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Woodstock Council to vote on Hwy. 92 townhomes
Woodstock Council to vote on Hwy. 92 townhomes_img The Woodstock City Council will conduct a public hearing Monday and vote on a proposed 47-townhome development slated for 10 acres along Highway 92 and Stonecroft Lane.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Developers detail challenges of building in Rome, say changes needed for getting projects started
Developers detail challenges of building in Rome, say changes needed for getting projects started_img The common joke among some real estate developers and construction managers in the Rome area is that it can often times take longer to get a project started than it does to actually build it out.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Porterdale mayor encouraged by upcoming SPLOST
Porterdale mayor encouraged by upcoming SPLOST_img Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman is encouraged the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will pass in the election March 21.
Source: Covington News
Need a Ride?
Need a Ride?_img Dick Bryant is 83 years old, lives in the small north Florida town of Live Oak, a few miles south of the Georgia state line, owns two cars that don't run and depends on public transportation to get to and from kidney dialysis.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Cairo Council to consider water meters; police vehicles purchase
Cairo Council to consider water meters; police vehicles purchase_img The Cairo City Council will meet Monday night to consider a handful of agenda items.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Rome to review alcohol rules; panel looking for ideas to attract visitors, business
Rome to review alcohol rules; panel looking for ideas to attract visitors, business_img Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission has added a mission this year — looking for ways to improve the business climate while maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Diversity in the spotlight; tonight's show will celebrate arts for Black History Month
Diversity in the spotlight; tonight's show will celebrate arts for Black History Month_img The sounds of “We Are The World” will echo through Rome City Auditorium today as part of a musical extravaganza to mark Black History Month.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
City approves rezoning for new development
City approves rezoning for new development_img Newnan’s newest live-work-play community has gotten the green light.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Newnan PD hosts crisis training
Newnan PD hosts crisis training_img Recently, the Newnan Police Department hosted a Crisis Intervention Team training course. The 40-hour, five-day course teaches law enforcement officers how to recognize the signs and symptoms of someone in crisis.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Duplexes planned for East 12th Street on tonight's Rome City Commission agenda
Duplexes planned for East 12th Street on tonight's Rome City Commission agenda_img The Rome City Commission is slated to rule tonight on a rezoning request to allow two duplexes on an East 12th Street lot just west of Maple Avenue.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Purchases on city council agenda
Purchases on city council agenda_img Thomasville City Council members will consider purchases of several items at a Monday meeting.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
City passes mobile food truck ordinance
City passes mobile food truck ordinance_img The Bainbridge City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance governing mobile food trucks within the city limits.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Hospital, City approve bond
Hospital, City approve bond_img At their respective meetings Tuesday, the Hospital Authority and Bainbridge City Council each unanimously approved intergovernmental agreements to proceed with the closing of the recent bond sale.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Albany police chief: Community involvement necessary to reduce violent crime
Albany police chief: Community involvement necessary to reduce violent crime_img The city of Albany has experienced 18 homicides in the past 11 months, according to reports from the Albany Police Department), the city of Albany attorney’s office and the Dougherty County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Albany Herald
Social Circle hires city attorney
Social Circle hires city attorney_img After careful consideration by those on the Social Circle City Council, Anthony “Tony” Powell with the Lawrenceville firm of Webb, Tanner & Powell has been chosen as the new city attorney.
Source: Walton Tribune
Roundabouts coming to LaGrange
Roundabouts coming to LaGrange_img Soon, LaGrange residents will be going around in circles at what officials hope will be significantly safer intersections thanks to new roundabouts scheduled to be installed on the west side of town.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Recreation a big part of next SPLOST
Recreation a big part of next SPLOST_img A Feb. 21 meeting held in Newnan among officials from Troup County and the cities of LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point was meant for a chance for the local governments to hash out any disagreements on potential projects, but after about an hour and a half of discussion, everyone appeared to be on the same page.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
South Fulton cityhood transition team checks in
South Fulton cityhood transition team checks in_img An effort has been underway for more than a year to have all elements critical to cityhood ready for the new municipality of South Fulton when it officially debuts May 1.
Source: Neighbor News
10 years after he joined Centerville’s police force, he takes on a much bigger role
10 years after he joined Centerville’s police force, he takes on a much bigger role_img Q&A with Chuck Hadden. Residence: Warner Robins. Occupation: Chief, Centerville Police Department.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Jenkinsburg awarded employee wellness grant
Jenkinsburg awarded employee wellness grant_img The city of Jenkinsburg has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association to receive one of the Employee Health and Well-being Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote work site programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of city employees and family members.
Source: Jackson County News
Gainesville planning board to review zoning requests for active adult community on crowded Dawsonville Highway
Gainesville planning board to review zoning requests for active adult community on crowded Dawsonville Highway_img When the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meets on March 14, members will get a look at three separate requests for one big active adult community.
Source: Access North Georgia
Deshaun Watson Way now official
Deshaun Watson Way now official_img You can add another 60-yards to the legacy being built by Deshaun Watson, quarterback for the 2017 FBS champion Clemson Tigers and Gainesville High School graduate.
Source: Access North Georgia
Broughton streetscape debate centers on trees, lighting
Broughton streetscape debate centers on trees, lighting_img On three evenings last week, planners from the Florida-based firm EDSA publicly unveiled their preliminary streetscape designs for Broughton, Bay and River streets.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Questions surround new Augusta landfill proposal
Questions surround new Augusta landfill proposal_img Questions remain about the Augusta Commission’s decision to rewrite its waste management plan.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Downtown revitalization includes history element
Downtown revitalization includes history element_img Bringing history into a downtown revitalization is nothing new, but the latest plan for Augusta includes a proposal that takes the idea to the next level. It aims to take the city’s history museum to the streets, telling Augusta’s stories through interactive kiosks that people can use when taking walking or biking tours.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Alpharetta opts for downtown parking decks
Alpharetta opts for downtown parking decks_img After six months of planning, discussions and public meetings, the Alpharetta City Council has resolved on which of two sites to build a new downtown parking deck: It will build on both sites.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell offers online development guide
Roswell offers online development guide_img Roswell invites residents to view a new online tool that provides information about ongoing developments throughout the city. The Development Projects Map provides the location, status and design of projects in an easy-to-use map interface, officials said.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kennesaw approves trail, park projects
Kennesaw approves trail, park projects_img Projects for a trail and a park were approved recently by the Kennesaw City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville wins gold, bronze festival awards
Lawrenceville wins gold, bronze festival awards_img The Lawrenceville Events team received a gold and two bronze awards Tuesday at the Southeastern Festivals and Events Association conference and dinner in Lexington, Kentucky.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta City Council to post expenses on new website, says prez
Atlanta City Council to post expenses on new website, says prez_img The Atlanta City Council is revamping its website and one of the updates will allow councilmembers to post their expenses “as close to real time as possible” for review by the public, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell said Friday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bribery scandal dominates Atlanta mayoral candidate forum
Bribery scandal dominates Atlanta mayoral candidate forum_img In a discussion that sometimes grew tense, candidates hoping to succeed Kasim Reed as Atlanta’s next mayor agreed on one thing: nobody wanted to defend City Hall.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
At Issue: What would you like to see in Cobb’s downtowns?
