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Savannah International Trade & Convention Center gets LEED Gold certification
Savannah International Trade & Convention Center gets LEED Gold certification_img The Savannah International Trade &Convention Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the first convention center in Georgia to obtain gold level certification, according to trade center general manager Sherrie Spinks.
Source: Savannah Morning News
City to limit parking near Thread
City to limit parking near Thread_img City officials are excited about the opening of the Thread, but are now dealing with a new problem created by the trail’s popularity.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
City considers ordinance update for breweries
City considers ordinance update for breweries_img New businesses in town are making it necessary to update some of the city of LaGrange’s ordinances.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
He’s fought fires for 38 years, now he’s being honored by his peers internationally
He’s fought fires for 38 years, now he’s being honored by his peers internationally_img Macon-Bibb County’s own Marvin Riggins has been named Fire Chief of the Year by the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Brookhaven task force presents affordable housing recommendations
Brookhaven task force presents affordable housing recommendations_img The Brookhaven Affordable Housing Task Force made its recommendations to the City Council July 25, with the chairperson saying he hopes they “become part of the DNA of the city of Brookhaven.”
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Atlanta Considers Giving Away Land For Affordable Housing
Atlanta Considers Giving Away Land For Affordable Housing_img The Atlanta City Council is considering a new strategy to encourage developers to build affordable housing: give them land for free – or almost free.
Source: WABE
City of Newnan to recommend rollback millage rate for 2018
City of Newnan to recommend rollback millage rate for 2018_img The city of Newnan will recommend taking the rollback millage rate for the next budget year.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Grantville council fails to approve proposed millage rate
Grantville council fails to approve proposed millage rate_img Grantville officials will have to take a sharp look at the budget after the city council declined to pass a proposed property tax millage increase.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
City extends deadline for Habersham Sewer connection fees
City extends deadline for Habersham Sewer connection fees_img Cumming residents like Lon Carter are getting some financial relief after they received a sewer bill for more than $6,000 due in one month. Residents will now have until late September to pay the city for joining the municipal sewer system after their operation collapsed earlier this year.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Sugar Hill DDA seeks donations to help bring second mural to city
Sugar Hill DDA seeks donations to help bring second mural to city_img The Sugar Hill Downtown Development Authority is working closely with the city’s Arts Commission and Preservation Society to obtain donations to fund a second exterior mural for the Suite Spot, the former city hall on Broad Street.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Norcross set to keep millage rate same as past two years
Norcross set to keep millage rate same as past two years_img Norcross property owners whose property values have increased will experience a tax increase for 2017. The Norcross City Council is recommending maintaining a millage rate of 5.749 for 2017, instead of the rollback rate of 5.317 mills.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lilburn enticing new police with higher salaries
Lilburn enticing new police with higher salaries_img Lilburn’s mayor and city council recently approved a 3 percent across the board salary increase for police officers. This takes the minimum starting salary from $39,780 to $40,974.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta approves design contracts for Loop trails
Alpharetta approves design contracts for Loop trails_img The Alpharetta City Council has approved two consulting contracts totaling more than $602,000 to develop construction plans for the Alpha Loop trail network.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Morrow wants better design for path system boardwalks
Morrow wants better design for path system boardwalks_img The city of Morrow wants boardwalks put in a few years ago as part of its pedestrian path system construction to be rebuilt with a better design.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur commission one step closer to getting compensation raise
Decatur commission one step closer to getting compensation raise_img Decatur’s commission is one step removed from getting its first compensation raise in 23 years. The mayor’s annual salary would jump from $6,000 to $15,000 while the remaining commissioners go from $4,800 to $12,000 annually.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Augusta tax digest shrinkage attributed to manufacturers
Augusta tax digest shrinkage attributed to manufacturers_img A shrinking tax digest isn’t making setting Augusta tax rates any easier. Net 2 percent growth in the value of taxable real estate this year has been entirely offset by changes in Augusta’s manufacturing sector, including shutdowns at Fibrant, Shaw Industries and Procter & Gamble.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Opening date announced for first dog park in Warner Robins
Opening date announced for first dog park in Warner Robins_img An opening date has been set for Wellston Park, which will have a 1-mile trail and the first dog park in Warner Robins.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Brookhaven, Board of Education begin work on new park, school
Brookhaven, Board of Education begin work on new park, school_img Work is officially underway for a new park and new school in the city of Brookhaven.
Source: Neighbor News
BMW to build technical training facility in College Park
BMW to build technical training facility in College Park_img The city of College Park recently announced the sale of 4.1 acres of land to BMW of North America on the campus of the Georgia International Convention Center to construct a new BMW Technical Training Facility.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kennesaw decides on tax, bond rates
Kennesaw decides on tax, bond rates_img The Kennesaw City Council decided recently to keep the same maintenance and operation and bond millage rates.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
DOT STOPS IN WARNER ROBINS
DOT STOPS IN WARNER ROBINS_img In an effort to discuss transportation issues, Tim Golden with the Georgia Department of Transportation Board (Eighth Congressional District) and Michael Presley, district engineer, met Thursday afternoon at Warner Robins City Hall with the redevelopment agency (RDA), economic development, council members, Rep. Shaw Blackmon and Sen. Larry Walker, who all had an opportunity to ask any questions regarding improving Houston County infrastructure.
