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Cairo residents address concerns with MEAG project
Cairo residents address concerns with MEAG project_img The third time is the charm for a group of concerned Cairo residents.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Eastman proposes $6.7 million budget
Eastman proposes $6.7 million budget_img The Eastman City Council held a meeting Monday, November 28 at the Eastman City Hall with chairman Raymond Mullis presiding.
Source: Dodge County News
Maysville to vote on $1.4 million budget Monday
Maysville to vote on $1.4 million budget Monday_img The Maysville City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday for a final budget hearing and review before taking action on a proposed $1.4 million budget.
Source: Banks County News
Trash Talk: Cleaning up the Boat Basin
Trash Talk: Cleaning up the Boat Basin_img Walking through Bainbridge is like taking a step back in time. Old oak trees with Spanish moss draped through the trees like blankets over the limbs line the streets. Nowhere is this scene more picturesque, or scenic, than at the Boat Basin.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Marietta eyes backyard chicken ordinance
Marietta eyes backyard chicken ordinance_img Chickens could soon be roosting in backyards around the city.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Committee: Pensions here to stay in Marietta
Committee: Pensions here to stay in Marietta_img A proposal that would eliminate pension benefits for the city’s elected officials was rejected by the Marietta City Council’s Personnel and Insurance Committee during Wednesday’s meeting.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Hahira to vote on sidewalk project
Hahira to vote on sidewalk project_img The Hahira City Council will vote at its Thursday meeting on acquiring a piece of land needed to move forward with construction of a new sidewalk connecting the middle school and elementary school.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
City rejects county service proposal
City rejects county service proposal_img Valdosta has rejected Lowndes County’s latest service delivery proposal and is now planning to sue the county so the dispute can be settled in court, Valdosta Mayor John Gayle said Wednesday.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
County not budging on service delivery
County not budging on service delivery_img Lowndes County is not budging on service delivery negotiations. The City of Valdosta rejected the county's latest proposed Service Delivery Strategy agreement, and county officials still refuse to approve a temporary extension cities are pushing for, Lowndes County Commissioner Clay Griner said Thursday.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
City OKs audit expense, lease golf carts
City OKs audit expense, lease golf carts_img Thomasville City Council approved expenditures for an audit and leasing of golf carts, along with approval of a resolution involving signatures, at its meeting Monday.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Cairo city officials approve water meter bid process
Cairo city officials approve water meter bid process_img Wading through citizen comment on a proposed project and discussion of a special event permit, the Cairo City Council approved action toward a water meter project on Monday night.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules
Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules_img Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city’s voters approved liquor sales by the drink.
Source: Gainesville Times
New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street
New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street_img Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.
Source: Gainesville Times
Tybee Island hurricane recovery costs rise to $3.4 million
Tybee Island hurricane recovery costs rise to $3.4 million_img Tybee Island officials this week set a cap at $3.4 million for costs to fund the city’s recovery from Hurricane Matthew.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah proposing cuts to cultural, social services
Savannah proposing cuts to cultural, social services_img Funding for cultural programs and social services makes up a relatively small portion of the city’s proposed $378 million budget for next year. But proposed reductions in funding to the organizations and events that depend on that financial support took up a large part of the conversation Thursday, as the Savannah City Council wrapped up its two-day budget retreat at the Civic Center.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Ashford Dunwoody Road study recommendations unveiled to public
Ashford Dunwoody Road study recommendations unveiled to public_img Brookhaven officials unveiled their recommendations for the future of Ashford Dunwoody Road, aimed at making a multimodal corridor friendly to all users that addresses both current and future development and growth.
Source: Neighbor News
Macon man pushing for new transit option in downtown
Macon man pushing for new transit option in downtown_img On a steamy summer day or a freezing winter night, a new transportation option could make it easier to move around downtown Macon. Gene Watson is pushing for golf-cart-style shuttles to be available for people who live, work and shop in the city’s core. As downtown Macon continues growing, the shuttles could provide better mobility, Watson said.
