Clarke Names 2017-18 Teacher of the Year

Oct 12, 2017
Clarke County Schools

The Clarke County School District is recognizing the accomplishments of its staff members. Greg Huberty has been named the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year. The math teacher has spent nearly 30 years at Cedar Shoals High School. Winterville Elementary School’s Verna Chester-Brown was named District Paraprofessional of the Year. In addition, each school also named a teacher and paraprofessional of the year.

Georgia Department of Education

Georgia schools have put thousands of children into a separate program and failed to give them an adequate education, parents of disabled students and a group of advocates say in a lawsuit filed this week.
The Georgia Advocacy Office and other groups filed the federal lawsuit in the Northern District of Georgia
The complaint alleges that the students have been segregated into a program known as the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS.

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Athens Career Center are holding a workshop for people trying reestablish themselves.

The workshop at the career center on Neely Drive is designed to help those who are re-entering the community. Topics include how to get started in getting back into the workforce, values, skills and abilities, and connecting with agencies providing assistance among others.  The information is for people including those on probation, TANF and SNAP recipients and those living in shelters.

Athens-Clarke County Government

Members of the community are invited to a public input session hosted by the ACC Leisure Services Department. Those attending will have an opportunity to review conceptual diagrams, or drawings, to be used in developing the vision plan for Memorial park. The drawings focus on the functions and circulating flow of the park. The session will be held Thursday, October 9 from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Memorial Park Recreation Hall located on Gran Ellen Drive. Citizens who are not able to attend the meeting can provide input online.

ACC Tax Bills Due This Month

Oct 11, 2017

Athens-Clarke County property owners have a little more than a week left to pay their 2017 tax bills. According to a notification from the county government, bills were mailed out in August and they are due on or before Friday, October 20th. Property and businesses owners who have not received a property tax statement are urged to contact the Tax Commissioner’s Office for assistance. Under Georgia law, bills are mailed to the last known address. Failure to receive a bill as a result of a move or change of address will not exempt a taxpayer from late fees.