At Issue: What would you like to see in Cobb’s downtowns?_img In the six cities of Cobb County, downtowns range from not much going on to lots of office, retail and living space. While Marietta, Smyrna, Kennesaw and Acworth have seen more development through the years, Austell and Powder Springs officials are seeking to do more.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta mayor plays an outsized role as metro “spokesman”
Atlanta mayor plays an outsized role as metro “spokesman”_img Only the voters who live in the city of Atlanta’s 130-some square miles will cast ballots in this fall’s mayoral election, but the impact of their decision will be felt far beyond those borders.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Valet services could come to the Marietta Square
Valet services could come to the Marietta Square_img Finding a parking space on Marietta Square may soon be easier.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Plans to make Columbus a smoke-free city make some businesses nervous
Plans to make Columbus a smoke-free city make some businesses nervous _img Smoking is allowed at Columbus bars and restaurants where access is denied to customers and employees under the age of 18, according to state law.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department
Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department_img City officials have identified one finalist for the job of Statesboro Police Department chief, Charles “Mike” Broadhead, currently chief of police in Riverton, Wyoming.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville
Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville_img Standing amid the remains of the Atlanta Street homes Thursday, Broughton Cochran harkened back to his time as a social worker helping single mothers and kids in broken homes.
Source: Gainesville Times
Former Cairo animal rescue gets 'second chance'
Former Cairo animal rescue gets 'second chance'_img Mollie Johnson grew up in Pelham. Now, she is getting a second chance to house a sanctuary for her furry friends in her hometown.
Source: Moultrie Observer
City Council to consider personnel manual, alcohol license for Dillinger’s
City Council to consider personnel manual, alcohol license for Dillinger’s_img The Americus Mayor and City Council have a several matters to consider during Thursday’s regular meeting at 5 p.m. at the Russell Thomas Jr. Public Safety Building.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder
Albany Utility Authority set to resume suspended utility cut-offs
Albany Utility Authority set to resume suspended utility cut-offs_img There’s a post-storm storm brewing with Albany’s Utility Board that may pale all of the utility’s several other recent issues by comparison.
Source: Albany Herald
Albany, Dougherty County take spotlight at State Capitol
Albany, Dougherty County take spotlight at State Capitol_img A delegation of civic and business leaders representing the interests of Albany and Dougherty County spent part of two days meeting with Georgia leaders and advocating for the community at the annual Albany-Dougherty Day at the State Capitol.
Source: Albany Herald
‘We start with yes’
‘We start with yes’_img LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton discussed the successes throughout the city and county – ranging from the introduction of Jindal Films to road projects – with members of the LaGrange Rotary Club on Wednesday, but he also discussed the challenges that he has faced in his time as mayor.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Tybee panel calls for revisions to code of ordinances
Tybee panel calls for revisions to code of ordinances_img A volunteer committee tasked with reviewing and updating Tybee’s entire code of ordinances is recommending that city officials revise the code’s language to eliminate any inconsistencies and to do away with some of the lesser known and regularly ignored laws.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah mulls fire fee for homes, churches, more
Savannah mulls fire fee for homes, churches, more_img Savannah officials are considering the implementation of an assessment fee for fire services next year that could be applied to homes, businesses and tax-exempt properties such as churches, schools and hospitals.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Riceboro earns housing grant
Riceboro earns housing grant_img The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Cedartown City Commission seeks more CDBG funds
Cedartown City Commission seeks more CDBG funds_img Cedartown commissioners are looking for more money for sewer work in the coming years as a project the city already got grant money for is just about to begin and will take months to complete.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
Union City mayor: won’t ‘play it small’ with economic development
Union City mayor: won’t ‘play it small’ with economic development_img Union City has to keep economic development a top priority, especially with the city only 10 miles from the world’s busiest aviation hub, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Mayor Vince Williams said last week.
Source: Neighbor News
City officials hold formal groundbreaking for Walton Summit, first residents could move in by this time next year
City officials hold formal groundbreaking for Walton Summit, first residents could move in by this time next year_img The property has been cleared for a few weeks now and as of Thursday morning the ground has been formally "broken" by city officials for the Walton Summit complex on Gainesville's Atlanta Street.
Source: Access North Georgia
Plans in works for two additional hotels in Gainesville
Plans in works for two additional hotels in Gainesville_img Commercial development in Gainesville continues to grow and apparently hotel developers are noticing.
Source: Access North Georgia
A Trip Inside The Massive Tunnel Being Dug By 'Driller Mike'
A Trip Inside The Massive Tunnel Being Dug By 'Driller Mike'_img There's a drill digging a tunnel deep under Atlanta. It cuts through granite six nights a week, all night long, 300 to 400 feet below the ground.
Source: WABE
Boatwright retiring as Three Rivers chief
Boatwright retiring as Three Rivers chief_img The Three Rivers Regional Commission will soon begin the search process for a new executive director, as longtime Executive Director Lanier Boatwright will be retiring in June.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Brookhaven shows commitment to preserving city greenspace with land deal
Brookhaven shows commitment to preserving city greenspace with land deal_img With the signing of an agreement to purchase 33-acres near the Peachtree DeKalb Airport, the city of Brookhaven is fulfilling a promise to residents to preserve local greenspace.
Source: Neighbor News
Brookhaven receives $5.7M greenspace loan
Brookhaven receives $5.7M greenspace loan_img The city of Brookhaven announced that it has been awarded a $5.7 million loan recently.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
College Park could strike rental car tax deal for Philips in March
College Park could strike rental car tax deal for Philips in March_img A deal between Atlanta and College Park to extend car rental taxes for an update of Philips Arena could be struck sometime in March, the mayor of College Park said Thursday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dacula, county work together to build new sidewalks
Dacula, county work together to build new sidewalks_img Gwinnett commissioners approved a joint partnership Tuesday with Dacula to install sidewalks along four sections of Harbins Road and Dacula Road.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Union City approves contract for renovations
Union City approves contract for renovations_img The Union City council recently approved entering into a contract with Hogan Construction Group LLC, not to exceed $5 million, for the renovations and reconstruction of the old Georgia Military College building.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Forest Park receives ARC grant
Forest Park receives ARC grant_img The Atlanta Regional Commission has awarded $985,000 to 11 communities in metro Atlanta, including the city of Forest Park.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Fulton Chairman John Eaves enters race to be Atlanta mayor
Fulton Chairman John Eaves enters race to be Atlanta mayor_img Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves is joining the race to lead the city of Atlanta. Eaves, who was first elected to the board in 2006, is entering a crowded field that includes nearly a dozen contenders.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta pledges $1 million to Woodruff campaign
Atlanta pledges $1 million to Woodruff campaign_img The city of Atlanta has pledged $1 million to the Woodruff Arts Center Transformation Campaign.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Powder Springs mayor says downtown plans are moving forward
Powder Springs mayor says downtown plans are moving forward_img Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman said Monday a broker has been hired by the city to look at downtown plans and funding.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest
State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest_img The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins one of the America’s Best Community contest prizes of $1 million or more.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Gainesville adds property to new housing development on Atlanta Street
Gainesville adds property to new housing development on Atlanta Street_img In time for Thursday’s 11 a.m. groundbreaking of the Walton Summit development at the former Green Hunter Homes on Atlanta Street, Gainesville officials transferred previously abandoned land to the project.
Source: Gainesville Times
Dogs allowed on Rocket Field under provisionary set of rules
Dogs allowed on Rocket Field under provisionary set of rules_img Rocket Field is not a dog park, but athletic groups should not have exclusive usage of field, said Watkinsville Councilman Brian Brodrick.
Source: Oconee Enterprise
New city manager takes over in Woodbine
New city manager takes over in Woodbine_img New Woodbine City Manager Ken Walker knows how to deal with elected officials from firsthand experience.
Source: Brunswick News
Former mayor, police chief recognized at Capitol
Former mayor, police chief recognized at Capitol_img The former Holly Springs mayor and police chief were recognized by the House of Representatives at the Capitol on Tuesday for their years of service to the community.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Waleska city council discusses updating its water meters
Waleska city council discusses updating its water meters_img Waleska City Council members discussed replacing several large water meters across the city Monday in order to update old ones and cut back on revenue lost through meters that weren’t registering all of a customer’s water usage.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Woodstock getting new dog park
Woodstock getting new dog park_img Four-legged friends in Woodstock will soon be getting a new place to roam with an additional dog park planned off of Arnold Mill Road.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Woodstock Fire looking ahead to new station
Woodstock Fire looking ahead to new station_img The Woodstock Fire Department is looking ahead, and with the growth of the city, a new fire station is in their vision for the next few years.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Watkinsville paves way for Harden Hill sidewalks
Watkinsville paves way for Harden Hill sidewalks_img Now that Watkinsville has ownership of Harden Hill Road, the city is a step closer to constructing sidewalks for that stretch of roadway.
Source: Oconee Enterprise
Kennesaw Police accepting applications for Citizen’s Police Academy
Kennesaw Police accepting applications for Citizen’s Police Academy_img The Kennesaw Police Department announced that it is now accepting applications for its next Citizen’s Police Academy, which will start on March 21.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
City of Marietta honored by Department of Defense
City of Marietta honored by Department of Defense_img Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award on Feb. 8 at the Marietta City Hall.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Parks and Rec advisory board gets update on March 17 glow race, plans for free outdoor movies
Parks and Rec advisory board gets update on March 17 glow race, plans for free outdoor movies_img The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Department is aiming to have a scholarship program in place by the fall football season.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
LaFayette unveils plans for Ross Abney complex
LaFayette unveils plans for Ross Abney complex_img The city of LaFayette is considering knocking down the old Ross Abney field house, which was home to the old LaFayette High School's concessions, band room and weight room, and rebuilding it into an updated structure with two winged pavilions on each side, all the while honoring the past contribution to Johnny Cash.
Source: Walker County Messenger
Covington recognizes heroic efforts
Covington recognizes heroic efforts_img Four Covington Firefighters received a standing ovation Monday night after recognition of their lifesaving work.
Source: Covington News
Wrens to shorten its airport runway
Wrens to shorten its airport runway_img Wrens City Administrator Arty Thrift made a presentation to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners during its work session Monday, Feb. 2, explaining to the commissioners the need for the county to either close Lucky Bridge Road or lower the road 15 feet.
Source: Louisville News & Farmer
Duluth, Norcross receive Tree City USA community status
Duluth, Norcross receive Tree City USA community status_img Two Gwinnett County cities are being recognized for their commitment to promoting tree planting.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Villa Rica starts process toward utilities rate study
Villa Rica starts process toward utilities rate study_img Villa Rica’s enterprise funds — revenues that are supposed to run its water, sewer and solid waste services — are whittling away cash reserves to the point that, without some adjustment to its rates, the system’s costs could put the city deeper in the red by 2022.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City faces challenges demolishing 18 houses
City faces challenges demolishing 18 houses_img Ensuring that properties are not overlapping in a revitalization program, going through judicial processes for homes have been foreclosed on, and heading out of state to hunt down real estate heirs are some of the challenges Carrollton City Attorney Chuck Conerly is encountering while chasing down titles to the remaining 18 “derelict and abandoned” designated for demolition.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Johnson resigns from Eastman City Council
Johnson resigns from Eastman City Council_img After thee years of service on the Eastman City Council, Milton Johnson announced his resignation on January 30.
Source: Dodge County News
Hiram’s Council approve Palmer as Permanent City Manager
Hiram’s Council approve Palmer as Permanent City Manager_img Last week Hiram City Council members voted to elevate Interim City Manager Jody Palmer to the permanent position after he’d served since November as interim manager.
Source: Dallas New Era
Frustration continues over sidewalk delay
Frustration continues over sidewalk delay_img Fed up with continued delay in the completion of the federally-funded Safe Routes to Schools sidewalk along Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson city leaders plan to put those frustrations into writing.