Source: Macon Telegraph
ADDA fast-tracking search for new executive director
ADDA fast-tracking search for new executive director_img Applications for the upcoming vacancy in the executive director’s position at the Athens Downtown Development Authority are already coming in, even though the position won’t be formally advertised until Friday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Holly Springs adds district for distilled spirits sales
Holly Springs adds district for distilled spirits sales_img Holly Springs has added one more district for retail sales of package distilled spirits, bringing to six the total number of locations where a license for such sales may be issued.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Milton again extends Ga. 9 project moratorium
Milton again extends Ga. 9 project moratorium_img Milton has again extended its moratorium on accepting conceptual plans for development for land along Ga. 9 from the Alpharetta city limits to the Forsyth County line.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell loosening alcohol rules for restaurants, cafes
Roswell loosening alcohol rules for restaurants, cafes_img The Roswell City Council has indicated it’s fine with people “brown bagging” their own alcohol to city restaurants, and with sidewalk cafes selling alcoholic beverages from the cafe area during permitted special events.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Work begins on Decatur pedestrian/bicycle path
Work begins on Decatur pedestrian/bicycle path_img Construction has begun on Decatur’s 1.2-mile bicycle/pedestrian trail emanating from 890 Columbia Drive and being developed by the PATH Foundation.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Peachtree Corners to regulate outdoor vending and storage lockers
Peachtree Corners to regulate outdoor vending and storage lockers_img The Peachtree Corners City Council recently reviewed a proposed zoning amendment to regulate outdoor vending and storage lockers.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Athens-Clarke commissioners deluged with applicants for local boards
Athens-Clarke commissioners deluged with applicants for local boards_img Athens-Clarke County commissioners, deluged with more applications than recalled in recent memory for open positions on five of the various boards and authorities that oversee various aspects of county government operations, spent seven hours Wednesday interviewing those applicants.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Atlanta partners with Georgia’s Own to expand bike share program
Atlanta partners with Georgia’s Own to expand bike share program_img The city of Atlanta’s bike share program has expanded further with Georgia’s Own Credit Union as the first presenting sponsor for Relay.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
'Save the Trees' protest planned against development near Roswell veterans' memorials
'Save the Trees' protest planned against development near Roswell veterans' memorials_img Some Roswell residents are planning a protest against a proposed development that would cut down — and replant — dozens of trees near two war memorials.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Deputy chief Erika Shields named Atlanta’s 24th chief of police
Deputy chief Erika Shields named Atlanta’s 24th chief of police_img Deputy chief Erika Shields was named Atlanta’s 24th chief of police Thursday, replacing George Turner who is retiring.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Marietta City Council takes on term limits after referendum
Marietta City Council takes on term limits after referendum_img The Marietta City Council took the next step toward establishing term limits for elected officials Wednesday during a special called council meeting.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Canton could pass on providing water for Holly Springs development
Canton could pass on providing water for Holly Springs development_img The Canton City Council on Thursday will discuss whether to relinquish a portion of its water and sewer coverage to the county to service a 237-home development planned along Univeter Road.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Ball Ground refinancing sewer bond
Ball Ground refinancing sewer bond_img City council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to complete the refinancing of bonds owed on Ball Ground’s sewer system, a move leaders say would save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
County 911 begins service to city of Morrow Thursday
County 911 begins service to city of Morrow Thursday_img The city of Morrow will no longer be operating its own 911 center, and instead will be receiving 911 service from Clayton County starting this week.
Source: Clayton News Daily
City hopes mural engages Norcross community in the arts
City hopes mural engages Norcross community in the arts_img The city of Norcross is known as “a place to imagine,” but two artists brought their ideas to life by transforming the blank side of a building into a work of art.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Peachtree Corners eyeing innovation hub at Technology Park
Peachtree Corners eyeing innovation hub at Technology Park_img Peachtree Corners officials hope a roughly 40-something-year-old office park that was an integral part of the city’s past will also be a key part of its future.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Duluth offers parents ‘Drop Your Child and Shop’ service
Duluth offers parents ‘Drop Your Child and Shop’ service_img There’s no need for parents in Duluth to take their children from store to store while holiday shopping this year.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Ringgold to replace wooden decking at Depot and make facility more handicap-accessible
Ringgold to replace wooden decking at Depot and make facility more handicap-accessible_img The city of Ringgold is making an investment in one of its most beloved and most frequently used facilities by planning an overhaul of the decking and handicap entryways to the historic downtown Depot.
Source: Walker County Messenger
Columbus one of 12 cities chosen for leadership academy
Columbus one of 12 cities chosen for leadership academy_img Columbus is one of a dozen cities to be chosen by the National League of Cities to participate in its Leadership Academy: Promoting Postsecondary and Workforce Success.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
City is auctioning its karaoke machine?
City is auctioning its karaoke machine?_img Looking for a bargain on a used Harley? Or a tractor? How about a well-used garbage truck?
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Senoia narrows city manager field
Senoia narrows city manager field_img The Senoia City Council’s revised short list of city-manager candidates contains the addition of two local men who replace a pair of applicants that withdrew.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
City denies Parson Road townhomes: ‘Right project, wrong place,’ mayor says
City denies Parson Road townhomes: ‘Right project, wrong place,’ mayor says_img A plan for 48 townhomes on 5.9 acres (8.08 units per acre) by Beazer Homes was denied Monday night unanimously by the Johns Creek City Council.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Roswell Council revamps business tax schedule
Roswell Council revamps business tax schedule_img Roswell businesses will begin paying occupational taxes based on a new formula following action Monday night by the City Council.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Savannah proposing $378 million spending plan
Savannah proposing $378 million spending plan_img Take a dip in income, throw in some increased costs and top it off with a hurricane. That is the scenario Rob Hernandez said he was faced with when he became Savannah’s new city manager in early October.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Bloomingdale firefighter, wife killed in Tennessee tornado
Bloomingdale firefighter, wife killed in Tennessee tornado_img A Bloomingdale firefighter and his wife were killed early Wednesday morning after a tornado ripped through the mobile home where they were staying in Tennessee.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Aragon increases number of beer and wine licenses for businesses
Aragon increases number of beer and wine licenses for businesses_img The City of Aragon now has an increased number of beer and wine licenses available for purchase by businesses who want to serve alcohol to customers following a unanimous vote during their November meeting.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
DeFore’s tenure a rarity in politics
DeFore’s tenure a rarity in politics_img For a politician, sometimes the moment in the limelight can be fleeting. Other elected officials are more fortunate and able to make a mark by serving a few terms in office. But Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Ed DeFore’s tenure as a politician is a rarity, stretching five decades of serving the public.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Peachtree City accepts mural honoring first responders
Peachtree City accepts mural honoring first responders_img A mural painted by Kristian Baena, who works with entertainer Zac Brown, was presented to the Peachtree City Council on Nov. 17 commemorating 9/11 and the work done by the police and fire departments.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Peachtree City Council ready to adopt final SPLOST project list
Peachtree City Council ready to adopt final SPLOST project list_img The time for the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to be signed for the much-addressed 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is here. The Peachtree City Council will consider the adoption on Dec. 1.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Peachtree City’s Rast in running for city manager of Senoia
Peachtree City’s Rast in running for city manager of Senoia_img It was 20 years ago that Senior Planner David Rast began working in planning at Peachtree City Hall. Rast will retire on Nov. 30.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Fayetteville annexation decision postponed until early 2017
Fayetteville annexation decision postponed until early 2017_img A plan for an additional 233 homes on the southside of Fayetteville will not get a final verdict until early next year.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Viewpoint: Atlanta needs cycling as a critical part of transportation plan
Viewpoint: Atlanta needs cycling as a critical part of transportation plan_img Hotly discussed in Atlanta right now is the idea of transforming the city into a pedestrian-friendly mecca.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Task force targeting blight in Augusta’s Bethlehem community making slow headway
Task force targeting blight in Augusta’s Bethlehem community making slow headway_img A task force targeting blight in Augusta’s Bethlehem community is making some headway but won’t have a cleanup event until next year. The historically black neighborhood, bounded roughly by Wrightsboro Road, 12th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, includes about 100 small parcels abandoned and in disrepair.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Atlanta Police Chief Turner to retire
Atlanta Police Chief Turner to retire_img Atlanta Police Chief George Turner is retiring as the city’s top cop, Mayor Kasim Reed’s office confirmed Wednesday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mayor Reed joins international climate change board
Mayor Reed joins international climate change board_img Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is joining the board of a new international organization of mayors targeting climate change.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Ceremony signals beginning of long-anticipated Decatur development
Ceremony signals beginning of long-anticipated Decatur development_img Monday afternoon’s ceremonial groundbreaking at east Decatur’s Avondale MARTA Station signals the official beginning to a development that’s been a long time coming. The city’s been eyeing the 7.7-acre site since 2003, but a proposed Decatur Housing Authority project in the mid-2000s was ultimately scuttled after a series of financial disasters.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Developers seek approval for 'empty-nesters' community
Developers seek approval for 'empty-nesters' community_img Local investors will ask the Carrollton City Council to approve their request to rezone nine acres on Cottage Hill Road from general commercial to residential multi-family with conditions in order to develop a subdivision for “empty nesters.”
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Emerson comes out with a clean audit
Emerson comes out with a clean audit_img The City of Emerson received an unmodified or clean opinion on its fiscal year 2016 audits from Christian Hatch, a CPA with Williamson and Co.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Harlem to hold public meeting on water, sewer expansion
Harlem to hold public meeting on water, sewer expansion_img Harlem City Council is planning a public forum to provide information and receive questions from the community regarding consideration of a proposed expansion of the city's current water and sewer system.
Source: Columbia County News Times
Woodstock planning to hear three cases
Woodstock planning to hear three cases_img The Woodstock Planning Commission will hear three development cases at its meeting Thursday, including one proposed near the First Baptist Church Woodstock.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
City planning, zoning board to take on new role
City planning, zoning board to take on new role_img The City of Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission is about to take on new responsibilities.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Alpharetta awarded state grant to improve roadway safety
Alpharetta awarded state grant to improve roadway safety_img The city of Alpharetta has been awarded $26,985 through the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to promote the development and implementation of innovative programs to address highway safety issues.
Source: NorthFulton.com
DDA: Springfield Fall Festival proves city’s appeal
DDA: Springfield Fall Festival proves city’s appeal_img Members of Springfield’s new Downtown Development Authority see the big crowds at the recent Fall Festival as evidence that the small city already has big appeal.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Sandy Springs police officers testing body cameras
Sandy Springs police officers testing body cameras_img Some Sandy Springs police officers are now wearing body cams. Monday the local police force began to test three different sets of body cameras with the hopes of finding one model that works.
Source: Neighbor News
Ordinance changes to accomodate brewpubs
Ordinance changes to accomodate brewpubs_img Griffin’s Board of Commissioners is considering making further revisions to the city’s alcohol ordinance to allow brewpubs the ability to sell their own craft beers directly from their premises in growlers.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Sandy Springs to unveil Rain Garden Park
Sandy Springs to unveil Rain Garden Park_img Sandy Springs will formally dedicate what it describes as its “first urban stormwater treatment park,” the Marsh Creek Rain Garden Park, intended to reduce flooding, prevent stream bank erosion and improve water quality.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Peachtree Corners awards contract for innovation hub
Peachtree Corners awards contract for innovation hub_img The Peachtree Corners City Council recently approved $136,000 for a consultant’s help in preparing an Innovation Master Plan for the city.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City Council unanimous on request for I-575 jurisdiction
City Council unanimous on request for I-575 jurisdiction_img Woodstock City Council unanimously approved a resolution that would allow the city to collect revenue from tickets given on Interstate 575, but not without a heated discussion.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Holiday celebrations return to Olde Town Conyers
Holiday celebrations return to Olde Town Conyers_img The official kick-off to Conyers’ holiday season will take place the first weekend in December with the Olde Town Christmas Party and the 17th Annual Hometown Holiday Parade and Community Tree Lighting, sponsored by the city of Conyers in conjunction with Rockdale County.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Delivery of Marietta’s Christmas tree delayed
