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Parks, sidewalks get dots of concern
Parks, sidewalks get dots of concern_img Interested in parks, the local economy, sidewalks and other things, about 65 people dropped in during the city of Statesboro's first two strategic planning input meetings, held at different times and locations Monday.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Douglas to run again for Cairo City Council
Douglas to run again for Cairo City Council_img James "Jimmy" Douglas is looking to add another four years to his tenure on the Cairo City Council.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Council OKs land bank board additions
Council OKs land bank board additions_img Thomasville and Thomas County governments each will have ex-officio representatives on the Thomas County-Thomasville Land Bank board.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Mediacom announces new broadband platform tech for Southwest Georgia
Mediacom announces new broadband platform tech for Southwest Georgia_img Albany Technical College was host on Tuesday, with city and county officials, business leaders and legislators in attendance, to the demonstration of a new generation broadband platform for a 30-county region of Southwest Georgia that officials said makes the region one of the country’s largest gigabit areas.
Source: Albany Herald
Alderwoman Shabazz talks future of Savannah fairgrounds at town hall
Alderwoman Shabazz talks future of Savannah fairgrounds at town hall_img Savannah Alderwoman Estella Shabazz assured residents on Tuesday that a film and movie production company located on the former Coastal Empire Fairgrounds will benefit the city as Savannah continues to grow as a popular filming destination.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Appeal challenges downtown hotel’s height
Appeal challenges downtown hotel’s height_img The City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday will hear a petition challenging the bonus story of a proposed hotel at Tattnall and Liberty Streets.
Source: Savannah Morning News
New Midway city hall hits snag over cost
New Midway city hall hits snag over cost_img It hasn’t even been built yet, but Midway’s plans for a new city hall and multipurpose building have hit a snag in the form of increasing costs.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Vendor space available for 10th Annual Jonesboro Farmers Market
Vendor space available for 10th Annual Jonesboro Farmers Market_img It’s that time of year again to feast on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Source: Clayton News Daily
City celebrates new 187-acre park
 City celebrates new 187-acre park_img Representatives from Richmond Hill recently celebrated the grand opening of Sterling Creek Park, officially cutting the ribbon on the new 187-acre park.
Source: Bryan County News
Commission divided on baggy pants ban
Commission divided on baggy pants ban_img Augusta commissioners remain divided on whether to ban saggy pants and a committee referred a vote to draft an ordinance to the full commission Tuesday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Lawrenceville mayor participates in annual early learning literacy event
Lawrenceville mayor participates in annual early learning literacy event_img Judy Jordan Johnson has frequented the Sheltering Arms Center in Lawrenceville so often that some of the older kids recognize she’s not just another visitor.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Properties in Alpharetta get revised criteria to be deemed historic
Properties in Alpharetta get revised criteria to be deemed historic_img Historic properties in the city of Alpharetta are getting new definitions, with a number of new properties joining the club and others getting the boot.
Source: Neighbor News
Riverdale honors the life, memory of Tuskegee Airman Hiram E. Little
Riverdale honors the life, memory of Tuskegee Airman Hiram E. Little_img A staple of the Atlanta veteran community and Civil Rights hero was honored by the Riverdale City Council at its meeting Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily
East Roswell works to bridge the gap in redevelopment with future prospects
East Roswell works to bridge the gap in redevelopment with future prospects _img Kohls and Target may have closed their doors in East Roswell months ago, but still remains a hot button issue to residents.
Source: Neighbor News
Mayor Tomlinson recommends leaner budget for 2018; unveils major changes
Mayor Tomlinson recommends leaner budget for 2018; unveils major changes_img Mayor Teresa Tomlinson presented Columbus Council with a $268 million operating budget Tuesday that would reduce the city’s spending by about 1 percent for fiscal year 2018.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Roswell makes first decisions with full council as Lori Henry assumes Post 4 seat
Roswell makes first decisions with full council as Lori Henry assumes Post 4 seat_img Despite reported technical difficulties with vote counts in the April 18 runoff election, Roswell elected a new Post 4 City Council member.
Source: Neighbor News
Rome to get CDL test site
Rome to get CDL test site_img A testing site for commercial drivers licenses will be added to the Georgia Department of Driver Services office on Martha Berry Highway in Rome.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Funding renovates first four of more than 10 homes
Funding renovates first four of more than 10 homes_img More than $100,000 of the $306,000 CHIP grant funds have been used to repair at least four homes in Carrollton. The Carrollton Housing Authority will begin improvements on another three homes soon and will continue the work until about a dozen homes are completed.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Development Authority focuses on incentives for businesses
Development Authority focuses on incentives for businesses_img The Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority turned its attention to business incentives during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The organization discussed two packages for projects in the area.
