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Jonesboro hosting first-ever downtown street festival
Jonesboro hosting first-ever downtown street festival_img City officials are planning what they hope will be the biggest event Jonesboro has ever hosted.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Rome commissioners to discuss dog park, GE property at planning retreat
Rome commissioners to discuss dog park, GE property at planning retreat_img City commissioners are expected to discuss the creation of a dog park during today’s planning retreat.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Mayor Tomlinson is guest speaker for Women’s Equality Day
Mayor Tomlinson is guest speaker for Women’s Equality Day_img Teresa Tomlinson, who is in her second term as Columbus mayor, is the guest speaker for the Women’s Equality Day luncheon at Fort Benning.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Marietta Citizen Police Academy starts Sept. 6
Marietta Citizen Police Academy starts Sept. 6_img The Citizens Police Academy, hosted by Marietta police, will begin on September 6, with classes held every Tuesday from 6 – 9 p.m.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
New development coming to downtown Woodstock
New development coming to downtown Woodstock_img A new office and residential development will soon be coming to downtown after Woodstock City Council approved plans at its meeting on Monday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Above and beyond: Emerson officer recognized for heroism
Above and beyond: Emerson officer recognized for heroism_img Before getting down to the business of running a city, the Emerson City Council honored one of its police officers.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Coffee with a Cop percolates conversation
Coffee with a Cop percolates conversation_img Vince Bryant won’t be quitting his day job any time soon.
Source: Brunswick News
Council sets second charter meeting
Council sets second charter meeting_img The Villa Rica City Council will hold a special meeting next week to review the city charter, the second such meeting in as many months concerning the city's governmental blueprint.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Council raising millage for Carroll residents, lowering for Haralson
Council raising millage for Carroll residents, lowering for Haralson_img The Bremen City Council will likely adopt millage rates next week which will show a decrease for city residents who live in Haralson County and an increase for those who reside in Carroll County.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Revenue neutral utility plan lowers electricity costs
Revenue neutral utility plan lowers electricity costs_img Discussing his marching orders to create a revenue-neutral rate proposal for Albany Utility Board customers for Fiscal Year 2017, Electric Cities of Georgia official Chau Nguyen said the plan was to “not make more money.”
Source: Albany Herald
Deal takes part in dedication honoring Cochran
Deal takes part in dedication honoring Cochran_img Gov. Nathan Deal and other officials were in Pelham on Thursday to dedicate the new Donnie Cochran Community Complex, a facility which originally served as a school, later became a jail, and now has been transformed into a beacon of hope and a place of opportunity for underprivileged youths.
Source: Albany Herald
Tybee Island pushes back decision on North Beach eatery's lease
Tybee Island pushes back decision on North Beach eatery's lease_img The Tybee Island City Council has delayed its vote on a controversial recommendation for the award of the lease to a city-owned restaurant facility.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Portside: Saving a piece of Thunderbolt history
Portside: Saving a piece of Thunderbolt history_img During the Civil War, the city of Savannah was protected by a number of forts and water batteries, most notably Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski on the Savannah River. Fort Thunderbolt — also known as the Thunderbolt Battery — was designed to help protect the city against Union forces approaching from Whitemarsh Island.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Second Street Corridor completion could be delayed a year
Second Street Corridor completion could be delayed a year_img Finishing the Second Street Corridor project could take another year because of outdated storm-water lines and a delay in bridge work.
Source: Macon Telegraph
New fire station could be done in a year, officials say
New fire station could be done in a year, officials say_img After years of planning and a setback, officials could be celebrating the opening of a new east Bibb County fire station in about a year.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Snellville’s new gateway monument will greet drivers
Snellville’s new gateway monument will greet drivers_img A new sign will soon greet drivers entering Snellville heading east on Highway 78. The Snellville Downtown Development Authority recently approved construction of the first primary gateway monument. The monument will replace the old granite sign at the city line on Highway 78.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City awards bids for construction projects
City awards bids for construction projects_img Griffin’s Board of Commissioners awarded two design-build bids at its meeting Tuesday night for the renovation of the historic city hall and the new Griffin fire-rescue station headquarters.
