News Line for Austell

Austell to privatize sanitation services
The streets of Austell will see fewer trucks on them thanks to the city’s decision to privatize the garbage pickup services it offers residents.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Austell buying Tasers for police officers
Police in the city of Austell are upgrading their pistols and will soon add another tool to their arsenal: Tasers.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Austell not planning major SPLOST projects
As Austell Mayor Joe Jerkins celebrates his 25th year in office, he has helped put together a SPLOST project list to prepare the city for the next decade.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Majority of Cobb mayors approve of 6-year, $750M SPLOST referendum
With a possible vote five months away, comments made by a majority of Cobb mayors indicate they’re behind renewing a one percent sales tax for six more years.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Mayor wants 20% raise in pay for self, city council members
Mayor Joe Jerkins wants to give 20 percent raises to all elected officials in Austell, but a former councilwoman says Jerkins and the council members have not earned the bump in pay.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Mortgage miracle: Mom of twins with cerebral palsy will never make another house payment again, thanks to bank and Austell mayor
Call it a blessing from God, a special project by the mayor, or an unlikely gift from a multinational bank. Either way, one Austell woman and her disabled twin daughters are happy to have a mortgage-free home.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal