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Atlanta Continues It’s Journey To Become A More Bike Friendly City
Atlanta Continues It’s Journey To Become A More Bike Friendly City_img Relay Bike Share moved into Atlanta last summer. There were about 100 bright blue bikes around town to choose from and 10 rental stations. Now, there are 500 of them at more than 70 bike rental stations around the city.
Source: WABE
Atlanta Shifts Strategy On Homelessness After Shelter Closure
Atlanta Shifts Strategy On Homelessness After Shelter Closure_img Peachtree-Pine, a homeless shelter on the edge of downtown Atlanta, used to house up to 500 people a night. It was the city’s largest shelter until it shut down this summer following a $9.7 million settlement in a decade-long court battle between its operator, Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, and various downtown civic and business organizations.
Source: WABE
To Keep Growing, Atlanta Has To Watch Its Water
To Keep Growing, Atlanta Has To Watch Its Water_img Two years ago, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed spoke about the importance of water from the bottom of a giant quarry west of Midtown.
Source: WABE
Youth council, new community center approved in $9.2 million Hampton budget
Youth council, new community center approved in $9.2 million Hampton budget_img After some debate on whether to include funding for city of Hampton’s inaugural youth council, the City Council on Thursday voted to include the funding in the $9.2 million fiscal year 2018 budget.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Locust Grove candidates talk experience, city issues ahead of municipal election
Locust Grove candidates talk experience, city issues ahead of municipal election_img Seven candidates will appear on the upcoming municipal election ballots for the city of Locust Grove.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Hampton city council candidates address accessibility, city issues
Hampton city council candidates address accessibility, city issues_img Hampton voters will have the option of choosing five members to serve as the city’s next leaders during the upcoming election, for which early voting begins Monday.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Jonesboro City Council candidates talk economic growth, community development at forum
Jonesboro City Council candidates talk economic growth, community development at forum_img he five candidates vying for three open Jonesboro City Council seats attended a forum Monday to answer questions from the community regarding their perception of city government initiatives, the city’s progress and its future.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Augusta hotel boom in full swing
Augusta hotel boom in full swing_img Nearly all work at the Hyatt House at 1268 Broad St. has been “below grade.” But by the end of the month, downtown Augusta’s first new business-class hotel in nearly a quarter-century will start going vertical in a big way.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
LINC preview set for Tuesday
LINC preview set for Tuesday_img A public meeting to share design documents for the proposed multi-use trail system will be held this week.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Sewage, traffic among issues for proposed Senoia subdivision
Sewage, traffic among issues for proposed Senoia subdivision_img The Senoia City Council will consider approval of the conceptual plat for the 356-unit subdivision at Monday’s council meeting. If approved, Keg Creek Landing would be Senoia’s second-largest residential development.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
DPD 'one with the community' at Fall Festival
DPD 'one with the community' at Fall Festival_img The Douglasville Police Department hosted its annual Fall Festival and Safety Expo yesterday. Police Chief Gary Sparks said the goal of the event is to continue to gain the trust of the community and vice versa.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Lilburn voters will cast ballots at new city hall
Lilburn voters will cast ballots at new city hall_img The Lilburn City Council voted recently to move the city’s polling location for municipal elections to the new City Hall.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kempner: One Atlanta suburb’s goal? Ditch ugly; embrace charming
Kempner: One Atlanta suburb’s goal? Ditch ugly; embrace charming_img Lawrenceville, the county seat of Gwinnett and the oldest incorporated city in metro Atlanta, doesn’t have a monopoly on ugly.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Marietta Council claims Goldstein property
Marietta Council claims Goldstein property_img With Councilman Philip Goldstein abstaining, the Marietta City Council voted 6-0 Oct. 11 to claim property belonging to Goldstein and his parents for a city project.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kennesaw councilman looks to unseat colleague
Kennesaw councilman looks to unseat colleague_img Kennesaw Councilman Jim Sebastian decided to point out the “flaws” in Kennesaw’s election system this year by vacating his post to run for his colleague’s seat.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Council ratifies senior center bid
Council ratifies senior center bid_img The Ball Ground City Council unanimously approved ratification of a bid award Thursday for the construction of the city’s senior center under construction downtown.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Sugar Hill’s Youth Council takes office to work with city leaders
Sugar Hill’s Youth Council takes office to work with city leaders_img Sugar Hill has a new version of its Youth Council that is made up of high school students who will work with city leaders on youth engagement and involvement.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
ACC to debate food-to-drink ratio, consider proposed cuts to alcohol license fees for the coming year
ACC to debate food-to-drink ratio, consider proposed cuts to alcohol license fees for the coming year_img Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission is slated to consider tonight a decrease in the cost of most pouring and package sales permits for 2018.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Green crosswalks downtown mean ‘go’ — for pedestrians, cyclists
Green crosswalks downtown mean ‘go’ — for pedestrians, cyclists_img More green is showing up downtown along a 1.5 mile section of the Fall Line Trace between 10th Avenue and the Frank K. Martin Pedestrian Bridge.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Residents, city officials gather to discuss apartment complex woes
Residents, city officials gather to discuss apartment complex woes_img Residents of a quiet, picturesque neighborhood off Smith Avenue gathered on Gale Street late Friday morning to tell city officials how nearby apartment complex construction has affected their personal lives, homes and property values.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
History to come alive at Oak City Cemetery
History to come alive at Oak City Cemetery_img On Thursday, November 9, the City of Bainbridge will conduct a Living History Tour at Oak City Cemetery, where a cast of local actors will portray some of Bainbridge’s most celebrated citizens of the past.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
District 5 Council seat candidates speak at forum
District 5 Council seat candidates speak at forum_img The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a Candidates Forum at Georgia Southwestern State University.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder
Election 2017: Buford commission race pits never-challenged incumbent against political first-timer
Election 2017: Buford commission race pits never-challenged incumbent against political first-timer_img After 25 years of unopposed races, Buford City Commissioner Chris Burge is facing his first challenger in the Nov. 7 election — political newcomer Gary A. Ingram.