Source: Brunswick News
Ultimate Block Party returning to downtown Douglasville
Ultimate Block Party returning to downtown Douglasville_img The popular Ultimate Block Party is set to return Friday night to downtown Douglasville.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Douglasville celebrates Georgia Cities Week Second graders get to experience city government
Douglasville celebrates Georgia Cities Week Second graders get to experience city government_img The city of Douglasville, including the Douglasville City Council, Douglasville Police Department, Douglas County Fire Department, Maintenance and Sanitation Department, CITI TV and various city staff celebrated this year's Georgia Municipal Association's Georgia Cities Week by inviting second graders from local schools to come learn about their local government last week.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Marietta will discuss solutions to smelly trash on Square
Marietta will discuss solutions to smelly trash on Square_img Marietta Square is a place to go if you are a human who wants a bite to eat, but there are plenty of options for hungry flies as well.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Univeter plan tabled, mayor speaks out against annexation
Univeter plan tabled, mayor speaks out against annexation_img A vote to approve an annexation that would pave the way for the creation of a controversial subdivision along Univeter Road was tabled again Monday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
McBurnett recommends new police chief in Emerson
McBurnett recommends new police chief in Emerson_img After poring over 52 applications from as far away as Colorado, Emerson City Manager Kevin McBurnett recommended the city council hire Randall Turner, a 16-year law enforcement veteran from Polk County, to be the city’s next police chief. If confirmed, Turner will fill the position vacated last year by former chief Stan Bradley.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton honored with 30-year service award
Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton honored with 30-year service award_img Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton unexpectedly found himself the center of attention at the City Council meeting on April 17 when he was presented his 30-year service award.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Conyers releases tourism app
Conyers releases tourism app_img Looking for something fun to do and want to see what’s happening around town? The city of Conyers has just released a mobile app that can put all that information at your fingertips.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Conyers updates ordinances to attract ‘desirable’ businesses
Conyers updates ordinances to attract ‘desirable’ businesses_img Restaurants can now provide DJs, senior housing can now be slightly smaller and some tobacco lounges will be viewed as drinking places if they plan to sell alcohol at their establishments.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
E-recycling and paper shredding event set for May 20
E-recycling and paper shredding event set for May 20_img Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful is holding the first of two Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding events in 2017 for Rockdale residents and business owners on May 20.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Newnan celebrates Earth Day, Ga. Cities Week
Newnan celebrates Earth Day, Ga. Cities Week_img Puppets were on parade at Greenville Street Park this weekend, along with several additional activities geared toward local children and families.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Sale agreement now official as Decatur signs Children’s Home contract
Sale agreement now official as Decatur signs Children’s Home contract_img Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and United Methodist Children’s Home President and CEO Hal Jones signed the sale agreement Tuesday for the $40 million purchase of the facility’s 77 acres.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Fayetteville police launch new community program
Fayetteville police launch new community program_img The Fayetteville Police Department is expanding its public outreach program by adding a new unit called Community Activity Resource and Education.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avondale Estates Mayor Pro Tem won’t run for reelection
Avondale Estates Mayor Pro Tem won’t run for reelection_img Avondale Estates Mayor Pro Tem Terry Giager has decided not to run for reelection in November. By the end of this year he will have spent eight years on the city commission, the last six as mayor pro tem.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Coughlin sworn in as new Johns Creek Post 4 councilman
Coughlin sworn in as new Johns Creek Post 4 councilman_img Lost to many in the hoopla of the congressional race April 18 was the not inconsequential Johns Creek City Council Post 4 race won by Chris Coughlin over John Patrick Flores.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Food trucks rolling back into Johns Creek
Food trucks rolling back into Johns Creek_img Food Trucks will be driving back into Johns Creek beginning Wednesday, May 3.
Source: NorthFulton.com
City of Stockbridge demolishes Arts Center building
City of Stockbridge demolishes Arts Center building_img The city of Stockbridge brought down the Community Arts Center building located at 146 Burke Street on Monday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
South Fulton mayor, council to be sworn in Saturday
South Fulton mayor, council to be sworn in Saturday_img The mayor and council members in the new city of South Fulton will be sworn in Saturday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Mayor Reed unveils “gateway” parking garage for Grant Park
Atlanta Mayor Reed unveils “gateway” parking garage for Grant Park_img A 1,000-space parking garage planned for Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta will include a restaurant, outdoor greenspace and a way to harvest rainfall, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Firefighter applications up since pay raises
Firefighter applications up since pay raises_img The Valdosta Fire Department is seeing a spike in applications since the city approved pay raises last year for all city employees.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
City approves alcohol ordinance
City approves alcohol ordinance_img The Americus Mayor and City Council, during the regular monthly meeting held Thursday, adopted its new alcohol beverage license, which has been under study and revision for over a year.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder
New development director of Marietta has a familiar face
New development director of Marietta has a familiar face_img A 19-year employee of the city of Marietta has been named its new director of development.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Area around Kennestone Hospital may be getting retail, dining boost
Area around Kennestone Hospital may be getting retail, dining boost_img If you aren’t seeing a doctor, undergoing a medical procedure or visiting a loved one, there are not a whole lot of reasons to spend time in the area around WellStar’s Kennestone Hospital.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
City Commission names SPLOST committee members
City Commission names SPLOST committee members_img Rome Mayor Jamie Doss announced on Monday the City Commission’s four appointees to the 2017 Citizens SPLOST Committee.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Summerville Park next for neighborhood enhancement
Summerville Park next for neighborhood enhancement_img Summerville Park has been chosen for the first Neighborhood Enhancement Program focus this year.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Wastewater work could cost millions, but it's budgeted
Wastewater work could cost millions, but it's budgeted_img The existing grit removal equipment at Carrollton’s Wastewater Treatment Department that has not been replaced since 1988 is now operating at 15 percent efficiency, a city official said.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Downtown group looks for new director
Downtown group looks for new director_img Downtown Dalton Development Authority Chairman T.J. Kaikobad says the board will be taking its time looking for a new director and has not set a deadline for its search.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
McDonough week-long activities to celebrate Georgia Cities Week
McDonough week-long activities to celebrate Georgia Cities Week_img The city of McDonough has a week-long list of activities planned as cities across the state celebrate Georgia Cities Week April 23-29 . This year’s theme is “Georgia Cities: In the Mix!”
