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Local officials revive discussion of urban transit system
Brunswick and Glynn County representatives say they’re interested in reconsidering an idea to start a public transit system.
Source: Brunswick News

Reese takes Consultant Job Without Pay
The City of Villa Rica’s consulting job offer to former city parks and recreation director Jeff Reese seems to finally be a done deal after Reese agreed Monday to take the offer but doesn’t want to be paid for the work.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

No Time Left
Madison City Manager David Nunn hosted retail and service business owners to a feedback session last Thursday night to hear the pros and cons of timed parking in downtown Madison.
Source: Morgan County Citizen

Area swim parents discuss wish, need for indoor pool with Ringgold city council
A number of Catoosa County parents attended the most recent Ringgold city council meeting on Oct. 27 to gauge the city’s interest in helping to spearhead the possibility of having an indoor pool built to accommodate all the youth swimmers in the community.
Source: Catoosa County News

Parade to be a highlight of Norman Park celebration
Norman Park will add a parade to its Veterans Day festival, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 1.
Source: Moultrie Observer

Albany utilities board gets positive financial update
City CFO JoEllen Brophy’s financial presentation at the Water, Gas & Light Commission’s board meeting Thursday morning may have been painstakingly detailed, but her message was simple: The utility authority has increased operating efficiency in the three months of the current fiscal year.
Source: Albany Herald

New riverfront kayak launches open in downtown Albany | VIDEO
As part of a community wide effort to make Flint River more accessible, the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority (ADICA) joined city and county officials Thursday to christen the new Cypress Pond Canoe and Kayak Launch nestled along Albany’s Riverfront Park.
Source: Albany Herald

Atlanta may require approval of murals proposed for private property
The Atlanta City Council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to require community input before a mural is painted on private property.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Dedication ceremony held for renovated Ray Park
The newly renovated Ray Park is officially open, as Newnan city officials held a dedication and grand opening celebration on Thursday.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

Blue Ridge city Mayor, council view rec department problems
The Blue Ridge City Council got a first-hand look at some improvements needed at the city’s recreation park when the council held a called meeting at the park, located off Jones Street, Tuesday, Oct. 7.
Source: Blue Ridge News Observer

Council contenders: Eagles hold forum before Nov. 4 election
St. Marys City Council candidates answered questions about the airport, the Gilman boathouse property and voting districts Tuesday during a forum hosted by the Eagles.
Source: Tribune & Georgian

Monticello Changes Paid Time Off Policy
City of Monticello employees have new vacation and paid time off (PTO) policies by virtue of a 3-1 vote of a quorum of the Monticello City Council during last Tuesday’s regular meeting.
Source: Monticello News

Debate over distillery continues after Attorney General’s ruling
In the wake of the response from the Georgia Department of Revenue, City Attorney Doug Parks has recommended that the city council put the brakes on the voting process that could allow for a local liquor producer while Senator Steve Gooch has advised that now is the time for the city to act.
Source: Dahlonega Nugget

City parking problems persist
The City of Dahlonega is now paying the University of North Georgia for parking. And not everyone is happy about it.
Source: Dahlonega Nugget

Demorest City Council gets heated in budget discussion concerning fire department
Tempers flared Tuesday night while the Demorest City Council considered a 2015 department budget proposed by the city’s fire chief.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Cornelia’s water authority receives water project update
Another step has been taken in planning for Cornelia’s proposed new water treatment plant and reservoir, the city’s water and sewerage authority has learned.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Crabapple remains historic district in name only
Milton City Council moved to withdraw a consideration to make the Crabapple Historic District an official historic district for the city.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Savannah City Council OKs westside stadium site
If the city is ever able to raise the funding to pay for it and the westside area is developed as planned, Savannah’s proposed Canal District may include a baseball stadium.
Source: Savannah Morning News

LCPC recommends Flemington annex property straddling city line
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the city of Flemington annex eight parcels of land that mistakenly were identified as un-zoned county property.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Gainesville City Council agrees to decide on Ahaluna Drive annexation, rezoning
The Gainesville City Council has agreed to move forward with an annexation and rezoning request made by West Ahaluna, LLC, to develop a 219-lot subdivision along the Dawsonville Highway corridor.
Source: Access North Georgia

Drenner on annexation: ‘I’m looking for petitions’
State Representative Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) reiterated Wednesday she won’t submit an Avondale Estates annexation bill without “full support of the community.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

City approves BOE’s refinancing
The City of Bremen approved a resolution to support the Bremen Board of Education in their efforts to refinance an existing bond the school system is paying on.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Planners look at possible changes to Adamson Square
Carrollton’s Adamson Square could look completely different someday soon, perhaps with a roundabout resembling the old 1950s look.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

'The Nth Ward' is being filmed in Olde Town
Visitors to Olde Town may see some film production underway in the next few weeks as the shooting of a new thriller has begun.
Source: Newton Citizen

City study of storm water utility under way
Brunswick is in the process of determining whether residents and businesses in the city will pay an all-new tax that’s based on the amount property that won’t absorb rainwater.
Source: Brunswick News

Second Ave. widening will affect levee; Rome, DOT working out project details
tate and city officials hope to ease congestion and improve safety through a high-impact road construction project in the middle of Rome.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Council finally gets through first reading on Manchester Overlay
The controversial Manchester Expressway Overlay District ordinance made yet another appearance on first reading before Columbus Council Tuesday, a public hearing that drew about 100 residents of Midland in support of the measure and a handful of business people opposed to it.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

City leaders unveil plans for town center in Peachtree Corners
A performing arts facility, retail shops and restaurants are just a portion of what is planned for Peachtree Corners’ town center.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Marietta City Council committees plan for new park, request money for Franklin Road study
The city’s parks committee on Wednesday agreed to spend $50,000 to turn a quarter of an acre property the city owns on Blackwell Lane by Canton Road into a park.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Alpharetta approves Avalon Phase II
With a 6-1 vote, Avalon’s second phase was approved by the Alpharetta City Council Oct. 27, paving the way for a hotel and conference center, along with hundreds of new apartments.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Auburn looks at restricting number of pawn shops
Anyone wishing to open a pawn shop in the City of Auburn may have to look elsewhere.
Source: Jackson County News

D’ville to get two ‘new’ police vehicles
Danielsville city council members agreed to purchase two used police vehicles for the city police department at their October meeting.
Source: Madison County Journal

59 apply for Jefferson city manager position
Fifty-nine people have applied for the city manager position in Jefferson.
Source: Jackson County News

Concerns mount over proposed Virginia Circle development
Gainesville planning staff has expressed concerns about a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet proposed for the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle ahead of a public hearing next month.
Source: Gainesville Times

A new vision for Memorial Drive is in the works
On a map, Memorial Drive looks like the grand boulevard it was meant to be when Reconstruction-era engineers planned the route linking the Gold Dome to Stone Mountain. On the ground, its Atlanta stretch combines spotty land uses - everything from vacant lots to institutions like Oakland Cemetery - with a roadway resembling an epic fail of a street-racing video game.
Source: Creative Loafing

Ordinance regulating murals on private property comes up for vote on Monday
An Atlanta City Council committee yesterday unanimously approved a controversial ordinance that would regulate art on private property. And a constitutional lawyer who successfully battled a similar City Hall ordinance several years ago says that he’s “certain” he’ll sue the city if the measure is ultimately approved.
Source: Creative Loafing

City, St. Joseph's/Candler joiin in home ownership initiaitive
The city of Savannah and St. Joseph’s/Candler are partnering to launch a pilot home-ownership program to help employees of the healthcare provider buy homes and build wealth.
Source: Savannah Morning News

New Savannah taxi rules, rates proposed
A lot has changed since Savannah’s 1907 “taxi” ordinance required a sober male behind the reins of a horse-pulled carriage that cost $1 an hour for a lift.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Selling Savannah to Hollywood
The Savannah Economic Development Authority has retained veteran moviemaker Ralph Singleton to market and sell the Savannah region as a location for film, television and other productions, SEDA officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Savannah Morning News

City seeks grant for intersection study
Newnan City Council authorized the submittal of a grant application to study the intersection just north of downtown.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

West Point takes first look at upcoming budget
West Point officials took a first look at the 2015 draft budget during the Tuesday evening council meeting.
Source: LaGrange Daily News

Details of Augusta's proposed stormwater fee emerge during budget workshop
Typical homeowners will pay $6.40 a month while large property owners could get up to 60 percent credit toward Augusta’s new stormwater fee under plans detailed at a Wednesday budget work session.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Athens CVB looks to renovate historic fire hall
The Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau has submitted plans to renovate the first floor of Athens’ historic Firehall No. 1 at The Classic Center in an effort to increase the bureau’s visibility.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Brookhaven to negotiate with Pink Pony in private
The Brookhaven City Council voted Tuesday to negotiate with a Buford Highway strip club to see if there is a way the business can operate within the bounds of strict limits of a local ordinance.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Avondale postpones vote on annexation map
Avondale’s commission didn’t vote on an annexation map “wish list” this week to give residents and commissioners more time to sort through financial data regarding the proposed annexed areas.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Safer streets in Carrollton: Council to listen to ideas
Carrollton officials are looking at several options that would make the city more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, tying in with the popular 16-mile circular GreenBelt trail now under construction.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Milledgeville mayor taking leave of absence
The City of Milledgeville announced Tuesday that Mayor Richard Bentley is taking a temporary leave of absence through the end of the year due to a serious medical condition.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