Source: Houston Home Journal
South Fulton mayor upset over tax fee decision
South Fulton mayor upset over tax fee decision_img Bill Edwards, mayor of the new city of South Fulton, just wants to give Arthur Ferdinand some of his city’s money. Ferdinand, the Fulton County tax commissioner, is willing to take it. Fulton County commissioners are standing in the way.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Berkeley Lake will elect three to city council this fall
Berkeley Lake will elect three to city council this fall_img Berkeley Lake will hold elections this fall for three council seats currently held by Rodney Hammond, Scott Lee and Chip McDaniel.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
TRASH TALK
TRASH TALK_img It appears that some people who reside near the Earle May Boat Basin and nature trail are taking advantage of the city trashcans there by illegally dumping their household garbage in them.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Grayson millage rate remains the same for third year
Grayson millage rate remains the same for third year_img The Grayson City Council voted recently to keep the city’s millage rate for property taxes at 2.10 mills. This is the third year in a row without a millage rate increase.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta adopts truck routes through city
Alpharetta adopts truck routes through city_img Seeking to discourage garbage transfer, pre-mixed concrete and other big trucks from taking shortcuts on residential streets, Alpharetta has adopted a system of city truck routes for heavy-vehicle through traffic.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City votes to amend entertainment zone ordinance, then approves it
City votes to amend entertainment zone ordinance, then approves it_img A full house welcomed the Americus Mayor and City Council Thursday for its monthly meeting. With two public hearings and five speakers on the agenda, it was a lengthy meeting.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder
Rome City Commission to decide on historic district; hearings set on cell tower, annexation
Rome City Commission to decide on historic district; hearings set on cell tower, annexation_img The Rome City Commission is slated to decide tonight if four parcels — including the Hoyt house — can be removed from the Between the Rivers Historic District.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Last 2 ‘Happy Houses’ for sale on Wilson Avenue in South Rome, part of Rome's Home Build Project
Last 2 ‘Happy Houses’ for sale on Wilson Avenue in South Rome, part of Rome's Home Build Project_img The last of the five houses built by the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. with the City of Rome Community Development Department on Wilson Avenue have been completed and are ready for purchase.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Millage rate reduction approved in city of McDonough
Millage rate reduction approved in city of McDonough_img For the second year in a row, the McDonough City Council voted to roll back the millage rate.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
City backs historic preservation
City backs historic preservation_img The brewing battle between historic preservation and redevelopment in the city of Rome came to a head Monday night, although it was not definitively resolved.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Savannah City Council votes to end police merger with Chatham County
Savannah City Council votes to end police merger with Chatham County_img The Savannah-Chatham police merger will end in February after the Savannah City Council voted unanimously Friday morning to split up the department amid a renewed dispute with the county regarding department costs.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah council seeking new homeless prevention partner
Savannah council seeking new homeless prevention partner_img The Savannah City Council on Thursday voted to terminate a federal grant contract with the Salvation Army of Savannah that was meant to provide rental and utility payment assistance for individuals facing potential homelessness.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Grovetown hears concerns from public about millage increase
Grovetown hears concerns from public about millage increase_img Grovetown officials are scheduled to hold the last of three public hearings and set a millage rate during a special called meeting Monday.
Source: Columbia County News Times
Tonsmeire will not seek another term on council
Tonsmeire will not seek another term on council	_img At the end of a fairly uneventful meeting, Cartersville City Councilman Louis Tonsmeire dropped a bombshell.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Buchanan hires city manager
Buchanan hires city manager_img At their meeting last week, Buchanan City Council members approved adding city manager to their public works director’s title.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Canton searches for new officers
Canton searches for new officers_img The Canton Police Department is reaching out to the community in search of new police officers to join the force.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Marietta Police field questions about cut-through traffic at town hall
Marietta Police field questions about cut-through traffic at town hall_img Marietta police discussed their plans to reduce cut-through traffic in residential neighborhoods at a town hall meeting Thursday night.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
city council members say voters will decide fate of police department
city council members say voters will decide fate of police department_img Three members of the Varnell City Council said Thursday night that the voters will decide the fate of the city police department.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Tybee Island adopts moratorium on ethics complaints during election season
Tybee Island adopts moratorium on ethics complaints during election season_img Officials on Tybee Island have put measures in place they hope will make their municipal elections more fair for the candidates.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Hinesville council looks at changing charter
Hinesville council looks at changing charter_img With a busy but fairly routine agenda the Hinesville City Council Thursday moved toward changing part of the way city managers are hired.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
New Augusta James Brown legacy push takes shape
New Augusta James Brown legacy push takes shape_img Details remain limited, but a new push to honor the legacy of James Brown in Augusta had unanimous support of the Augusta Commission last week.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Change of the guard in downtown Columbus leadership almost done
Change of the guard in downtown Columbus leadership almost done_img Thursday morning just north of the Phenix City Amphitheater you could not only see the changing of the guard, you could feel it.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
State holding up plans for Windmill Park
State holding up plans for Windmill Park_img The builders of Windmill Park, the empty-nester community that is expected to bring a building boom to the city of Carrollton and create an extension for the GreenBelt, are hoping to get started with its first phase this week.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Economic push sought in south Augusta
Economic push sought in south Augusta_img With the cyber industry igniting a new wave of downtown development, Augusta’s mayor wants to see the city’s new growth spread.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
City honors founder of West Carrollton Community Day
City honors founder of West Carrollton Community Day_img Cancer survivor Melissa Crowder was brought to tears on Saturday when she was given the key to the city with a proclamation that declares every fourth Saturday in July as West Carrollton Day.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Study group will weigh benefits of county takeover of public transportation
Study group will weigh benefits of county takeover of public transportation_img A transit authority has managed the day-to-day operations of Macon’s transportation system for nearly 40 years.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Trail project draws a crowd at SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee meeting
Trail project draws a crowd at SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee meeting_img About 25 people attended the SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee meeting in support of a $1.18 million proposal to extend the Kingfisher Trail in Rome along an abandoned railroad bed to Lindale.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Centerville hires firm to “extend their reach” in bringing new business, easing tax burden
Centerville hires firm to “extend their reach” in bringing new business, easing tax burden_img Officials are forging ahead with plans they hope will “extend their reach” and bring new national retail, restaurant and other commercial business into Centerville’s borders.