Source: Henry Daily Herald
State of the Ralston not happy tale
State of the Ralston not happy tale_img To say the recent safety code report on Columbus’ historic Ralston Towers set off some alarms is more than just a grim joke. The report is another troubling revelation about the state of a facility that for years now has housed a largely vulnerable population.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Mayor Tomlinson, doctor team up for 1st annual Alzheimer’s women’s luncheon
Mayor Tomlinson, doctor team up for 1st annual Alzheimer’s women’s luncheon_img Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and local Alzheimer’s expert, Dr. Jonathan Liss, will be the keynote speakers for the first annual ‘Think Women’ luncheon organized by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Richmond Hill’s newest recreation facility opens
Richmond Hill’s newest recreation facility opens_img A group of 60 plus runners and walkers, some pushing strollers, some with dogs on leashes took advantage of the pleasant spring weather to attend the ribbon cutting of Richmond Hill’s newest recreation facility, Sterling Creek Park, Saturday morning.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Commissioner wants increase in staff, pay for Animal Services
Commissioner wants increase in staff, pay for Animal Services_img Commissioner Sammie Sias is pushing to use $380,000 in city contingency funds to add two Animal Services positions and increase the wages of other department staff.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Georgia Cities Week activities
Georgia Cities Week activities_img Hinesville will celebrate the week, which begins today and ends Saturday, with a mix of events for residents and employees.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Stockbridge to open Little Free Library
Stockbridge to open Little Free Library_img Stockbridge’s Main Street program will launch its Little Free Library initiative during the city’s Trail Mix event April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Reeves Creek trail head, 525 Flippen Road.
Source: Neighbor News
DeKalb CEO Thurmond talks water, sewer with Dunwoody council
DeKalb CEO Thurmond talks water, sewer with Dunwoody council _img DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said efforts are underway to clean the county’s sewer system and that accurate water bills are now being mailed to customers.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Brookhaven awards $187K contract for North Fork Peachtree Creek watershed cleanup plan
Brookhaven awards $187K contract for North Fork Peachtree Creek watershed cleanup plan_img Brookhaven City Council approved this month a $187,022 contract to Sustainable Water Planning and Engineering to come up with a plan to clean up North Fork Peachtree Creek watershed.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Brookhaven offers commuting resources in wake of I-85 collapse
Brookhaven offers commuting resources in wake of I-85 collapse_img Following the I-85 bridge collapse in March, the city of Brookhaven reminds commuters to continue to have patience, leave for destinations early, carpool if possible or use MARTA.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville votes to close old Jackson Street
Lawrenceville votes to close old Jackson Street_img The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to close a portion of old Jackson Street as part of the municipal street system.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
College Park approves mural across from Woodward’s Lower School
College Park approves mural across from Woodward’s Lower School_img The College Park city council recently approved a request for a mural placement on Woodward Academy’s campus, directly across from the Lower School.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Berkeley Lake mayor recommends mobile alerts instead of sirens
Berkeley Lake mayor recommends mobile alerts instead of sirens_img In a recent letter to residents, Berkeley Lake Mayor Lois Salter quoted local emergency management specialists who advise relying on mobile phone alerts, not sirens in the event of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes or flooding.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta launches online platform for city travel
Atlanta launches online platform for city travel_img The city of Atlanta recently launched an online tool to help people plan their travel while the I-85 bridge that collapsed following a fire in early April is being rebuilt.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Redevelopment deal OK’d for Turner Field
Redevelopment deal OK’d for Turner Field_img The redevelopment of the Turner Field area will be about more than adding new apartments, opening trendy coffee shops or giving Georgia State University’s football team a permanent place to call home.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City's strategic plan input meetings set for Monday
City's strategic plan input meetings set for Monday_img People who live, work, attend school or own a business in Statesboro will have two opportunities Monday to tell city officials and their strategic planning consultants what Statesboro’s priorities should be for the next decade and sooner.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes
Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes_img Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.
Source: Gainesville Times
More than 2,000 volunteer to clean up Albany on Earth Day
More than 2,000 volunteer to clean up Albany on Earth Day_img Stash the Trash/Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful conducted a city-wide litter collection campaign Saturday in observance of Earth Day, drawing thousands of volunteers who were willing to give up part of their weekend to help clean up Albany.
Source: Albany Herald
Lovejoy hosts seminar on impartial policing, seeks to address bias
Lovejoy hosts seminar on impartial policing, seeks to address bias_img Last week, more than 20 community and law enforcement leaders from across Clayton County gathered in Lovejoy to discuss impartial policing.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Mayor Tomlinson appears on MSNBC show ‘AM Joy’
Mayor Tomlinson appears on MSNBC show ‘AM Joy’_img Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson made an appearance Sunday morning on the MSNBC television show “AM Joy."
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Congressman tours Carrollton
Congressman tours Carrollton_img In his first official visit to Carroll County since being sworn in as 3rd District congressman, Drew Ferguson on Friday made several stops in Carroll County, a place he has said is an example of how a community can create initiatives for young people.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Hearing set for sealer factory; Rome commission also expected to name SPLOST panel tonight
Hearing set for sealer factory; Rome commission also expected to name SPLOST panel tonight_img The Rome City Commission is slated to decide tonight on a rezoning request to allow a waterproof paint factory at 2101 Rockmart Road.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
City will decide whether start in-house tax collection or to stay with county
City will decide whether start in-house tax collection or to stay with county_img Now that the Glynn County Commission has made it clear it is not willing to negotiate the city of Brunswick’s proposal for lowering property tax collection fees, Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey said Friday it is time for the city to decide whether to keep things as they are or collect the taxes in-house.