Source: Gainesville Times
Public transit a struggle for some getting to and from work
Public transit a struggle for some getting to and from work_img Someday, Shanna Willis would like to own a car and get to places on her schedule and not that of the public transit system in Gainesville.
Source: Gainesville Times
Mayor could be given power to declare emergencies
Mayor could be given power to declare emergencies_img The mayor of Brunswick may soon have the authority to declare state of emergencies without the consent of the city commission.
Source: Brunswick News
Adairsville approves infrastructure repairs
Adairsville approves infrastructure repairs_img The Adairsville City Council unanimously approved a series of improvements and updates to the city’s water system at Tuesday’s work session.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
72-unit apartment complex now open on Mendel
72-unit apartment complex now open on Mendel_img A new apartment complex that could be a response to Thomson-McDuffie’s lack of affordable housing has opened and is leasing.
Source: McDuffie Mirror
Covington council considering paying off hangar debt
Covington council considering paying off hangar debt_img The Covington City Council approved appointing Covington Airport Manager John King and Mayor Ronnie Johnston to the airport authority Oct. 2. They are also considering paying off the remaining debt on hangars at the airport and basically putting the airport authority “on the shelf.”
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Conyers testing new voting system for Georgia
Conyers testing new voting system for Georgia_img When city of Conyers residents head to the polls for their city elections, they will be the first voters in the state to try out a new voting system. Conyers has been selected as the test site for a new system that provides voters with a paper ballot that they can check before they cast their ballots.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Two cities named among most successful in state
Two cities named among most successful in state_img Two Cherokee County cities have graced the list of “The 10 Most Successful Cities in Georgia” in a recent polling.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Kennesaw City Council discusses student housing project concerns
Kennesaw City Council discusses student housing project concerns_img The Kennesaw City Council addressed concerns surrounding a proposed student housing complex to be built on Shiloh Road near Pine Tree Country Club on Monday.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
New Marietta neighborhood may replace site of old housing project
New Marietta neighborhood may replace site of old housing project_img Marietta’s City Council is expected to approve the final plans for a new neighborhood set to come up on the former site of a housing project.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta Police Department welcomes first Public Safety Ambassadors
Marietta Police Department welcomes first Public Safety Ambassadors_img The Marietta Police Department welcomed eight new hires Wednesday night.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta Square Market eyed for summer 2018 opening
Marietta Square Market eyed for summer 2018 opening_img The developers behind a proposed 18,500-square-foot food hall just off Marietta Square are expected to announce the first of about a dozen restaurant tenants next week ahead of a planned summer 2018 opening.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Three vying for vacancy on Kennesaw council
Three vying for vacancy on Kennesaw council_img The United States and Cobb County have experienced divisive elections recently, but the race for the Post 3 City Council seat in Kennesaw may be bringing together an unlikely pair — two of the three candidates for the seat.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta closes $5.8 million purchase of property on Franklin Gateway
Marietta closes $5.8 million purchase of property on Franklin Gateway_img The city of Marietta is officially the owner of about seven acres on the corner of Franklin Gateway and South Marietta Parkway after closing on the property on Thursday.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
DPD hosting Fall Festival Saturday
DPD hosting Fall Festival Saturday_img The Douglasville Police Department is hosting its second Fall Festival and Safety Expo on Saturday.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Artists return to Carrollton for festival
Artists return to Carrollton for festival_img The Art Festival of Carrollton, which is now in its 14th year, continues to draw artists from around the United States, some who have left such a mark in previous years that local residents look forward to seeing them again.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City picks up county South Pinetree contract
City picks up county South Pinetree contract_img Thomasville City Council approved an expenditure that will result in completion of the design for South Pinetree Boulevard improvements.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Tybee Island examines elevation of homes in danger of flooding
Tybee Island examines elevation of homes in danger of flooding_img Just more than a month since flooding from Hurricane Irma damaged hundreds of Tybee Island properties, officials and residents in the small coastal town are taking action to ensure they’ll be above water when the next storm hits.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah to move forward with recommendations for utility billing improvements
Savannah to move forward with recommendations for utility billing improvements_img City officials say they intend to implement a combination of relatively quick fixes and long-term solutions recommended by an auditing firm to address issues with the utility billing process.
