District 2 News

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Georgia Department of Education Seeks Grant Applicants for Community Projects

GaDOE Grants offer opportunity for student engagement and diversion from crime.


Sista Circle Starts up at EACC

By Buket Urgen

Stephanie Renee Toliver, a PhD student at the University of Georgia, has started a book club for young black girls in the community who are interested in science fiction and fantasy books. The book club is called the Sista Circle.


Committee Taking input for Lexington Rd. Study

A Steering Committee is taking public input for a study of the Lexington Rd. Corridor, a major gateway into Athens-Clarke County and a significant part of District 2.


Why We Need More Transparency, Communication from City Hall

By Mary Bagby

My experience with living on the east side of Athens for over 40 years is I’ve seen changes, I’ve seen unfairness, and I’ve seen people get tired, feel intimidated, and not want to get involved. But stop saying that we don’t care.


Athens has a new police chief

Last month, Scott Freeman was forced to resign as Chief of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. ACC Manager Blaine Williams, who has the ability to fire and hire all county department heads, said he gave Freeman the choice to resign or be fired.


SPLOST 2020 Will Emphasize Equity

The Athens-Clarke County Government is taking project proposals for SPLOST 2020 until November 11. SPLOST - or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax - is a community fund that ACC residents vote to adopt each year in order to pay for projects that are meant to improve the community.


Upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences

By Kirrena Gallagher

Parent teacher conferences are coming up October 17th-19th. Lets see if District 2 can get 100% participation. This will be the perfect time to ask any questions about coursework, student placement and how you can help your child succeed in his or her classes.

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