Source: Brunswick News
Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton honored with 30-year service award
Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton honored with 30-year service award_img Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton unexpectedly found himself the center of attention at the City Council meeting on April 17 when he was presented his 30-year service award.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
New event center, winery and distillery may soon come to Bremen
New event center, winery and distillery may soon come to Bremen_img The Lion Golf Club, which closed in 2016, may be resurrected as an event center with a distillery and winery, if the city of Bremen approves.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Mayor may get option of car allowance
Mayor may get option of car allowance_img The city of Douglasville has filed a notice of intent concerning a proposed ordinance change scheduled to come before the Douglasville City Council May 15 to allow Mayor Rochelle Robinson to choose between driving a city-owned vehicle or being paid a vehicle allowance.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Pay raise action delayed, committee to be formed
Pay raise action delayed, committee to be formed_img Canton City Council members discussed the possibility of raising their pay at a meeting Thursday night, but opted not to take any action just yet.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Downtown Development Authority to host Beer & Wine Fest
 Downtown Development Authority to host Beer & Wine Fest_img The Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority is hosting a Beer and Wine Festival in Kennesaw’s Depot Park on May 6 from 1 to 5 pm.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta cops meet citizens for coffee and a chat
Marietta cops meet citizens for coffee and a chat_img Residents had the chance to meet with Marietta Police officers Saturday for a dialogue over donuts and coffee rather than over how fast their car may have been going.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Tybee Island requesting proposals for operation of North Beach concession stand
Tybee Island requesting proposals for operation of North Beach concession stand_img Tybee Island officials are putting out a call for bids for management of a city-owned snack bar on North Beach.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Quiet day at Orange Crush: New rules targeted alcohol, amplified music on Tybee beach
Quiet day at Orange Crush: New rules targeted alcohol, amplified music on Tybee beach_img The usual crowd of springbreakers amassed on Tybee Island for Orange Crush on Saturday, but the annual unsanctioned beach party was much milder than years past.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Food trucks now serving in downtown Savannah
Food trucks now serving in downtown Savannah_img A serving of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy on Thursday night marked the beginning of regular food truck sales in downtown Savannah.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Unemployment hits a low in city, county
Unemployment hits a low in city, county_img For months, financial reporters have been talking about how the nation has been recovering from the recession that hit almost a decade ago and is now on a path of growth, but what does that mean for the average job hunter here in the LaGrange-Troup County area?
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Building a bridge for 2,783 residential units
Building a bridge for 2,783 residential units_img It took a while for CSX Railroad to give permission, but construction of the long-awaited bridge at MacDuff Parkway and Senoia Road in Peachtree City is well underway. Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to open for traffic by early fall.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Senoia looks to provide a ‘respite’ with SPLOST funds
Senoia looks to provide a ‘respite’ with SPLOST funds_img As Senoia’s popularity grows, so does the demand for more facilities to accommodate the happy crowds that flock to the city each week.
Source: Fayette Citizen
County throws East Village back to Senoia
County throws East Village back to Senoia_img The Coweta County Commission on April 13 voiced no objection to the proposal to annex 167 acres into Senoia at Ga. highways 85 and 16 for the East Village mixed-use development.
Source: Fayette Citizen
UPDATE: Spring Ramble details released for Gainesville, Toccoa, Clarkesville stops
UPDATE: Spring Ramble details released for Gainesville, Toccoa, Clarkesville stops_img More than 50 homes and sites will be open for tours during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Spring Ramble in Gainesville, Toccoa and Clarkesville, April 28-30.
Source: Access North Georgia
Oakwood traffic study would address problematic intersections across the city
Oakwood traffic study would address problematic intersections across the city_img The City of Oakwood is looking at a potential traffic study that would help assess and address problematic intersections throughout the city.
Source: Access North Georgia
Art on a Limb returns for another year to Suwanee parks
Art on a Limb returns for another year to Suwanee parks_img The city of Suwanee announces an annual tradition will return to city parks next month.
Source: Access North Georgia
Brookhaven honors outgoing Public Works director
Brookhaven honors outgoing Public Works director _img The Brookhaven City Council recently recognized outgoing Public Works Director Richard Meehan with a framed proclamation.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Sandy Springs tightens rules on burying utilities
Sandy Springs tightens rules on burying utilities_img Sandy Springs has tightened the rules on when developers must bury electric lines and other utilities. Now more types of developments will have to put utilities underground.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Atlanta City Council's Adrean not seeking reelection
Atlanta City Council's Adrean not seeking reelection_img One of Buckhead's representatives on the Atlanta City Council is not seeking reelection this year.
Source: Neighbor News
Georgia Dome Site To Be Converted Into A Park
Georgia Dome Site To Be Converted Into A Park_img Once Mercedes-Benz Stadium is finished, the Georgia Dome will be torn down and will be replaced by a park. The 13-acre space will be for tailgating on game days and open to the public when the new stadium is not in use.
Source: WABE
MARTA Gets Stalled Concessions Program Back On Track
MARTA Gets Stalled Concessions Program Back On Track_img New legislation passed during the recent session of the General Assembly makes way for MARTA to expand its concessions program.
Source: WABE
Ground broken for McIntosh Parkway
Ground broken for McIntosh Parkway_img After nearly 20 years in the making, the McIntosh Parkway project is on the home stretch.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Turin meeting develops cities’ plan
Turin meeting develops cities’ plan_img Next year’s legislative agenda for cities will include ideas proposed in Turin when more than 60 local officials met with representatives of the Georgia Municipal Association.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Belle Isle plans run for secretary of state
Belle Isle plans run for secretary of state_img Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle said Friday he plans to enter the race for Georgia Secretary of State in 2018.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Chamblee acquires land for Linear Park
Chamblee acquires land for Linear Park_img The city of Chamblee Mayor and City Council have approved the acquisition of approximately 10 acres of green space located at 4197 North Shallowford Road.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandy Springs acts on ‘BYOB’ art, cooking studios
Sandy Springs acts on ‘BYOB’ art, cooking studios_img The Sandy Springs City Council has clarified the ability of entities whose “primary business” is art, sewing, embroidery or cooking instruction to let patrons bring beer and wine to classes. It also has reduced the fees the shops would pay to allow alcohol on the premises.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
AAA awards grant for Woodstock speed signs
AAA awards grant for Woodstock speed signs_img An AAA Traffic Safety Grant will pay for two traffic speed radar signs for the Woodstock Police Department.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cumming mayor seeks another term
Cumming mayor seeks another term_img Cumming’s longtime mayor is seeking another four years in office. Gravitt, 75, was first elected in 1971 after serving two terms on the city council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Duluth salary survey results in increase for some
Duluth salary survey results in increase for some_img The Duluth City Council voted recently to approve recommendations from the city’s annual salary survey classification pay plan study and incorporate the results in the fiscal year 2018 proposed budget, effective July 3.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell to dedicate new fire station
Roswell to dedicate new fire station_img The city of Roswell is inviting the public to the 8:15 p.m. April 27 dedication of its new Fire Station No. 4 at Old Alabama Road and Market Boulevard, near the Publix shopping center.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Pay raises on council agenda
Pay raises on council agenda_img Canton City Council members are set to discuss possible pay raises for themselves and Mayor Gene Hobgood at tonight’s meeting.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Powder Springs to add basketball court to Silver Comet Linear Park
Powder Springs to add basketball court to Silver Comet Linear Park_img A covered basketball court will be the newest addition to the Silver Comet Linear Park in Powder Springs.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Villa Rica Jazz Festival to feature several performers
Villa Rica Jazz Festival to feature several performers_img An eclectic mix of music, ranging from smooth jazz to flamenco and rocking ragtime, will fill the Mill Amphitheater in Villa Rica on Saturday for the West Georgia Jazz Festival.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Mayfest grows to 175 vendors
Mayfest grows to 175 vendors_img Another street has been added as a venue to accommodate additional vendors scheduled for next month’s Carrollton’s Mayfest.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Council approves rezoning for new grocery store
Council approves rezoning for new grocery store_img The city of Covington is set to be the home of one of Europe's largest grocery chains.