Source: Savannah Morning News
LaGrange mayoral candidates square off in forum
LaGrange mayoral candidates square off in forum_img Voters in LaGrange had a chance to hear from candidates for mayor and city council position 1B on Thursday night during a forum at Del’avant.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Leaders ask LaGrange to Stop the Violence
Leaders ask LaGrange to Stop the Violence_img The Stop the Violence demonstration was held on Union Street Wednesday evening, and organizers hope it will help bring awareness to violence in LaGrange.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Preserving Alpharetta’s history, one development at a time
Preserving Alpharetta’s history, one development at a time_img Alpharetta was once a land of farmers. From the early to mid 1800s, the earliest documented history of the area, white families settled among — and displaced many — American Indians. These families built their wooden houses, cultivated the land and put down roots.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
First phase of Alpha Loop to open next summer
First phase of Alpha Loop to open next summer_img A series of multiuse trails, dubbed the Alpha Loop, will soon connect some of Alpharetta’s most popular attractions, such as the downtown City Center, and the new residential and retail development known as Avalon.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Alpharetta has a thriving tech community
Alpharetta has a thriving tech community_img The City of Alpharetta now has more than 640 tech companies within its 22-square mile radius. The city’s predominant industry is technology, and to help grow more technology and innovation in Alpharetta, Alpharetta’s mayor and city council created the state’s first technology administration, called the Alpharetta Technology Commission, in 2012.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Dunwoody approves tree removal permit process for non-residential properties
Dunwoody approves tree removal permit process for non-residential properties_img The Dunwoody City Council approved Oct. 9 a new permitting process that regulates tree removal on non-residential properties that are not undergoing construction.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Mayor: Sandy Springs won’t submit an Amazon HQ bid
Mayor: Sandy Springs won’t submit an Amazon HQ bid_img Sandy Springs – unlike neighboring Brookhaven and Dunwoody — will not be entering the bidding wars for Amazon’s new corporate headquarters, according to Mayor Rusty Paul, who says there’s just nowhere to put it.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Sandy Springs Innovation Center celebrates ribbon-cutting
Sandy Springs Innovation Center celebrates ribbon-cutting_img The Sandy Springs Innovation Center, a facility intended to brand the city as friendly to cutting-edge businesses, celebrated a ribbon-cutting attended by a large crowd on Oct. 12.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Deal lays tracks for massive downtown project
Deal lays tracks for massive downtown project_img When Los-Angeles-based CIM Group recently bought Norfolk Southern’s massive downtown Atlanta buildings, it laid tracks to develop a walkable, urban mixed-use project linking the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Philips Arena to the south downtown and Castleberry Hill neighborhoods.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Shook seeks more enforceable Atlanta noise ordinance
Shook seeks more enforceable Atlanta noise ordinance_img In an effort to increase the enforceability of Atlanta’s noise ordinance, the members of the Atlanta City Council’s public safety committee Oct. 10 unanimously voted to adopt a revised version introduced by District 7 Councilman Howard Shook that he believes will lead to more citations and better court outcomes. Shook represents part of Buckhead.
Source: Neighbor News
Grantville Council refuses to hear road name change proposal
Grantville Council refuses to hear road name change proposal_img The Grantville Council would not hear a proposal to change the name of one of Grantville’s main streets to honor the late wife of an ex-mayor.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Powder Springs buys property for downtown development
Powder Springs buys property for downtown development_img The Powder Springs Downtown Development Authority has spent $840,000 to buy several properties for downtown redevelopment.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lilburn expands alcohol ordinance to include breweries, distilleries
Lilburn expands alcohol ordinance to include breweries, distilleries_img The Lilburn City Council voted recently to expand the city’s alcohol ordinance to accommodate distillery and brewery operations. The move, meant to better comply with new state law, creates a distillery license and a brewery license.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Duluth will add lighting option to Rogers Bridge design
Duluth will add lighting option to Rogers Bridge design_img In an effort to respond to comments made by GDOT, the Duluth City Council has agreed to include additional safety features as part of the Rogers Bridge Rehabilitation Project.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
County, city leaders in DeKalb to discuss SPLOST referendum
County, city leaders in DeKalb to discuss SPLOST referendum_img DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and the mayors of the cities contained in the county will discuss their decision to call for a special purpose local option sales tax referendum in November.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Resolution opposing Decatur monument introduced, ownership questioned
Resolution opposing Decatur monument introduced, ownership questioned_img DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson introduced resolution calling for removal of the Confederate monument on Decatur’s square during a Planning, Economic Development and Community Services Committee meeting on Oct. 10.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell getting $21K for veterans adaptive sports
Roswell getting $21K for veterans adaptive sports_img Roswell has agreed to accept $21,080 from the federal government to purchase equipment and hire instructors for new VA Wheelchair Softball and Adaptive Cycling programs for disabled veterans.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Press Club hosts debate Thursday in crowded mayor’s race
Atlanta Press Club hosts debate Thursday in crowded mayor’s race_img Eleven candidates for mayor of Atlanta discussed the ongoing bribery scandal and affordable housing in a Thursday debate that was their highest-profile outing to date.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Moore asserts pride in her record as mayor
Moore asserts pride in her record as mayor_img Jan Moore, who faces two challengers in her bid for re-election as Statesboro’s mayor, said she is proud of what the city has accomplished in four years and cannot cite any disappointments.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Police department will stay
Police department will stay_img The Burke County Sheriff's Office won't be taking over law enforcement in Waynesboro. Monday night, by a 4-2 vote, the city council rejected the proposal that was requested by Mayor Greg Carswell several months ago.
Source: Waynesboro True Citizen
Charles Ivie passes away
Charles Ivie passes away_img When Watkinsville Councilman Brian Brodrick reflects on Charles Ivie, he remembers his youngest daughter crawling up on Ivie’s knee while learning to stand.
Source: Oconee Enterprise
WARNER ROBINS POLICE OFFICERS DON PINK BADGES
WARNER ROBINS POLICE OFFICERS DON PINK BADGES_img The Warner Robins Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in the state to join the Pink Patch Project.
Source: Houston Home Journal
City Council reviews SRO agreement
City Council reviews SRO agreement_img The City Council reviewed the annual agreement with the Tift County Board of Education for School Resource Officer services at the Oct. 2 work session.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Warehouse request denied
Warehouse request denied_img In a rare move Monday night, Braselton leaders denied a request for another warehouse in the town.
Source: Braselton News
Winder council OKs utilities complex contract
Winder council OKs utilities complex contract_img Winder City Council on Tuesday approved a $5.73 million contract with Bon Building Services, Inc. for the construction of a city utilities complex at 431 Miles Patrick Road near the city’s wastewater treatment plant.
