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Hampton City Council adopts $9 million 2017 budget
Hampton City Council adopts $9 million 2017 budget_img The Hampton City Council adopted a $9.01 million fiscal year 2017 budget during a special called meeting Tuesday evening.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Planning process ramping up for new Adairsville Boys & Girls Club
Planning process ramping up for new Adairsville Boys & Girls Club_img A Community Development Block Grant for a new Boys & Girls Club facility in Adairsville is just the start of efforts needed to build what club and community leaders envision.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
City, Neighborworks team up
City, Neighborworks team up_img Columbus Council on Tuesday approved spending about $300,000 in Home Investment Partnership Program funds to help poor people afford a place to live.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Marietta revisits widow pension
Marietta revisits widow pension_img Janet Cosper can count the Marietta City Council as an ally in her yearlong fight to receive spousal pension benefits after her husband, Hal Cosper, the city’s chief building official, died in July 2015.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Waleska approves jake brake ordinance
Waleska approves jake brake ordinance_img Waleska City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday that bans the use of “jake brakes” within city limits.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
New Woodstock trail up for bid
New Woodstock trail up for bid_img A new trail with the Greenprints Alliance could soon be beating a path to Woodstock after the project went out for bid Friday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Woodstock transitions to CodeRED
Woodstock transitions to CodeRED_img Starting Saturday, the city of Woodstock will use a different notification system to alert residents of emergencies.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
City reports decrease in ISO rating
City reports decrease in ISO rating_img The city of Tifton received notice from the Insurance Services Office that the Public Protection Classification for the city has been reduced from a Class 4 to a Class 3, effective Jan. 1, 2017, based on the ISO analysis of the city's structural fire suppression delivery system.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Savannah denies hotel developers, considers moratorium on structures in Historic District
Savannah denies hotel developers, considers moratorium on structures in Historic District_img The Savannah City Council denied two zoning requests on Thursday that two hotel developers were depending on, in addition to directing the city attorney to determine whether a moratorium can be placed on new hotel projects in the Historic District.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah bids farewell to outgoing City Manager Stephanie Cutter
Savannah bids farewell to outgoing City Manager Stephanie Cutter_img Neighborhood leaders, business representatives, members of the clergy, city staffers and elected officials crowded a ballroom of the Savannah Civic Center on Thursday night and praised outgoing City Manager Stephanie Cutter after her last City Council meeting as the city’s top administrator.
Source: Savannah Morning News
New B&B to bring tourists to Stockbridge
New B&B to bring tourists to Stockbridge_img Stockbridge Mayor Pro Tem Anthony S. Ford recently stressed the importance of new ventures and projects, citing ribbon-cutting ceremonies marking completion dates.
Source: Neighbor News
Gainesville city council mulls proposed men's substance abuse recovery home
Gainesville city council mulls proposed men's substance abuse recovery home_img The Gainesville City Council appears to be divided on — or at the very least, not in unanimous support of — a proposed group home for men who are recovering from substance abuse.
Source: Access North Georgia
Cramer continues focus on feasibility of arena at Classic Center
Cramer continues focus on feasibility of arena at Classic Center_img Much of the attention on local sales taxes is focused on the possibility of a vote late next year or in mid-2018 on a 1 percent tax for transportation projects, but Paul Cramer, executive director of The Classic Center, is continuing to look forward to the potential extension of an existing 1 percent sales tax funding a number of local infrastructure projects.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Winterville closes book on old school restoration, now looks ahead to next projects
Winterville closes book on old school restoration, now looks ahead to next projects_img The city of Winterville has settled its differences with the architectural firm involved in the much-delayed renovation of the old Winterville High School, and is now looking to complete the next phases of what community leaders hope will turn that part of the Clarke County town into a regional cultural center.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Aragon millage rate set for 2016 lower than previous years
Aragon millage rate set for 2016 lower than previous years_img One positive change for homeowners within the city of Aragon: tax bills will be slightly lower than they have been in previous years.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
AWDA’s YouthBuild program lands a $1.1 million federal grant
AWDA’s YouthBuild program lands a $1.1 million federal grant_img The Atlanta Workforce Development Agency landed a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support the YouthBuild program.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Sheriff, mayor hold solidarity walk
Sheriff, mayor hold solidarity walk_img On a recent drive to work, Richard Roundtree turned onto Laney Walker Boulevard and immediately noticed a patrol car behind him. Roundtree – the Sheriff of Richmond County – slowed and crept almost two miles before arriving at his office on Walton Way.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Cedartown joins in extension of burn ban past Oct. 1
Cedartown joins in extension of burn ban past Oct. 1_img The City of Cedartown is joining with Rockmart in extending the expiration of the burn ban in the area past the beginning of October.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
Atlanta Housing Authority names new CEO, Catherine Buell
Atlanta Housing Authority names new CEO, Catherine Buell_img A transition in leadership is underway at the Atlanta Housing Authority, which provides affordable housing to low-income Atlantans.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Gainesville officials plan to clear homeless camp next week
Gainesville officials plan to clear homeless camp next week_img Gainesville police plan to clear a homeless encampment located under the Queen City Bridge beginning Monday after a request from the Georgia Department of Transportation, which owns the right-of-way.