Source: Griffin Daily News
College Park names new Main Street manager
College Park names new Main Street manager_img College Park has named Jessica Mitchell as the new manager for the College Park Main Street Association. She will work closely with the city’s economic development staff and council members to revitalize the Main Street area to attract, retain and grow businesses.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Never on Sunday: Canton adopts outdoor burning law
Never on Sunday: Canton adopts outdoor burning law_img Outdoor burning in Canton is prohibited of garbage, petroleum-based products like tires, in a barrel, on a public street, on a Sunday – or any time the chief of the Canton Fire Department says so – under an ordinance recently approved by the City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell installing first ‘hybrid beacon’ at crosswalk
Roswell installing first ‘hybrid beacon’ at crosswalk_img Roswell is about to unveil its first “pedestrian hybrid beacon” at a crosswalk on Alpharetta Street (Ga. 9) near Thomas Drive/Strickland Road and the new Vickery Mill Elementary School.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur purchases last-surviving home of forgotten black neighborhood
Decatur purchases last-surviving home of forgotten black neighborhood_img Decatur’s commission recently approved the purchase of a home at 146 Norris St. for $385,000, located just northwest of Glenlake Park.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Chattahoochee Hills Finance Director Resigns
Chattahoochee Hills Finance Director Resigns_img Chattahoochee Hills Finance Director Kyle Jones has resigned. Jones held the position since 2009, his duties including the accounting, budgeting and purchasing of items need for the city’s operation. He has accepted a position working for the city of Brookhaven.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Council panel calls for $15 minimum wage study
Atlanta Council panel calls for $15 minimum wage study_img An Atlanta City Council committee on Wednesday advanced a resolution calling for a feasibility study on a $15-an-hour minimum wage for city employees that would take effect in fiscal 2018 and be paid in increments over a three-year period.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Gwinnett’s newest splash park will open next week
Gwinnett’s newest splash park will open next week_img A new splash park will open in Sugar Hill right before Labor Day Weekend, and it sounds pretty serious.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried
Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried_img Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.
Source: Gainesville Times
Watkinsville leasing land for additional parking
Watkinsville leasing land for additional parking_img The city of Watkinsville will lease half an acre near downtown to add more parking, Mayor Charles Ivie told The Oconee Enterprise.
Source: Oconee Enterprise
Lake Park does not change millage rate
Lake Park does not change millage rate_img Lake Park City Council voted to keep the millage rate the same as it was last year.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Palm trees mark gateway to St. Marys
Palm trees mark gateway to St. Marys_img It just got easier to give directions to downtown St. Marys for motorists coming to town from northbound Interstate 95.
Source: Brunswick News
Kennesaw City Council considers fiscal 2017 budget
Kennesaw City Council considers fiscal 2017 budget_img Kennesaw city employees can expect a 3 percent raise and residents can expect the city’s 9.5 millage rate to remain the same if the Kennesaw City Council approves a proposed fiscal 2017 budget of $28.3 million.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
St. Marys to rewrite zoning ordinances
St. Marys to rewrite zoning ordinances_img There will be a lot less red tape for St. Marys residents and business owners once the city rewrites its local land use codes for the first time in 22 years.
Source: Brunswick News
City begins process to select contractor for new fire station
City begins process to select contractor for new fire station_img The transformation of the former Donalsonville Motor Company, now vacant buildings at the corner of Tennille Avenue and Crawford Street, just north of the railroad, is well on its way to becoming a larger and more functional facility for Donalsonville Fire and Rescue Department.
Source: Donalsonville News
Ringgold police moving to 12-hour shifts in October
Ringgold police moving to 12-hour shifts in October_img Ringgold police officers will be going to longer shifts — and that’s a good thing, says Police Chief Dan Bilbrey.
