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Tybee committee stresses good maintenance of crossovers, dunes
Tybee committee stresses good maintenance of crossovers, dunes_img For someone arriving on Tybee Island again after a long absence, the beach crossovers can be one of the most welcome of sights.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Students move beyond books to get a real-world education
Students move beyond books to get a real-world education_img Northside High School students got a lesson in municipal government Thursday from some of the city’s top experts on the subject.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Madison Fest
Madison Fest_img From Japanese Maples to handmade jewelry, Madison Fest had something for everyone. Businesses from near and far gathered in Town Park on Saturday, April 22 to promote, sell, and entertain the citizens of Morgan County.
Source: Morgan County Citizen
Longtime city official nominated for statewide honor
Longtime city official nominated for statewide honor_img Jim Elliott, who has served as Warner Robins’ attorney for 32 years, has been nominated to the Georgia Municipal Association’s Municipal Government Hall of Fame.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Lula officials ready to take Hall County to court over 2006 sewer agreement
Lula officials ready to take Hall County to court over 2006 sewer agreement_img City leaders in Lula are prepared to take legal action to get Hall County officials to honor an intergovernmental sewer agreement signed almost 11 years ago.
Source: Access North Georgia
Duluth to unveil 9/11-themed ‘Dream Keepers’ sculpture on Saturday
Duluth to unveil 9/11-themed ‘Dream Keepers’ sculpture on Saturday_img After a lot of planning, fundraising and construction, the City of Duluth is ready to show off its 9/11-themed Dream Keepers sculpture this weekend.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
City officials addressing odor and taste of water
City officials addressing odor and taste of water_img Despite an odor and taste in the water being supplied to residential and commercial customers by the city of Milledgeville, there are no health concerns, local officials say.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Two qualify for open Clarkesville City Council seat
Two qualify for open Clarkesville City Council seat_img Two people have qualified to seek a seat on the Clarkesville City Council in June. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Casey Ramsey, who relocated out of the city.
Source: Access North Georgia
Eastern Air Lines’ first commercial plane makes stop in Lawrenceville
Eastern Air Lines’ first commercial plane makes stop in Lawrenceville_img It’s been a while, but there was a time when Eastern — not Delta — was the top airline flying out of Atlanta.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Plan would change downtown Carrollton traffic
Plan would change downtown Carrollton traffic_img Work to realign the traffic flow at Maple Street and Presbyterian Avenue could begin as early as next month, if the plan is approved at Monday night’s Carrollton City Council meeting.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Roswell DDA selects Beecham Group as finalist for Southern Skillet redevelopment
Roswell DDA selects Beecham Group as finalist for Southern Skillet redevelopment_img Roswell Downtown Development Authority selected the Beecham Group to move forward in the redevelopment of the Southern Skillet Plaza.
Source: Neighbor News
South Fulton council to take oaths Saturday
South Fulton council to take oaths Saturday_img The city of South Fulton’s newly elected officials will be sworn in Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at Banneker High School, 6015 Feldwood Road in College Park, after which they will tackle their inaugural agenda.
Source: Neighbor News
Newnan city council vetoes ‘Bohannon Drive’
Newnan city council vetoes ‘Bohannon Drive’_img The possibility of renaming a local street for local musician Hamilton Bohannon was narrowly shot down by the Newnan City Council.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Hearing set for proposed sports complex
Hearing set for proposed sports complex_img Along with a proposed multi-use trail system, the city of Newnan is also looking toward the possibility of constructing a massive sports complex.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Grantville to save $40,000 on water facility management
Grantville to save $40,000 on water facility management_img The City of Grantville is expected to save approximately $40,000 by switching the city’s contract for the management and supervision of its water and wastewater facilities.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Three lane road diet back on the table for Avondale Estates’ U.S. 278
Three lane road diet back on the table for Avondale Estates’ U.S. 278_img The state’s Department of Transportation has told Avondale Estates that it’s eligible for a road diet along U.S. 278 between Ashton Place and Sam’s Crossing.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Beebe second Avondale Estates commissioner not seeking reelection
Beebe second Avondale Estates commissioner not seeking reelection_img After one four-year term as Avondale Estates Commissioner, Randy Beebe won’t seek reelection in November. Terry Giager, the only other commissioner up for reelection this year, has already announced he’s also stepping down at year’s end.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dacula mayor and two council seats up for election
Dacula mayor and two council seats up for election_img Dacula will hold a general municipal election Tuesday, Nov. 7 to fill the position of mayor, currently held by Jimmy Wilbanks and two city council seats currently held by Wendell Holcombe and Donna Peairs.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lula threatens legal action against Hall County over sewer agreement
Lula threatens legal action against Hall County over sewer agreement_img Lawyered up and ready for a legal fight, Lula city officials made it clear they want Hall County to honor a sewer agreement the parties signed in 2006.
Source: Gainesville Times
What’s in a name? Johns Creek adopts policy
What’s in a name? Johns Creek adopts policy_img Johns Creek parks and other local landmarks could be given names reflecting community values and character, local history, geography, the environment, civics and community service – and ordinarily not for someone yet living – under a naming policy approved recently by the City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta, Milton sign historic park pact
Alpharetta, Milton sign historic park pact_img The city councils of Alpharetta and Milton, meeting separately, both voted to approve a partnership in which they’ll buy 12.5 acres on Mayfield Road for a future park that they’ll jointly own and manage.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Blight fight topic of town hall meeting
Blight fight topic of town hall meeting_img Planning, Development Services and Code Enforcement Director Paul Forgey will talk about recent efforts by the city to eliminate blight at Ward I City Commissioner Jon Howard’s town hall meeting Saturday morning.
Source: Albany Herald
After years of leadership, Bill Edwards officially South Fulton mayor
After years of leadership, Bill Edwards officially South Fulton mayor_img Bill Edwards has long been considered the mayor of south Fulton. Saturday, he makes it official.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta City Council issues cost-saving bonds
Atlanta City Council issues cost-saving bonds_img The Atlanta City Council approved the issuance of certain Series 2017A Water and Wastewater Revenue Refunding Bonds during a recent special called council meeting resulting in a savings of nearly $49 million over the life of the bonds.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Duluth recognized for budget process
Duluth recognized for budget process_img For the sixth year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association has awarded Duluth the ‘Distinguished Budget Presentation Award’ for its fiscal year 2016 budget document.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Snellville making efforts to become walk-, bike-friendly
Snellville making efforts to become walk-, bike-friendly_img Snellville officials and residents participated recently in the Atlanta Regional Commission Workshop for Walk and Bike Friendly Communities.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur Public Facilities Authority to pursue funding for UMCH land
Decatur Public Facilities Authority to pursue funding for UMCH land_img Decatur City Commission approved putting a $40 million contract on the 77-acre United Methodist Children’s Home just southeast of the city on April 17. That same night the commission finalized the Public Facilities Authority, the body that will pursue specific funding for the purchase.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
East Point unveils new logo, website
East Point unveils new logo, website_img The city of East Point recently unveiled a new website and a new logo as part of a comprehensive rebranding initiative. City officials say the new logo, a lucid design with bold lettering, is a break from the former emblem.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Cumming submits long range plan for review
Cumming submits long range plan for review_img The Cumming City Council has approved transmitting the city’s 20-year comprehensive plan to state and regional officials for review.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Baraniak announces Richmond Hill City Council candidacy
Baraniak announces Richmond Hill City Council candidacy_img Tara Baraniak announced last week that she will run for the Richmond Hill City Council seat being vacated by mayoral candidate Russ Carpenter.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah-Chatham police relaunch police explorer program
Savannah-Chatham police relaunch police explorer program_img The Savannah-Chatham police department is relaunching is relaunching its police explorer program to teach young adults in our community about leadership, law enforcement and problem-solving, said police spokeswoman Michelle Gavin.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah seeks grant for goats
Savannah seeks grant for goats_img Savannah is planning on hiring some new grounds maintenance employees with hooves and a healthy appetite for grass.
