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ACC Leisure Services Winter Program Registration

7 hours ago

The Leisure Services Department continues winter program online registration.

Openings remain in art programs, dance classes, environmental science, sports, recreation, and more.  All registration takes place at www.athensclarkecounty.com/leisure.

Individuals who do not have access to a computer may register online using the free computer labs at East Athens Community Center, Lay Park, or Rocksprings Park

For more information, please call 706-613-3800.

Georgians Signing up for 2018 ACA Coverage

Nov 23, 2017
georgiahealthnews.com

Almost 120,000 Georgians have signed up for 2018 coverage in the state insurance exchange.

The announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave the first state-by-state breakdown of sign-ups over three weeks of enrollment in the 39 states that use the federal healthcare.gov exchanges.

The 119,968 enrolling here placed Georgia as fourth-highest among the states listed, behind Florida, Texas and North Carolina.

ACC Government

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners have unanimously voted to enter into a partnership with the developers of Hotel Indigo to build a creative development campus downtown. District 6 Commissioner Jerry NeSmith says the real estate deal has been under negotiation for months.

“This was actually an unsolicited proposal we got from the developers of the Indigo Hotel, the same group of folks, mostly local,” Ne Smith said. “This is at 250 Strong Street right in front of Indigo Hotel, it’s currently a surface parking lot that the county owns.”

Over one in four Georgians say they will spend more on gifts in 2017, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey. The boost in spending comes from a strong labor market, which is generating higher incomes and boosting consumer confidence. Overall, AAA has seen a 40% increase in shoppers who say they will spend more money on gifts this holiday season.

Best Black Friday Deals for 2017

Nov 22, 2017
WalletHub

The day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Black Friday is traditionally associated with the best bargains of the season, but a recent holiday shopping survey by the personal finance website WalletHub shows 53 percent of consumers think they can beat those deals. Analysts have come up with a list of 2017's Best Things to buy on Black Friday.  Jill Gonzalez says there are some offers that are worth the hassle of hitting the stores.

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