Source: Barrow News Journal
Auburn to cover more of employees’ health insurance premiums
Auburn to cover more of employees’ health insurance premiums_img The City of Auburn will cover a higher percentage of its employees’ health insurance premiums next year after City Council unanimously voted Oct. 5 to do so, though with some reservations.
Source: Jackson County News
Statham City Council candidates stress preserving ‘small town feel’ during forum
Statham City Council candidates stress preserving ‘small town feel’ during forum_img Candidates for Statham City Council touted the city’s “small town feel” at a forum last week, but only one said he would favor turning the city’s police responsibilities over to the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Barrow News Journal
Pendergrass Ok’s large warehouse
Pendergrass Ok’s large warehouse_img The City of Pendergrass approved last week a rezoning for a one-million sq. ft. warehouse in the small town.
Source: Jackson County News
Plott, Quinn discuss city needs at forum
Plott, Quinn discuss city needs at forum_img It wasn’t exactly a love-fest, but last week’s political forum for the Jefferson mayoral race saw the two candidates agree more than disagree.
Source: Jackson County News
Claxton Election Interviews
Claxton Election Interviews_img Four citizens are running for three open Claxton City Council seats in District Two. Only one incumbent, Dean Cameron, is seeking reelection.
Source: Claxton Enterprise
Planning & Zoning recommends group residence overlay
Planning & Zoning recommends group residence overlay_img In a meeting marked by spirited debate from several parties, the Milledgeville Planning & Zoning Commission recommended changes to two buildings inside city limits.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Theater and arts: Busy weekend ahead for Cultural Arts Center
Theater and arts: Busy weekend ahead for Cultural Arts Center_img The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center will host 12,000 delegates from across the state for a high school theater festival on Thursday and an estimated 4,500 visitors over the weekend for the annual Art Festival of Carrollton.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Officials say recent storm caused damages at airport
Officials say recent storm caused damages at airport_img When Tropical Storm Irma roared through Milledgeville and Baldwin County about a month ago, it knocked down pine trees onto a portion of a fence at the Baldwin County Airport and caused damage.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
New standards in Stockbridge target landscaping, city highways
New standards in Stockbridge target landscaping, city highways_img New development standards are now in place for the city of Stockbridge with regard to landscaping and some of the city’s main corridors.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Cluster home proposal denied for West King Road in Hampton
Cluster home proposal denied for West King Road in Hampton_img A standing-room-only crowd turned out to Tuesday’s Hampton City Council meeting to show opposition to proposed cluster homes on West King Road.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Lilburn Daze Arts Festival to return this weekend
Lilburn Daze Arts Festival to return this weekend_img Lilburn Daze Arts Festival is bringing its neighborly vibes back to the city for the 44th year this weekend.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Committee recommends garbage rate hike for 2018
Committee recommends garbage rate hike for 2018_img Rome’s public works committee is recommending a 2.5-percent increase in garbage pick-up rates for the coming year.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Norcross hosting annual Italian Car Day event Saturday
Norcross hosting annual Italian Car Day event Saturday_img Local car lovers who have dreamed of being near a sophisticated Italian car or motorcycle will get a chance to see Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Maseratis, along with other vehicles, up close in Norcross this weekend.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Officials hope new hotel increases Villa Rica tourism
Officials hope new hotel increases Villa Rica tourism_img Villa Rica has a new hotel.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
VR applying to state program in order to boost downtown
VR applying to state program in order to boost downtown_img Villa Rica officials are applying for a state program designed to provide tax credits to employers in rural areas, and they want to do so while the city can still be classified as “rural.”
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
McDowell seeks to be community servant on City Council
McDowell seeks to be community servant on City Council_img Bainbridge has always been home to Derik McDowell.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Election 2017: Clermont council candidates say they’re no politicians
Election 2017: Clermont council candidates say they’re no politicians_img The two candidates running for the Ward 4 council seat in Clermont share at least one thing in common — both say they’re not politicians.
Source: Gainesville Times
Tybee Island receives recognition as a Georgia Exceptional Main Street Program
Tybee Island receives recognition as a Georgia Exceptional Main Street Program_img The city of Tybee Island was presented with a 2017 Exceptional Main Street award at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ fall conference awards ceremony on Oct. 4.
Source: Savannah Morning News
‘Pig’ Jones, longtime Port Wentworth leader, drops out of mayor’s race
‘Pig’ Jones, longtime Port Wentworth leader, drops out of mayor’s race_img Port Wentworth mayor Glenn “Pig” Jones announced Tuesday that he’s withdrawn from the city’s upcoming mayoral race.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Fraudulent checks written on closed City account
Fraudulent checks written on closed City account_img Fortunately, the City of Metter has not lost any money through fraudulent checks that have been issued in the city’s name. But whoever is issuing those checks is still facing fraud charges.
Source: Metter Advertiser
Sheriff releases city inmates
Sheriff releases city inmates_img Two Metter municipal inmates were released from Candler County Jail by Sheriff John Miles on Thursday. This action was taken as the city and the county continue to negotiate how to fund the housing of city detainees and dispatching services for Metter Police Department.
Source: Metter Advertiser
Candidates for city councils in Harlem, Grovetown discuss issues at forums
Candidates for city councils in Harlem, Grovetown discuss issues at forums_img Sylvia Martin can remember when Grovetown and Harlem were “the red-headed stepchildren of Columbia County.”
