15th Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

On March 14, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Honorable Harold D. Melton, as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, issued an Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency pursuant to OCGA § 38-3-61. That Order has been extended ...

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15th Statewide Judicial Emergency Order Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2021

17th Declaration of Local Emergency Approved through July 9

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

The Mayor and Commission approved a 17th declaration of a local state of emergency at their Regular Session on June 1, 2021. The declaration is in effect through July 9, 2021 unless extended, rescinded, superseded, or altered by the Mayor and Commission.

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Full 17th Declaration of a Local Emergency Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Governor’s Statewide Executive Order for May 31 - June 15, 2021

Newsflash - Georgia State Flag

Governor Brian P. Kemp issued an executive order on May 28, 2021 regarding remaining COVID-19 guidelines for long-term care facilities, schools, and local governments.

Effective May 31, 2021, through June 15, 2021, this order eliminates rules for restauran...

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PDF of Full Order Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Ordinance Approved to Amend Hours of Operation for Alcohol Licensees Until 2:00 AM

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Mayor & Commission

At their May 18, 2021 Regular Session meeting, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission passed a resolution and an ordinance to amend the code of Athens-Clarke County with respect to hours of operation for alcohol licensees.

The resolution was an amen...

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Georgians 12+ Eligible for COVID Vaccine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia eligibility is open for everyone 12 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine. 

Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently authorized for children aged 12-17.

On Thursday, May 12, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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GA DPH Vaccine Information & Locator Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Rental Assistance Program

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Announces Rental Assistance Program

The State of Georgia received $552 million from U.S. Treasury's Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to individuals, families, and landlords whose finances have been negatively impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The G...

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Georgia Rental Assistance Program information Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Order Designating an Alternative Courthouse Location & Plan for Safe Resumption of Jury Trials

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - Courts

ORDER DESIGNATING AN ALTERNATIVE COURTHOUSE LOCATION and PLAN FOR THE SAFE RESUMPTION OF JURY TRIAL PROCEEDINGS

IN ACCORDANCE WITH the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia's Eighth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergen...

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Full Signed Order (PDF) Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Transit Remaining Fare-Free through June 30, 2021

Transit Fare-Free Through June 30, 2021

At their Regular Session meeting on January 6, 2021, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission unanimously agreed to continue fare-free transit for passengers through June 30, 2021, the end of the current fiscal year. In response to the coronavirus pa...

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Transit Website Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Second Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

Standing Order for Court Procedures During COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

In accordance with the Fourth Order Extending Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency entered on July 12, 2020, by the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Judges of the Juvenile, Magistrate, Municipal, Probate, State, and Superior Courts of the Western Judi...

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Second Standing Order (PDF) Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates