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County officials mull possibility of new eastside fire station

By Joe Johnson

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners recently approved the concept of a new Fire Station 5, to replace current the decades-old station on Whit Davis.

The station is located in a residential neighborhood of single and multi-family homes in east Athens and could be replaced by afacility of about 13,000-square-foot.

The commissioners also approved a measure that allows for the search for a new site.

The project would be funded through a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

The current Station 5 is said to not be adequate for personnel currently assigned to work there lacking among other things a layout thats suitable for male and female firefighters.

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