Source: Macon Telegraph
LED light fixtures installed on Watkinsville streets
LED light fixtures installed on Watkinsville streets_img New LED street lights have been installed on utility poles maintained by Georgia Power in Watkinsville.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Housing market in Rome is enjoying a mini-boom
Housing market in Rome is enjoying a mini-boom_img Homebuilders in Rome are enjoying a mini-construction boom. “I think it’s just the supply is low and the demand is high,” said Dan Childs, owner of K.C. Homes of Rome. Phillip Burkhalter, owner of Burkhalter Builders, anticipates starting two homes in his Kings­wood Estates subdivision off Burnett Ferry Road soon, the first new construction in the subdivision since 2010.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Rome City Commission to decide on historic district; hearings set on cell tower, annexation
Rome City Commission to decide on historic district; hearings set on cell tower, annexation_img The Rome City Commission is slated to decide tonight if four parcels — including the Hoyt house — can be removed from the Between the Rivers Historic District.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
LPD offers a clean slate
LPD offers a clean slate_img The LaGrange Police Department will hold a criminal record restriction day on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Last 2 ‘Happy Houses’ for sale on Wilson Avenue in South Rome, part of Rome's Home Build Project
Last 2 ‘Happy Houses’ for sale on Wilson Avenue in South Rome, part of Rome's Home Build Project_img The last of the five houses built by the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. with the City of Rome Community Development Department on Wilson Avenue have been completed and are ready for purchase.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Dunwoody’s historic farm gets final touches for public use
Dunwoody’s historic farm gets final touches for public use_img The historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm at 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road is nearly ready for public use after years of work, as the City Council recently approved funding for finishing touches.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Dunwoody may rein in business signs
Dunwoody may rein in business signs_img Dressed as the Statue of Liberty? Not allowed. Spinning a gym business sign on the street corner? Out of here. Posting your business signs among a crop of political signs? No more.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Retiring city attorney recalls Sandy Springs’ founding, legal battles
Retiring city attorney recalls Sandy Springs’ founding, legal battles _img When City Attorney Wendell Willard retired on July 1, Sandy Springs lost more than its familiar legal voice. He played a key role in the city’s 2005 incorporation, which sparked metro Atlanta’s cityhood trend, and was an influential advocate for the city in his dual role as a local state representative.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
City of South Fulton seeks more mixed-use development
City of South Fulton seeks more mixed-use development_img When voters approved a referendum last November to create the new City of South Fulton, the result was Georgia’s ninth largest municipality with 99,250 residents. Many also see it as the key to jump-starting economic development in this area of the Southside.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Bike share momentum growing in Perimeter area
Bike share momentum growing in Perimeter area _img Bicycle share stations, which allow users to rent a bike for a fee from an automated kiosk or from a smartphone app, are gaining momentum in Atlanta and the Perimeter area.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Atlanta officials review possible Mountain Way Common bike lanes
Atlanta officials review possible Mountain Way Common bike lanes _img Marvin Pastel, the head of the Friends of Mountain Way Common group, said city officials responded favorably toward proposed bike lanes and pedestrian walkways on Mountain Way during an onsite meeting July 10.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Reed Eyes ‘Reactivating’ Civic Center Redevelopment
Reed Eyes ‘Reactivating’ Civic Center Redevelopment_img The Civic Center property may soon be back in play. According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is exploring “reactivating” the 18-acre Civic Center site and possibly putting it back on the market.
Source: WABE
Atlanta launching Feet on the Street recycling initiative
Atlanta launching Feet on the Street recycling initiative_img The city of Atlanta July 21 announced it has partnered with The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit, to launch its Feet on the Street recycling education initiative. The goal of the pilot project is to reduce contamination of recycling in the city’s single stream curbside recycling bins.
Source: Neighbor News
Chamblee welcomes new air shuttle service
Chamblee welcomes new air shuttle service_img The city of Chamblee recently celebrated the ribbon cutting of Ultimate Air Shuttle, a public charter flight service.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo
City of Covington to utilize new “Covington Utilities” logo_img Designed to complement the recently implemented city of Covington logo, the city’s utility department has begun utilizing its own insignia.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Smyrna establishes ‘no parking’ standards
Smyrna establishes ‘no parking’ standards_img The Smyrna City Council voted recently to establish rules for a no parking zone. Any Smyrna resident requesting a no parking zone must submit a written petition to the city engineer, containing signatures of at least 70 percent of the owners of property next to the street for which the no parking zone is requested.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell opens Aquatics Center to younger adults
Roswell opens Aquatics Center to younger adults_img The Roswell Adult Aquatic Center, previously reserved for participants 50 years old and older, will be opened to adults age 25 and up starting Aug. 1, the city’s Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department announced.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Woodstock signs off on official toll lane use
Woodstock signs off on official toll lane use_img The Woodstock City Council has approved an agreement with the State Road and Tollway Authority to let city police and fire personnel use the toll lanes of the authority at no charge when acting in their official capacity.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brookhaven demos old vital records building for new park
Brookhaven demos old vital records building for new park_img The city of Brookhaven will demolish the former home of the Georgia Department of Public Health Vital Records Office on July 24 to make way for a new, state-of-the-art public park.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Invest Atlanta boosts building facelifts, new projects with tax breaks
Invest Atlanta boosts building facelifts, new projects with tax breaks_img Plans to renovate downtown’s Medical Arts Building, construct two new towers in Midtown and build close to 500 new affordable housing units are getting some help from Atlanta’s economic development arm.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta, Fulton test diversion program to keep homeless from jail
Atlanta, Fulton test diversion program to keep homeless from jail_img Over two years, the $2.2 million pilot program seeks to help 150 people who are committing crimes of poverty and homelessness. It aims to help people who would ordinarily fall through the cracks, cycling through the justice system, and take them out of the system entirely.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hearty Unveiling: city installs new sculpture
Hearty Unveiling: city installs new sculpture_img Valdosta City Hall just got a lot more heart in the form of a new art installation at the corner of Lee Street and East Central Avenue.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Historic Woman’s Building worth $250k donated to city
Historic Woman’s Building worth $250k donated to city_img The people who own The Woman’s Building on Patterson Street have decided to donate the property to the City of Valdosta, a gift that’s worth a quarter of a million dollars.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
South Georgia towns: What's in a name?
South Georgia towns: What's in a name?_img Several town names and origins are linked to trains but not all of them.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Bike Lane Pop-up in Macon, Georgia, Wins Over County Engineer, Goes Permanent
Bike Lane Pop-up in Macon, Georgia, Wins Over County Engineer, Goes Permanent_img Resident-led, temporary demonstrations of protected bike lanes just keep working. This time, they worked on a partially state-run road through a small city in central Georgia.
Source: Streetsblog.org
City adding turn lanes at Scintilla, Newbern to alleviate traffic
City adding turn lanes at Scintilla, Newbern to alleviate traffic_img Roadwork that started this week on East Park Avenue is snarling traffic, but once complete, the work is expected to ease congestion when school starts in the fall.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
State: Hall County, cities ineligible for funding
State: Hall County, cities ineligible for funding_img Hall County and its cities will be ineligible for all state funding and permitting until its Service Delivery Strategy agreement is approved by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Source: Gainesville Times
Sterilization backed out of new ordinance
Sterilization backed out of new ordinance_img The Madison Mayor and City Council unanimously voted to pass the new animal control ordinance minus the clause stipulating mandatory sterilization.
Source: Morgan County Citizen
City touts successes at Town Hall
City touts successes at Town Hall_img The City of Madison held a Town Hall meeting last Thursday to update the local community on a number of issues and upcoming events. The City touted the success of two of its most recent projects in the neighborhood.
Source: Morgan County Citizen
Lawrencville adopts rollback on its millage rate
Lawrencville adopts rollback on its millage rate_img Lawrenceville residents will see their city tax rate go down this year, but it may not make much of a dent in their tax bills.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
VR seniors must pay higher taxes
VR seniors must pay higher taxes_img Villa Rica officials have been fielding complaints from senior citizens who are upset with the property tax bills they are receiving.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Litter assessment tour helps Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful
Litter assessment tour helps Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful_img Early Thursday morning, 12 individuals from across the Rome-Floyd County area gathered in the City Commission chamber in City Hall and prepared to go out and visually assess parts of East and South Rome.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
City earns Main Street America designation
City earns Main Street America designation_img Hinesville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Heat moves Perry walk to park
Heat moves Perry walk to park_img Perry’s monthly mayor and council walk will instead be a town hall meeting for July.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Three Varnell council members say they will place referendum on November ballot asking if police department should be dissolved, property tax eliminated
Three Varnell council members say they will place referendum on November ballot asking if police department should be dissolved, property tax eliminated _img Three members of the Varnell City Council said Thursday night that the voters will decide the fate of the city police department.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Helen officials open sole bid for pedestrian bridge construction
Helen officials open sole bid for pedestrian bridge construction_img When Helen officials gathered at city hall Thursday to witness the opening of bids for the pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee River along Ga. 75 (Main Street), they learned only one firm submitted a bid.
Source: Access North Georgia
Alpharetta city council awards funds for Alpha Loop project
Alpharetta city council awards funds for Alpha Loop project _img Two companies have been tapped to begin the design phase of the new Alpha Loop project, which will be similar to Atlanta's BeltLine.
Source: Neighbor News
Grantville finalizes take-home vehicle policy
Grantville finalizes take-home vehicle policy_img The Grantville City Council has finally approved a vehicle take-home policy for city employees. The council approved the revised policy earlier this week.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Sanitation plan to be submitted
Sanitation plan to be submitted_img The city of Newnan has concluded its public meetings on a proposal for a downtown sanitation service, and city staff will be putting together a report for the city council.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Council allows more annexations, residential developments approved
Council allows more annexations, residential developments approved_img Three new residential developments were approved by the Newnan City Council on Tuesday evening – two of which required annexation of land into the city limits.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
New playground to be built in College Park
New playground to be built in College Park_img College Park welcomes its third playground in conjunction with KaBoom! on Sept. 8 at 2900 Camp Creek Parkway.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville updates noise ordinance to address late-night fireworks
 Lawrenceville updates noise ordinance to address late-night fireworks_img The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to amend the city’s noise ordinance to address concerns about late-night fireworks.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Smyrna annexes four acres for 14 new houses
Smyrna annexes four acres for 14 new houses_img The Smyrna City Council annexed about four acres recently and rezoned the property for a subdivision of 14 new houses.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Forest Park OKs automated target system firing range for police
Forest Park OKs automated target system firing range for police_img The Forest Park City Council has unanimously approved entering a contract with the Drennan Co. for a 16-person police firing range automated target system.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville compromises with business on bright colors
Lawrenceville compromises with business on bright colors_img After an at times contentious discussion, the Lawrenceville City Council compromised with owners of Hometown USA Car Wash and Lube on their exterior building colors.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brookhaven names interim finance director
Brookhaven names interim finance director_img Assistant City Manager and CFO Steve Chapman has been selected to become Brookhaven’s interim finance director effective Aug. 1, coinciding with the effective resignation date of current Finance Director Carl Stephens.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Register reinstates police department
Register reinstates police department_img The town of Register took steps Friday to form a new police department by hiring a police chief after having been without a department since December 2015
Source: Statesboro Herald
Statesboro Main Street among GEMS
Statesboro Main Street among GEMS_img Not every Main Street program in Georgia has secured land for a community dog park, is in the process or rebuilding three homes, or is in an America's Best Communities award-winning town. Only Main Street Statesboro has all of those things.