Source: Savannah Morning News
City franchise fee revenues down
City franchise fee revenues down_img City officials say they’ll continue to monitor steep declines in electrical franchise fees and sales taxes.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Rural hospital in Jenkins County to close
Rural hospital in Jenkins County to close_img Another rural hospital is closing its doors in Georgia. Jenkins (County) Medical Center in Millen will close in June, and its services will merge with a hospital in Sylvania in neighboring Screven County, the hospitals’ owner, Optim Health System, said Tuesday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Athens-Ben Epps Airport getting interest from two air carriers
Athens-Ben Epps Airport getting interest from two air carriers_img Athens-Ben Epps Airport has attracted the interest of two air carriers, and it could be just a matter of weeks before some announcement is forthcoming on the return of scheduled commercial air service in Athens — service that could start as early as September, according to Airport Director Tim Beggerly.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
City Pool needs more staff in order to open
City Pool needs more staff in order to open_img Griffin’s City Pool may not open this summer if a pool manager and additional lifeguards are not hired.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Officials celebrate unique public safety complex
Officials celebrate unique public safety complex_img A plan to improve fire service was put into motion several years before Macon and Bibb County consolidated in 2014.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Proposed plan for Fayetteville’s west side calls for mixed use
Proposed plan for Fayetteville’s west side calls for mixed use_img The latest concept for development on the city’s west side comes on the heels of Pinewood Forrest’s splashy grand opening weekend that featured a preview of the new urbanism community being built across the street from Pinewood Atlanta Studios.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Demorest completes water connection with Mt. Airy
Demorest completes water connection with Mt. Airy_img The City of Demorest has completed a water line interconnection with the Town of Mt. Airy.
Source: Access North Georgia
Suwanee enters partnership for parking at new development near Town Center
Suwanee enters partnership for parking at new development near Town Center_img Suwanee City Council has given its approval for a $1.73 million contract for access to 150 parking spaces in a new five-story parking structure coming to a development adjacent to Town Center Park.
Source: Access North Georgia
Brookhaven officials designing emergency plan for Murphey Candler Dam
Brookhaven officials designing emergency plan for Murphey Candler Dam_img Water resource engineers at Murphey Candler Dam this month are coming up with an emergency plan should the dam break.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Sandy Springs mayor, Chamber president visit India
Sandy Springs mayor, Chamber president visit India_img A Sandy Springs delegation, including the mayor and the Chamber of Commerce president, are on a lengthy visit to India through May 2.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Georgia State University students help Tucker map out road to preserving its historical properties
Georgia State University students help Tucker map out road to preserving its historical properties_img Tucker officials and residents continue to map out the new city’s long-term future, and a collaboration with Georgia State University has resulted in recommendations for preserving and maintaining local historical assets.
Source: Neighbor News
Buckhead businessman announces run for District 8 City Council seat
Buckhead businessman announces run for District 8 City Council seat_img J.P. Matzigkeit, the chief financial officer for a Buckhead fitness company, has announced his candidacy for the District 8 Atlanta City Council seat.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier
Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier_img Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.
Source: Gainesville Times
Rincon council honors 3 for 30 years of service
Rincon council honors 3 for 30 years of service_img Three Rincon firemen were honored Monday night at the Rincon City Council meeting for having eclipsed 30 years of service.
Source: Effingham Herald
Demolition begins on Stockbridge arts center, city to solicit community input on new design
Demolition begins on Stockbridge arts center, city to solicit community input on new design_img Demolition began Monday on the Stockbridge Community Arts Center located at 146 Burke St.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
City Will Extend Highland Sidewalk; Plans For Others
City Will Extend Highland Sidewalk; Plans For Others	_img The expansion of the Highland Avenue sidewalks is underway by the Summerville City Council.