Source: Walker County Messenger
LaFayette police, bank collect book bags, items for Walker County foster children
LaFayette police, bank collect book bags, items for Walker County foster children_img The LaFayette Police Department and The Bank of LaFayette recently partnered with the Walker County Department of Family and Children Services to collect book bags, toiletries items, clothes and stuffed animals to donate to foster children within the county.
Source: Walker County Messenger
Five City Manager candidates interviewed
Five City Manager candidates interviewed_img The City Council, in a called meeting on August 10, agreed to narrow the field and interview the top six candidates recommended by Bollinger.
Source: Donalsonville News
Comer officials optimistic about business within town as road work continues
Comer officials optimistic about business within town as road work continues_img A new Dollar General “Plus” store opened recently in downtown Comer on the site of the old Empire Telephone office building.
Source: Madison County Journal
Albany Board OKs Liberty House rezoning
Albany Board OKs Liberty House rezoning_img After what could prove to be a transformative work meeting Tuesday evening, the Albany City Commission polished off some unfinished business and took a few moments to recognize excellence during the first nighttime dual work/business meeting of the board.
Source: Albany Herald
Public/private downtown Albany development plan discussions to continue
Public/private downtown Albany development plan discussions to continue_img Several Albany city commissioners expressed enthusiastic support for the Project Artesia downtown development plan presented by the multifaceted Albany Development Partners group at Tuesday’s commission meeting.
Source: Albany Herald
Brookhaven unanimously votes to adopt Peachtree Creek Greenway plan
Brookhaven unanimously votes to adopt Peachtree Creek Greenway plan_img Brookhaven City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt a master plan that will connect land in DeKalb to the Atlanta Beltline.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brookhaven’s Murphy Candler Park receives new bridge
Brookhaven’s Murphy Candler Park receives new bridge_img An important implementation of the Brookhaven Parks’ Master Plan was reached recently when the replacement pedestrian bridge arrived.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New app allows Duluth residents to check events, report concerns
New app allows Duluth residents to check events, report concerns_img Duluth has launched a new mobile phone app. The “Be Duluth” app has voice capability, information about shopping, dining, events and more.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Canton advances parks advisory board plan
Canton advances parks advisory board plan_img The Canton City Council recently gave the green light to a Canton Parks & Recreation Advisory Board to advise elected officials on issues facing the parks.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Housing program advances for Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood
Housing program advances for Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood_img An Atlanta City Council committee has signed off on a plan that would make up to $500,000 available to an affordable housing group to redevelop four houses in the city’s Pittsburgh neighborhood.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta signs off on ‘escape game’ entertainment
Alpharetta signs off on ‘escape game’ entertainment_img The latest example of the “escape game” reality entertainment genre may soon open in Alpharetta.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta accepting $295K to aid dislocated workers
Atlanta accepting $295K to aid dislocated workers_img A City Council committee has endorsed accepting a $295,148 grant for the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency to provide re-employment and job training services to dislocated workers.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Officials: ‘Earthy’ tasting water safe, algae bloom to blame
Officials: ‘Earthy’ tasting water safe, algae bloom to blame_img It might taste a little earthy, but there’s nothing wrong with the city’s water, officials said Tuesday.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Officials mark beginning of end for Mansour’s
Officials mark beginning of end for Mansour’s_img During a ceremonial “demolition” in which gold-painted sledgehammers were whacked against the building’s facade, elected officials, board appointees and developers hailed the upcoming demolition. Mayor Jim Thornton called it a long-awaited step in the right direction for downtown LaGrange.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Suwanee holds millage rate steady; greenway project comes in under budget
Suwanee holds millage rate steady; greenway project comes in under budget_img Suwanee city council voted Tuesday night to hold its millage rate steady at 4.93 mills, the same rate it has been since 2012, and the rate city leaders used in the fiscal year 2017 budget.