Source: Jackson County News
Baxley City Council approves recommendation for Fair Street
Baxley City Council approves recommendation for Fair Street_img At the meeting of the Baxley City Council on February 8 a motion was made and unanimously approved by council members to accept the recommendation from Hofstadter and Associates, Inc. to award the Fair Street Paving/Improvement Project to Sikes Brothers, Inc.
Source: Baxley News Banner
City’s lighting grant brightens pair of downtown stores
City’s lighting grant brightens pair of downtown stores_img George Saratsiotis owns a men’s wear and tailor shop downtown, and thanks to a new grant program offered by the City of Americus, he was able to replace his old fluorescent tube lighting with new LED lighting.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder
Atlanta City Council Considers Marijuana Legislation
Atlanta City Council Considers Marijuana Legislation_img Atlanta is Georgia's largest city. But it has at least one thing in common with one of the state's smallest cities: Clarkston. Both city governments have the discretion to decide how to charge people who are caught with less than an ounce of marijuana.
Source: WABE
Council Member: Proposed Tax Should Help Fund Public Safety
Council Member: Proposed Tax Should Help Fund Public Safety_img If there's a new proposed sales tax on the ballot in Atlanta this year, City Council member Felicia Moore wants to make sure some of the money goes to public safety.
Source: WABE
Savannah considers revising limits on short-term vacation rentals
Savannah considers revising limits on short-term vacation rentals_img Savannah is considering revisions to the Short Term Vacation Rental ordinance as concerns mount about the increasing number of rentals operating in the city.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Curry isn't seeking re-election
Curry isn't seeking re-election_img Loganville Mayor Dan Curry won’t seek re-election in 2017. I think it’s time to move into the private sector,” Curry told The Tribune on Friday.
Source: Walton Tribune
Norman elected to board of directors, serving as District 1 director
Norman elected to board of directors, serving as District 1 director_img Sandy Norman, City Clerk of Aragon, was elected to serve on the 2017 Georgia Municipal Clerks and Finance Officers Association (GMC/FOA) Board of Directors. Ms. Norman will serve as the District Director for District 1 (Northwest Georgia).
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
Baldwin puts forth plan to council for changes to trash service in Aragon
Baldwin puts forth plan to council for changes to trash service in Aragon_img The Aragon City Council is considering changes to its garbage policy, but will need to draw up ordinance amendments before moving forward.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
What’s on your wish list? SPLOST projects proposed
What’s on your wish list? SPLOST projects proposed_img The special-purpose local-option sales tax will be back on the ballot in November and Troup County, LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point are deciding how the collected money will be spent if the measure passes.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Local legislators HYPE-d to work together
Local legislators HYPE-d to work together_img Local young professionals gathered at the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to hear about what is going on in the cities of LaGrange, West Point and Hogansville as well as the county, and the group came away with a picture of local officials united in the name of growth and community development within the region.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Grant requested for development, new voting site for Hogansville
Grant requested for development, new voting site for Hogansville_img The city of Hogansville has put in for a Community Development Block Grant for $700,000 for water and sewer work.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Seven run for city of South Fulton’s District 5
Seven run for city of South Fulton’s District 5_img Seven candidates are campaigning for votes in the city of South Fulton’s District 5, situated between College Park and Union City.
Source: Neighbor News
Decatur goes virtual for new experimental town hall meetings
Decatur goes virtual for new experimental town hall meetings_img The city of Decatur is attempting to reach a new audience with an upcoming trial run of interactive online-only meetings. In March, the city will begin experimenting with a virtual town hall format that will allow for residents to interact from the comfort of home or even on the other side of the globe.
Source: Neighbor News
Construction on major downtown development could start this year
Construction on major downtown development could start this year_img A proposed $55 million downtown development has cleared a major hurdle. The Macon-Bibb County Commission voted Tuesday night to turn over control of properties where the project will be built to the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority.
Source: Macon Telegraph
City receives grant for movie walking tour
City receives grant for movie walking tour_img Bronze markers commemorating the numerous movies and television series that have been filmed in Griffin and Spalding County will soon be installed in the city’s downtown area. The city received a $5,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Economic Development for the Historic Downtown Sidewalk Film Marker Tour project.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Varnell bars off-hours use of city equipment
Varnell bars off-hours use of city equipment_img You shouldn't find city of Varnell police patrol cars parked near Georgia Department of Transportation sites in Gordon County anymore. Council members voted 4-0 last week to bar city employees from using city equipment, including patrol cars, for private off-duty jobs.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Dalton CVB reports record lodging tax for '16
Dalton CVB reports record lodging tax for '16_img The Dalton Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) continues an historic lodging tax pace for the seventh year in a row.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Councilman focuses on decreasing stray animal population
Councilman focuses on decreasing stray animal population_img Should individuals, and subsequent public policy, take responsibility for the overpopulation of stray dog and cat populations? Senoia Councilman Jeff Fisher believes both should.
Source: Fayette Citizen
6 things both new and long-time Fayetteville residents want
6 things both new and long-time Fayetteville residents want_img One of the many reports at the Fayetteville City Council retreat held Feb. 9 was a presentation by Community Development Director Jahnee Prince on community input in the city’s upcoming comprehensive plan.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Planning chief: 'Very important' new 2.5M residents in next 25 years 'drive a lot less'
Planning chief: 'Very important' new 2.5M residents in next 25 years 'drive a lot less'_img The city of Atlanta's new transportation plan will focus on reducing people's reliance on cars for their main form of transportation, the city planning commissioner said.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Athens-Clarke commissioners to consider changes to special-event regulation
Athens-Clarke commissioners to consider changes to special-event regulation_img An Athens-Clarke County Commission committee is recommending changes in the way the county government defines and regulates special events like the annual AthFest music and arts festival and Twilight Criterium bicycle races.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Athens Transit helping Arkansas transit agency after fire
Athens Transit helping Arkansas transit agency after fire_img Two surplus Athens Transit buses were among the transit vehicles sent recently to an Arkansas public transit agency when a fire destroyed 20 of its buses, leaving it temporarily with only four vehicles to serve its customers.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Pedestrian crossing added near Gainesville library branch
Pedestrian crossing added near Gainesville library branch_img The City of Gainesville has installed a new mid-block pedestrian crossing to replace the existing pedestrian crossing at Academy Street and Northside Drive. The crossing features a pedestrian signal, known as the HAWK (High-Intensity Activated Cross Walk) Pedestrian Beacon.
Source: Access North Georgia
Construction management set for McIntosh Parkway
Construction management set for McIntosh Parkway_img It has been two decades in the making, but the wheels are beginning to turn a bit more quickly on Newnan’s newest road project.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Barksdale painting second mural
Barksdale painting second mural_img Atlanta-based artist Corey Barksdale is back in Newnan – painting a mural that highlights diversity on the side of the Wesley Street Gymnasium. Barksdale participated in the Newnan Coweta Art Association's Artist-in-Residence program last year when he created the second large mural downtown in October.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
City considers naming street after musician Bohannon
City considers naming street after musician Bohannon_img In a rare move, Newnan is considering a request to change the name of a city street to honor a still-living notable.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Bus riders give their opinions on proposed public transit changes
Bus riders give their opinions on proposed public transit changes_img Proposed Augusta Public Transit route and schedule changes replace several of the city’s winding, asymmetrical bus routes with more direct, hourly routes hoped to grow ridership and decrease confusion. To frustrated Augusta transit customers, however, improvement can’t happen soon enough.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Milton Police Explorers place first in competition
Milton Police Explorers place first in competition_img Milton's Police Explorers Post 2570 traveled to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for BSA Winterfest, the largest gathering in the U.S. catering to Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, and fire and police Explorers on Feb. 11.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Milton Parks and Rec to suggest altering memorandum with Alpharetta
Milton Parks and Rec to suggest altering memorandum with Alpharetta_img The Milton Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met last week and continued to discuss potential changes to the city’s parks and recreation memorandum of understanding with the City of Alpharetta.
Source: NorthFulton.com
‘Connect Milton’ smartphone app launches
‘Connect Milton’ smartphone app launches_img The Milton Citizen smartphone application, which allows Milton residents to report problems within the city, request services and stay connected with local news, is now available for download on Apple and Android.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Roswell to start work on eastside strategy
Roswell to start work on eastside strategy_img Having heard from residents in two town hall meetings and a continuing online survey, Roswell officials have directed staff to start preparations for drafting a redevelopment strategy for the Holcomb Bridge Road corridor on the east side of town.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avondale Estates annexation may have to wait a year
Avondale Estates annexation may have to wait a year_img Last month Avondale Estates commissioners approved a resolution to submit an annexation map to the state legislature.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta tagging $3 million in TSPLOST revenue for greenway
Atlanta tagging $3 million in TSPLOST revenue for greenway_img The city of Atlanta is earmarking $3 million in TSPLOST revenue this year to build the first part of the Proctor Creek Greenway.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
College Park developing new bill paying, account review processes
College Park developing new bill paying, account review processes_img College Park’s customer service department, guided by finance and accounting, is developing processes that will allow electronic billing and account reviews for customers of College Park utilities.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Grayson streamlines zoning variance policy
Grayson streamlines zoning variance policy_img Following a public hearing Monday, the Grayson City Council approved an amendment to allow the city council to approve zoning variances and special use permits under specific situations.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Duluth wins event and marketing awards
Duluth wins event and marketing awards_img The Southeastern Festivals and Events Association recently recognized Duluth as one of the best in the region for its event and creative efforts over the last year. Duluth’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) event was a part of the city’s Food Truck Friday event.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Mayor Reed said Tuesday “challenging day” after FBI action
Atlanta Mayor Reed said Tuesday “challenging day” after FBI action_img One day after one of his department heads was caught up in the widening Atlanta City Hall bribery scandal, Mayor Kasim Reed again expressed anger about the alleged wrongdoing on his watch.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sugar Hill auto collision required to paint roof exhaust
Sugar Hill auto collision required to paint roof exhaust_img Following a recent public hearing, the Sugar Hill City Council voted 3 to 2, with council members Gajewski and Hembree voting no, to require Sugar Hill Auto Collision to paint the roof top intake and exhaust a color to match the building.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bill offering insurance to firefighters passes Senate committee
Bill offering insurance to firefighters passes Senate committee_img Legislation that would offer firefighters special insurance polices to treat work-related cancers passed its first Senate committee hearing Wednesday with a unanimous vote.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Housing authority looking at 2 new deals
Housing authority looking at 2 new deals_img A company based out of Knoxville, Tennessee, has signed a contract to purchase the 120-unit Meadowlane Apartments in West Rome.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Porterdale creating gateway to Yellow River Park
Porterdale creating gateway to Yellow River Park_img City officials are working to create an inviting gateway to Porterdale’s picturesque Yellow River Park.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Covington Council nixes apartment complex next to Clark’s Grove
Covington Council nixes apartment complex next to Clark’s Grove_img Former Senior Planner Scott Gaither on Monday made his first zoning request to the Covington City Council since being named director of the city’s Planning and Zoning Department after Randy Vinson retired last month.
Source: Covington News
Mayors discuss common issues, challenges
Mayors discuss common issues, challenges_img Despite their differences, the cities of Woodbine, St. Marys and Kingsland have more in common than many realize.
Source: Brunswick News
Forest Park police chief Hobbs to serve as interim city manager
Forest Park police chief Hobbs to serve as interim city manager_img Dwayne Hobbs, chief of the Forest Park Police Department, will serve as interim Forest Park city manager following the departure of City Manager Al Wiggins. This is the third time Hobbs will serve as interim city manager.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Forest Park rezoning fails
Forest Park rezoning fails_img The proposed rezoning of commercial properties in the area of Springdale Road in Forest Park failed due to a lack of votes at Monday’s city council meeting.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Forest Park city council to temporarily relocate
Forest Park city council to temporarily relocate_img The Forest Park City Council will hold its next several meetings in a temporary location due to renovations to City Hall.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Gainesville City Council finalizes honor for Deshaun Watson
Gainesville City Council finalizes honor for Deshaun Watson_img It’s official — the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of the former Red Elephant quarterback who helped lead Clemson University to the national title in January.