Source: Covington News
Lawrenceville leaders discuss plans for $20M downtown development
Lawrenceville leaders discuss plans for $20M downtown development_img When Lawrenceville residents pass the proposed City View development at the corner of Perry and Oak Streets, Richport Properties principal Rick Porter hopes they’ll be reminded of the school that once stood on the site.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project
Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project_img A delayed road project in Flowery Branch is forcing school buses to cross crowded roads “daredevil-style,” Mayor Mike Miller said at a City Council meeting Thursday night.
Source: Gainesville Times
Savannah prohibits fishing at Coffee Bluff Marina pier
Savannah prohibits fishing at Coffee Bluff Marina pier_img The fishing pier at the city’s Coffee Bluff Marina was closed off Wednesday after growing tension between boaters and anglers.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah trip bolsters plan to in-source Augusta fleet management
Savannah trip bolsters plan to in-source Augusta fleet management_img Augusta could model a new “hybrid” fleet maintenance system similar to one used in Savannah.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
DDA Discusses Exciting, Upcoming Projects
DDA Discusses Exciting, Upcoming Projects_img Business matters at the Downtown Development Authority meeting are moving right along.
Source: Cordele Dispatch
Grovetown opts to outsource probation services after city suffers financial loss
Grovetown opts to outsource probation services after city suffers financial loss_img After experiencing a fiscal loss of more than $100,000 over three years from its in-house probation services, the Grovetown City Council approved a proposal to outsource the operation.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
City of Americus hires new fire chief
City of Americus hires new fire chief_img Batallion Chief Roger Bivins, a 25-plus year veteran of Americua Fire & Emergency Services, has been hired as the new fire chief.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder
Wadley mayor rocks the State House
Wadley mayor rocks the State House_img It’s not every day a local mayor rocks the House; but, on Friday, March 10, Wadley Mayor Harold Moore did. He rocked the House of Representatives.
Source: Louisville News & Farmer
Flowery Branch gets update on "frustrating" road project
Flowery Branch gets update on Hall County Public Works Director Ken Rearden made a visit to Flowery Branch City Hall Thursday evening to give city officials an update on a road project that has had some city council members frustrated.
Source: Access North Georgia
CHOA faces questions about requested annexation, planned development
CHOA faces questions about requested annexation, planned development _img Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s request to have 11.4 acres of unincorporated DeKalb County property annexed into the city of Brookhaven for a new office building has area residents concerned about the traffic congestion at the busy I-85 and North Druid Hills interchange that has burdened the area for years.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
‘No thru traffic’ signs will ‘likely’ be removed after I-85 reopens, city says
‘No thru traffic’ signs will ‘likely’ be removed after I-85 reopens, city says _img To curb neighborhood traffic in the fallout of the I-85 closure, the Atlanta Department of Public Works has installed “no thru traffic” signs on neighborhood and side streets. The city wouldn’t say whether the signs are being enforced by police.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Invest Atlanta backs Georgia Proton Treatment Center with bonds
Invest Atlanta backs Georgia Proton Treatment Center with bonds_img Atlanta's economic development agency kept the momentum going on a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center Thursday, voting to back the project with up to $275 million in bonds.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta City Council Begins Hearings On FY 2018 Budget
Atlanta City Council Begins Hearings On FY 2018 Budget _img Atlanta City Council members on Thursday began examining outgoing Mayor Kasim Reed's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018.
Source: WABE
Sugar Hill to host big-name concerts
Sugar Hill to host big-name concerts_img The city of Sugar Hill has a not-so-unofficial mantra these days: “Go big or go home.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Duluth audit clear of financial troubles
Duluth audit clear of financial troubles_img The Duluth City Council approved the finance committee’s recommendation to accept the fiscal year 2016 financial audit report.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Doraville City Manager accepts new job on Tybee Island
Doraville City Manager accepts new job on Tybee Island_img Doraville City Manager Shawn Gillen has accepted a job as city manager for the city of Tybee Island, near Savannah. Gillen has been with Doraville since 2013.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Fairburn joins Georgia Main Street Network as affiliate
Fairburn joins Georgia Main Street Network as affiliate_img The city of Fairburn announced it is now an affiliate of the Georgia Main Street Network, which follows the National Main Street Center’s approach to downtown revitalization.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mayor Kasim Reed names Atlanta city attorney to replace Cathy Hampton
Mayor Kasim Reed names Atlanta city attorney to replace Cathy Hampton_img Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has named a new city attorney to replace Cathy Hampton, the city said Thursday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hahira kicks off third annual Springfest
Hahira kicks off third annual Springfest_img The Third Annual Springfest will kick off this week in Hahira.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Milton PRAB decides on Milton Steelers’ free football
Milton PRAB decides on Milton Steelers’ free football_img Milton’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board deliberated a Milton Steelers’ request to offer free registration for tackle football at its meeting last Wednesday, ultimately recommending approval for five changes — including free registration — to the city’s agreement with the Steelers.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Roswell Arts Fund announces Bucket Brigade
Roswell Arts Fund announces Bucket Brigade_img The Roswell Arts Fund has announced that Bucket Brigade, a sculpture by Peter Reiquam, will reside at Fire Station No. 4 on Old Alabama Road. The Art Selection Panel for the project was comprised of Roswell stakeholders, including Deputy Fire Chief Tony Papoutsis.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Charter chatter continues for Meigs officials
Charter chatter continues for Meigs officials_img City of Meigs officials discussed the city's charter — again — but made steps to possibly amend the governing document in place since the 1970s.