Source: Access North Georgia
Waynesboro mayor dies after illness
Waynesboro mayor dies after illness_img Pauline Jenkins, Waynesboro’s first black and female mayor, has died. “It’s a very sad day for Burke Coun­ty and the city of Waynesboro,” Burke County Sheriff Greg Cour­sey said. “Our mayor was a great person and there’s no question she’ll be greatly missed. Greatly, greatly missed.”
Source: Augusta Chronicle
New park feature could become amphitheater at Filmore Thomas Park
New park feature could become amphitheater at Filmore Thomas Park_img Details on a new park feature — a concrete pad for educational purposes that could become an amphitheater — were announced Wednesday by Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Al Tillman, who invited people to get a sneak peek of the park.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Emory wants to be part of Atlanta — and according to some observers, speed up long-awaited MARTA rail line
Emory wants to be part of Atlanta — and according to some observers, speed up long-awaited MARTA rail line_img It’s not so much the idea of Emory University becoming part of the City of Atlanta and leaving DeKalb that has nearby residents on edge. It’s the potential for the annexation process to inspire other neighbors to follow suit.
Source: Creative Loafing
Savannah sweep cleans 'overwhelming' blight
Savannah sweep cleans 'overwhelming' blight_img Beer cans covered the lawn of one home. Across the street, a toilet sat next to an engineless pickup in the driveway of an abandoned house. A block east, a commercial truck was parked on the side of the road.
Source: Savannah Morning News
MARTA Will Install New Signs, Replace Old Speakers
MARTA Will Install New Signs, Replace Old Speakers_img MARTA plans to spend $40 million to install 300 new display boards, add 500 more speakers and replace 4,000 older speakers to address complaints about its audiovisual system.
Source: WABE
Riverdale looks to annex unincorporated areas
Riverdale looks to annex unincorporated areas_img The city of Riverdale is looking to expand its city limits.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Council votes to delay decision on sheriff’s office audit
Council votes to delay decision on sheriff’s office audit_img Columbus Council voted unanimously Tuesday to delay a decision to order an internal audit of Sheriff John Darr’s operations and finances, and seek an estimate on what it would cost to hire a private auditor.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus Council approves Holli Browder as new Parks and Rec director
Columbus Council approves Holli Browder as new Parks and Rec director_img Columbus Council unanimously approved Holli Browder, currently the assistant Parks and Recreation director, to be the new director, replacing James Worsley, who recently left to take a position in Virginia.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Woodstock millage rate approved
Woodstock millage rate approved_img Woodstock residents can expect a tax increase on their October bill after the Woodstock City Council approved a millage rate of 6.992 at its meeting Monday night.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
C4SSI/SI reaching out to other groups, hopes for meeting to discuss island issues
C4SSI/SI reaching out to other groups, hopes for meeting to discuss island issues_img A group that has pushed for cityhood on St. Simons Island and Sea Island in the past wants to talk to other community organizations about how all of their goals can be met.
Source: Brunswick News
City OKs firm for cemetery expansion
City OKs firm for cemetery expansion_img Oak Hill Cemetery soon will add more than 1,500 burial spaces. Crawford Grading and Pipeline Inc. was awarded the contract for Phase I of Oak Hill’s expansion by the Newnan City Council Tuesday.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Rezoning would allow for 110-bed assisted living facility
Rezoning would allow for 110-bed assisted living facility_img An undeveloped 8.46-acre commercial shopping tract could make way for a new, 110-bed assisted-living facility with a special wing dedicated to memory care support.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Cumming to update Comprehensive Plan
Cumming to update Comprehensive Plan_img Cumming did its last major update in 2012 and is now beginning the process of a five-year partial overview. A full update is performed every 10 years.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Hahira takes out the trash
Hahira takes out the trash_img Hahira City Council authorized Mayor Bruce Cain to send a letter of reprimand to the sanitation services provider during a special called meeting Tuesday morning.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Alpharetta chooses site for new parking deck
Alpharetta chooses site for new parking deck_img Downtown visitors will have more options for parking by Christmas 2017 if plans proceed for a new parking deck in Alpharetta.