Source: Gainesville Times
New life for historic downtown building
New life for historic downtown building_img With five of the seven residential units leased, including two already occupied, and 70 percent of the commercial space filled, Hudson Mill in downtown Carrollton is open for business.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Community opens park built by legends
Community opens park built by legends_img Some of the unofficial ambassadors, community leaders, outstanding educators and philanthropic residents who have contributed to the betterment of Carrollton were honored Sunday during the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Legends West Park.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Riverdale goes local for purchase of police vehicles
Riverdale goes local for purchase of police vehicles_img The Riverdale City Council approved the purchase of two police cars Monday, choosing to go with a local dealership rather than purchasing from the state contract.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Annexation of Jodeco Atlanta South property into Stockbridge ruled invalid
Annexation of Jodeco Atlanta South property into Stockbridge ruled invalid_img The annexation of the property for the Jodeco Atlanta South retail and residential property into the city limits of Stockbridge has been ruled invalid, according to an order issued Wednesday in Henry County Superior Court.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Suwanee City Council approves plan for $12 million park
Suwanee City Council approves plan for $12 million park_img Plans in the works for years were approved this week to create a new $12 million park in Suwanee.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Chickamauga: A city saved by its past
Chickamauga: A city saved by its past_img On September 17, Confederate and Union re-enactors and ladies dressed as Southern Belles gathered in Chickamauga to commemorate a barbecue attended by thousands of men 127 years ago. The history that led up to the now annual event in the city is a story in itself.
Source: Walker County Messenger
Rincon City Council votes to approve millage rate
Rincon City Council votes to approve millage rate_img Rincon City Council Members met on Monday night to address a host of items that were awaiting approval.
Source: Effingham Herald
Lyerly Rolls Back Property Tax Rate
 Lyerly Rolls Back Property Tax Rate_img Lyerly property owners will see their tax rate decline slightly this year.
Source: Summerville News
New 45-home development approved unanimously
New 45-home development approved unanimously_img At their meeting Monday evening, city council members unanimously voted to rezone nearly 10 acres of land along Holly Springs Parkway to make way for a 45-home mixed-use development.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Hicks selected for Donalsonville City Manager
Hicks selected for Donalsonville City Manager_img In an unaminous decision at Monday night’s called City Council meeting, Steven Hicks was approved and announced as the City of Donalsonville’s next City Manager.
Source: Donalsonville News
Woodstock amphitheater officially named
Woodstock amphitheater officially named_img The amphitheater in Woodstock, set to officially open on Nov. 12, will be named the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater after city council approved the contract at its meeting Monday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
It's Official! Donalsonville and Seminole County are now the home of Georgia’s Big Fish Festival
It's Official! Donalsonville and Seminole County are now the home of Georgia’s Big Fish Festival_img The Donalsonville-Seminole County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the official notification from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office that Donalsonville and Seminole County are now the home of Georgia’s Big Fish Festival.
Source: Donalsonville News
Planners OK senior community expansion
Planners OK senior community expansion_img A bid to expand a major senior living community near Chateau Elan got initial approval Monday.
Source: Jackson County News
Planners recommend rezoning, annexation
Planners recommend rezoning, annexation_img If the Commerce Planning Commission gets its way, the Commerce City Council will vote on Oct. 17 to rezone a 43.3-acre subdivision on White Hill School Road and to annex it.