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Council approves sale of DFACS building to state
Council approves sale of DFACS building to state_img Following a last-minute executive session, the LaGrange City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the sale of the Department of Family and Children Services building to the state.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Falcons' owner to receive key to city of Griffin
Falcons' owner to receive key to city of Griffin_img Griffin Mayor Rodney McCord will present Atlanta Falcons owner and Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank with a key to the city of Griffin before the Falcons’ game against the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Fayetteville gets first bed and breakfast
Fayetteville gets first bed and breakfast_img Visitors to Fayetteville will soon have another option for lodging. The Fayetteville City Council unanimously approved a bed and breakfast for 200 North Jeff Davis Drive.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Aman leads Atlanta mayoral candidates in fundraising with $2.2 million
Aman leads Atlanta mayoral candidates in fundraising with $2.2 million_img Peter Aman leads the Atlanta mayoral race in campaign fundraising through the third quarter, according to documents filed by each candidate with the city.
Source: Neighbor News
Mayor Reed signs law easing penalties for marijuana possession
Mayor Reed signs law easing penalties for marijuana possession_img Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed signed an ordinance Wednesday reducing the penalties for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
If you live in a rural area, you’re more likely to die by suicide than a city dweller
If you live in a rural area, you’re more likely to die by suicide than a city dweller_img While suicide rates have increased across the United States, the highest percentages are in rural counties, a new CDC report reveals.
Source: Macon Telegraph
WSB poll: Bottoms gains on Norwood in Atlanta mayor race
WSB poll: Bottoms gains on Norwood in Atlanta mayor race_img Keisha Lance Bottoms surged to within striking distance of Mary Norwood in the latest WSB-TV poll of the crowded race for Atlanta mayor, catapulting ahead of rivals gunning for a spot in a likely runoff.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Fjelstul named new executive director at Three Rivers
Fjelstul named new executive director at Three Rivers_img Kirk Randall Fjelstul has been named the new executive director of the Three Rivers Regional Commission.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Delays anticipated mailing city property tax bills
Delays anticipated mailing city property tax bills_img Alpharetta residents, who normally receive their property tax bills in early October may have to wait a few more days before notifications are sent out.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Roswell City Council paves way for road resurfacing
Roswell City Council paves way for road resurfacing_img A portion of Roswell’s roads will soon be resurfaced, thanks to two votes by the Roswell City Council at Monday night’s meeting.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Early voting starts Oct. 16 in Roswell, Alpharetta
Early voting starts Oct. 16 in Roswell, Alpharetta_img Early voting for the 2017 municipal general and special elections in Fulton County will soon be underway.
Source: NorthFulton.com
City Council candidates discuss views for Alpharetta leadership
City Council candidates discuss views for Alpharetta leadership_img Two candidates have filed to fill the Alpharetta Post 2 seat on the City Council being vacated by Mike Kennedy.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Woodstock police unveil new ‘brand’
Woodstock police unveil new ‘brand’_img The Woodstock Police Department has introduced its new brand identity with a new department patch, new uniform and a new vehicle design, with new patrol vehicles to follow later this year.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Canton OKs $125K contract to plan trail extension
Canton OKs $125K contract to plan trail extension_img The Canton City Council has approved a professional services agreement contract not to exceed $125,000 for a consultant to design a eastward extension of the Etowah River Trail.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avondale Estates hosts only forum for crowded commission race
Avondale Estates hosts only forum for crowded commission race_img November may prove the most intriguing Avondale Estates election in years with eight candidates vying for two commission seats.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Final Decatur forum featuring four commission candidates is Thursday
Final Decatur forum featuring four commission candidates is Thursday_img The final of three Decatur candidate forums featuring remarks from four commission candidates is 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Church at Decatur Heights, 735 Sycamore Drive, Decatur.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City councilman surveying young Atlantans on civic engagement
City councilman surveying young Atlantans on civic engagement_img Post 1 At-Large City Councilman Michael Julian Bond has sent out a survey series to learn more about the civic engagement of young Atlantans.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hinesville earns honors for financial reports
Hinesville earns honors for financial reports_img The city of Hinesville has received a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2016.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Board approves plan to encourage residential development downtown
Board approves plan to encourage residential development downtown_img The Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to approve an amendment to the City of Savannah Zoning Ordinance to remove density standards for several districts.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah set to vacate Whitefield Avenue police precinct
Savannah set to vacate Whitefield Avenue police precinct_img Savannah-Chatham police officials will be vacating a county-owned police precinct in southeast Chatham County by the end of the month.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah OKs bars selling alcohol on New Year’s Eve
Savannah OKs bars selling alcohol on New Year’s Eve_img This year’s New Year’s Eve celebration will fall on a Sunday in the 2017 calendar year.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Development Authority launches search to replace executive director
Development Authority launches search to replace executive director_img The Augusta Economic Development Authority announced Tuesday that it has launched its search for a new leader to replace the departing Walter Sprouse.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Conyers mayoral candidates sound off in forum
Conyers mayoral candidates sound off in forum_img The Rockdale County Republican Party held a Conyers Mayoral and City Council Forum Oct. 5 at the Rockdale County Auditorium. Toby Dryer, chairman of the Rockdale GOP, welcomed everyone to the forum, then turned the questioning over Alex MacDonald, host of Politek, a Facebook Live TV show, who served as moderator.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
VR adds computer expert, building inspector
VR adds computer expert, building inspector_img Villa Rica will have a new computer expert along with a new building inspector on its city staff, following action by the City Council on Tuesday.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Bid for transit building at Regency Mall comes in at $14 million
Bid for transit building at Regency Mall comes in at $14 million_img Plans to construct an $18 million transit administration and maintenance building at Regency Mall move forward Tuesday with a bid award going before an Augusta Commission committee.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
City, county debris removal underway
City, county debris removal underway_img The companies hired by the city of Brunswick and Glynn County to pick up Hurricane Irma storm debris have started making the rounds.
