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Downtown intersection gets traffic signal upgrade
Work began Thursday morning at the Greene Street and Wayne Street intersection as an electric company crew installed a new traffic signal. A lane will remain closed until 4 p.m. today as the new signal is installed.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Acting mayor promises ‘greater economic opportunities’
Acting Mayor Jeanette Walden says Milledgeville is a wonderful place to live and work, and says even greater things are in store for residents, along with greater economic opportunities in 2015.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Council wrestles with outdoor display zoning issue for Rockland Cargo Equipment
The Conyers City Council agonized over a thorny zoning issue at its meeting Wednesday and then decided to table the motion to allow further review of the matter.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

BoC to talk HOST with mayors
County commissioners decided to delay a decision on a resolution asking the Georgia General Assembly to pass an alternative Homestead Option Sales Tax until they could first rally support from all city officials.
Source: Cherokee Tribune

Ringgold sets qualifying fees for 2015 city elections
The city of Ringgold recently set its qualifying fees for the 2015 city elections that will take place on Nov. 3 to determine who will serve in the offices of mayor and city council.
Source: Catoosa County News

Lawsuit against city falls short
An Atlanta personal injury law firm claiming to be “for the people,” apparently failed to learn “where the people” got hurt.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Officials Will Not Change City's Malt Beverage Ordinance
The Trenton City Commission held its first meeting of the New Year last week with good news from 2014.
Source: Dade County Sentinel

Director stepping down after 2 years
The Main Street program director for Canton announced this week she will be resigning at the end of February.
Source: Catoosa County News

St. Marys raising police pay to stem losses of officers to other agencies
Aiming to stem the loss of young police officers to higher paying agencies, the City Council voted Tuesday night to give city police officers a raise and to implement a five-year salary schedule that would make the city’s police salaries more competitive with neighboring departments.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Statesboro City Council to put hotel & gas station decision in writing
With the property owner raising issues that could inform a possible appeal to Bulloch County Superior Court, Statesboro City Council has delayed its decision on whether a hotel and a gas station can be built on land next to the Garden of the Coastal Plain.
Source: Statesboro Herald

Flowery Branch City Council OKs sales tax agreement with Hall County
Flowery Branch City Council members have approved an intergovernmental agreement with Hall County for participation in an upcoming sales tax referendum.
Source: Gainesville Times

Parking woes topic at Blue Ridge council meet
Downtown Blue Ridge could get up to 175 more parking spaces if the city council moves forward with a proposal that Mayor Donna Whitener put on the table at Tuesday night’s council meeting, Jan. 13.
Source: Blue Ridge News Observer

Law enforcement, clergy in Gainesville, Ga., discuss training, community
Two Marines sat across from each other Thursday night at Antioch Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Source: Gainesville Times

Lula councilwoman dies following Jan. 10 wreck
Longtime Lula Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was injured in a Jan. 10 wreck in East Hall County, died Thursday.
Source: Gainesville Times

City Council approves taxi amendment
City officials unanimously approved an amendment to the Valdosta taxi cab ordinance Thursday evening.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times

Council sets fees for municipal election
On Tuesday, Moultrie City Council set qualifying fees for the mayor and city councilman posts that will be up for election later this year.
Source: Moultrie Observer

City moves forward on demolition project
One more hurdle remains before the City of Moultrie can begin work on a project for which it was awarded a federal grant more than a year ago.
Source: Moultrie Observer

DeKalb CEO Wants To Move Goverment Center Out Of Decatur
DeKalb County’s Government Center could move from downtown Decatur to Memorial Drive. DeKalb CEO Lee May announced the relocation proposal today during his state of the county address. Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett says as long as the county courthouse stays, it won’t hurt the city economically.
Source: WABE

Cell Towers, Backyards, and the Courts: A Talk with Roswell Mayor Jere Wood
Cell phone tower fights between companies and residents have broken out in many places around metro Atlanta. But in the city of Roswell, it went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Source: WABE