Delivery of Marietta’s Christmas tree delayed_img The city of Marietta was scheduled to put up its Christmas tree in Glover Park on Monday, but a series of events has delayed the holiday season on the Square.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Norcross Fire Station No. 1 Museum grand opening Saturday
Norcross Fire Station No. 1 Museum grand opening Saturday_img Norcross’ restored fire station museum will host a grand opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
City of Rome planning no property tax hike in 2017
City of Rome planning no property tax hike in 2017_img The Rome City Commission unveiled a set of 2017 budgets Monday that don’t depend on a property tax hike.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Alpharetta project to bring downtown brewery, restaurants, residential units
Alpharetta project to bring downtown brewery, restaurants, residential units_img A new Alpharetta project would turn a 1980s suburban shopping center into a blend of stores, restaurants, residential units and a brewery.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Thomas Co., Meigs prep for comprehensive plans
Thomas Co., Meigs prep for comprehensive plans_img Every 10 years, a comprehensive plan is constructed for future plans, goals and overall betterment of a city. Towns across Thomas County — including the county itself — are gearing up for new comprehensive plans for 2018.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Jenkinsburg could end water payment reminders
Jenkinsburg could end water payment reminders_img If your water is supplied by the city of Jenkinsburg and you don’t pay your water bill on time, city personnel currently call to remind you to pay – especially if you’ve never been late before. With a population of less than 400, Jenkinsburg is a small town, but calling residents with past-due water bills is a tedious and time-consuming task.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus
City parks and rec department named agency of the year
City parks and rec department named agency of the year_img The city of Milton’s Parks and Recreation Department is now an award-winning group.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Jenkinsburg hosts inaugural barbecue contest
Jenkinsburg hosts inaugural barbecue contest_img Jenkinsburg’s first Bar-B-Choo-Chew Fall Festival, held earlier this month in the city’s Memorial Park, raised $945 for the city’s proposed special-needs park.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus
Powder Springs to charge new E911 rate in April
Powder Springs to charge new E911 rate in April_img Powder Springs will begin charging $1.50 per month for Emergency 911 service for each telephone connection, starting in April.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Johns Creek turns to Waze to locate businesses
Johns Creek turns to Waze to locate businesses_img Johns Creek has expanded its partnership with the Waze crowd-sourced navigational app to make it easier for people to locate businesses in the city.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta mayor vows support for young immigrants following Trump’s win
Atlanta mayor vows support for young immigrants following Trump’s win_img Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Monday pledged to support young immigrants who have been granted a temporary reprieve from deportation and vowed the city would forcefully prosecute any hate crimes targeting newcomers.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta airport plans prompt new push on noise
Atlanta airport plans prompt new push on noise_img As the Atlanta airport launches an expansion that will allow for more flights, expanded cargo operations at night and eventually a sixth runway, some residents who live nearby say relentless growth is making their lives miserable.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
St. Marys sign ordinance eased
St. Marys sign ordinance eased_img Some restrictions in the St. Marys sign ordinance will be eased, at least temporarily, as a way to determine if it helps local merchants.