Source: Tifton Gazette
City raises base gas rates by 50 percent
City raises base gas rates by 50 percent_img The Tifton City Council unanimously passed a resolution raising base natural gas rates Monday night at its special called meeting.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Williams named new Eastman councilperson
Williams named new Eastman councilperson_img The Eastman City Council moved to select Sabrina Williams as its newest city council member at its regular meeting on April 10.
Source: Dodge County News
Stonecrest voters decide council seats
Stonecrest voters decide council seats_img The new city of Stonecrest now has a complete roster of elected officials after voters decided who would represent them in city council seats 2, 4 and 5, as Rob Turner, George Turner and Diane Adoma won their runoff elections.
Source: Champion Newspaper
Commerce to host Georgia Cities Week events
Commerce to host Georgia Cities Week events_img Commerce is participating in Georgia Cities Week next week. Officials plan several events throughout the week for residents to learn about the city. Events include:
Source: Commerce News
Bread not healthy for Commerce ducks
Bread not healthy for Commerce ducks_img Stale bread and crackers apparently isn’t the best diet for ducks and geese.
Source: Commerce News
Commerce to host Georgia Cities Week events
Commerce to host Georgia Cities Week events_img Commerce is participating in Georgia Cities Week next week. Officials plan several events throughout the week for residents to learn about the city. Events include:
Source: Commerce News
Lawrenceville, Aurora Theatre presenting ‘Hairspray’ during ArtsFest Gwinnett
Lawrenceville, Aurora Theatre presenting ‘Hairspray’ during ArtsFest Gwinnett_img Lawrenceville officials are giving residents who love musicals that are performed outdoors a getting an early gift this year.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Mayberry to council: Be cautious who you appoint as planners
Mayberry to council: Be cautious who you appoint as planners_img A former Braselton Town Council member has some advice for the current council: be careful who you appoint to the Braselton Planning Commission.
Source: Jackson County News
Cartersville hosts Travel Media Marketplace
Cartersville hosts Travel Media Marketplace_img Starting today, 31 designated travel journalists from North America will explore numerous Bartow attractions during Georgia Tourism’s 2017 Travel Media Marketplace.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
'Cities Week' series events to begin
'Cities Week' series events to begin_img Both Villa Rica and Temple have planned special events next week to celebrate "Georgia Cities Week," highlighting all the services those cities provide their citizens.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City promotes three officers, approves CodeRED
 City promotes three officers, approves CodeRED_img The city of Richmond Hill recognized the promotions of three police officers and approved an emergency notification system at Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
Source: Bryan County News
Officials ready for Georgia Cities Week
 Officials ready for Georgia Cities Week_img Richmond Hill officials will be holding a variety of events to celebrate “Georgia Cities Week” April 23-29.
Source: Bryan County News
City sewer system aging
City sewer system aging_img Chris Quigley, engineer for the City of Claxton, informed council members and Mayor Terry Branch at a workshop last week that the city’s sewer system leaks badly and is in desperate need of repair.
Source: Claxton Enterprise
City commission discuss proposed delay demolition ordinance
City commission discuss proposed delay demolition ordinance_img The Brunswick City Commission continued its exploration into a demolition delay ordinance Wednesday as a possibility to preserve historic properties.
Source: Brunswick News
Council meeting “false alarm”
Council meeting “false alarm”_img The Blakely City Council held a somewhat “blue collar” April council meeting last week. Readers should interpret that as a meeting which did not create any headlines.
Source: Early County News
Are Diverging Diamonds the new roundabouts? City officials plan traffic solution
Are Diverging Diamonds the new roundabouts? City officials plan traffic solution_img If you’ve ever had problems navigating the Buena Vista Road/I-185 interchange, there soon may be a solution. But it could require driving on the wrong side of the road, according to city planning officials.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Thomasville readies for annual Rose Show and Festival
Thomasville readies for annual Rose Show and Festival_img The Rose Show and Festival celebrates its 96th year April 27-29 in historic downtown Thomasville. A Southeastern tradition since the 1920s, the Rose Show and Festival celebrate Thomasville’s rich and rosy heritage with three days of parades, live music, arts and crafts, food, children’s activities and four different flower shows.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
VR to seek help hiring city manager
VR to seek help hiring city manager_img The Villa Rica City Council has scheduled a called meeting today to discuss hiring an outside agency to help vet city manager candidates.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City awaits report on damaged fire station
City awaits report on damaged fire station_img A structural engineer has assessed Carrollton Fire Station 22 to determine whether or not the building needs to be torn down or can be repaired.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City to flush out fire hydrants for cleaner water for customers
City to flush out fire hydrants for cleaner water for customers_img More than 870 fire hydrants around the City of Bainbridge will be tested starting next Monday to ensure clean water around the city.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Citizens meet police chief candidates in Sylvester
Citizens meet police chief candidates in Sylvester_img By the time the city of Sylvester’s town hall meet-and-greet, held at City Hall in the old train depot, got under way Tuesday evening, only the chairs on the front row remained unoccupied.