Savannah Council approves $112,000 Meldrim Row demolition for police station
The Savannah City Council unanimously approved a $112,000 contract on Thursday to demolish 19 historic Meldrim Row cottages for a new Central Precinct Savannah-Chatham police station.
Source: Savannah Morning News

East Bibb fire station plans moving forward
It’s been more than a year since Bibb County officials broke ground for Fire Station No. 111. Fire Chief Marvin Riggins said Macon-Bibb County consolidation ultimately delayed the timetable to open No. 111 even as other fire stations across the county were being opened and dedicated.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Does Griffin need a hotel conference center?
Local officials are exploring the potential for a hotel conference/convention center.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Fayetteville moves toward novel zoning categories for west side
Fayetteville could soon see zoning categories that have never been used in the city or in Fayette County.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Commissioners say work for schools OK as long as LOST agreement observed
Whitfield County commissioners said Thursday they aren’t opposed to doing work for Whitfield County Schools but they want to make sure that work doesn’t violate an agreement they’ve signed with the Dalton City Council.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

Sias pushes public safety in animal ordinance revision
Revamping Augusta’s animal ordinance to include mandatory spay and neuter laws and other protections for animals can’t move forward without also addressing the need to protect humans from aggressive animals, the chairman of the subcommittee studying the ordinance said Thursday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Athens-Clarke commission committee looking at changes to sidewalk cafe regulations
An Athens-Clarke County Commission committee is continuing to work through the possibilities for making some changes to the county’s outdoor cafe ordinance, including the question of whether outdoor serving areas at businesses outside the downtown area should be regulated at all.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Kennesaw approves downtown development
The Kennesaw City Council has approved final site plans for a $20 million, mixed-use development on Dallas Street, Watts Drive and Lewis Street.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mayor launches effort to get tax freeze sunset plan on the ballot
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson used her 2015 State of the City address as a platform to launch her effort get her proposal to sunset the city’s property tax assessment freeze before the voters.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Grayson hears plans for pedestrian, bicycle plan
The Grayson City Council heard a presentation on a proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan by Jimmy Adams, working with the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design on Tuesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Rome city, Floyd County offer chances for residents to serve on government boards
The opportunity to have an active voice in local government is open to all residents of Rome and Floyd County, officials say — and volunteering is one of the avenues.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Cave Spring priorities: Renovating historic tourism draws, rules to protect them
Business leaders in Cave Spring want to develop a comprehensive vision for the future of their community.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Bridge construction over South Marietta Parkway yet to begin
A proposed $500,000 walking and biking bridge crossing over South Marietta Parkway into Brown Park the city originally said would open last summer has yet to see construction begin.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Statham looks to improve water treatment plant
Statham is about to spend up to $8,000 on the preparation of a performance survey and the completion of an operational evaluation of the city’s water treatment facility, both done by Engineering Management, Inc.
Source: Barrow County News

Gainesville wants peek under Green Street to fix traffic, drainage problems
Everybody knows what’s on top of Green Street in Gainesville: cars and more cars.
Source: Gainesville Times

Waynesboro budget heads to final hearing
Waynesboro officials are poised to pass an $8.86 million budget.
Source: Waynesboro True Citizen

City of Moultrie commends girl for reporting fire
A 6-year-old’s quick reaction to a fire near her apartment complex last month may have prevented significant damage, and Moultrie City Council rewarded the girl with a plaque during Tuesday night’s meeting.
Source: Moultrie Observer

Gray mayor reflects on city’s year
Gray’s mayor took the opportunity at the first council meeting of the year to reflect on his first year in office.
Source: Jones County News

City of Colquitt constructs new animal shelter
The City of Colquitt recently constructed a new animal shelter facility located at its Wastewater Treatment Facility on Mayhaw Drive.
Source: Miller County Liberal

