News Line for Clarkesville

SPLOST VI committee: ‘Habersham County needs SPLOST’
Why does Habersham County need Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI? This was the topic of a Wednesday meeting of SPLOST VI focus group leaders.
Source: Northeast Georgian

In Clarkesville, business is booming
Clarkesville Main Street Manager Mary Beth Horton said the boom shows “there’s still vitality in Clarkesville, despite the fact we had this huge disaster (the March 5 fire).”
Source: Northeast Georgian

What’s next for Clarkesville in aftermath of fire?
What’s next for the charred face of downtown Clarkesville is still uncertain, but business and property owners and the city can turn the page after absorbing news the investigation into the cause of the March 5 fire is now closed.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Clarkesville stalls aquatic center annexation
A request by the Habersham County Commission for Clarkesville to annex into its city limits met with opposition from a Clarkesville resident Monday night.
Source: Access North Georgia

Clarkesville approves late-night alcohol in split vote
Patrons of some Clarkesville restaurants now will have the option of purchasing alcoholic beverages until 1:55 a.m.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Clarkesville officials acknowledge ruling on prayer
For many years, the Clarkesville City Council has opened its meetings with prayer.
Source: Access North Georgia

Clarkesville making the rounds to say ‘thanks’
The city of Clarkesville, after making it official with an April 7 proclamation, has representatives making personal visits to the public safety agencies that provided support during the March 5 downtown fire.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Clarkesville mulls imbibing options
Restaurants serving alcohol until 2 a.m., a wine-tasting room in Clarkesville, and “brown bagging” for art parties were three alcohol-related issues presented to the Clarkesville City Council and Mayor Terry Greene during the council’s work session Thursday, April 17.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Clarkesville officials honor Habersham responders
Several officials from the City of Clarkesville attended Monday night's Habersham County Commission meeting to acknowledge the contributions of county emergency personnel during the recent downtown fire.
Source: Access North Georgia

Clarkesville Strong raises more than $27,000 so far
Neighbors helping neighbors is the unspoken theme of Clarkesville Strong, a fundraising and promotional effort started after the March 5 downtown fire.
Source: Access North Georgia

Clarkesville Greenway expansion plans revealed
Clarkesville is a step closer to expanding the Clarkesville Greenway and having a walking trail around Mary Street Park.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Municipalities agree HMC debt takes SPLOST priority
A joint county/cities meeting March 25 saw across the board consensus Habersham Medical Center should be the recipient of funding from the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Clarkesville fire investigation ongoing
The cause of the fire that destroyed Sweet Breads Café and destroyed or damaged several buildings on the historic downtown Clarkesville square March 5-6 is still undetermined.
Source: White County News Telegraph

Clarkesville recovery 'a top priority' for state agencies
Several state officials visited Clarkesville Monday morning to discuss ways their agencies might be able to help with fire recovery in the downtown area.
Source: Access North Georgia

Community reacts to fire
Devastating. The word echoed in downtown Clarkesville Wednesday night and Thursday morning as news of a fire that destroyed several downtown buildings began to circulate.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Clarkesville’s Mary Street Park receives Archway facelift
The Clarkesville City Council now has a working visualization and plan for its Mary Street Park, courtesy of the Habersham Archway Partnership.
Source: Northeast Georgian