Source: Brunswick News
Villa Rica's new mayor prepares to face challenges
Villa Rica's new mayor prepares to face challenges_img In just over a week, a new mayor will be handed the gavel and preside over a meeting of the Villa Rica City Council. He'll be the first new face that office has seen in more than a decade.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Woodstock council to appoint new planning commissioner
Woodstock council to appoint new planning commissioner_img Woodstock council member Bud Leonard will appoint a new planning commissioner in Ward 5 at the council meeting Monday after former commissioner Richard Terry vacated the seat in October.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Kennesaw buys land for Depot Park
Kennesaw buys land for Depot Park_img The Kennesaw City Council has approved the purchase of 1.8 acres from Landmark Communities, Inc. for future development at Depot Park in the city’s Central Business District.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Early voting for Villa Rica council seat starts Monday
Early voting for Villa Rica council seat starts Monday_img Early voting will begin this week for the runoff election that will decide who will represent Villa Rica’s Ward 4.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Morrow set to resurface Mount Zion Road
Morrow set to resurface Mount Zion Road_img A portion of Mount Zion Road in Morrow has been slated for repaving.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Locust Grove declines donation of historic homes
Locust Grove declines donation of historic homes_img A Locust Grove property owner wants to preserve three historic homes on her property that she intends to sell to a prospective developer. The developer plans to demolish the buildings if they remain on the property.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Red Oak United Methodist Church celebrates 150 years in Stockbridge
Red Oak United Methodist Church celebrates 150 years in Stockbridge_img Red Oak United Methodist Church received a proclamation from the city of Stockbridge during city council’s Nov. 14 meeting, in recognition of the church’s 150th anniversary.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Snellville council approves Senior housing development
Snellville council approves Senior housing development_img Senior residents in Snellville will soon have some new digs to consider.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Lawrenceville library to expand self-service access
 Lawrenceville library to expand self-service access_img Expanded self-service access for the Lawrenceville Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library is coming next month.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Genevieve Bigner hired as city planner in Snellville
Genevieve Bigner hired as city planner in Snellville_img Snellville’s new city planner Genevieve Bigner found her passion when she attended public hearings for a proposed Wal-Mart in her college town.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
City approves adult day care center zoning request
 City approves adult day care center zoning request_img The City of Covington will be home to its first adult day care center after a unanimous vote by the Covington City Council to approve the special use permit (SUP) for the building Monday.
Source: Covington News
Optimists worried about Courtyard project
Optimists worried about Courtyard project_img Scott Moody, of the Rome Noon Optimist Club and local liaison for an Optimist convention booked at the new Courtyard by Marriott on West Third Street in April 2017, said the organization is beginning to get worried about the hotel project.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority purchases property to spruce up for sale
Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority purchases property to spruce up for sale_img The Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority has purchased the former Cave Spring Café building at 20 Broad St. Executive Director Sandra Lindsey said the authority plans to make some repairs and offer the building for sale.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
City to review 2017 budgets tonight
City to review 2017 budgets tonight_img The Rome City Commission is slated to get its first look at the draft 2017 budgets tonight and hold public hearings on several proposed land-use changes.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
LaFayette Christmas parade set for Dec. 2
LaFayette Christmas parade set for Dec. 2_img Residents will have plenty to do in LaFayette when the second annual Christmas Carnival in the parking lot of The Real Deal Home Store follows the city's "Old Fashion Christmas Parade" on Friday, Dec. 2.
Source: Walker County Messenger
How fast is the downtown Columbus economic pie growing?
How fast is the downtown Columbus economic pie growing?_img It seems like the right time to talk about pie.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Cairo council to discuss meters, audit results
Cairo council to discuss meters, audit results_img The Cairo City Council is set to continue talks of water meters at a regular council meeting on Monday.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Gov. Deal announces city transition teams for South Fulton, Stonecrest
Gov. Deal announces city transition teams for South Fulton, Stonecrest_img Deal announced Tuesday he will form five-member commissions responsible for setting up the southside cities, which voters approved in the Nov. 8 election. The city of South Fulton will have about 100,000 residents, and Stonecrest will cover about 50,000 people in southeast DeKalb County.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Moultrie celebrates new Christmas lights
Moultrie celebrates new Christmas lights_img The Canopy of Lights that drapes from the Colquitt County Courthouse has a new look this Christmas after the City of Moultrie replaced fluorescent bulbs with new LED lights.
Source: Moultrie Observer
City Meeting
City Meeting_img “Lights On,” was a topic of discussion presented by citizen Joe Butts to the City Commission on Tuesday, November 15.
Source: Cordele Dispatch
DDA invests in downtown businesses
DDA invests in downtown businesses_img Waynesboro’s Downtown Development Authority recently helped two small businesses with grants for improvements and renovations.
Source: Waynesboro True Citizen
Jasper to vet potential water supply
Jasper to vet potential water supply_img Responding to extreme drought conditions that threaten water supplies across north Georgia, Jasper City Council approved $30,000 for a pump test on a well that could provide a new resource in the future.
Source: Pickens County Progress
Looking down the road
Looking down the road_img Too few government employees make the effort to evaluate what the future brings and to devise a plan for coping. That’s why it is noteworthy when they do, like the professional staff did recently at the city of Newnan.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Linear park aims to connect neighbors, spur development
Linear park aims to connect neighbors, spur development_img Newnan is getting a linear park, a relatively new concept that uses walking/biking trails to connect neighborhoods.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Carrollton’s GreenBelt in use since first concrete was poured
Carrollton’s GreenBelt in use since first concrete was poured_img Angela Cambas is a fan of the Carrollton GreenBelt. Though she lives near Moreland, she makes a trek at least once a week to Carrollton to enjoy the linear park there –more often in the summer. She is thrilled to know there are plans for a linear park in Coweta.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Savannah wants to add 25-cent fee downtown to expand ambassador program
Savannah wants to add 25-cent fee downtown to expand ambassador program_img The Savannah City Council is planning on lobbying for state legislation to pay for an ambassador program that includes extra policing and property maintenance downtown, in addition to funding the uniformed guides already assisting visitors throughout the Historic District.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Battle lines forming in clash over pension plan
Battle lines forming in clash over pension plan_img Two Macon-Bibb County commissioners are girding for battle over the county’s main pension plan, citing a need to find a better return on investment.
Source: Macon Telegraph
New second in command at Warner Robins fire department
New second in command at Warner Robins fire department_img The retirement of longtime Warner Robins Fire Chief Robert Singletary created a domino effect of promotions in the department.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Hinesville looks to lower millage rate
Hinesville looks to lower millage rate_img Hinesville city council members are looking to lower the city’s millage rate for 2016.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Peachtree City Council OKs new kind of cop car for cart paths
Peachtree City Council OKs new kind of cop car for cart paths_img A different type of police vehicle will soon be patrolling Peachtree City’s cart paths and city streets.
Source: Fayette Citizen
233-home plan draws opposition
233-home plan draws opposition_img A Nov. 16 town hall meeting of the Fayetteville City Council to discuss the proposed residential development along the Ga. Highway 92 Extension on the city’s south side had Bob Rolader eliminating the townhome portion of the project and increasing the minimum home size.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Peachtree City Council OKs updated west side agreement
Peachtree City Council OKs updated west side agreement_img The Peachtree City Council on Nov. 17 approved the development agreement with Pulte Home Corporation/John Wieland Homes in Wilksmoor Village.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, others seek Trump support on environment
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, others seek Trump support on environment_img Mayor Kasim Reed and more than 30 national elected leaders on Tuesday called on President-elect Donald Trump to support their efforts to cut carbon emissions and promote renewal energy.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Snellville approves zoning changes for senior living development
Snellville approves zoning changes for senior living development_img The Snellville City Council recently voted 5 to 1, with Councilmember Bobby Howard voting against, to approve zoning changes to build a senior living development at Tree Lane and New Hampton Drive behind Eastside Medical Center.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Court, police propose new way to address Savannah juvenile crime
Court, police propose new way to address Savannah juvenile crime_img Presiding Juvenile Court Judge LeRoy Burke III presented the Savannah City Council with an equation Tuesday morning.
Source: Savannah Morning News
City of Lake Park receives safety grant check
City of Lake Park receives safety grant check_img The Georgia Municipal Association announced the City of Lake Park received a safety grant check in the amount of $3,000. These funds will be used by the city to purchase a washer extractor, traffic vest and rain suits, officials said.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
More open government training for Meigs council members
More open government training for Meigs council members_img Going through more than 40 pages, the Meigs City Council went through a training session on the Open Meetings and Records Acts on Monday night — almost a year after a previous training session.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Downtown Thomasville plansfor Small Business Saturday
Downtown Thomasville plansfor Small Business Saturday_img The holiday shopping season officially kicks off this weekend and for Downtown Thomasville, the message is simple — Shop Local! Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26, a day that the community is encouraged to forgo national retailers and instead shop the many local businesses that are important to Thomasville’s economic vitality.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Auburn council approves purchase of downtown public speaker system
Auburn council approves purchase of downtown public speaker system_img As Auburn’s downtown district continues to grow, city officials see a need for an improved public address system, and City Council agrees.