City Council tables decision to move boat basin steam engine
Tuesday evening, the Bainbridge City Council tabled a discussion about the L&N steam engine at the Earle May Boat Basin after hearing a presentation from representatives of Corbin, Kentucky.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Mayor: State of Milton OK
In his first-ever State of the City address Jan. 15, Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood gave his assessment of how far the fledgling city has come and where it is headed.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta develops recommendations for city center
Much has changed in Alpharetta over the past few years. More people, businesses and development have all occurred, and the city has a renewed focus on its downtown as a “hometown” place to be.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Alpharetta launches financial transparency portal
The city of Alpharetta has unveiled a new financial data platform powered by OpenGov.com that provides residents and stakeholders improved access to the city’s budget information.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Pooler passes resolution opposing expansion of CAT tax
Officials in Pooler this week fulfilled a promise to oppose legislation that would allow the expansion of Chatham Area Transit into some areas of the city.
Source: Savannah Morning News

City partners with Georgia Power to replace trees
The city of Savannah is joining forces with Georgia Power this week on a project to improve the streetscape and reduce tree-related problems on Savannah’s eastside.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Aragon to keep spending to minimum
Aragon officials are keeping expenditures to a minimum as the City rebuilds its financial status.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

Macon-Bibb eyeing reduction in number of polling stations
Macon-Bibb County Board of Elections officials are considering a plan to cut the number of polling precincts from 40 to 26 as a cost-savings measure.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Fayetteville residents sound off on noise
For more than three hours Thursday night, Fayetteville residents had their say on two issues that stirred the passions of several residents.
Source: Fayette Citizen

Grovetown inmates now wearing hot-pink uniforms
Chief Gary Jones has a clear philosophy when it comes to jailed inmates. “It’s our job to make sure they don’t want to come back,” said Jones, director of Grovetown’s Public Safety Department.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

City expands homeless count to south Augusta
Volunteers and community outreach groups will expand the area’s homeless count into south Augusta this year to include a segment of the city’s population many feel has been widely overlooked, an official said Wednesday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Properties can opt-in to ADDA tax district discussions
Owners of The Mark, a massive mixed-use residential and commercial development in the earliest stages of construction, and St. Joseph's church on Prince Avenue have expressed interest in being included in the Athens Downtown Development Authority tax district, according to the head of the authority.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

AT&T Georgia sues Atlanta, MARTA over Streetcar costs
AT&T Georgia is suing Atlanta and MARTA for millions of dollars it says it’s owed for relocating utilities to make way for the city’s new Streetcar.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

City prepares to take next step in raising salaries
While some city of Douglasville employees have gotten a raise as part of the city’s implementation of a recent pay study, some are still waiting for their piece of the pie.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel

City takes step toward putting SROs in 3 more schools
The Douglasville City Council has taken another step in its efforts to place school resource officers in the three remaining schools in the city limits.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel

City officials to determine Canton Creek bridge options
Canton officials have to decide how they want to proceed with a bridge over Canton Creek that is one of the main entrances to downtown.
Source: Cherokee Ledger

Euharlee council debates HR chart
The Euharlee City Council spent nearly 48 minutes Tuesday in work session with half of those minutes devoted to the same question that has nipped at its heels for more than two years: Do administrative and supervisory employees answer to the city council or the city manager?
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Jonesboro officials aiming to improve health, wellness for employees through new programs
Officials in Jonesboro rolled out a series of initiatives aimed at helping city employees live healthier lifestyles last week.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Commissioners discuss funding during Rome, Floyd County joint rec meeting
Rome and Floyd County leaders took turns Tuesday expressing their opinions on the future direction of recreation in the community.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority eyes new programs, facilities upgrades
The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority discussed Tuesday the possible creation of a lacrosse league and construction of a bike trail at Ridge Ferry Park.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Rome-Floyd County Development Authority prepares for new year
Hardy Realty broker Jimmy Byars was sworn in Tuesday as the new chairman of the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Covington offers commercial license opportunities
Larry Baines took advantage of a program now open to all City of Covington employees, and is commercially licensed driver.
Source: Covington News