Source: Summerville News
Stockbridge adds public information officer position
Stockbridge adds public information officer position_img City officials approved the creation of a public information officer/public relations specialist position during their Tuesday workshop.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
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
Milledgeville Police Department gains state recognition
Milledgeville Police Department gains state recognition_img The Milledgeville Police Department has received statewide recognition, while two of its officers were honored at this year’s 13th annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Golden Shield Awards Banquet.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
To stop car break-ins, Morrow considers allowing firefighters to store guns in stations
To stop car break-ins, Morrow considers allowing firefighters to store guns in stations_img The city of Morrow is considering a change to the Fire Department’s policy that would allow firefighters to stow their weapons inside the department, rather than leave them in their vehicles while on duty.
Source: Clayton News Daily
New Eastman council member is sworn in
New Eastman council member is sworn in_img The Eastman City Council began its regular meeting on April 24 by swearing in its newest council member, Sebrina Williams.
Source: Dodge County News
Statham council starts work on budget
Statham council starts work on budget_img Statham City Council began its formal work on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget Tuesday, spending about 90 minutes going through its proposed $2.831 million budget.
Source: Commerce News
Bainbridge’s rich past spotlighted by actors at Living History Tour
Bainbridge’s rich past spotlighted by actors at Living History Tour_img Resting underneath the Georgia dirt at Oak City Cemetery lies countless stories from men and women from Bainbridge’s past.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Albany Commission postpones Historic District vote
Albany Commission postpones Historic District vote_img As the marathon Albany City Commission meeting Tuesday night closed in on the four-hour mark, the obviously weary, seemingly punch-drunk members of the commission started tossing out motions like random stream-of-consciousness thoughts that popped into their heads.
Source: Albany Herald
Albany Commission votes to approve land bank authority
Albany Commission votes to approve land bank authority_img The Albany City Commission approved unanimously Tuesday an intergovernmental agreement with Dougherty County that will create the Albany/Dougherty County Land Bank Authority.
Source: Albany Herald
Grantville revises city vehicle policies
Grantville revises city vehicle policies_img City of Grantville department heads will now be able to decide whether or not a city employee will be able to take home city vehicles.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Annual luncheon held for public safety
Annual luncheon held for public safety_img This week, the city of Newnan is recognizing first responders after declaring April 23-28 as National Public Safety Appreciation Week.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Residents weigh-in on Downtown Crabapple plan
Residents weigh-in on Downtown Crabapple plan_img More than 30 residents gathered at Milton City Hall last Thursday for the final open house meeting regarding the future plans for Downtown Crabapple. The Placemaking Plan, crafted by Atlanta-based planners TSW, was first presented in September.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Norcross carefully considering the creation of a historic district
Norcross carefully considering the creation of a historic district_img The Norcross City Council heard arguments for the creation of a local historic preservation district at the city’s most recent council work session.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Duluth doubles city manager’s car allowance
Duluth doubles city manager’s car allowance_img The Duluth City Council recently agree to amend the city manager’s contract to increase the annual car allowance from $100 per pay period to $200 per pay period, or $5,200 annually.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell city exec heading to municipal association
Roswell city exec heading to municipal association_img After serving Roswell for more than 13 years, City Administrator Kay G. Love is leaving that post May 19 to take a job with the Georgia Municipal Association, city officials confirmed.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Activists to ask Clarkston, Atlanta to limit cooperation with ICE
Activists to ask Clarkston, Atlanta to limit cooperation with ICE_img Clarkston, a tiny haven in DeKalb County for newcomers from abroad, is weighing whether to limit cooperation with federal deportation officers amid the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Activists are preparing to call on Clarkston’s much bigger neighbor -- Atlanta -- to follow suit next week and adopt a similar policy.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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
5,000 expected for Villa Rica ArtFest
5,000 expected for Villa Rica ArtFest_img Villa Rica’s annual arts weekend opens Friday night, and the two-day event is expected to be the largest in its history.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
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
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