Source: Commerce News
City considering rehab loan program to assist business owners
City considering rehab loan program to assist business owners_img The Brunswick City Commission is tweaking language to be included in a proposed program to financially assist in the stabilization of commercial structures.
Source: Brunswick News
Council donates to Grow Haralson
Council donates to Grow Haralson_img The Bremen City Council voted last Monday to donate $10,000 per year for the next five years to the Grow Haralson initiative before voting to reduce its yearly contribution to the Greater Haralson Chamber of Commerce by $2,700.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Newnan Mayor Pro Tem appointed to state commission
Newnan Mayor Pro Tem appointed to state commission_img Newnan Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Jenkins has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the Georgia Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Panel to seek $450K loan for visitor center
Panel to seek $450K loan for visitor center_img The Villa Rica Downtown Development Authority will seek a $450,000 line of credit from the city council to develop a former auto repair shop into a combination visitor's center and small business showcase.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Temple council hires Cedartown law firm
Temple council hires Cedartown law firm_img Temple City Council on Tuesday chose a new law firm to represent the city, filling a vacancy from earlier this month when the previous city attorney resigned.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Savannah officials: Speeding up on Bay Street, but it's not excessive
Savannah officials: Speeding up on Bay Street, but it's not excessive_img Savannah city officials say wider lanes appear to be leading to slightly faster driving along Bay Street, but the speeds are mostly within acceptable limits, as the experiment with traffic changes along the road continues.
Source: Savannah Morning News
College seeks new road name
College seeks new road name_img With the Panther Palooza homecoming celebration swiftly approaching, the city may be giving LaGrange College yet another reason to celebrate.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Augusta document storage a growing problem
Augusta document storage a growing problem_img Augusta has a document problem – currently about 9,600 boxes of them.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Beltline’s Westside Trail starts to pour concrete
Beltline’s Westside Trail starts to pour concrete_img Construction crews began pouring concrete this week on the newest segment of the Atlanta Beltine — the Westside Trail.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Demorest, Baldwin look at in-city animal control
Demorest, Baldwin look at in-city animal control_img The Demorest City Council is pushing back against Habersham County Animal Control service after the city received a demand letter from the county for payment of more than $24,000.
Source: Access North Georgia
Stockbridge council approves Main Street recommendations
Stockbridge council approves Main Street recommendations_img The Stockbridge City Council voted recently to approve two separate recommendations from the city’s Main Street program.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Windstream frustration reaches tipping point
Windstream frustration reaches tipping point_img Disgruntled Jefferson citizens again aired grievances to city leaders Monday over long-standing problems with Windstream internet service.
Source: Jackson County News
Peachtree Corners has funds to extend sidewalk project
Peachtree Corners has funds to extend sidewalk project_img The Peachtree Corners City Council has approved an additional $14,155 to extend sidewalks along Technology Parkway from City Hall to Spalding Drive.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avondale Estates commission buys church property for storm water pond
Avondale Estates commission buys church property for storm water pond_img Avondale Estates’ commission approved the purchase Monday night of one-half acre from First Baptist Church Avondale Estates for building a storm water retention pond.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Albany City Commission OKs Islamic Center cemetery
Albany City Commission OKs Islamic Center cemetery_img Despite implied threats of a lawsuit from a former city commissioner and concerns from citizens about property values and health hazards, the Albany City Commission voted 5-2 Tuesday night to allow the Albany Islamic Center to build a 123-plot cemetery on property the center owns at 711 W. Highland Ave.
Source: Albany Herald
Suwanee approves new Town Center West master plan
Suwanee approves new Town Center West master plan_img The Suwanee City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the master plan for the city’s newest park, Town Center West.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Reed, Atlanta businesses jumpstart fundraising for city aid group
Reed, Atlanta businesses jumpstart fundraising for city aid group_img An Atlanta organization that helps people who have fallen through the cracks find jobs and provides employment training got a big financial boost Wednesday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The rail line behind Emory University’s bid to join the city of Atlanta
The rail line behind Emory University’s bid to join the city of Atlanta_img Forget Hillary Clinton. Never mind Donald Trump. If you live in metro Atlanta, the award for the boldest political move of this electoral season doesn’t belong to either. That trophy goes to Emory University.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City clerk: Billing back on schedule this week
City clerk: Billing back on schedule this week_img After two months when the city of Statesboro’s bills for water and other services went out as much as two weeks late, the bills are back on schedule with those mailed Tuesday morning, said City Clerk Sue Starling.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia
Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia_img State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take an online survey about the effectiveness of service in their area.
Source: Gainesville Times
Officials sign mediation confidentiality agreement
Officials sign mediation confidentiality agreement_img The service delivery strategy mediation began Wednesday and a confidentiality agreement was signed by all involved parties.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Cairo council hears input on MEAG project
Cairo council hears input on MEAG project_img Resident input about an upcoming project kicked off the regular Cairo City Council meeting on Monday night.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Albany City Commission to vote Tuesday on Islamic Center cemetery request
Albany City Commission to vote Tuesday on Islamic Center cemetery request_img Alma Nobles and Conny Turner insist they have no problem with the Albany Islamic Center building a cemetery and conducting funerals in the method of their faith.
Source: Albany Herald
Marietta City Council to discuss parking meters, municipal judges and fence regulations
Marietta City Council to discuss parking meters, municipal judges and fence regulations_img Downtown parking, amendments to the city’s charter on municipal court judges, and regulations regarding fences in the city are set for discussion during the Marietta City Council committee work sessions Wednesday.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Neese townhomes approved by council
Neese townhomes approved by council_img The Woodstock City Council unanimously approved a 28-townhome development on Neese Road across from First Baptist Church of Woodstock along with a development on Linton and Main streets at its meeting Monday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Fun-filled festival: Jonesboro Street Festival draws residents from all over Clayton County
Fun-filled festival: Jonesboro Street Festival draws residents from all over Clayton County_img Festival-goers throughout the afternoon and evening captured fun moments at the Downtown Street Festival in Jonesboro.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Riverdale talks data management of police body cameras
Riverdale talks data management of police body cameras_img Riverdale is ready to move forward with body cameras for the Riverdale Police Department, but city officials first want to make sure implementation comes without glitches.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Riverdale mulls holding a delinquent tax auction in October
Riverdale mulls holding a delinquent tax auction in October_img For the first time, the city of Riverdale could be auctioning off properties owned by those who owe back taxes.
Source: Clayton News Daily
City OKs downsized Riverside plan
City OKs downsized Riverside plan_img In front of a packed room of 60 to 70 opponents, the Rome City Commission approved on Monday plans by Ledbetter Properties for 80 acres on Riverside Parkway around Burwell Creek.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
LaFayette council approves remodeling of water-damaged Public Safety Building
LaFayette council approves remodeling of water-damaged Public Safety Building_img LaFayette City Council has given the go-ahead to replace leaking bubble glass blocks at the Public Safety Building. The glass blocks were left over from the days when Coca-Cola Bottling occupied the building.
Source: Walker County Messenger
Ringgold officials discuss methadone clinic regulation at GMA meeting in Rome
Ringgold officials discuss methadone clinic regulation at GMA meeting in Rome_img Ringgold city officials recently met with members of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in Rome to discuss the regulation of methadone clinics, as well as other high-profile topics currently being faced in other municipalities within the state.
Source: Walker County Messenger
Council approves one Midtown TAD, postpones decision on the other
Council approves one Midtown TAD, postpones decision on the other_img Columbus Council today approved one of two Tax Allocation Districts proposed for midtown Columbus and delayed a decision on the other.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Grantville taking steps to hold onto fines from no-shows
Grantville taking steps to hold onto fines from no-shows_img It is already illegal to skip out on a court date in Grantville. The law governing court scofflaws, however, is a state statute, meaning that any fines assessed for the offense go to the state – instead of the city. The Grantville City Council is taking steps to remedy that situation.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Studio execs tour new Senoia playground
Studio execs tour new Senoia playground_img One of the top executives at AMC Studios – the division of AMC Networks that produces original shows, including “The Walking Dead,” was at Senoia’s Seavy Street Park Monday to see the improvements that were made possible in part by a donation from the television giant.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
City of Savannah may spend $1 million to equip police
City of Savannah may spend $1 million to equip police_img With violent crime increasing this year in Savannah, the city’s investment to counteract the trend is also on the rise.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Clarkesville adopts proposed 2017 budget
Clarkesville adopts proposed 2017 budget_img The Clarkesville City Council voted Monday to adopt the proposed 2017 budget presented by City Manager Barbara Kesler.