‘Special Master’ to handle city ethics complaints
Milledgeville City Council will appoint a “Special Master” to handle two citizen groups’ ethics complaints.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Suwanee City Council looks at rezoning requests
The Suwanee City Council took action on several residential rezoning requests Tuesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Strip clubs return to Forest Park
Two strip clubs will be allowed to restart operations in Forest Park, thanks to a decision made by a split council during a called meeting Monday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Second Ave. widening will affect levee; Rome, DOT working out project details
State and city officials hope to ease congestion and improve safety through a high-impact road construction project in the middle of Rome.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

$8 million park and rec bond on November ballot
Cartersville residents who step in the voting booth Nov. 4 will be asked to answer an $8 million question: do you approve of a bond to maintain Cartersville Parks and Recreation Department facilties and expand two walking trails?
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Canton Police update speed detection radar list with 3 city streets
Drivers along three roads in the city of Canton are being warned by the police department the speed limit will be enforced.
Source: Cherokee Tribune

Canton Ward 3 candidates Busi and Yawn update finance reports
The two candidates vying for the Canton City Council Ward 3 seat left vacant by now City Manager Glen Cummins have handed over their campaign disclosures, but one has reported receiving no donations and spending no money.
Source: Cherokee Tribune

Kia rezoning request denied by Woodstock City Council
In a 4-1 vote that drew applause from the audience, Woodstock City Council members Monday denied a rezoning request that would have given the green light for a new car dealership to be constructed near a neighborhood on Ridgewalk Parkway.
Source: Cherokee Tribune

Planning commission votes against Snellville apartments
There were cheers, applause, sighs of relief, hugs and boisterous whistles Tuesday night after the Snellville Planning Commission voted to deny Brand Properties’ plans to build a 244-unit apartment complex near Eastside Medical Center.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Savannah conducting tourism survey for industry improvements
After an online survey in 2012 was criticized for being unscientific, the city is making another attempt to gauge the sentiments of residents and industry representatives toward the tourism industry.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Savannah rejects latest county police merger proposal
Chatham County and Savannah officials are continuing attempts to work out a new police merger agreement, but the effort recently took a step backward, according to City Manager Stephanie Cutter.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Grantville considers lowering tap fees
It was all business and no drama as the Grantville City Council hit the ground running with their new acting city manager.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

State gives city options for Hill Street
The Georgia Department of Transportation is willing to allow the lane reductions on Hill Street, but the state may come back and change it if there is too much congestion.
Source: Griffin Daily News

Jones, Mock make their case for mayor
Just one week before a special election to choose Dalton’s next mayor, the two men vying for that post outlined their visions for the city before some of the area’s top business leaders.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

Voters to decide whether to give local government new redevelopment powers
Three years ago, voters in Whitfield County, Tunnel Hill, Varnell and Dalton rejected a request by local officials to give them new economic development powers.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

Body cameras record Athens police and public interactions
Athens-Clarke County police officers recently added a new gizmo to their array of equipment — a camera that sees what the officers see.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Area nonprofits to speak out on proposed cuts
Augusta not-for-profit groups are expected to speak out against proposed 25 percent cuts to the city portions of their funding at a Wednesday work session.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Statham hires new city clerk, schedules dedication of park
Just three months after creating and filling a city administrator position, the City of Statham now has a new city clerk as well.
Source: Barrow County News

Developer closes on 13 acres in downtown Avondale
Avondale Estates city manager Clai Brown confirmed Thursday the Euramex Management group closed on 13 undeveloped acres adjacent to downtown.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kingsland reverses itself, votes to lease ambulances to city
Just two weeks after voting to keep its ambulance service going, the Kingsland City Council shifted into reverse Monday night and approved a lease agreement to give Camden County use of two of its three ambulances
Source: Florida Times-Union

Macon-Bibb commission to seek referendum for dedicated 1-mill tax hike
Macon-Bibb County commissioners voted 4-1 in committee Tuesday to ask for a nonbinding referendum on a property tax hike to permanently fund several controversial services.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Jackson council splits on police chief hiring process
With some insisting on promoting from within, some preferring to cast a wide net and at least one council member asking that internal candidates be considered first before soliciting outside applicants, the Jackson City Council is split over the process for naming the city’s next police chief.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Jenkinsburg celebrates Founders Day
The Jenkinsburg Founders Day: 125 Years and Growing event was held Saturday in Memorial Park, behind Jenkinsburg City Hall on Maple Drive.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Flowery Branch launches newly redesigned website
As Flowery Branch continues physical growth and change, its virtual world is trying to keep up.
Source: Gainesville Times

