If you want to read your favorite book in public to your friends, do it before 2:45 AM.

Sec. 6-18-2. Definitions: Dance hall: A “dance hall” for the purposes of this chapter shall include any business where one of its purposes is conducting, facilitating or promoting public dancing on the premises. Live entertainment: For the purposes of this chapter live entertainment shall include, but is not limited to, any musical performance, theatrical performance, […]

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No one may bathe in Sandy Creek Lake.

Sec. 3-5-6. Swimming, bathing in Athens-Clarke County reservoirs. It shall be unlawful for any person to swim, bathe or enter into the water of the Athens-Clarke County waterworks lake on Sandy Creek or other Athens-Clarke County reservoir which is for storage of water; provided, that nothing in this section shall prohibit any duly authorized Athens-Clarke […]

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On Mondays, it is illegal for one to whistle very loud after 11:00 PM.

Sec. 3-5-24. Noise control. (a) Purpose. This section is enacted to protect, preserve and promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Athens-Clarke County through the control of noise. It is the intent of this section to establish standards that will reduce excessive community noises, which are harmful and otherwise detrimental to individuals […]

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It is illegal for one to make a disturbing sound at a fair.

Sec. 3-5-2. Disturbing meetings. No person shall create any disturbance at any public meeting or any place of amusement by loud talking, indecent or profane language, or any disturbing sound or action. (Ord. of 4-7-92, § 8) State law references: Preventing or disrupting lawful meetings, gatherings or processions, O.C.G.A. § 16-11-34.

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Owners of mules may not allow their animal to roam around Athens unsupervised.

Sec. 4-1-5. Livestock running at large. It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any hog, cattle, mule, sheep, goat, fowl or any other livestock or nontraditional livestock animal to permit it to run at large in the limits of Athens-Clarke County or to stray from the property of the owner or keeper […]

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Goldfish may not be given away to entice someone to enter a game of bingo.

Sec. 4-1-9. Animal giveaway. No person in Athens-Clarke County shall give away any live animal, fish, reptile or bird as a prize for, or as an inducement to enter, any contest, game, or other competition, or as an inducement to enter a place of amusement, or offer such animal as an incentive to enter into […]

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One must obtain a license before holding a Going-Out-Of-Business sale.

Sec. 6-2-3. License required. A license issued by the finance department shall be obtained by any person before selling or offering to sell any goods at a sale to be advertised or held out by any means to be one of the following kinds: (1) Going-out-of-business sale; (2) Removal of business sale; or (3) Fire […]

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