Source: Access North Georgia
Dumpsters ready for start of Aragon cleanup days
Dumpsters ready for start of Aragon cleanup days_img After getting local residents to bring out their trash and items they no longer need for a cleanup back at the beginning of summer, now that the season is over the City of Aragon looks to hold another event starting this week.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
City of Rockmart to extend burn ban past Oct. 1
City of Rockmart to extend burn ban past Oct. 1_img Rockmart Fire Chief Todd Queen reported this afternoon that following discussions with City Manager Jeff Ellis, the burn ban currently in place for summer months will be extended past the beginning of October.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
The Thread coming together
The Thread coming together_img Soon it may become easier to exercise in LaGrange after officials approved a plan for The Thread trail. The City Council approved the Trail System Master Plan and Implementation Strategy on Tuesday that will allow the city to move forward on The Thread trail.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Macon senior center plans pass through committee
Macon senior center plans pass through committee_img A resolution to accept bids for the construction of a new senior citizens center moved ahead Tuesday with officials saying they still have to identify another source of revenue to cover the full cost.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Augusta road lighting project gets shorter and more frequent
Augusta road lighting project gets shorter and more frequent_img The number of light poles in a Walton Way street lighting project is increasing.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Fourth time’s the charm: Atlanta airport relaunches composting/recycling facility project
Fourth time’s the charm: Atlanta airport relaunches composting/recycling facility project_img Hartsfield-Jackson International is attempting to find a contractor to build a composting and recycling facility on the south side of the airport’s property — its fourth attempt at launching the project it calls Green Acres.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta modifies rules against hiring relatives
Alpharetta modifies rules against hiring relatives_img Like many municipalities, Alpharetta prohibits having related people work for the city where there could be the appearance of conflicts of interest or favoritism. But the rule, applied unthinkingly, can prevent the hiring of the best qualified candidate for a job, officials say.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta gets $500K to plan future Streetcar corridors
Atlanta gets $500K to plan future Streetcar corridors_img Atlanta has won a $500,000 Federal Transit Administration grant to plan future land uses along 16 miles of an expanded Atlanta Streetcar system.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avondale Estates fills board openings, resolves protocol procedure
Avondale Estates fills board openings, resolves protocol procedure_img Avondale Estates named three new members to its Planning and Zoning Board during a work session last week, and for now has resolved protocol procedures that appeared to cause a rift within the commission.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur names its Better Together Advisory Board
Decatur names its Better Together Advisory Board_img Nearly 10 months after Decatur’s commission accepted a 21-page community action plan, the city officially named the Better Together Advisor Board that’s charged with carrying out that plan.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Reed House funding granted by Smyrna Council
Reed House funding granted by Smyrna Council_img The Smyrna City Council decided 7-0 last week to spend $1.5 million to complete renovations at the Historic Reed House as an event center.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Train enthusiast has bigger plans for Carrollton depot
Train enthusiast has bigger plans for Carrollton depot_img The Depot on Bradley is the proper name, but most people call it "the Carrollton train depot."
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City to take up Riverside plans
City to take up Riverside plans_img The fifth — and potentially final — change to an agreement between Ledbetter Properties and the city of Rome regarding development of an 80-acre tract on Riverside Parkway is up for debate tonight.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Over Darr’s objections, council to vote on internal audit of sheriff’s office
Over Darr’s objections, council to vote on internal audit of sheriff’s office_img Columbus Council will vote on Tuesday on whether to authorize the city’s internal auditor to perform a special audit of Sheriff John Darr’s office, its finances and operations.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Drayton Street five-story hotel's fate in Savannah City Council's hands
Drayton Street five-story hotel's fate in Savannah City Council's hands_img The fate of a planned hotel across from Forsyth Park could come down to semantics. It is up to the Savannah City Council to decide if the planned five-story hotel at Drayton and East Huntington streets can move forward as proposed.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Developer interested in Dalton depot building
Developer interested in Dalton depot building_img Members of the Dalton City Council hope a restaurant in Acworth might be a model for the future of the historic train depot here that once housed the Dalton Depot and Trackside Tavern.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Mayor, Sheriff to hold walk of solidarity Thursday
Mayor, Sheriff to hold walk of solidarity Thursday_img Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree are holding a walk of solidarity Thursday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Four recreation center upgrades nearing completion
Four recreation center upgrades nearing completion_img As the $2.1 million Memorial Park renovation nears completion, the construction superintendent says residents in the area are clamoring for it to reopen.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Dalton to get new street lights
Dalton to get new street lights_img Dalton residents will see some changes in their streetlights soon.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Smyrna will replace fire station
Smyrna will replace fire station_img Smyrna Fire Station No. 2 at 642 Concord Road will be replaced, following a vote recently by the Smyrna City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta OK’s on-call design contracts for parks
Alpharetta OK’s on-call design contracts for parks_img The Alpharetta City Council has approved retaining three design consultants to be on-call to assist in planning current and future park projects.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta OKs land buys for Mims Park pond, flood control
Atlanta OKs land buys for Mims Park pond, flood control_img Atlanta is moving forward with flood-control efforts in Vine City, with plans to create a pond and other amenities in Historic Mims Park modeled on the acclaimed Historic Fourth Ward Park.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur’s long-awaited North McDonough project begins
Decatur’s long-awaited North McDonough project begins_img Heavy equipment began mobilizing this week along Decatur’s North McDonough Street, between Trinity Place and Howard Avenue, the beginning of a streetscapes project in the making for six years.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows
Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows_img The two friends like to “hunt out” fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a late-afternoon snack at Calliope Sweets on Main Street.
Source: Gainesville Times
Morrow to host health fair next Saturday
Morrow to host health fair next Saturday_img Morrow will be holding a health fair next Saturday to raise awareness of chronic health problems.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Duluth is the place to be during fall festival
Duluth is the place to be during fall festival_img For the 34th-straight year, Duluth put on its fall festival as more than 100,000 people from all over entered the city for food, fun, entertainment and shopping.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Urban foresters from all over US training in Rome this week
Urban foresters from all over US training in Rome this week_img Arborists from all over the country will be in Rome this week to train for emergency weather damage and response.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
City proposing two new TADs for Midtown redevelopment
City proposing two new TADs for Midtown redevelopment_img The city of Columbus is proposing two new Tax Allocation Districts in the Midtown area. If approved by Columbus Council, the districts would be the fifth and sixth approved since voters authorized their use in 2014.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Intercity trip lessons: Greenville has the engineers, Columbus has the ‘real river'
Intercity trip lessons: Greenville has the engineers, Columbus has the ‘real river'_img Comparing yourself to somebody successful can be inspiring or intimidating, or maybe a mixture of both.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Ban on vinyl siding on houses being built discussed
Ban on vinyl siding on houses being built discussed_img Vinyl siding has long been an aesthetically pleasing and affordable choice for homeowners, to go along with brick and wood. However, is it a dangerous choice?
Source: Covington News
Woodstock council to vote on Neese townhomes
Woodstock council to vote on Neese townhomes_img A public hearing and vote will take place at Woodstock’s City Council meeting Monday night on a 28 single-family townhome development on Neese Road.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Holly Springs Council set to vote on proposed 45-home mixed-use development
Holly Springs Council set to vote on proposed 45-home mixed-use development_img City council members Monday will vote whether to approve a 45-home mixed-use development slated for 10 acres of land along Holly Springs Parkway.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Kennesaw OK’s $28M city budget
Kennesaw OK’s $28M city budget_img Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling says he wouldn’t change much about how his city’s fiscal 2017 budget was developed — the first budget he has seen approved since taking office in January.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Smyrna’s historic Reed House to get $1.5M in renovations
Smyrna’s historic Reed House to get $1.5M in renovations_img A historic home built in 1910 owned by the city of Smyrna will get up to $1.5 million in renovations to bring the property up to code.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta mayor, Council tour Atlanta United HQ, training facility
Marietta mayor, Council tour Atlanta United HQ, training facility_img MARIETTA – Atlanta United’s new corporate headquarters and professional soccer training facility on Franklin Gateway reached a milestone last week when the development team held a topping off celebration for the $60 million project.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Conyers turns to eminent domain to advance street project
Conyers turns to eminent domain to advance street project_img To keep a street improvement project on schedule, the Conyers City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve condemnations of three right-of-ways on Hardin and Bryant streets in Olde Town and use eminent domain to acquire those portions of the private properties.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Renovations of closed jail to centralize Grovetown police
Renovations of closed jail to centralize Grovetown police_img Employees of Grovetown’s Department of Public Safety will soon have one location to call home.