Perimeter-area governments meet on development
A Monday meeting of representatives of the cities of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts and the Council for Quality Growth produced agreement that a coordinated approach is needed to encourage transit-oriented development in the Central Perimeter.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Marietta to consider slowing traffic near schools
The Marietta City Council will consider reducing the speed limit on Polk Street from 35 mph to 20 mph as a part of continuing measures to slow traffic around Marietta Middle School and Westside Elementary School.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Athens chamber says 'thanks' to mayor and commissioners
The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce played host to a breakfast Tuesday morning to say thanks to Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson and commissioners.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Mercer asks Macon-Bibb to help with multi-million development project
Mercer University wants to build a $40 million to $50 million hotel, restaurant and student housing complex just across Mercer University Drive from the entrance to campus, and it wants the Macon-Bibb County government’s help.
Source: Macon Telegraph

CFO Jo Brophy, Finance Department merge city of Albany, WG&L finances
Here’s what JoEllen Brophy and her city of Albany Corporate Finance team were up against when they got their marching orders a little more than six months ago:
Source: Albany Herald

Rome businessman wants to create Chow Town Park
T.K. Hamilton wants to create the Chow Town Park at a former used car sales lot at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and Division Street. Hamilton said food trucks would be allowed to park randomly at the site until he can get the property appropriately zoned.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Fort Oglethorpe council presents proposed 2015 budget
It’s budget time again for the city of Fort Oglethorpe. City council members, at their Oct. 13 meeting, heard the first of three readings for the proposed 2015 budget. The budget year begins Jan.
Source: Catoosa County News

Debate for new city intensifies
A grassroots effort, the Sharon Springs Alliance, continues to gain traction for the formation of a new city, and a town hall meeting hosted by Rep. Mike Dudgeon (R-25th District) was just the latest in the efforts to inform county residents.
Source: NorthFulton.com

Emerson cracks down on code violators
In an attempt to eliminate eyesores in the city, Emerson City Manager Kevin McBurnett reported to the city council that 15 code violation notices have been issued since Oct. 6. As evidenced by U.S. Postal Service return receipts, 14 were received, he said.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

Developer waters down controversial Snellville apartment plans
A developer’s controversial plan for a new neighborhood of mostly apartments near Eastside Medical Center now includes no apartments.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Residents give input on future of Lovejoy
Residents got a chance to give input on what they want to see in the future of their city Thursday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Forest Park City Council settles lawsuit with strip clubs
City Council just voted to settle a lawsuit with the owners of two strip clubs the city put out of business almost three years ago.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Campaign touts downtown history
The banners hung over the weekend in Marietta Square are part of a marketing campaign launched this week by business owners taking the future of downtown into their own hands.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

City mulls Wynhaven replacement
City Councilman Johnny Walker said he drives by the vacant Wynhaven Apartments on Powder Springs Street at least once a week. He hopes to see construction workers there very soon.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Pink Pony will continue fight against Brookhaven
A lawyer representing Pink Pony said the adult entertainment club will continue to talk with city officials after its lawsuit was dismissed by the high court.
Source: Champion Newspaper

Proponents promote large south DeKalb city
It could become Georgia’s second-largest city.
Source: Champion Newspaper

Oakwood budget hearing draws no residents
No one showed for Oakwood’s public hearing Monday on the South Hall city’s fiscal 2015 budget.
Source: Gainesville Times

Local priorities for 2015 General Assemby taking shape
The Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting Monday night in Buford with local government officials.
Source: Gainesville Times

Savannah city manager nixes stadium site study, proposes Westside instead
City of Savannah staff members are recommending a baseball stadium be considered as a part of the planned Canal District west of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where the city also intends to build an arena.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Peachtree Corners offers to help buy Simpsonwood
In an effort to preserve more than 200 acres of riverfront property as greenspace, Peachtree Corners has agreed to add money to a Gwinnett County offer to buy the land.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATL311, the city's new non-emergency call center, finally goes live
On the fourth floor of the Municipal Court Of Atlanta, roughly 60 full-time phone operators wearing blue-collared shirts and hands-free telephone headsets sit in cubicles and answer a barrage of calls from residents.
Source: Creative Loafing

