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March 5, 2015
The 2008 recession hit the Northwest Georgia region’s once flourishing floor covering industry hard; the entire region suffered, losing more than 16,000 jobs with the Dalton-Whitfield County area losing 4,600 jobs, according to the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission.

 

March 5, 2015
‚ÄčAs the shared economy upends traditional businesses and disrupts local regulatory environments while at the same time fueling innovation and growth, the attitude towards sharing businesses has also shifted in cities.

 

March 5, 2015   |  EM1 Mark Treen, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Public Affairs
Kenneth Smith has been making a difference and making changes to help others for his entire life. This is true whether he is serving as the mayor of Kingsland or as a weight tester for Trident Refit Facility.

 

February 26, 2015
This webinar from the Georgia Secreatry of State's Office is focused on the 2015 municipal election cycle and includes information regarding March special elections and changing municipal precincts and polling places.

 

February 10, 2015   |  Stephanie Aylworth
From an economic development perspective, public safety in the downtown district is an im­perative for business recruitment efforts and at­tracting patrons to the existing businesses and events.

 

February 10, 2015
When the Eagle’s Landing Road Widening Project began, plans also were set in motion to create a beautiful park at the corner of Eagle’s Landing Parkway and Rock Quarry Road in the city of Stockbridge.

 

February 9, 2015
Clarkston Councilmember Dean Moore spent two months in Kenya last year, from March to May. It was an experience that has augmented his city service.

 

February 9, 2015
Body camera technology is not a new resource for several Georgia law enforcement agencies. Several Georgia city police officers have been wearing the cameras for some time, including officers in the city of Valdosta.

 

February 2, 2015   |  Carl Vinson Institute of Government
This publication is designed to assist auditors and local officials in conducting high-quality audits of local governments in compliance with state laws. This edition captures changes in state law through the 2014 session of the General Assembly.

 

January 8, 2015
Child sex trafficking happens in towns across Georgia and it is happening right under the noses of city leaders and city law enforcement. That was the message Brookhaven Police Chief Gary Yandura conveyed at a recent press con­ference to talk about the city’s efforts to com­bat Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Chil­dren (CSEC).

 

January 8, 2015   |  Wilton Rooks, Executive Director, Scenic Georgia, Inc.
During the 2011 General Assembly ses­sion, the outdoor advertising lobby suc­cessfully passed HB 179 to provide for enhanced vegetation management of the Rights of Way along Georgia high­ways.

 

December 15, 2014
Because many cities around the state are undergoing (or soon will be undergoing) the process of updating their SDS, GMA offered a series of workshops around the state to provide municipal officials with information about the requirements in the Service Delivery Act and suggestions for how to calculate tax equity.

 

December 13, 2014
This December 10, 2014 webinar reviews the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) new rules on cell tower siting and the placement of facilities in your rights-of-way.

 

December 12, 2014
All cities are required to file their annual immigration reports with the Department of Audits and Accounts on or before December 31, 2014. The 2014 report will include activity from December 1, 2013 – November 30, 201

 

November 14, 2014
The Georgia Department of Administrative Services provides a number of services Georgia's cities can take advantage of.

 

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