Source: Statesboro Herald
City considers $450k agreement for 116 police body cams
City considers $450k agreement for 116 police body cams_img The Valdosta City Council will decide at its July 20 meeting whether to acquire more than 100 new body cameras for the police department.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
City council approves tax digest, millage rate
City council approves tax digest, millage rate_img The Tifton City Council unanimously approved the 2017 tax digest, Maintenance and Operation levy and setting the final millage rate.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Meigs City council hears updates
Meigs City council hears updates_img Updates on three hot topic issues were heard Monday by the Meigs City Council.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Menlo Approves Stopping Animal Control Services
Menlo Approves Stopping Animal Control Services_img Menlo slashed funding for animal control in order to comply with a state mandate to provide specialized insurance to its volunteer firefighters.
Source: Summerville News
Moultrie council decides land-use questions
Moultrie council decides land-use questions_img The Moultrie City Council addressed several zoning questions Tuesday night, approving one rezoning request and a special use permit and planning for public hearings on other requests at next month’s meeting.
Source: Moultrie Observer
Lula continues to look at service agreement
Lula continues to look at service agreement_img The Lula City Council has yet to approve a service delivery agreement with Hall County.
Source: Banks County News
D’ville approves amendments to zoning ordinance
D’ville approves amendments to zoning ordinance_img Danielsville council members voted unanimously July 10 to approve amendments to their zoning ordinances.
Source: Madison County Journal
City planners deny industrial project
City planners deny industrial project_img Despite concessions from developers, city leaders voted Tuesday to deny a large industrial project off Plainview Road.
Source: Jackson County News
Annexations concern Jefferson BOE
Annexations concern Jefferson BOE_img Jefferson’s growing city limits have concerned school leaders as new houses — and students — are brought in.
Source: Jackson County News
Hurricane season timing of U.S. 80 work OK’d by Tybee
Hurricane season timing of U.S. 80 work OK’d by Tybee_img Repaving of about four miles of U.S. 80 on Tybee Island began last week and is expected to continue for the next three months.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah Downtown Business Association hosts panel of city leaders on gun violence, crime solutions
Savannah Downtown Business Association hosts panel of city leaders on gun violence, crime solutions_img The Savannah Downtown Business Association hosted a panel on potential solutions to violent crime in the city Wednesday, featuring a question-and-answer session with prominent Savannah leaders.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Hogansville Police Dept. adds drug collection unit
Hogansville Police Dept. adds drug collection unit_img The Hogansville Police Department is hoping its new drug collection unit will help people safely get rid of any excess prescription drugs.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Police to host citizen’s academy this fall
Police to host citizen’s academy this fall_img Citizens of LaGrange will have the opportunity to learn what it’s like to be a member of the LaGrange Police Department in September.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Firefly Trail advocates urge commissioners to rethink TSPLOST funding
Firefly Trail advocates urge commissioners to rethink TSPLOST funding_img A Winterville resident recently compared the construction of the Firefly Trail to the puppy he always wanted as a child.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
University of North Georgia students bring splash of color to mural project in Gainesville
University of North Georgia students bring splash of color to mural project in Gainesville_img University of North Georgia art students Michelle Vatral and Melanie Mitchell, like many college students, were searching for an internship to fill a graduation requirement. Little did they know their search would result with one tall order.
Source: Access North Georgia
City has heavy agenda for Thursday
City has heavy agenda for Thursday_img The Americus Mayor and City Council have a lengthy agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Russell Thomas Jr. Public Safety Building downtown.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder
PTC looks at 4% budget increase, quarter mill tax rate drop
PTC looks at 4% budget increase, quarter mill tax rate drop_img The July 11 meeting of the Peachtree City Council provided another look at the Fiscal Year 2018 budget that totals $34.88 million in revenues and will be followed by a property tax rate reduction totaling .25 mills.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Alpharetta moves forward with Milton Ave. parking deck
Alpharetta moves forward with Milton Ave. parking deck_img City leaders have given the go-ahead for the first of two parking decks planned for Downtown Alpharetta – and they gave it an extra level.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Roswell council to once again consider cell tower
Roswell council to once again consider cell tower_img A controversial cell tower project is once again expected to make the rounds before the Roswell City Council.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Mary Norwood leads Atlanta mayoral race in new public poll
Mary Norwood leads Atlanta mayoral race in new public poll_img Atlanta City Councilwoman Mary Norwood is maintaining her lead in the race to replace term-limited Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, according to a new poll.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
South Fulton tax collection in limbo due to tax commissioner dispute
South Fulton tax collection in limbo due to tax commissioner dispute_img Tax collection in the new city of South Fulton is in limbo. Fulton County commissioners delayed a vote to collect the tax after they disagreed about whether residents there should have to pay Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand an additional $1 per parcel for doing the work.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
More than $1 million invested in city arts funding
More than $1 million invested in city arts funding_img The city of Atlanta has announced the recipients of the 2017-2018 Contracts for Arts Services awards, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville doubles business license fee
Lawrenceville doubles business license fee_img The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to increase the city’s Occupation Tax for local businesses. According to city officials, this is the first increase in 25 years.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Smyrna mayor hasn’t decided if he’ll seek re-election
Smyrna mayor hasn’t decided if he’ll seek re-election_img During his State of the City address recently, Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon declined to say whether he would seek another term in office.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Memorial to honor former Conyers mayor
Memorial to honor former Conyers mayor_img A memorial event celebrating the life of former Conyers mayor Charles Walker will be held July 22 at the Georgia International Horse Park, a landmark that was developed in large part due to Walker’s leadership. The celebration will be held at 2 p.m. in the Carriage Room, followed by a reception.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Roswell advances land buying for road projects
Roswell advances land buying for road projects_img To speed up the process, the Roswell City Council has given blanket approval to spend up to $500,000 on right-of-way services for the proposed improvement of Rucker Road from Houze Road (Ga. 140) to the Alpharetta city limits.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Grovetown fire hydrant flushing to affect some residents
Grovetown fire hydrant flushing to affect some residents_img The City of Grovetown's Fire Department personnel will be conducting routine annual fire hydrant testing and flushing today and Thursday, between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The hydrants are located in the following areas: Pamir Place and Euchee Lake subdivisions; the 5400 Bloc to the 5700 Block of Harlem Grovetown Road; the Grovetown Middle School; and Cedar Ridge Elementary School.
Source: Columbia County News Times
Canton sets municipal election dates
Canton sets municipal election dates_img The Canton City Council has passed a resolution for this fall’s municipal election, setting the qualifying period for Aug. 21-23, the non-refundable qualifying fee of $240 for council members, and the dates of Nov. 7 for the general election and Dec. 5 for the run-off, if necessary.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kennesaw adopts same millage rate for past decade
Kennesaw adopts same millage rate for past decade_img Kennesaw City Council members voted 4-1 Monday evening to adopt the city’s millage rate, which will remain at 8.0 mills, the same rate the city has kept since 2007.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Powder Springs sets tax rate at 8.5 mills
Powder Springs sets tax rate at 8.5 mills_img Nobody came to the public hearing at which Powder Springs set its millage rate Wednesday night, but Mayor Al Thurman asked if anybody had signed up for public comment anyway.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
King to Lead Covington Airport
King to Lead Covington Airport_img Starting Monday, the Covington Municipal Airport will be under the watchful eye of new Airport Manager John King.
Source: Covington News
Clocktower Classic Wheelchair tennis to return to Rome
Clocktower Classic Wheelchair tennis to return to Rome_img The United States Tennis Association Wheelchair Clocktower Classic Tennis Tournament returns to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College this weekend.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Welcome center to help promote Villa Rica and Carroll County
Welcome center to help promote Villa Rica and Carroll County_img Villa Rica broke ground Monday for the renovation of a former gas station into a new visitors center, the first project of a master plan to upgrade downtown into tourist-friendly area.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Raises to start showing up for many county, city workers
Raises to start showing up for many county, city workers_img Pay increases for city and county employees were a major part of the discussions prior to the approval of 2017-18 fiscal year budgets.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Lula deal to buy train depot in danger
Lula deal to buy train depot in danger_img Lula city officials made public for the first time Monday the offer they are making to buy the Train Depot from the Lula Area Betterment Association.
Source: Gainesville Times
County ends Lula contract to supervise inmates
County ends Lula contract to supervise inmates_img Hall County will not renew a contract with Lula to supervise inmate labor in the city.
Source: Gainesville Times
State returns service delivery agreement to Hall County
State returns service delivery agreement to Hall County_img An agreement between Hall County and its cities that delineates the delivery of services to its residents to avoid duplication of services and waste public funds — as required by Georgia law — has been returned to the parties for revision.
Source: Gainesville Times
City council addresses garbage service complaints
City council addresses garbage service complaints_img City manager Pete Pyrzenski brought up the city’s agreement with Golden Environmental at the July 3 workshop.
Source: Tifton Gazette
CITY INCREASES RESERVE MINIMUM
CITY INCREASES RESERVE MINIMUM _img The Warner Robins City Council has approved to start the process of amending their charter so that they do not drop below four months worth of reserves.
Source: Houston Home Journal
GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW SPEC BUILDING
GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW SPEC BUILDING_img City and county officials broke ground on a new 30,000-square-foot spec building for the Dooly County Industrial Authority.
Source: Cordele Dispatch
Columbus police shortage not hindering public safety, official says
Columbus police shortage not hindering public safety, official says_img The Columbus Police Department is short about 80 officers despite ongoing attempts to boost the numbers.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Conyers cracking down on illegal trash dumping
Conyers cracking down on illegal trash dumping_img The city of Conyers wants residents and others to know that if they are caught or tracked down for dumping trash illegally or having junk vehicles inside city limits, they will be prosecuted.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Council begins millage rate talks
Council begins millage rate talks_img The Douglasville City Council discussed setting tax rates for city property owners at Monday's meeting.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Proposed brewery owners seek city Enterprise Zone incentives
Proposed brewery owners seek city Enterprise Zone incentives_img The Brunswick City Commission during its meeting on Wednesday will consider approval of enterprise zone incentives being sought by the owners of a brewery planned for downtown Brunswick.
Source: Brunswick News
Savannah-Chatham police share tactics, policies with Republic of Georgia authorities
Savannah-Chatham police share tactics, policies with Republic of Georgia authorities_img The Savannah-Chatham police department was recognized for its community policing approach this week when seven law enforcement officers from the Republic of Georgia stopped by to take a few notes on practical application.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Roswell awarded National Park Service grants for historic preservation
Roswell awarded National Park Service grants for historic preservation _img With a federal grant from the Historic Preservation Fund, Roswell will soon be conducting an updated historic resources survey of its historic district.
Source: Neighbor News
Covington holds ribbon-cutting for new airport terminal
Covington holds ribbon-cutting for new airport terminal_img Continuing airport improvements that began more than 20 years ago, the city of Covington held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning for its new Covington Municipal Airport terminal.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Holly Springs vetoes Sixes Road liquor store
Holly Springs vetoes Sixes Road liquor store_img Holly Springs City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to deny a conditional use permit application request for a “high-end package store” on Sixes Road.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Rome-Floyd County Development Authority considering a spec building
Rome-Floyd County Development Authority considering a spec building_img The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority wants more information about the availability of speculative industrial buildings before deciding if it wants to invest more than $5 million in such a facility.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
County zoning administrator leaving for Rome-Floyd job
County zoning administrator leaving for Rome-Floyd job_img A longtime Carroll County government administrator is leaving to become the new planning director for Rome-Floyd County.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Milton resident Cindy Hollingsworth memorialized at Bell Memorial Park
Milton resident Cindy Hollingsworth memorialized at Bell Memorial Park_img Hollingsworth was particularly interested in area parks, roads and schools at a time when many area residents were actively pursuing options for more local control. It was this interest that connected Hollingsworth to State Rep. Jan Jones, who would later introduce legislation to incorporate the city of Milton.