Source: Gainesville Times
McDonough attempts at adding Jonesboro Road corridor to city boundary hits ‘roadblock’
McDonough attempts at adding Jonesboro Road corridor to city boundary hits ‘roadblock’_img The Jonesboro Road corridor is one of the main gateways into the city of McDonough, though most of it lies under the jurisdiction of Henry County. But McDonough aims to change that.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’
Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’_img Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack of money, Mayor Danny Dunagan said during his State of the City message at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Source: Gainesville Times
City responds to accountability group’s critique of finances
City responds to accountability group’s critique of finances_img If you’ve been paying attention to Columbus Council in recent weeks, you’re probably aware of talk about the city’s finances.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Villa Rica seniors will have to wait for tax greak
Villa Rica seniors will have to wait for tax greak_img Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill that would provide a tax break to senior citizens in Villa Rica. But due to an error in the legislation, those seniors won’t be able to take advantage of the break until next year.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Firm plans hotels, amphitheater, stores in Pooler near I-16
Firm plans hotels, amphitheater, stores in Pooler near I-16_img A new mixed-use development, which will include hotels, offices and boutique retail space, is on tap for the southeast corner of Interstate 16 and Pooler.
Source: Savannah Morning News
CHAMP is coming to Hinesville
CHAMP is coming to Hinesville_img The Georgia Department of Transportation is bringing a new program to the city of Hinesville and other communities throughout the state.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Commission agrees to start rewrite of waste management plan, required for new landfill
Commission agrees to start rewrite of waste management plan, required for new landfill_img A project to open a construction and demolition landfill near Augusta Regional Airport gained legs Tuesday when city leaders voted to start the waste management plan revisions required to allow it.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Warner Robins council considers chicken referendum
Warner Robins council considers chicken referendum_img A group of people who have been trying to get backyard chickens legalized in the city may get another crack at it.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Macon-Bibb officials stall changes in trash billing
Macon-Bibb officials stall changes in trash billing_img The Macon-Bibb County Commission will again discuss a proposal to have property owners pay garbage and recycling fees annually.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Helen extends city manager's contract by seven years
Helen extends city manager's contract by seven years_img The Helen City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to extend City Manager Jerry Elkins' contract by seven more years.
Source: Access North Georgia
Sandy Springs approves land use plan
Sandy Springs approves land use plan_img The city of Sandy Springs has a new land use plan.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard plans town hall meeting
Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard plans town hall meeting_img Albany City Commissioner Jon Howard will host a town hall meeting on Saturday during which members of the public can engage representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration about storm damage issues.
Source: Albany Herald
Alpharetta officials approve two new downtown parking decks
Alpharetta officials approve two new downtown parking decks_img With the popularity of downtown Alpharetta on the rise, city officials have approved two new parking decks to address increasing traffic and meet the needs of citizens, businesses and visitors.
Source: Neighbor News
Roswell appoints LaDow as T-SPLOST Board Member
Roswell appoints LaDow as T-SPLOST Board Member_img The Roswell City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Tom LaDow as Roswell’s representative to the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) Citizens Oversight Council Feb. 13.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Roswell announces new GIS viewer
Roswell announces new GIS viewer_img A new online tool from the city of Roswell will help residents find answers related to their property quickly and easily.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Digital billboard to be erected on North Main Street
Digital billboard to be erected on North Main Street_img A digital billboard will soon be erected at 633 North Main Street in Milton, the last of four digital billboards within the city that were agreed upon in a settlement between the city and advertising companies.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Milton erects new weather monitoring station
Milton erects new weather monitoring station_img The City of Milton partnered with the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) to place a weather monitoring station at Fire Station 43 in the Birmingham area of Milton. This new station will provide real-time data to the City and to county, state, and federal partners to increase knowledge of weather patterns in Milton and in the metro Atlanta region.
Source: NorthFulton.com
City Center construction to begin within days
City Center construction to begin within days_img Officials are working out details for a temporary parking lot to help relieve a shortage of space anticipated when construction begins soon on the commercial phase of Alpharetta’s City Center.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Decatur establishes first youth council
Decatur establishes first youth council_img Decatur commissioners approved establishing a youth council in the fall, with the group of nine students from Decatur High and Academe of the Oaks recently sworn in.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell calls for state-funded transit study
Roswell calls for state-funded transit study_img Noting the possible traffic-easing benefits of an expanded MARTA rail system, the Roswell City Council has called on the state Legislature to authorize and fund a study of transit needs for the metro Atlanta region.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Bill for Decatur’s Public Facilities Authority passes senate
Bill for Decatur’s Public Facilities Authority passes senate_img Decatur’s public facilities authority bill passed the Senate this week and received its first reading in the House Thursday. Sen. Elena Parent, D-Atlanta, who shepherded the bill through the Senate, said there’s a good chance the bill could get approved next week.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Film Appreciation Day: proclamations express thanks from Conyers and Rockdale to film industry
Film Appreciation Day: proclamations express thanks from Conyers and Rockdale to film industry_img The economic impact of local movies and television production was in sharp focus Wednesday morning as Randy Mills, mayor of Conyers, and Oz Nesbitt, chairman of the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners, proclaimed Wednesday to be Film Industry Appreciation Day.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Woodstock Mural design gets support from council
Woodstock Mural design gets support from council_img Local artist AnnaLyssa Kimball has been hard at work on the Woodstock mural in downtown, and city council members gave the thumbs-up on her design plan at their meeting Monday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
City receives site plans for Costco, no date on construction
City receives site plans for Costco, no date on construction_img The city of Woodstock has received site plans for the Costco development on Ridgewalk Parkway, but it is not yet clear when construction on the much-anticipated project may begin.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
DPD discusses grant for terrorism response equipment
DPD discusses grant for terrorism response equipment_img The Douglasville City Council took up at Thursday's work session submitting a grant that would give the police department additional equipment to respond to terrorism events.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Powder Springs residents and officials discuss downtown development
Powder Springs residents and officials discuss downtown development_img Powder Springs residents got a chance to sound off to the mayor and city council Monday over plans to redevelop the city's downtown.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Sparks holds 'Chat with the Chief' at Arbor Place
Sparks holds 'Chat with the Chief' at Arbor Place_img Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks held a "Chat with the Chief" event where citizens could come and talk to the him and his staff Friday morning at Arbor Place Mall.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
No action taken after 3-hour Stockbridge executive session
No action taken after 3-hour Stockbridge executive session_img The Stockbridge City Council held a special meeting Monday morning during which the council met to go into an executive session.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
City Council educated on texts, emails
City Council educated on texts, emails_img Carrollton’s mayor and City Council were told to be careful in the way they correspond through group emails and to avoid text messaging one another during meetings, lest they find themselves in a similar situation as the city of Temple.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Bill could help Savannah’s fight against blight
Bill could help Savannah’s fight against blight_img The city is making headway in its effort to get the state to loosen rules regarding eminent domain as a way to address blight.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Pooler City Council OKs 47-foot interstate sign, 60-foot flagpole
Pooler City Council OKs 47-foot interstate sign, 60-foot flagpole_img Officials in Pooler this week overturned a recommendation from the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission regarding some sign and flagpole height variances for a forthcoming automobile dealership.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Augusta personnel board, HR director taken out of employee appeal procedure
Augusta personnel board, HR director taken out of employee appeal procedure_img The days of Augusta’s personnel board – and the authority of its Human Resources director – might be numbered.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Lula adopts alcohol by the drink ordinance
Lula adopts alcohol by the drink ordinance_img Alcohol by the drink could be available in Lula as soon as March 1.