Source: Albany Herald
It’s not the top award, but it is one of the big three.
It’s not the top award, but it is one of the big three._img It’s not the top award, but it is one of the big three.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Council to consider parking changes for downtown Savannah
Council to consider parking changes for downtown Savannah_img The Savannah City Council appears ready to approve a consultant’s downtown parking plan, which includes increased rates and extended paid-parking hours that would be enforced on weekends.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Pembroke accepted into flood insurance program
Pembroke accepted into flood insurance program_img Some citizens of Pembroke purchasing flood insurance received some good news during the April 10 meeting of the city council when City Clerk Sharroll Fanslau announced that after several years of effort the city’s application to the National Flood Insurance Program had been accepted.
Source: Savannah Morning News
City reveals proposed sources of funds for cyber parking deck project
City reveals proposed sources of funds for cyber parking deck project_img Augusta officials have revealed the mix of funding sources they hope to use to cover interest-only payments for about seven years on a new parking garage to support the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
ADDA steers resources to downtown July Fourth celebration
ADDA steers resources to downtown July Fourth celebration_img The Athens Downtown Development Authority is working to ensure that the community gets the best bang for its bucks with a July Fourth holiday festival and fireworks show in downtown Athens.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Centerville officials get stayover option in amended travel policy
Centerville officials get stayover option in amended travel policy_img The mayor and City Council in Centerville, along with appointed city officials, are getting the option of staying overnight on the evening before qualified travel outings begin.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Fayetteville pedestrian bridge: Rights of way now sought
Fayetteville pedestrian bridge: Rights of way now sought_img Another step in the process that will lead to the 2018 construction of a Fayetteville pedestrian bridge over Ga. Highway 54 near Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville was put in place April 13 by the Fayette County Commission.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Townhomes on tap for Fayetteville’s east side?
Townhomes on tap for Fayetteville’s east side?_img Fayetteville’s building boom could continue if the City Council Thursday night decides to approve 26 new townhomes on the eastern side of the city.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Dunwoody council tweaks home business ordinance
Dunwoody council tweaks home business ordinance_img City Council voted April 11 to clarify its home business ordinance, including limiting hours for some types of businesses.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Roswell runoff election results name Lori Henry as Post 4 city council member
Roswell runoff election results name Lori Henry as Post 4 city council member_img Election results were officially reported at 3:27 a.m. after a reported technical difficulty in the vote counting process, declaring Lori Henry as the successor in the Roswell Post 4 City Council runoff election.
Source: Neighbor News
Mayor Reed proposes $637M budget
Mayor Reed proposes $637M budget_img The Atlanta City Council will begin reviewing Mayor Kasim Reed's final annual budget request Thursday, a $637 million proposal covering general fund spending for fiscal 2018.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Park, bathrooms Senoia’s SPLOST priorities
Park, bathrooms Senoia’s SPLOST priorities_img Continued improvements at the Seavy Street park, more downtown parking and centralized downtown restrooms are among Senoia’s priorities for the 2019-2025 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Alpharetta delays vote on Fuqua development
Alpharetta delays vote on Fuqua development _img The applicants are seeking conditional use to allow additional office, residential and retail on the property. The request includes adding 488 residential units, including 320 one- or two-bedroom, high-end apartments.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Roswell council to vote on closing jail
Roswell council to vote on closing jail_img Roswell city leaders have completed the first steps to potentially close the city’s detention center – a measure which could save local taxpayers $1 million annually.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Duluth will continue to lease land near railroad for parking
Duluth will continue to lease land near railroad for parking_img The Duluth City Council voted recently to enter into an updated lease agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Co. for public parking in the railroad right-of-way.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville expands Downtown Development Authority
Lawrenceville expands Downtown Development Authority_img In something of a housekeeping measure, the Lawrenceville City Council approved a resolution recently to expand the Downtown Development Authority.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Powder Springs creates Parks and Recreation Department
Powder Springs creates Parks and Recreation Department_img A Parks and Recreation Department was created by a 3-1-1 vote Monday of the Powder Springs City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Want a claw-foot bathtub? Woodstock wants to make a deal
Want a claw-foot bathtub? Woodstock wants to make a deal_img Woodstock is cleaning house. The City Council has declared surplus and authorized disposal of hundreds of items, from the furnishings of a banquet hall to office computers and former police cars.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Residents can report issues via Brookhaven Connect
Residents can report issues via Brookhaven Connect_img The city of Brookhaven offers Brookhaven Connect, a free smart phone app for residents to report problems like potholes, code violations or sidewalk issues.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Valdosta plans Georgia Cities Week festivities
Valdosta plans Georgia Cities Week festivities_img From an outdoor Dr. Seuss movie to a volunteer cleanup to the start of renovations on a historic building, the City of Valdosta has a full slate of activities planned in celebration of Georgia Cities Week, taking place April 23-29.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Meigs looks at curtailing ball park block parties
Meigs looks at curtailing ball park block parties_img A raging block party at the City of Meigs' ball park brought up much discussion — and a possible future course of action — among the city council.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Deteriorating downtown Meigs buildings addressed
Deteriorating downtown Meigs buildings addressed_img The deteriorating nature of Meigs' downtown was a hot topic Monday night.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Event sponsored by Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission
Event sponsored by Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission_img Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas and Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard co-signed a proclamation Tuesday in recognition of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week.
Source: Albany Herald
City: No tax hike, garbage fees may rise
City: No tax hike, garbage fees may rise_img Statesboro residents and businesses will probably pay higher sanitation fees, but not higher city taxes or water and sewer rates, under the 2017-18 city budget.