Source: NorthFulton.com
West Savannah residents hunger for grocer
West Savannah residents hunger for grocer_img It is not often that a picture of fruit earns a round of applause. But a slide presentation showing fresh produce, meat and dairy products did spur those in attendance to clap during a community meeting for residents of Savannah’s westside on Monday night.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah residents to get vocal over Victory Drive plan
Savannah residents to get vocal over Victory Drive plan_img As traffic backed up along Victory Drive after an accident on Tuesday afternoon, Harry Harvey stood on the sidewalk with his bicycle, waiting to cross the street to get to the Home Depot.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Tybee talks solutions to trash pickup problems
Tybee talks solutions to trash pickup problems_img Officials on Tybee Island may have found a solution to some of their troubles with trash.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Social Circle Fire Department certified by GAFC
Social Circle Fire Department certified by GAFC_img Social Circle residents have yet another reason to be proud of their local fire department.
Source: Walton Tribune
Grady City council approves millage rate
Grady City council approves millage rate_img The Cairo City Council at its meeting Monday night unanimously approved a tentative millage rate set two weeks prior.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Class aims to help people survive shooting
Class aims to help people survive shooting_img Almost two dozen people packed into the LaGrange police training center on Aerotron Parkway on Monday night for the department’s Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events class.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Sandy Springs reduces building permit review times
Sandy Springs reduces building permit review times_img The city of Sandy Springs Tuesday announced its building permit department is speeding up the review process giving small, residential improvement projects quicker permit reviews.
Source: Neighbor News
Proposed Macon-Bibb County flag features cherry blossoms
Proposed Macon-Bibb County flag features cherry blossoms_img Macon-Bibb County could have an official flag featuring the area’s signature tree.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Ballfield upgrades may get green light Tuesday
Ballfield upgrades may get green light Tuesday_img North Macon Park could become the latest recreation site to get upgrades. A $425,000 construction agreement, on the agenda for Tuesday’s Macon-Bibb County Commission meeting, entails renovations around the park’s ballfields.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Traffic lights closer to reality on Coliseum Drive
Traffic lights closer to reality on Coliseum Drive_img Macon is a step closer to having traffic lights installed on a busy road.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Jackson moving on package store regulations
Jackson moving on package store regulations_img Jackson City Council members are considering a revision to the city’s alcohol ordinance that would limit the number of stores that can sell distilled spirits and require them to keep hundreds of thousands of dollars of inventory on hand.
Source: Jackson County News
Holtzman's donate $50,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk
Holtzman's donate $50,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk_img George Holtzman, co-chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk board, along with his wife Babs presented $50,000 to Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown and the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority during the Thursday city council meeting.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Officials hope for bigger turnout at SPLOST meetings
Officials hope for bigger turnout at SPLOST meetings_img After turnout was low at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting, officials are hopeful that meetings to follow, including one Monday night in Midway, will draw bigger crowds.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project
Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project_img Riceboro is getting a $1 million loan for the city’s McIntosh County well project, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority said Tuesday.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Council: We need more time on park
Council: We need more time on park_img After tabling a vote last week on the acquisition of land in downtown Dalton for the development of an estimated $6 to $6.5 million multi-purpose park near the Whitfield County Courthouse, the members of the Dalton City Council say they still need more time.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
City classes can reduce stormwater fees
City classes can reduce stormwater fees_img Schools aren’t the only ones that can educate their way out of paying Augusta’s new stormwater utility fee.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Another hopeful joins crowded Atlanta mayoral race
Another hopeful joins crowded Atlanta mayoral race_img A former executive director of the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency is running for mayor.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Peachtree City amends ethics ordinance
Peachtree City amends ethics ordinance_img Peachtree City has amended its ethics ordinance to allow the city to recoup legal fees from individuals who file complaints found to be “frivolous, unreasonable or groundless.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Soccer field proposed for Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill
Soccer field proposed for Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill_img An ordinance amendment granting a special-use permit for a soccer field in Castleberry Hill is to be considered Wednesday by the Zoning Committee of the Atlanta City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Johns Creek posts online ‘Checkbook’ on city finances
Johns Creek posts online ‘Checkbook’ on city finances_img Saying they seek transparency in city finances, Johns Creek officials have announced an “Open Checkbook” online financial data portal where residents can see how their tax dollars are being spent.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandy Springs bars wood framing in mid-rise construction
Sandy Springs bars wood framing in mid-rise construction_img Over the objections of the wood products industry, the Sandy Springs City Council has approved a building code change to prohibit wood-framed construction for future buildings taller than three stories and larger than 100,000 square feet.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville police may soon wear continuously filming body cameras
Lawrenceville police may soon wear continuously filming body cameras_img The Lawrenceville City Council will vote Sept. 7 on a request by the Lawrenceville Police Department to use asset forfeiture funds for the purchase of body wearable cameras.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville considers request to allow brewery in depot area
Lawrenceville considers request to allow brewery in depot area_img The Lawrenceville City Council will consider a zoning change request Sept. 7 for a brewery on .716 acres in the Depot and Warehouse Revitalization area.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avenue A historic district hearing set for tonight
Avenue A historic district hearing set for tonight_img Supporters of a proposal to remove nine parcels from the Lower Avenue A Historic District are expected to pack the Rome City Commission chambers tonight for a public hearing and final vote on the proposal.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Council may order audit of sheriff’s office operations, finances
Council may order audit of sheriff’s office operations, finances_img Columbus Council will be asked to vote on a proposed special audit of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office’s finances and operations “to assure that the financial interests of the (Columbus Consolidated Government) are protected,” according to council’s agenda.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Motorists urged to 'move over' for utility workers
Motorists urged to 'move over' for utility workers_img Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a measure that extends an existing requirement for drivers to "move over" one lane when emergency vehicles are in use to include utility workers and vehicles.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
‘Spoke’ part of MARTA’s plans to boost ridership and revenue
‘Spoke’ part of MARTA’s plans to boost ridership and revenue_img MARTA and city of Atlanta officials on Monday celebrated the start of Spoke, the newest “transit-oriented development” or TOD in the agency’s pipeline.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandy Springs preps for legal action against CID, consultant
Sandy Springs preps for legal action against CID, consultant_img The Sandy Springs City Council recently authorized its legal staff to pursue “all legal avenues” against the Fulton County Perimeter Community Improvement District and consultant CH2M Hill Inc. to protect the city in a dispute over nearly $2.8 million in federal highway funds.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
SW Atlanta park to honor hospital’s doctors
SW Atlanta park to honor hospital’s doctors_img An Atlanta City Council committee is to consider an ordinance Tuesday creating a public park, to be called Doctor’s Memorial Park, to honor the physicians at a hospital that was one of the few in the nation controlled or operated by African-Americans.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur traffic: perception much worse than actual numbers
Decatur traffic: perception much worse than actual numbers_img Recent statistics provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation indicate that Decatur’s traffic isn’t as congested as commonly perceived. Since 1996 the city’s population has jumped from roughly 18,000 to the current 22,000, an 18 percent increase. But over that same span, traffic counts have diminished practically throughout the city.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Powder Springs offers new business development services
Powder Springs offers new business development services_img A new business development program has been formed by the Powder Springs Economic Development and Community Development Departments. This Business Liaison Team is an assemblage of city staff members to provide concierge business development services for new and existing businesses in the city.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Trail Projects To Get Funding Boost Under T-SPLOST
Atlanta Trail Projects To Get Funding Boost Under T-SPLOST_img Part of the revenue from the four-tenth-of-a-penny sales tax would go to expanding and improving the Atlanta BeltLine. But there is also a slice of funding that would be dedicated to smaller, neighborhood trail projects, like the Trolley Line, as well as the Blue Heron Blueway and the Lionel Hampton Trail extension.