Source: Brunswick News
Macon-Bibb voters could determine fate of new 1-cent sales tax
Macon-Bibb voters could determine fate of new 1-cent sales tax_img Macon-Bibb County voters could decide the fate of a new sales tax that would lead to a millage rate rollback and property tax freeze.
Source: Macon Telegraph
City, county stakeholders meet to study local TAD
City, county stakeholders meet to study local TAD_img Around two dozen staff, elected officials and community stakeholders from the city of Douglasville, Douglas County, the Douglas County School System and the Development Authority of Douglas County came together Monday to become more education as they ponder the creation of Tax Allocation Districts (TAD) within the city
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Lula looking at potential growth opportunities on the horizon
Lula looking at potential growth opportunities on the horizon_img Lula officials say the recovering economy has the city poised for growth opportunities.
Source: Access North Georgia
Clermont Council hears plea from state legislator to avoid de-annexation showdown
Clermont Council hears plea from state legislator to avoid de-annexation showdown_img By the narrowest of margins the Clermont Town Council agreed Monday evening to place a non-binding “straw-poll” question on the November ballot, asking the nearly 900-citizens of the north Hall community if they would like to allow beer and wine sales within city limits at some future date.
Source: Access North Georgia
Villa Rica to roll out new billing system this month
Villa Rica to roll out new billing system this month_img Villa Rica's water, sewer and trash customers will be seeing a major change this month in the way the city bills them for those services, with different due dates based on where they live.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Canton Exchange hopes to annex
Canton Exchange hopes to annex_img A developing shopping complex hopes to join the city of Canton and is close to finishing its first stage of construction, representatives revealed at a Canton City Council meeting Thursday night.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
New Woodstock development moves to city council
New Woodstock development moves to city council_img The Woodstock Planning Commission unanimously voted to send a rezoning proposal for the future development of a mixed-use community in the city to the council Thursday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Work begins in Canton at historic Jones Building
Work begins in Canton at historic Jones Building_img The city of Canton will begin work on the historic Jones Building Wednesday and close a parking lot downtown for two months.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Canton asks for public’s input on future plans
Canton asks for public’s input on future plans_img City of Canton officials are inviting residents to come and comment at a meeting to kick off discussions about the city’s needs, improvements and future this week.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Former Watkinsville Mayor Charles Ivie dies at 75
Former Watkinsville Mayor Charles Ivie dies at 75_img Former Watkinsville Mayor Charles Ivie, who resigned his position in August due to health problems, died Sunday at his home. He was 75. (Related: Watkinsville - The Artland of Georgia)
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
West Point changes alcohol ordinance
West Point changes alcohol ordinance_img The West Point City Council voted unanimously to change the city alcohol ordinance at its meeting Monday night.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Woodstock Police unveil new look
Woodstock Police unveil new look_img Woodstock Police introduced the department’s “new brand identity” to the public at the city’s council meeting Monday.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Council votes to purchase property
Council votes to purchase property_img On Tuesday, the LaGrange City Council voted to purchase 206 Ridley Avenue for $330,000.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Jackson delays vote on downtown overlay
Jackson delays vote on downtown overlay_img With two of five members absent from the meeting, the Jackson City Council voted last week to delay action on a proposed downtown business district zoning overlay ordinance.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus
New mom challenges incumbent in Austell's City Council Post 1
New mom challenges incumbent in Austell's City Council Post 1_img Two candidates are vying for Austell’s City Council Post 1 at large seat in the upcoming Nov. 7 election.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Gainesville planners recommend rezoning for Enota assisted living facility
Gainesville planners recommend rezoning for Enota assisted living facility_img Despite pleas from nearby residents Tuesday, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board recommended approval of a rezoning request that would allow an assisted living facility on Enota Avenue to build several new townhomes on their property.
Source: Access North Georgia
Two Goldstein family properties on Marietta City Council docket
Two Goldstein family properties on Marietta City Council docket_img Two pieces of property owned by the family of Marietta Councilman Philip Goldstein will be on the agenda for discussion at tonight’s city council work session.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Sugar Hill City Council approves housing development near Sugar Hill Church
Sugar Hill City Council approves housing development near Sugar Hill Church_img A new townhome community is coming to Sugar Hill near Sugar Hill Church and the city's downtown area.
Source: Access North Georgia
Brookhaven council approves earlier last call for bars
Brookhaven council approves earlier last call for bars_img Last call for bars in Brookhaven is now an hour earlier. The Brookhaven City Council voted 3-1 at its Oct. 10 meeting to roll back last call from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m., a decision that comes after months of debate.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Dunwoody council approves hotel, office tower project
Dunwoody council approves hotel, office tower project_img A 16-story office tower and 10-story hotel development in Perimeter Center got the green light from the Dunwoody City Council at its Oct. 9 meeting.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Roswell Parks and Rec Department awarded VA Adaptive Sports Grant
Roswell Parks and Rec Department awarded VA Adaptive Sports Grant_img Only two days after receiving national honors, Roswell Recreation and Parks Department continues to further its reach, this time in adaptive programs.