Source: Statesboro Herald
McDonough removes ethics board, details complaint process against city officials
McDonough removes ethics board, details complaint process against city officials_img McDonough city officials on Monday adopted a revised Code of Ethics that removes the current McDonough Ethics Board. The board was originally created to investigate complaints against city officials.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Official says Columbus public housing is safe despite recent shootings
Official says Columbus public housing is safe despite recent shootings_img Recent shootings at Elizabeth Canty and Wilson Homes apartments have put the spotlight on public housing once again.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Deteriorating downtown Meigs buildings addressed
Deteriorating downtown Meigs buildings addressed _img The deteriorating nature of Meigs' downtown was a hot topic Monday night.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Downtown gears up for fourth annual Hometown Celebration
Downtown gears up for fourth annual Hometown Celebration_img As Milledgeville enters its third year since being named a Great American Main Street, the party created specifically for the occasion has taken on a life of its own.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Buford Planning Board recommends denial of landfill near Lake Lanier
Buford Planning Board recommends denial of landfill near Lake Lanier_img Buford residents opposed to a proposed inert landfill that would be located yards away from a Lake Lanier feeder creek in southern Hall County got some reassuring news Tuesday night.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Savannah City Council briefed on $670 million capital projects
Savannah City Council briefed on $670 million capital projects_img Savannah has 298 projects with a budget of $670 million on its capital improvement plan, ranging from new restrooms at Bonaventure Cemetery to a new arena west of downtown.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Cuffed for a Cause: Officers to raise money for education, Special Olympics
Cuffed for a Cause: Officers to raise money for education, Special Olympics_img Carrollton police officers and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 are coming together with the Carrollton Special Olympics to raise money for the athletes and Carrollton City Schools to support the education opportunities of children with special needs.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City council recognizes Delta Sigma Theta for 10 years of public service
City council recognizes Delta Sigma Theta for 10 years of public service_img City council recognizes Delta Sigma Theta
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
St. Marys celebrates Arbor Day
St. Marys celebrates Arbor Day_img In a city like St. Marys, the canopy of trees has helped the city earn the Tree City USA designation.
Source: Brunswick News
Savannah Bananas to add ABR Stadium Club for 2017
Savannah Bananas to add ABR Stadium Club for 2017_img The Savannah Bananas baseball team and the city of Savannah have teamed up to offer a more upscale experience to watching the games this summer, one that includes air conditioning.
Source: Savannah Morning News
New Jekyll water park attraction to open in May
New Jekyll water park attraction to open in May_img Children and parents alike will be happy to hear about the new attraction that is expected to open this summer at Jekyll Island’s Summer Waves Water Park, the first new attraction in more than a decade for the 30-year-old water park.
Source: Brunswick News
Covington unveils new city logo
Covington unveils new city logo_img After an extensive process, the city of Covington unveiled its new logo Monday, which is designed to depict the city’s goal of being the south’s premier destination to live, work and play.
Source: Covington News
Four cities in the mix for celebration
Four cities in the mix for celebration_img Four cities in Cherokee County will be participating in Georgia Cities Week beginning Friday. Woodstock, Holly Springs, Ball Ground and Waleska are participating in the statewide Georgia Municipal Association celebration to showcase and celebrate their city and the many services they provide.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
City leaders to be recognized
City leaders to be recognized_img When Austin Callaway was lynched 76 years ago, little was said or done about it, but since the January apology from LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton and Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar on behalf of the city and police, his story has become known throughout not just LaGrange, but all over the country.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Gainesville Comprehensive Plan update ready for state review
Gainesville Comprehensive Plan update ready for state review_img The Gainesville 2030 Comprehensive Plan update is ready for submission to the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.
Source: Access North Georgia
Dunwoody officials to meet with DeKalb County School District over trailers
Dunwoody officials to meet with DeKalb County School District over trailers _img Dunwoody city officials are expected to meet later this week with representatives of the DeKalb County School District to discuss the issue of trailers being placed in front of Dunwoody High School following strong public criticism from DeKalb Commissioner Nancy Jester.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Sandy Springs officials hope to see no loopholes in brown-bagging ordinance
Sandy Springs officials hope to see no loopholes in brown-bagging ordinance _img Officials with the city of Sandy Springs are hoping its newly amended brown-bagging ordinance does not give creative lawyers a liquor license loophole.
Source: Neighbor News
Second projections released in Roswell Post 4 run-off election
Second projections released in Roswell Post 4 run-off election_img As of 10:04 p.m., projections show Lori Henry increasing her majority lead to 56.55 percent versus Willey's 43.45 percent.
Source: Neighbor News
Atlanta Sets Up Trust Fund For Turner Field Neighborhoods
Atlanta Sets Up Trust Fund For Turner Field Neighborhoods_img Neighborhoods around Turner Field could soon benefit from the sale of nearby city-owned properties, according to legislation the Atlanta City Council approved Monday.
Source: WABE
Fulton city results updated, Stonecrest numbers final
Fulton city results updated, Stonecrest numbers final_img The new city of Stonecrest’s leadership is now set after voters chose their initial local leaders in runoff elections Tuesday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville to spend $186K to rewrite decades old zoning ordinance
Lawrenceville to spend $186K to rewrite decades old zoning ordinance_img The Lawrenceville City Council voted unanimously recently to approve $186,000 for a comprehensive rewrite of the city’s zoning ordinance.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta to celebrate bike share expansion
Atlanta to celebrate bike share expansion_img The city of Atlanta celebrates an expansion of the Relay bike share program 10 a.m. Wednesday at Piedmont Park, 521 Park Dr.N.E. at 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive gate entrance.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur buys a big piece of green space, Methodist Children’s Home acreage
Decatur buys a big piece of green space, Methodist Children’s Home acreage_img In 1873 a group of Methodists paid $6,000 for 226 acres southeast of Decatur to establish a home and farm for children orphaned by the Civil War. Over the years it became the United Methodist Children’s Home, and the property was whittled down to 77 acres.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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