Source: WABE
Savannah Group Hopes Tiny Houses Can Help Homeless Veterans
Savannah Group Hopes Tiny Houses Can Help Homeless Veterans_img Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach has praised the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless for coming up with a new plan to address the county's homeless population and the city council recently approved a zoning change allowing the authority to move forward with the plans, The Savannah Morning News reported.
Source: WABE
Emory seeking to be annexed into Atlanta
Emory seeking to be annexed into Atlanta_img Emory University is looking into the possibility of becoming part of the city of Atlanta.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Some Athens-Clarke commissioners don't like rail-trail public art plan
Some Athens-Clarke commissioners don't like rail-trail public art plan_img Some Athens-Clarke County commissioners want the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission to rethink its proposal for a public artwork associated with an already somewhat contentious rail-to-trail project in the eastern edge of downtown Athens.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Pooler planning board OKs plans for city’s 17th hotel
Pooler planning board OKs plans for city’s 17th hotel_img Plans for the city of Pooler’s 17th hotel got a thumb’s up from city planners on Monday. Members of the Pooler Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of site and landscape plans for a four-story, 104-room Holiday Inn on a 2-acre outparcel of the Tanger Outlets.
Source: Savannah Morning News
North Beach Bar and Grill lease review irks Tybee locals
North Beach Bar and Grill lease review irks Tybee locals_img A widespread citizen outcry has developed on Tybee Island, where city officials this week are expected to entertain a recommendation on the award of a lease for a popular North Beach restaurant.
Source: Savannah Morning News
City hires new director of planning development and codes
City hires new director of planning development and codes_img The City of Brunswick has a new planning, development and codes director who city officials hope will get a few languishing projects back on track.
Source: Brunswick News
Committee prepares to write master plan for St. Marys
Committee prepares to write master plan for St. Marys_img A committee tasked with creating a master plan has gathered most of the public input needed to start writing the document that will be the template to guide St. Marys for the next decade.
Source: Brunswick News
City seeking to change ‘no preretirement death benefits’ provision in pension plan
City seeking to change ‘no preretirement death benefits’ provision in pension plan_img Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin and the City Council are hoping to right a wrong they see in the city’s pension plan.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Kennesaw approves downtown parking changes
Kennesaw approves downtown parking changes_img The Kennesaw City Council unanimously approved imposing a three-hour time limit for certain public parking spaces in the city’s downtown at its meeting Monday.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta Fire Department to provide free home visits
Marietta Fire Department to provide free home visits_img The Marietta Fire Department is reminding residents to sign up for its MFD SAFE Program, which provides free home fire and safety visits for the city of Marietta.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Riverdale Police Department looks to clergy for community support
Riverdale Police Department looks to clergy for community support_img The Riverdale Police Department is reaching out to community leaders and members of the clergy to help them get their message out to the community.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson reflects on time with Atlanta’s Olympic Band
Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson reflects on time with Atlanta’s Olympic Band_img People from around the world will be tuning in to see the closing ceremonies of the Olympics in Rio on Sunday evening, but the event will be more than just a televised party for Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Braselton celebrates 100th birthday with new Town Green
Braselton celebrates 100th birthday with new Town Green_img It took 12 years to Braselton’s new Town Green a reality, but then again, what’s a 100th birthday without a well-timed present?