Source: Neighbor News
Police hold active shooter training after Las Vegas massacre
Police hold active shooter training after Las Vegas massacre_img Eight days after a lone gunman opened fire on thousands of concertgoers from the 32nd floor of his Las Vegas hotel room, Cobb’s first responders held an event to remember the 58 people killed and the 500-plus wounded in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Candidates for Austell City Council differ over mayor
Candidates for Austell City Council differ over mayor_img Two Austell City Council candidates battling it out in the Ward 3 race have different views on the city’s longtime mayor, Joe Jerkins.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Kennesaw City Council discusses student housing project concerns
Kennesaw City Council discusses student housing project concerns_img The Kennesaw City Council addressed concerns surrounding a proposed student housing complex to be built on Shiloh Road near Pine Tree Country Club on Monday.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
New Marietta neighborhood may replace site of old housing project
New Marietta neighborhood may replace site of old housing project_img Marietta’s City Council is expected to approve the final plans for a new neighborhood set to come up on the former site of a housing project.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Commission candidates report spending
Commission candidates report spending_img The six candidates vying for three seats on the Rome City Commission have spent thousands of dollars on the contest — although one has raised significantly more than the others.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Hayley Henderson named director of Columbus Convention & Trade Center
Hayley Henderson named director of Columbus Convention & Trade Center_img Hayley Henderson, recent assistant director of the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, has been chosen as the facility’s new executive director.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Official: Corridor plan receiving positive feedback from public
Official: Corridor plan receiving positive feedback from public_img Mike Patterson, a former Carrollton city councilman, has been named chairman of the Carrollton Corridor Development and Beautification Committee.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Theater and arts: Busy weekend ahead for Cultural Arts Center
Theater and arts: Busy weekend ahead for Cultural Arts Center_img The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center will host 12,000 delegates from across the state for a high school theater festival on Thursday and an estimated 4,500 visitors over the weekend for the annual Art Festival of Carrollton.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Five Atlanta mayoral hopefuls top $1 million in campaign fundraising
Five Atlanta mayoral hopefuls top $1 million in campaign fundraising_img Two candidates for mayor of Atlanta have raised more than $2 million and three others' campaign treasuries have exceeded $1 million in what easily has become the most expensive mayoral race in the city's history.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Newnan develops current projects web map
Newnan develops current projects web map_img The city of Newnan recently introduced a new interactive web-based map featuring current development projects within the city limits.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Grantville Little Free Library to be located at city hall
Grantville Little Free Library to be located at city hall_img Grantville City Council has designated city hall to be the location the city’s Little Free Library. The council approved the location based on a recommendation from Councilman Willie Kee at Monday night’s meeting.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Early voting begins Oct. 16 in Milton
Early voting begins Oct. 16 in Milton_img Early voting for the 2017 municipal general and special elections in Fulton County will begin soon.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Lilburn’s Camp Creek Greenway construction funded
Lilburn’s Camp Creek Greenway construction funded_img The Lilburn City Council recently approved an agreement with Gwinnett for funding of the Camp Creek Greenway improvements.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Johns Creek OKs housing along Jones Bridge
Johns Creek OKs housing along Jones Bridge_img The Johns Creek City Council has approved, with staff-recommended conditions, a developer’s request to rezone about 7.4 acres on Jones Bridge Road for single-family homes.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell parks bring home gold medal
Roswell parks bring home gold medal_img Roswell is the first city in Georgia to be awarded a Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management from the National Recreation and Parks Association.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Change in Decatur charter needed for school board to get a raise
Change in Decatur charter needed for school board to get a raise_img Decatur’s city charter likely needs revision if the city’s school board wants a stipend increase. Superintendent David Dude said recently he believes changing the ordinance would ultimately need approval from the General Assembly.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia Lawmaker: Funding for mass transit is “the next big lift”
Georgia Lawmaker: Funding for mass transit is “the next big lift”_img The chairman of the state House Transportation Committee believes Georgia is ready for significant action – and perhaps state funding – of public transportation.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
McCollar: Poverty Statesboro’s big challenge
McCollar: Poverty Statesboro’s big challenge_img Jonathan McCollar, who ran for mayor in 2013 and advanced to a runoff, is back as a candidate and identifies poverty, with crime and other problems it exacerbates, as Statesboro’s greatest challenge.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Dedication to history: Clermont cuts ribbon on bell tower
Dedication to history: Clermont cuts ribbon on bell tower_img Back on the grounds for which it was created, a school bell from the 1900s stands tall in its brick tower overlooking the new plaza in Clermont.
Source: Gainesville Times
Candidates for top job in Clermont don’t know each other
Candidates for top job in Clermont don’t know each other_img In a small town of about 900 residents, it’s hard to go into a mayoral race not knowing much about your opponent.
Source: Gainesville Times
Curfew debated during council
Curfew debated during council_img Valdosta City Council recently held the second of three readings for the proposal of a juvenile curfew ordinance to combat a string of juvenile-related crimes.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
VPD receives seventh accreditation
VPD receives seventh accreditation_img The Valdosta Police Department is now, for the first time ever, in compliance with all mandatory and optional accreditation standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
City lowers power rate
City lowers power rate_img Lower utility bills are in store for Thomasville Utilities customers.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Meigs mayor Walters seeking re-election
Meigs mayor Walters seeking re-election_img Cheryl Walters believed it was her duty to seek reelection to the Meigs mayor’s seat.
Source: Moultrie Observer
Former Albany Mayor Jimmie Davis celebrates his 100th birthday
Former Albany Mayor Jimmie Davis celebrates his 100th birthday_img Former Albany Mayor Jimmie Davis celebrated his 100th birthday Monday.