Source: Access North Georgia
Athens Transit helping Arkansas transit agency after fire
Athens Transit helping Arkansas transit agency after fire_img Two surplus Athens Transit buses were among the transit vehicles sent recently to an Arkansas public transit agency when a fire destroyed 20 of its buses, leaving it temporarily with only four vehicles to serve its customers.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Changes to Athens-Clarke transportation project criteria proposed
Changes to Athens-Clarke transportation project criteria proposed_img A citizens advisory committee appointed by Athens-Clarke County’s mayor and commission is recommending some significant changes in the criteria for selecting transportation-related projects to be funded with a proposed 1 percent local sales tax.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
New downtown parking decks could spur millions in development
New downtown parking decks could spur millions in development_img A large downtown Macon development could gain momentum Tuesday. A Macon-Bibb County Commission resolution would allow the Urban Development Authority to issue up to $20 million in bonds for parking decks that would tie into a proposed mixed-use development along Poplar Street. Along with the parking decks, the Exchange Block Project would include a hotel, retail space and housing along two downtown blocks.
Source: Macon Telegraph
LPD dedicates officer to handle social service cases
LPD dedicates officer to handle social service cases_img There is a well-kept secret among the men and women who work in law enforcement, including officers at the LaGrange Police Department.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus
Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus_img Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront of a comprehensive planning meeting Monday.
Source: Gainesville Times
Two-term Dalton mayor Jimmy Young recalled for love of city
Two-term Dalton mayor Jimmy Young recalled for love of city_img Friends and relatives remember Jimmy Young as a man who loved the city of Dalton and did everything he could to make it a better place.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Cedartown named a Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation
Cedartown named a Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation_img Cedartown was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
City of Eagles Landing on tap for Henry County
City of Eagles Landing on tap for Henry County_img Following the years-long but eventually successful efforts to establish the city of South Fulton, stakeholders are exploring options for a fifth Henry County city to join Hampton, Locust Grove, McDonough and Stockbridge.
Source: Neighbor News
Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1
Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1_img Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.
Source: Gainesville Times
Roswell Councilman Zapata aims for collaboration with STAR-C nonprofit to create community in apartment complexes
Roswell Councilman Zapata aims for collaboration with STAR-C nonprofit to create community in apartment complexes_img When Councilman Marcelo Zapata learned of STAR-C and its efforts to transform apartment complexes into communities to better school performances, his first inclination was how it could fit in Roswell.
Source: Neighbor News
Atlanta Chosen For 'Safer Roads Challenge'
Atlanta Chosen For 'Safer Roads Challenge'_img Atlanta has been named one of three communities worldwide chosen for the Safer Roads Challenge, an initiative involving several companies aimed at finding solutions to traffic dangers.
Source: WABE
Lawrenceville approves $6M for public works facility site work
Lawrenceville approves $6M for public works facility site work_img The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to set a guaranteed maximum price of $6,045,567 for the site work on the Lawrenceville Public Works Facility.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Underground Atlanta talks continue despite missed sale deadline
Underground Atlanta talks continue despite missed sale deadline_img Almost a month after Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed set a deadline to seal a deal for Underground Atlanta, the downtown property’s fate is still up in the air.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Parking deck rises from old Proctor Square in Duluth
Parking deck rises from old Proctor Square in Duluth_img Motorists traveling through Duluth have no doubt noticed the construction of a large parking deck at the corner of Buford Highway and State Route 120. The 432-space parking facility will serve the mixed-use development rising from the former Proctor Square.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jamwich to offer beer; ACC approves alcohol permits for series of block parties
Jamwich to offer beer; ACC approves alcohol permits for series of block parties_img The Rome Alcohol Control Commission approved permits Monday for Jamwich sandwich shop, a new convenience store, and five downtown block parties scheduled for the summer.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Morrow could give up Brookwood land to subdivision
Morrow could give up Brookwood land to subdivision_img The city of Morrow could give up a piece of property in the Brookwood subdivision, it was revealed at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Jonesboro businesses, officials discuss rebranding
Jonesboro businesses, officials discuss rebranding_img Business leaders and elected officials in Jonesboro were presented Thursday with results of a survey which suggested ways the city could brand itself.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson in 'audacious' speech: ‘We are remaking this city’
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson in 'audacious' speech: ‘We are remaking this city’_img Mayor Teresa Tomlinson didn’t shy away from controversial topics while delivering a State of the City address on Friday.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus police plan to drop .45-caliber pistol for smaller 9 mm
Columbus police plan to drop .45-caliber pistol for smaller 9 mm_img After using the .45-caliber service pistol for more than 25 years, the Columbus Police Department plans to switch to the 9 mm pistol later this year.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Carrollton ordinance to require event licenses
Carrollton ordinance to require event licenses_img The Carrollton City Councill on Friday voted to change the wording of a business ordinance that will affect events in town.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades
Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades_img Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at its meeting Tuesday.
Source: Gainesville Times
City to retain fire department, push to equalize water rates
City to retain fire department, push to equalize water rates_img Tifton city manager Pete Pyrzenski addressed the Tifton city council regarding possible reunification between the city and county fire departments and equalizing water rates between city and county residents at the council workshop Feb. 16.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Cairo City Council approves new comp time policy
Cairo City Council approves new comp time policy_img After numerous discussions, the Cairo City Council approved a compensatory time policy at Monday's meeting.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Tybee mulls new law for Sunday booze sales at food-less bars
Tybee mulls new law for Sunday booze sales at food-less bars_img Although they recognized they could be in for a tough fight, Tybee Island officials this week said they still plan to ask their representatives in the Georgia General Assembly to take on a proposal that could allow for the city’s bars to open on Sundays.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Tybee Island reports $3 million cleanup tab from hurricane
Tybee Island reports $3 million cleanup tab from hurricane_img Cleaning up Georgia's largest public beach after Hurricane Matthew has cost Tybee Island about $3 million.