CSU’s downtown project gets OK from Uptown Facade Board
The design of Columbus State University’s planned college on the Ledger-Enquirer’s downtown property won approval from the Uptown Facade Board Tuesday, but not without plenty of suggestions for tweaking the way it should look.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Stockbridge officials present checks to organizations
A $500 check was presented to Shane Persaud, executive director of Communities in Schools of Henry County, an organization that connects business, churches and other organizations with the needs of schoolchildren to promote retention and graduation rates.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Pro law enforcment rally to be held in Hampton Saturday
A group of Hampton residents have organized a law enforcement rally for Saturday, in support of “Link in the Chain,” a nationwide demonstration where people rally in support of law enforcement agencies.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Grayson defeats Snellville in food drive contest
With about 3,000 city residents at the U.S. Census’ last count, Grayson is roughly six times smaller than Snellville.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Guyton resident questions mayor, council
A Guyton resident brought up a series of concerns about how the city is being run — and how her issues are not being addressed — to the city council.
Source: Effingham Herald

Lula planning meeting hinges on councilwoman’s recovery
Lula City Council has put off a Jan. 28 planning session until Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was seriously injured in a Jan. 10 wreck, can participate.
Source: Gainesville Times

Albany city officials vote to take on costs of some traffic calming devices
Under a plan tentatively approved by the Albany City Commission at its work session today, citizens in neighborhoods asking for “traffic calming” devices like speed humps may no longer have to pay to have the devices installed.
Source: Albany Herald

Atlanta Suburbs Craft Small-Town Identities
The city of Lilburn – in Gwinnett County – is getting ready to build a brand new city hall. The mood it’s going for? Nostalgic. It’s one of a growing list of suburban cities that are trying to reinvent themselves as competitive, small towns.
Source: WABE

Savannah updates alcohol ordinance proposal
Patrons of Spudnik on Broughton Street who haven’t turned 21 will continue to be able to eat their baked potatoes in peace late into the evening.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Senoia City Council denies 5-car garage request
The Senoia City Council rejected a Couch Street resident’s plans for a five-car garage at Monday’s city council meeting.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

Warner Robins OKs noise law, recreation study
City Council members here had been reluctant to pass a complex noise ordinance or approve a contract for a far-reaching recreation plan.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Planning moves forward on two Macon-Bibb rec centers
Two Macon-Bibb County recreation centers will soon get major design work, as Macon-Bibb commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday night to pay most of the money previously authorized for Rosa Jackson and the new Sub South recreation centers.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Centerville increases qualifying fees
The City Council raised qualifying fees by 1 percent for those seeking to run for a council seat in November.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Council moves to keep entrance to Brookwood undeveloped
For years, residents of the Brookwood subdivision have resisted commercial encroachment. Now, they can rest a little easier, knowing some of the last remaining undeveloped land along Walnut Avenue will remain undeveloped.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

Commission refuses to waive landlord's late payment penalties
An Evans businessman grew livid Tuesday after eight Augusta Com­mission members refused to waive about $3,000 in late payment penalties and interest he owes on 23 rental properties he owns in Richmond County.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Atlanta City Council OKs incentives for NCR
The Atlanta City Council signed off Tuesday on an incentives package for NCR Corp. worth $3.2 million.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

'Comply, then complain' guidance offered at Athens forum on police and community relations
Admitting the Athens-Clarke County Police Department dramatically diverges from the county’s racial demographics, a high-ranking officer went on to tell a largely black crowd at a recent forum on police and community relations that “having good officers” is “more important than having black officers or white officers.”
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Athens Downtown Development Authority looking to expand tax district boundaries
The Athens Downtown Development Authority is taking steps to expand the boundaries of its jurisdiction, a move that would add an extra mill to the property tax rate within the additional limits.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Athens officials eye limiting number of alcohol licenses downtown
Seeking greater balance and variety in the type of businesses in downtown Athens, the Downtown Development Authority is working to determine if a cap should be placed on the number of alcohol licenses issued to downtown establishments.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Gainesville City Council approves new firefighter positions, other business
At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Gainesville City Council unanimously approved a resolution that could add three new firefighter positions to the city's fire department.
Source: Access North Georgia