Source: Columbia County News Times
Roundtable fosters community in local industry
Roundtable fosters community in local industry_img On Wednesday, dozens of local business leaders and members of the manufacturing community spent their lunch hour at an interesting venue — Mercedes. They weren’t shopping for a new luxury vehicle, however. Instead the group was there to talk business.
Source: Brunswick News
Mayor wants to change language posted at Avondale Estates parks
Mayor wants to change language posted at Avondale Estates parks_img During an Avondale Estates work session Wednesday, Mayor Jonathan Elmore announced his intention to change the language posted on the rules markers at Lake Avondale and Willis Park.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Powder Springs will allow limited bow hunting of deer
Powder Springs will allow limited bow hunting of deer_img Powder Springs will permit bow hunting for deer this season. Although the Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunting season is underway now, the city will allow hunting to begin Oct. 1 through Jan. 31. And only on property owned by the city on Dallas Powder Springs Road in the designated wetlands area.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville may provide living space for visiting actors
Lawrenceville may provide living space for visiting actors_img Visiting Aurora Theatre actors may soon have a city-sponsored place to rest their heads at night.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dacula soon to be hotbed of transportation improvements
Dacula soon to be hotbed of transportation improvements_img There are several transportation related projects coming to the Dacula area. Many of these are joint projects among the city, county and/or state.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
No, Stone Mountain hasn't taken more Syrian refugees than NYC and LA combined
No, Stone Mountain hasn't taken more Syrian refugees than NYC and LA combined_img Officials in Stone Mountain are debunking an online report claiming the small city has recently taken in more Syrian refugees than New York City and Los Angeles combined.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Takes Steps To Condemn Peachtree-Pine Shelter
Atlanta Takes Steps To Condemn Peachtree-Pine Shelter_img The city of Atlanta is taking steps toward using eminent domain to shut down the homeless shelter Peachtree-Pine.
Source: WABE
City manager bids farewell after 11 years
City manager bids farewell after 11 years_img After 11 years of overseeing Senoia City Council meeting as the city manager, Richard Ferry quietly left the building after his last council meeting Monday night.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Almost-empty housing project a lively ‘ghost town’ as cookout bash bids it goodbye
Almost-empty housing project a lively ‘ghost town’ as cookout bash bids it goodbye_img Tindall Heights isn’t dying quietly. The 54-building housing project at the southeastern edge of the Mercer University campus is being demolished and replaced by new dwellings.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Air Force made him a firefighter, Perry chose him to be fire chief
Air Force made him a firefighter, Perry chose him to be fire chief_img Incoming Perry Fire Chief Lee Parker grew up in a small town in South Georgia and joined the Air Force when he was 17. He had no idea back then he would become a career firefighter.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Departing Macon director: ‘The city has adopted me and I’ve adopted the city’
Departing Macon director: ‘The city has adopted me and I’ve adopted the city’_img Refurbished benches made from old street lamps and tree rings and using leftover plants in Pinnacle Park exemplify the resourcefulness of the Macon-Bibb County Parks and Beautification Department.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Savannah-Chatham police stress positives for shaken city
Savannah-Chatham police stress positives for shaken city_img Officials are stressing the city’s crime rate is headed in the right direction — slowly but surely — thanks to an increase in officers, community cooperation and the availability of teen development programs, things they say have to continue if Savannah is ever to solve its crime problem.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah-Chatham police request help from Georgia State Patrol to combat street violence
Savannah-Chatham police request help from Georgia State Patrol to combat street violence_img Savannah-Chatham police are calling for more resources after a recent string of violent stranger-to-stranger armed robberies.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Grantville officially opens skate park
Grantville officially opens skate park_img Since spring 2013, Grantville has been pondering the possibility of a skate park for local skaters, and three years later, the skate park is a reality.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
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