Source: Barrow County News
Darton faculty, staff, students feed Albany Police
Darton faculty, staff, students feed Albany Police_img Members of the Albany Police Department enjoyed a free hotdog lunch Monday prepared by members of the Darton State College Criminal Justice Department, Criminal Justice Club and eCampus eMajor online degree program, who hosted a “Feed the Force” event at the Law Enforcement Center in downtown Albany.
Source: Albany Herald
Villa Rica cuts back on lake draws as drought continues
Villa Rica cuts back on lake draws as drought continues_img Villa Rica has cut back on using its own water sources, and begun to lean on Carroll County's supply, in order to preserve the city's dwindling reservoirs and cope with the effects of the ongoing drought.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Locust Grove declines donation of historic homes
Locust Grove declines donation of historic homes_img A Locust Grove property owner wants to preserve three historic homes on her property that she intends to sell to a prospective developer. The developer plans to demolish the buildings if they remain on the property.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Morrow approves negotiations with DMO
Morrow approves negotiations with DMO_img The Morrow City Council approved negotiations with an organization to promote the city’s tourist attractions, but not without some controversy.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Swint named new Morrow Fire Chief
Swint named new Morrow Fire Chief_img Roger Swint has been named Morrow’s next fire chief.
Source: Clayton News Daily
No change in Morrow millage rate proposed
No change in Morrow millage rate proposed_img The Morrow City Council will vote on the millage rate at its Dec. 13 meeting. The rate, tentatively set at 9.638 mills, is no change from last year’s.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Athens-Clarke police officer honored by National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Athens-Clarke police officer honored by National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund_img An Athens-Clarke County police officer who rescued an accident victim from a burning car has been selected as the Officer of the Month for November by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Athens-Clarke County retains Bronze designation as Bicycle-Friendly Community
Athens-Clarke County retains Bronze designation as Bicycle-Friendly Community_img Athens-Clarke County has retained its Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation from the nonprofit League of American Bicyclists, making it one of 404 communities across the country that have either retained or earned a ranking for integrating bicycling into their transportation infrastructure.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
City ‘parks’ discussion on Ware Street
City ‘parks’ discussion on Ware Street_img LaGrange City Council reviewed a petition from residents in the 500 block of Ware Street requesting the relocation of a speed bump and a ban on parking on the block in order to make the road safer.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Keller gives review of city's Stormwater Utility
Keller gives review of city's Stormwater Utility_img If there is anything positive about the area’s drought it would be the ability for the city to catch up on replacing infrastructure and drainage system improvements, said Dr. Brant Keller, director of Griffin’s Public Works Department.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Peoplestown Homeowners Continue Fight Against Eminent Domain
Peoplestown Homeowners Continue Fight Against Eminent Domain_img The city of Atlanta has taken over five properties in Peoplestown through eminent domain for a flood control project. At least two of those homeowners are still fighting to stay.
Source: WABE
City of Newnan employees to get holiday bonuses
City of Newnan employees to get holiday bonuses_img Employees with the city of Newnan will find their pay packets a little heavier in mid-December, when holiday bonuses are scheduled for distribution.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Powder Springs Police opt for new truth technology
Powder Springs Police opt for new truth technology_img The Powder Springs Police Department will use an alternative to polygraph technology because of a Monday vote by the City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell recognized for adaptive recreation
Roswell recognized for adaptive recreation_img Roswell’s recreation department has been recognized for its work with physically and developmentally disabled children and adults by being given the 2016 BlazeSports Triumph of the Human Spirit Award.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta to reopen Encore bridge over Ga. 400
Alpharetta to reopen Encore bridge over Ga. 400_img Encore Parkway in Alpharetta has reopened as a through street after its closing in January for the rebuilding of a bridge over Ga. 400.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta awards $329K landscape contract
Alpharetta awards $329K landscape contract_img The Alpharetta City Council has approved a $329,963 contract to a landscape company to maintain city green spaces and be on-call for tree planting and other assignments.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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