Source: Neighbor News
Commission rejects Maxwell House alcohol application, defers renovating old jail
Commission rejects Maxwell House alcohol application, defers renovating old jail_img A subsidized apartment complex that houses the homeless and behavioral health patients won’t be downtown Augusta’s newest beer and wine outlet.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Perry looks at playground upgrades
Perry looks at playground upgrades_img Parents in Perry sometimes drive to Byron when their children want to go to a playground, and Kevin Dye wants to see that turned around.
Source: Macon Telegraph
FELINE FRUSTRATION: Cats an issue in Hogansville
FELINE FRUSTRATION: Cats an issue in Hogansville_img A Hogansville woman went before the city council Monday night, asking council members to solve a cat problem that is causing issues for other pet owners and homeowners.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Hogansville, county discuss admin fee
Hogansville, county discuss admin fee_img The Hogansville City Council voted to accept a SPLOST agreement for 2019 with Troup County, West Point and LaGrange, but with one catch.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
CHIP homes await 'big reveal'
CHIP homes await 'big reveal'_img The Carrollton Housing Authority is getting ready for its “big reveal” on the seven homes that were renovated with CHIP grant funds.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
New Athens Transit route to extend to Hull
New Athens Transit route to extend to Hull_img Starting this fall, nearly 10,000 new riders will be connected to the Athens Transit System, Director Butch McDuffie said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Carrollton planning fire department investigation
Carrollton planning fire department investigation_img The city of Carrollton will conduct an investigation into allegations made during the public comments portion of last week’s special called meeting concerning the fire department.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Columbus looks to regulate Airbnb and other short-term rental businesses
Columbus looks to regulate Airbnb and other short-term rental businesses_img As more short-term lodging rental units come online in Columbus, one city councilor has asked for the staff to bring an ordinance for consideration to govern the growing enterprise.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Officials applaud vital PDK, Hartsfield-Jackson connection
Officials applaud vital PDK, Hartsfield-Jackson connection_img Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkson said he likes to call his city by an exalted term, the center of the universe, and in the city's toolkit is DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, which the mayor said is borrowing from the Aerotropolis Atlanta airport city concept.
Source: Neighbor News
Sandy Springs targets security companies to reduce false alarms
Sandy Springs targets security companies to reduce false alarms_img After receiving over 10,000 false fire and police alarms last year, Sandy Springs is making a major legal shift to put alarm companies, rather than alarm-users, on the hook for registration and fines.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Bond Investment Targets Different Types Of Atlanta Homelessness
Bond Investment Targets Different Types Of Atlanta Homelessness_img The plan – called the Homeless Opportunity Bond – comes in five different parts aimed at countering different types of homelessness. The overall goal, Reed said in a statement, is to make homelessness “rare, brief and non-recurring.”
Source: GPB News
Atlanta council OKs solar panels at BeltLine farm
Atlanta council OKs solar panels at BeltLine farm_img The Atlanta City Council July 18 voted to purchase and install solar panels on the BeltLine’s Westside Trail at Aluma Farm, the trail’s first agriculture site around the 22-mile corridor.
Source: Neighbor News
South Fulton turns city hall into art gallery
South Fulton turns city hall into art gallery_img Incorporation put a new municipality’s stamp on everything from borderlines to bottom lines. Now, nearly three months into its life, South Fulton is making its mark as a city of the arts.
Source: Neighbor News
Peyton Jamison announces candidacy for Milton City Council
Peyton Jamison announces candidacy for Milton City Council_img Peyton Jamison, a Milton small business owner and current Planning Commission Chairman, announced his candidacy for District 1, Post 1 on Milton’s City Council. The seat is currently held by councilmember Karen Thurman.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Residents, city working to update Milton’s tree ordinance
Residents, city working to update Milton’s tree ordinance _img Residents and city staff are working to update the city’s tree ordinance, which helps to preserve and maintain Milton’s rural character.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Snellville approves senior housing development on Highway 78
Snellville approves senior housing development on Highway 78_img The Snellville City Council voted recently to approve a 24.73-acre senior housing development at 1672 Athens Highway/Highway 78 at Crestview Drive.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville decides to roll back millage rate for 2017/18
Lawrenceville decides to roll back millage rate for 2017/18_img Despite previous plans to keep the city’s millage rate at 2.025, Lawrenceville’s mayor and City Council voted July 12 to roll back the millage rate to 1.909 mills and decrease the city property tax rate for the 2017/18 fiscal year.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Woodstock adopts rules for towing firms
Woodstock adopts rules for towing firms_img The Woodstock City Council has approved an ordinance setting fees and requirements for companies that wish to do business towing unauthorized vehicles in the city.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Marietta term limits to go into effect in 2026
Marietta term limits to go into effect in 2026_img About 80 percent of the Marietta City Council agreed with 80 percent of those voting in November that Marietta should set term limits for elected officials.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell OKs boutique hotel in historic district
Roswell OKs boutique hotel in historic district_img The Roswell City Council has approved a conditional use request – subject to 14 conditions – for the Canton Place boutique hotel in the historic downtown area.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta offers bonus to police, fire grads with military experience
Atlanta offers bonus to police, fire grads with military experience_img The city of Atlanta is now offering a $5,000 bonus to veterans and reservists who complete training to become police officers and fire fighters.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City Talk: Taking development lessons from Athens
City Talk: Taking development lessons from Athens_img If you drive into Athens on Highway 78, you’ll be greeted by The Mark, a massive new apartment development in the final phases of construction at the intersection of East Broad and Oconee streets.