Norris, Ogletree vie for Flovilla mayor
The campaign for mayor of Flovilla is being waged by a longtime former mayor and a political newcomer. The winner of the Nov. 4 election will fill an unexpired term, serving one year before having to decide whether to stand for re-election in 2015.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus

Chamblee wins annexation dispute
The Georgia Court of Appeals, last week, unanimously ruled in favor of Chamblee in its annexation dispute with Brookhaven over Century Center commercial development properties.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Roswell increasing City Hall security
Security is being beefed up at Roswell City Hall in line with a new state requirement.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

St. Marys to hold public meetings on proposed single member City Council districts
Citizens can voice their ideas and concerns on proposed voting districts in the city during three public meetings.
Source: Florida Times-Union

St. Marys to hold public meetings on proposed single member City Council districts
Citizens can voice their ideas and concerns on proposed voting districts in the city during three public meetings.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Oakwood plans only hearing on 2015 budget
Now that it has approved a significant tax increase to support its 2015 budget, Oakwood City Council is looking to nail down the spending plan itself.
Source: Gainesville Times

Carrollton puts $1.5 million into street, sidewalk repairs
The city of Carrollton has started a $1.5 million series of projects to repave city streets and repair broken sidewalks.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Buchanan swears in new police chief
The City of Buchanan inducted Chad Henderson as their new police chief during their regular City Council meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 14
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

City electric department receives safety award
The City of Thomasville Utilities Electric Department was awarded the Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) 2014 Safety Award of Excellence during the annual ECG Foremen and Supervisors Conference.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

City council OKs exemption to sign moratorium
The Moultrie City Council approved an exemption this week for a sign to be erected at Plymel’s Convenience Store on Quitman Highway.
Source: Moultrie Observer

City employees plan 'Unity Rally' on Broadway next Saturday
A group of city of Columbus employees has applied for a permit to hold a rally downtown on Saturday, Oct. 25, to offer citizens a chance to learn about city government and to express their opinions and needs, according to Fraternal Order of Police President Randy Robertson.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Rate hikes on today's City Commission agenda
Incremental increases to a number of city-regulated fees will take up a large portion of tonight’s Rome City Commission meeting, according to the board’s agenda.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Woodstock City Council will vote on Kia Dealership plans Monday
With hundreds of residents opposed to a developer’s plan to build a car dealership outside the Brookshire subdivision on Ridgewalk Parkway, the city council is set to vote Monday on whether or not to grant the rezoning request.
Source: Cherokee Tribune

Albany firefighters train on hybrid cars
In the event of a vehicle emergency, firefighters are trained on how to safely enter a disabled vehicle and free its occupants.
Source: Albany Herald

Concerns linger as Savannah's pension plan recovers
As a human resources analyst for the city of Savannah, Gale Dick regularly crunches the numbers with older city workers considering retirement. To the younger employees who are prone to roam, Dick said she touts the importance of sticking around long enough to qualify for the city’s pension plan.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Rockmart officials continue discussions on blighted properties
Rockmart officials are considering ways to address blighted properties in local neighborhoods.
Source: Polk County Standard Journal

DeKalb Landgraborama is set to begin
It’s time again for the annual pre-legislative jockeying by north/central DeKalb residents to carve out territory to either be incorporated as a new city or annexed by one already rolling along.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jones, Mock say Dalton must attract and retain more young people
Dalton’s future depends on its youth, its ability to keep them here and its efforts to attract more of them, according to the two men seeking to be the city’s next mayor.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

At Issue: Old trees or new development
Decatur residents grapple with maintaining tree canopy while allowing for residential growth.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tybee advances plastic bag ban
A proposed ban on plastic bags for Tybee Island is moving forward after Thursday’s City Council meeting.
Source: Savannah Morning News

LaGrange PD preps for a nightmare
The sounds of gunfire, terrified and screaming victims, and police radios echoed through the halls of Park Avenue’s Unity Elementary School on Thursday. Thankfully, it was only a drill — but LaGrange police are preparing, nonetheless, for the potential of a living nightmare.
Source: LaGrange Daily News

Council approves balanced budget
The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

Carter Greene named interim chief of Athens-Clarke County police
Athens-Clarke County Assistant Police Chief Carter Greene was tapped on Friday to become his department’s interim chief.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Athens officials to consider fines for bad downtown parking
Traffic flow on East Broad Street should improve with the approval of an ordinance that would fine drivers who park beyond the lines marking a parking space, Athens-Clarke County officials say.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Athens officials to consider wildflowers to combat Atlanta Highway woes
Athens officials hope to combat some of the issues along the Atlanta Highway corridor with wildflowers.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald