Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Pan Am Games
Spectators from across Georgia and the Southeast brought cheers, chants and pride for their favorite countries and athletes to the city of Gainesville for the Pan-American Championships held May 19-22. These games kicked off Gainesville’s celebration of the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Olympic Games as teams competed for an allotted number of slots from the Americas to send to Brazil in August.
Regional Partnership Aims to Revive Rossville Textile Mill Site
A devoted effort to revive the heart of a northwest Georgia manufacturing community took shape this spring through an innovative economic development collaboration with the University Of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute Of Government, Chattanooga’s Lyndhurst Foundation and GMA.
Sports Teams Energize Communities
Team spirit goes a long way toward building a sense of community, no matter where you live. Cities and towns across the state have options beyond the well-known national professional teams for football, baseball and basketball. Though some have not heard of these teams, they are building strong followings and drawing national and international attention to their home cities.
Fireworks Sales Factsheet & FAQ
During the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions the Georgia General Assembly enacted legislation which legalizes consumer fireworks to be sold and to be used in the State of Georgia.
Going Solar in Georgia: Opportunities for Local Governments
Local governments spend up to 10% of their operating budgets on energy. Solar power is one way local governments in Georgia can improve energy efficiency, lower costs, and serve as an environmentally friendly leader in their communities.
Toccoa Implements Renaissance Plan
During the summer of 2015, Megan Hull, a student from the University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design, assisted the city of Toccoa on a number of projects. Hull brought her design skills as a Landscape Architecture student and applied them to a variety of Toccoa’s needs ranging from designing “parklets” in the city’s downtown to beautifying gateway corridors on common routes into the downtown to creating a unified approach to signage throughout the city.
Porterdale Thinks Big to Preserve a Small Town
The city of Porterdale shares many of the characteristics of small towns across the state, including a limited budget, a small staff and limited resources for development. Yet, even with these challenges, over 10 years ago the city’s leadership committed to planning Porterdale’s future by thinking big and looking for every opportunity to create value for one of the state’s most intact mill villages.
Small Cities Put Themselves on the Map
Nationwide, towns and cities are putting themselves on the map and striving to remain top of mind with business, industry and tourism. Consider New York: The Big Apple and Los Angeles: The City of Angels. While not at first familiar nicknames, consistent marketing helped these monikers take hold and stick.
Watkinsville Brings Art Downtown
The city of Watkinsville, known as the “Artland of Georgia,” recently installed several sculptures in its downtown. The sculptures and a series of art panels represent two pop-up exhibitions designed to enhance public spaces in the city and encourage conversations on the importance of art in this community of 2,800.