Judge’s ruling a win for sex toy sales in Brookhaven
A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of the sale of sex toys at a Brookhaven shop, the Daily Report reported. It’s the latest development in the city’s two-year efforts to stop the smoke shop from violating a local ordinance.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Plans in place for Jackson-Butts County Day
Another Jackson-Butts County Day is planned at the state Capitol during this legislative session, and this time local leaders are going to Atlanta with an agenda aimed at not just raising the community’s profile.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

One candidate files for vacant Woodstock seat
Woodstock officials said only one candidate qualified to run for the vacant Ward 6 City Council seat during a special qualifying period that ended Friday. Rob Usher, a former Cherokee county school board member and 18-year Woodstock resident, is the lone contender.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Clack and Markley address Bostwick City Council
The Bostwick City Council convened on Monday, January 5 to hear special guests County Commissioner Philip Clack and Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley.
Source: Morgan County Citizen

Villa Rica to save millions by refinancing city's bonds
Villa Rica will save $6.3 million after refinancing the city’s bonds, according to a report given to the City Council by Davenport & Company, the financial advisor tasked with overseeing the sale.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Conyers' 2015 plans: golf carts, new city hall and more
Residents of Conyers last week got a glimpse of the past and future as Mayor Randy Mills and Conyers City Council members discussed the municipality’s 2014 achievements and plans for the upcoming year.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

Officer Pat Womack, Annie Reed and Herrion Ervin named 2014 Covington Police Department's Employees of the Year
Receiving a word of encouragement from a supervisor or manager can brighten one’s day and provide a little more energy in performing daily tasks, but being singled out by your fellow co-workers for a job well done is often an even greater honor.
Source: Covington News

Buchanan buys property, set to vote on youth center Friday
The City of Buchanan will pay $40,000 to purchase property on Carrollton Street for use by its Department of Public Works.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Tallapoosa welcomes Cain to downtown
As a movement continues to move more businesses into historic downtowns, Tallapoosa City Council member Jackie Roberts says it’s good to have an attorney on main street again.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

3rd failed effort for East Rome planning grant means revitalization will be parcel by parcel
The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority has been stymied for a third time in its effort to make major renovations to the Maple Street community in East Rome.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Rome, Floyd County to try for Parks and Recreation compromise at today's meeting
Today’s joint recreation meeting between the city of Rome and Floyd County is a long time coming.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Morrow offers update on hiring of city manager after resident’s complaint
A resident’s complaint led to an update on Morrow’s city manager hiring process Tuesday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Forest Park URA may lose executive director, Gillem expert
Forest Park’s Urban Redevelopment Agency will try its hardest not to lose its leader and expert this week.
Source: Clayton News Daily

By golly, a new trolley? Mayor Tumlin envisions route from Square to new Braves stadium
Mayor Steve Tumlin has received overwhelming support from the City Council after floating his idea of a city trolley this week.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Marietta residents look to future of empty buildings
The sidewalks on Whitlock Avenue will soon be under construction in May, but residents of the area have turned their attention to two lots in the city, asking when they’ll be developed.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Cities increase equipment for storms, review plans of action
With the unpredictability of Mother Nature always in mind, government agencies in Cherokee County are preparing for whatever the winter season may bring this year to make sure there’s not another“Snowmageddon.”
Source: Cherokee Tribune

St. Marys role in War of 1812 detailed in bicentennial observance
The city is inextricably woven into our nation’s history as much as it tied to country’s future, officers from Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base said Saturday during a bicentennial celebration of one of the last battles of the War of 1812.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Ringgold wants lights out for sign in heart of downtown
The Ringgold City Council voted this week to move an electric sign currently sitting in the heart of downtown.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Kentucky community requests return of Boat Basin train
Picnic tables. Flint River views. A “megaramp.” Nature trails.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight

Auburn to take time before voting on spending more money for ballfields
A sharp increase in cost for a Parks Mill Ball Field project has led to the Auburn City Council members taking more time to decide how it’ll be handled.
Source: Barrow County News

Statham to pay more for water plant
The City of Statham will have to fork out nearly $900,000 in the next five years for needed maintenance and improvements to the city’s water plant.
Source: Barrow County News

Officials: Macon runway expansion would bring jobs, not threaten Robins
The Middle Georgia Regional Airport can lengthen its runway to boost the region’s economy without threatening the nearby Robins Air Force Base operations, the airport’s manager said. Macon-Bibb County has a proposal to expand the Middle Georgia Regional Airport’s main runway in fiscal 2018.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Are TADs coming to Peachtree City?
An agenda item at the Peachtree City Council retreat held Jan. 9 will have staff in the coming months analyze the idea of the city establishing one or more areas of the city as a tax allocation district (TAD).
Source: Fayette Citizen

Richmond County Development Authority wants extension for jobs news
Augusta committed last month to build a road, extend utilities and do site work at a corporate park if a major manufacturer announces plans to locate here by Feb. 1, but the announcement is now on hold after the unnamed company’s board couldn’t meet due to inclement weather.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Braselton welcomes Hitachi Koki USA
Mayor Bill Orr joined company officers and dignitaries Thursday, January 15 to welcome Hitachi Koki USA to Braselton at its new distribution logistics center on Broadway Avenue.
Source: Access North Georgia

Garden City officials eye affordable senior housing
Officials in Garden City want to use state tax credits to build affordable housing for seniors, an asset they hope will spur more development in the city’s Town Center.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Task Force Plans Year Ahead
Newnan’s Neighborhood Task Force didn’t receive the organizational grant it applied for in 2014, but task force members aren’t letting that stop them.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

Retirement impact uncertain for Macon-Bibb government
In the run-up to the July 2012 vote on consolidating Macon and Bibb County, people with experience in other Georgia consolidated governments warned that Macon-Bibb could expect a wave of retirements from high-level positions.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness
The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city’s upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Cleaning up the city: Dalton police officer works to reduce city’s blight
During a typical workday, Chris Cochran picks up tires that have been illegally discarded, takes up signs that have been improperly posted on city property, takes complaints about yards that haven’t been mowed and leaves warnings for residents about various Dalton building code violations.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

Whitfield system says ‘no’ to annexing of schools: Board declines request of Varnell mayor
A request by Varnell Mayor Anthony Hulsey to annex into the city several Whitfield County public schools has been declined by the Whitfield County Board of Education.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

Abandoned homes continue to weigh on Augusta's future
The Medical College of Georgia Foundation demolished three abandoned Harrisburg homes this week to make way for a possible “upscale” 15th Street entrance to Georgia Regents University’s health sciences campus.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Mt. Airy opens books to the public
The Town of Mt. Airy is taking steps to be more open with its financial records.
Source: Access North Georgia

Clarkesville begins cleanup of fire-damaged downtown
It took more than nine months to get everything in place, but the City of Clarkesville is beginning the process of cleaning up its downtown after a catastrophic 2014 fire.
Source: Access North Georgia

Mt. Airy officials seek old photos of town
A YouTube video that's gone viral in Habersham County in the past couple of weeks has Mt. Airy leaders thinking about the past.
Source: Access North Georgia

Five qualify for Avondale mayor
Five candidates have qualified for the March 17 special election for mayor of Avondale Estates.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chatham County sending Savannah a fifth police merger proposal
In the latest chapter in the debate between city and county officials, Chatham County Commission Chairman Al Scott said his board has sent the city of Savannah another offer to maintain the merged Savannah-Chatham police department.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Tybee city council rejects proposed water slide
The Tybee Island City Council on Thursday night turned down a local man’s request to build a 35-foot inflatable water slide near a residential neighborhood.
Source: Savannah Morning News

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