Source: Neighbor News
New free downtown Savannah trolleys debut today
New free downtown Savannah trolleys debut today_img Two new fare-free shuttles are set to hit the streets of downtown Savannah on Monday. Unlike previous designs, the new dot shuttles look like trolleys.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Designs nearing completion for Savannah’s downtown street improvements
Designs nearing completion for Savannah’s downtown street improvements_img The city recently began a tree planting project along Broughton Street that is being funded with a $183,498 federal grant.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Former Augusta mayor says he’s not eying return to post
Former Augusta mayor says he’s not eying return to post_img He has the public’s ear for three hours a day, five days a week, but does former Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver plan to seek another term?
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Athens-Clarke County to host first Citizens Government Academy
Athens-Clarke County to host first Citizens Government Academy_img Registration is under way for the first Citizens Government Academy, an Athens-Clarke County government initiative to introduce citizens to their local government’s structure, operations and services, and to provide information on becoming more engaged and involved with the county government.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Gainesville named Tree City for 30th straight year
Gainesville named Tree City for 30th straight year_img Gainesville receives the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City distinction for the 30th straight year.
Source: Access North Georgia
Senoia looking for sewer expansion answers
Senoia looking for sewer expansion answers_img East Coweta’s most successful city is now looking to upgrade its sewer capacity to aid future developments.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Sugar Hill seeks to establish building authority for downtown area
Sugar Hill seeks to establish building authority for downtown area_img Sugar Hill is asking the local delegation to the Georgia General Assembly to establish a building authority for its downtown area.
Source: Access North Georgia
Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars
Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars_img Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.
Source: Neighbor News
Wrens to shorten its airport runway
Wrens to shorten its airport runway_img Wrens City Administrator Arty Thrift made a presentation to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners during its work session Monday, Feb. 2, explaining to the commissioners the need for the county to either close Lucky Bridge Road or lower the road 15 feet.
Source: Louisville News & Farmer
Grantville City Hall to stay in Glanton Complex
Grantville City Hall to stay in Glanton Complex_img Grantville City Council has decided to fix moisture problems at city hall instead of moving or completely rebuilding.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Chamblee Explodes With Growth As Jobs Move Intown
Chamblee Explodes With Growth As Jobs Move Intown_img More than $360 million worth of new projects are now in the works in the city of Chamblee. According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, that includes about 1,200 apartments, townhomes, senior housing, and office, retail and restaurant space.
Source: WABE
City To Reimagine Atlanta Transportation In New Plan
City To Reimagine Atlanta Transportation In New Plan_img Atlanta is coming up with a new vision for transportation in the city. This time, officials want to reimagine how Atlantans get around.
Source: WABE
Chickens welcomed now in Marietta
Chickens welcomed now in Marietta_img The Marietta City Council agreed recently to allow chickens with 11 regulations.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Snellville unveils 9/11 memorial at city hall
Snellville unveils 9/11 memorial at city hall_img Snellville officials joined soon-to-be Eagle Scout Keval Amin rcently on the front lawn of city hall to unveil a memorial recalling the tragic events of Sept. 11.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Woodstock extends city manager’s contract
Woodstock extends city manager’s contract_img The Woodstock City Council has extended its contract with City Manager Jeffrey S. Moon through the end of 2019.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avondale Estates changes language of rules at park, lake
Avondale Estates changes language of rules at park, lake_img Avondale Estates commissioners in December approved changing the language posted on the rules markers at Lake Avondale and Willis Park. The commission has now recently rewrote and approved new language, currently displayed on temporary signs at both sites.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Peachtree City toughens tree-cutting rules
Peachtree City toughens tree-cutting rules_img Anyone who clears, thins or removes trees or vegetation in designated buffers and greenbelts in Peachtree City without written permission and the required permits will now be subject to a minimum $500 fine.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandy Springs picks City Springs parking manager
Sandy Springs picks City Springs parking manager_img Subject to final approval of costs, the Sandy Springs City Council has selected Lanier Parking to provide parking management services for the City Springs downtown redevelopment.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandy Springs amends construction noise code
Sandy Springs amends construction noise code_img A developer could seek special permission up to five times from Sandy Springs to work outside the hours designated by the city’s noise ordinance – but it would cost money to do so, and the amount would double after the second request.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell offers online land data tool
Roswell offers online land data tool_img Roswell is offering a new online tool to help residents get detailed information about properties around the city.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Madison          28
Mansfield          1
Marietta          56
Maysville          3
McDonough          16
McRae-Helena          1
Meigs          7
Metter          5
Midway          5
Milledgeville          7
Milton          44
Monroe          3
Monticello          1
Morrow          22
Moultrie          18
Mount Airy          2
Mount Zion          1
Nelson          1
Newborn          1
Newnan          41
Nicholson          1
Norcross          31
Oakwood          19
Ochlocknee          1
Orchard Hill          1
Oxford          3
Palmetto          1
Pavo          3
Peachtree City          36
Peachtree Corners          25
Pelham          1
Pembroke          6
Perry          10
Pooler          14
Port Wentworth          1
Porterdale          11
Powder Springs          19
Remerton          1
Riceboro          1
Richmond Hill          7
Rincon          13
Ringgold          21
Riverdale          14
Roberta          1
Rockmart          9
Rome          81
Roopville          1
Roswell          48
Royston          1
Sandy Springs          65
Savannah          111
Senoia          26
Sharpsburg          1
Smithville          1
Smyrna          23
Snellville          22
Social Circle          2
Springfield          5
St Marys          7
Statesboro          30
Statham          3
Stockbridge          40
Stone Mountain          2
Sugar Hill          16
Summerville          5
Sunny Side          1
Suwanee          26
Tallapoosa          2
Temple          26
Thomasville          24
Thomson          1
Thunderbolt          5
Tifton          13
Toccoa          1
Trion          1
Tucker          4
Tunnel Hill          1
Tybee Island          24
Tyrone          3
Union City          8
Valdosta          32
Varnell          1
Vienna          3
Villa Rica          60
Waco          1
Waleska          4
Walthourville          1
Warner Robins          22
Washington          4
Watkinsville          6
Waycross          2
Waynesboro          6
West Point          9
Whitesburg          2
Winder          5
Winterville          1
Woodbine          1
Woodbury          1
Woodstock          74
Wrens          3
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