Source: Savannah Morning News
City of Bloomingdale awarded grants for body armor, traffic control
City of Bloomingdale awarded grants for body armor, traffic control_img The city of Bloomingdale has been awarded up to $8,500 under the Georgia Municipal Association’s Safety and Liability Management Grant Program.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Downtown Family Y moves to new location at former Fort Discovery
Downtown Family Y moves to new location at former Fort Discovery_img Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. called it an amazing day for the city and said that the Family Y was doing something reminiscent of the space’s former occupant.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Chief judge calls to save vacated jail
Chief judge calls to save vacated jail_img A plan to demolish the Joint Law Enforcement Center at 401 Walton Way using sales tax dollars isn’t sitting well with Augusta judges.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Low-income apartment complex could add beer and wine sales
Low-income apartment complex could add beer and wine sales_img Augusta’s Maxwell House, renovated in 2005 as a low-income apartment complex with units for recovering substance abusers, the homeless and special-needs residents, could soon sell beer and wine as Augusta Commission members tout a need to treat all apartment complexes equally.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Augusta closer to allowing small breweries, distilleries in business zones
Augusta closer to allowing small breweries, distilleries in business zones_img The ability to brew beer and distill spirits outside of industrial zones continues to prove sticky in Augusta.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Economic developers to hire south Augusta-focused employee
Economic developers to hire south Augusta-focused employee_img Augusta’s lead economic development agency on Friday took the first step toward hiring a full-time employee focused on south Augusta.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Warner Robins City Council gives itself a financial mandate
Warner Robins City Council gives itself a financial mandate_img The Warner Robins City Council on Monday approved an amendment to its charter to require that it have enough reserve fund to operate for four months.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Macon-Bibb could have nicest skate park between D.C. and Miami, mayor says
Macon-Bibb could have nicest skate park between D.C. and Miami, mayor says_img Macon-Bibb County officials say they’re optimistic the latest upgrades to a skate park could draw tournaments from well beyond Middle Georgia.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Saying agreement is close, council members vote to extend clinic's lease at Mack Gaston Center for a month
Saying agreement is close, council members vote to extend clinic's lease at Mack Gaston Center for a month_img With both sides agreeing that negotiations to keep the Partnership Health Clinic in the Mack Gaston Community Center are going well, the Dalton City Council voted 3-0 on Monday to extend the clinic's lease through Aug. 31.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Lula facing loss of four laborers as work detail goes away, at least for now
Lula facing loss of four laborers as work detail goes away, at least for now_img Lula officials learned Monday afternoon they will lose the city's inmate work detail as of the end of this week.
Source: Access North Georgia
More cities relaxing open container laws
More cities relaxing open container laws_img More cities are relaxing open-containers laws in order to help shopping centers create a lively atmosphere and help them fight e-commerce, reports The Wall Street Journal, in a piece that highlights Vantage Realty Partners LLC’s Parsons Alley in Duluth, Ga.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Dunwoody council grants temporary easement to developer for trail connectivity in Perimeter Center
Dunwoody council grants temporary easement to developer for trail connectivity in Perimeter Center_img The Dunwoody City Council approved July 10 on first read to grant a temporary construction easement on the city’s property at 50 Perimeter Center East to developer Taylor Morrison so it can build a wall as part of a townhouse development.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Bauman, Paulson to run for Sandy Springs Council re-election
Bauman, Paulson to run for Sandy Springs Council re-election_img Sandy Springs City Councilmembers Andy Bauman and John Paulson will run for re-election this fall, they announced July 17.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Canton to hear comments on mayor, council pay raise
Canton to hear comments on mayor, council pay raise_img The Canton City Council will offer a public meeting for local residents to comment on compensation raises for the mayor and council members shortly before a business meeting Thursday night in City Hall.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Woodstock firefighters complete training course at Rope Mill Park
Woodstock firefighters complete training course at Rope Mill Park_img Woodstock firefighters completed Urban Search and Rescue training, a one-day course at Rope Mill Park last Friday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
City Council Declares Monday 'Killer Mike Day' In Atlanta
City Council Declares Monday 'Killer Mike Day' In Atlanta_img On Monday, The Atlanta City Council named the day in honor of Michael Render, also known as rapper “Killer Mike,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Source: WABE
Vision Plan meeting location change
Vision Plan meeting location change_img The Brunswick vision plan meeting to hear redevelopment and revitalization ideas for downtown Brunswick core areas, will take place 6 p.m. today at the Ritz Theater, 1530 Newcastle St., instead of Old City Hall as previously announced.
Source: Brunswick News
Snellville approves senior housing development
Snellville approves senior housing development_img A unique senior housing development is coming to Snellville, and it’s expected to combine senior housing options with retail and restaurant space, officials said.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Mayors meet for breakfast
Mayors meet for breakfast_img The mayors of Newton County’s cities got together for breakfast and to discuss ways to keep the county moving forward Friday morning at Newborn’s Historic Schoolhouse. From left, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston, Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry, Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman, Social Circle Mayor Hal Dally and Newborn Mayor Gregg Ellwanger.
Source: Covington News
McDonugh opens former courthouse for community input
McDonugh opens former courthouse for community input_img With the McDonough Municipal Court now settled into its new location on Lawrenceville Street, city officials are seeking input on the future uses of its former building on Macon Street.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Downtown traffic change approved, but with concerns
Downtown traffic change approved, but with concerns_img After weeks of debate, meetings with businesses in the area and consultations with traffic specialists, the road realignment project to downtown Carrollton has been given the green light by the City Council.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
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