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
234-acre mixed-use project to be built next to Pinewood Studios
234-acre mixed-use project to be built next to Pinewood Studios_img Fayetteville leaders recently announced detailed plans for a extensive mixed-use development that will be right next to Pinewood Studios.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Tybee drinking-water well collapses during construction, now delayed
Tybee drinking-water well collapses during construction, now delayed_img An experimental well being drilled on Tybee as a new drinking water source suffered a setback last week when its stainless steel casing partially collapsed at a depth of 3,000 feet. No one was injured.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Garden City charts a new course
Garden City charts a new course_img If there’s one common goal city leaders and community volunteers would like to accomplish in Garden City in the next decade or two, it’s balance.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Riceboro gets water grant to protect, increase jobs
Riceboro gets water grant to protect, increase jobs_img Riceboro, which has been looking to sink a well in McIntosh County for years, has received a $1.25 million grant for improvements to its water and sewer infrastructure, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration said Friday.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
City of Aragon announces death of acting Mayor Curtis Burrus
City of Aragon announces death of acting Mayor Curtis Burrus_img Longtime Aragon city council member and acting mayor Curtis Burrus, 59, passed away Thursday night. Following the death of Mayor Brenda Gazaway in June, Burrus served as acting mayor after serving for 8 years on the council, first voted on the council to serve in the November 2007 election.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal
Athens-Clarke looking for more effective control of overgrown lots
Athens-Clarke looking for more effective control of overgrown lots_img For Doug Hansford, figuring out exactly what constitutes an overgrown yard is a little bit like former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s concurring opinion in a 1964 pornography case.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
City changing water testing procedures for lead
City changing water testing procedures for lead_img Augusta Utilities will employ new bottles and procedures for lead sampling during upcoming three-year testing. “Wide-mouth bottles allow for a higher flow rate during sample collection which is more representative of the flow that a consumer may use to fill us a glass of water,” said Peter Grevatt, the director of the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water in the advisory.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Loft living is coming to PTC
Loft living is coming to PTC_img Businessman Dar Thompson’s residential and retail proposal at Lexington Circle received approval by the Peachtree City Council on Aug. 18 on a 4-1 vote.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Athens-Clarke developing list of sidewalk projects
Athens-Clarke developing list of sidewalk projects_img Barnett Shoals Road would have a high priority for sidewalk construction under a proposal from Athens-Clarke County’s Transportation & Public Works Department now under review by the county commission’s Legislative Review Committee.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Hiram police to patrol parts of city on bicycles
Hiram police to patrol parts of city on bicycles_img Hiram's police chief is hoping a new program will make his officers more visible to the public while allowing them to more quickly deal with a rash of recent vehicle break-ins in city shopping areas.
Source: Neighbor News
Hank Aaron statue to remain in city, but where is still TBD
Hank Aaron statue to remain in city, but where is still TBD_img Now that the city of Atlanta and Fulton County have signed an agreement to sell Turner Field to Georgia State University for $30 million, one of the next questions is where will be the new home of the stadium's famous bronze statue of Hank Aaron.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Meeting to focus on Moultrie utility bills
Meeting to focus on Moultrie utility bills_img An informational meeting — called “A Friendly Listen-Up Session” by organizers — hopes to explain city utility bills and show residents ways to conserve energy and thereby save money.
Source: Moultrie Observer
City unveils new logo, plans for rebranding
City unveils new logo, plans for rebranding_img You may have noticed something new about the water towers by Centennial Field, Oak City Cemetery or Dothan Road in Bainbridge this past week.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Recreation Authority votes to go back to drawing board with new policy
Recreation Authority votes to go back to drawing board with new policy_img The Bainbridge-Decatur County Recreation Authority readdressed a tabled policy pertaining to fee-based instruction using public facilities at its meeting Thursday evening.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Albany and Dougherty officials say SPLOST about needs, not 'wish list'
Albany and Dougherty officials say SPLOST about needs, not 'wish list'_img As Dougherty County’s vote on continuation of the 1 percent special-purpose local-option sales tax that has been in effect locally since the tax was approved by the Georgia Legislature in 1986 nears, a simple question has reverberated across the county.
Source: Albany Herald
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