Area briefs include A-CC, CCSD budget talks

Another Athens-Clarke County budget review session is set for this afternoon, with Athens-Clarke County Commissioners meeting at 5:30 at City Hall.

The committee that is looking at plans for sales tax-funded upgrades to the Prince Avenue meets this afternoon in Athens, a session that gets underway at 3 o’clock.

There is water talk today in Athens: the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority meets this morning, a 9:30 session at Authority offices on Research Drive in Athens. The Authority is comprised of representatives from the Bear Creek Reservoir counties. Bear Creek stores water for Clarke, Oconee, Jackson, and Barrow counties.

Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff is in Athens this morning. Democrat Ossoff was in Atlanta earlier this week, unveiling what he says is a bipartisan plan to help first responders and teachers buy homes with no money down.

It’s a bit of a break for graduating high school seniors, courtesy of Athens Technical College: Athens Tech says it waiving, for those new graduates, its $25 application fee. The fee-free application period extends through the end of June. Fall semester classes at Athens Technical College will begin on August 21.

The Oconee Veterans Memorial Foundation announces plans for next Monday’s Memorial Day program: it’s underway at 11 o’clock on Memorial Day morning in Veterans Park on Hog Mountain Road in Oconee County. Brigadier General John Gentry, foundation member and Assistant Adjutant General of the Georgia National Guard, will be the featured speaker.

In a move that is set to take place in the fall, the Oconee County Welcome Center will get new headquarters, moving from its current home on North Main Street into the William Daniell House on Founders Boulevard in Watkinsville. The William Daniell House was built by a Revolutionary War veteran more than 230 years ago. The move was approved by the Oconee County Tourism and Visitors Bureau.

School officials in Winder are urging parents to get their children signed up early: registration for K-12 students in the Barrow County School System is underway and online on the Barrow County School System website. Tuesday was a groundbreaking day in Hall County, with the ceremonial start of work on a new fire station that is being built in Buford. The $6.3 million fire station is expected to be open and occupied by firefighters in March of next year.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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