Source: Albany Herald
Police department recognized for disability employment
Police department recognized for disability employment_img Diversified Enterprises of Tifton recognized Tifton Police Department in a press release for their long-term commitment to employ people with disabilities.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Herring seeking Meigs mayor seat
Herring seeking Meigs mayor seat_img Tyaire Herring wants to bring Meigs back to what it was when she was a child.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Mayoral candidates face off in Chamber candidates’ forum
Mayoral candidates face off in Chamber candidates’ forum_img A well-numbered audience gather Tuesday in the auditorium in the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Resources Complex on the Georgia Southwestern State University GSW) campus.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder
Restaurants, apartments planned off Thurmon Tanner in Oakwood
Restaurants, apartments planned off Thurmon Tanner in Oakwood_img Three apartments and possibly two restaurants could come to a mostly vacant area off Thurmon Tanner Parkway at Oakwood Road.
Source: Gainesville Times
Clermont to revisit beer, wine sales in straw poll on ballot
Clermont to revisit beer, wine sales in straw poll on ballot_img Clermont Town Council voted Monday night to place a nonbinding straw poll on the Nov. 7 ballot over whether to allow beer and wine sales.
Source: Gainesville Times
Fate of historic downtown Dahlonega buildings to be decided soon
Fate of historic downtown Dahlonega buildings to be decided soon_img The fate of the Parks and Butler buildings in Dahlonega is coming closer to being decided.
Source: Gainesville Times
Rome City Commission is slated to vote on establishing an open-consumption area downtown
Rome City Commission is slated to vote on establishing an open-consumption area downtown_img Nine residents, representing a range of viewpoints, have signed up to speak at the Rome City Commission meeting Monday.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Scarecrow showcase on display at McDonough Square
Scarecrow showcase on display at McDonough Square_img As of late, the McDonough Square has become overrun with Disney princesses, literary figures and even a giant pink pumpkin.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Qualifications, water issues focus of Temple candidates forum
Qualifications, water issues focus of Temple candidates forum_img Criminal background checks to qualify for public office, bickering council members and a looming financial crisis were the focus of questions put to Temple’s candidates for mayor and city council during a forum Thursday.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Adairsville mayor: ‘It is our time’
Adairsville mayor: ‘It is our time’_img Adairsville finds itself in a sweet spot off I-75 halfway between Atlanta and Chattanooga. The city is experiencing a mini-boom in commercial and residential construction activity in addition the widening of Ga. 140 from northern Floyd County to Interstate 75. “It is our time, we’re ready for growth,” said Mayor Kenneth Carson.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
City Council approves 12 new homes for Hay's Mill Road
City Council approves 12 new homes for Hay's Mill Road_img A new housing community on Hay’s Mill Road has been given the go-ahead by the city. The 3.5-acre tract is across the street from Greenway.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City: Roadwork will not affect art festival
City: Roadwork will not affect art festival_img Work on the intersection of Presbyterian Avenue and Maple Street is not expected to affect the popular Art Festival of Carrollton this weekend.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail
Standards for new phase in Savannah Quarters approved
Standards for new phase in Savannah Quarters approved_img Officials in Pooler have adopted development standards for a new 282-acre multifamily residential community in Savannah Quarters.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Gilstrap to focus on jobs if elected to City Council District A, Seat 2
Gilstrap to focus on jobs if elected to City Council District A, Seat 2_img Jacob Gilstrap, 35, has lived in Bainbridge all his life. After many years of standing by and watching decisions being made for his city, he’s ready to jump in and help make those decisions.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Election 2017: Oakwood Post 1 battles pits longtime incumbent against newcomer
Election 2017: Oakwood Post 1 battles pits longtime incumbent against newcomer_img Two candidates are seeking Oakwood City Council’s Post 1 seat from completely different perspectives.
Source: Gainesville Times
Old municipal court office up for bids
Old municipal court office up for bids_img With an ad beginning in today’s paper, the city of Statesboro is seeking offers for the Municipal Court office’s former home at 125 South College St. The winning bidder must move the house or tear it down.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Owners of eyesore Savannah properties get higher tax bills
Owners of eyesore Savannah properties get higher tax bills_img Owners of Savannah properties suffering from blight and neglect are getting socked with higher property tax bills.
Source: Neighbor News
Raise approved for interim city manager
Raise approved for interim city manager_img After reconvening from an executive session Thursday to discuss personnel, the Hinesville City Council unanimously approved raise of close to $12,000 for Interim City Manager Ken Howard.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Warner Robins is growing up: What’s next?
Warner Robins is growing up: What’s next?_img Warner Robins residents will start going to the polls during the early voting period starting Oct. 16. They have until Tuesday to register to vote. Before examining — in our estimation — the basic issues facing residents, it is helpful, though disappointing to note, that voters in the International City have been anything but stellar performers when it comes to turning out for elections.
Source: Macon Telegraph
VIDEO: Major changes coming to Macon Coliseum
VIDEO: Major changes coming to Macon Coliseum_img Macon Coliseum will receive $3.85 million in SPLOST revenue for various repairs and upgrades. Some changes have been made since a new management firm took over in 2016.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Macon forum to focus on garbage billing, taxes, park upgrades
Macon forum to focus on garbage billing, taxes, park upgrades_img Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Al Tillman is hosting a forum Tuesday that will feature discussions on Henry Burns Park improvements, the switch to annual garbage billing and the prospect of adding another penny to local sales tax.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Reducing penalty for minor pot possession is complicated matter, mayor says
Reducing penalty for minor pot possession is complicated matter, mayor says_img Atlanta City Council’s decision to reduce the punishment for minor marijuana possession could set a precedent for other Georgia cities.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Forsyth offers new place for electric car drivers to recharge batteries
Forsyth offers new place for electric car drivers to recharge batteries_img The city of Forsyth opened an electric vehicle charging station this week in a parking lot next to the South Kimball Street police station.
Source: Macon Telegraph
As part of bond measure, council sets floor on utility transfer payment
As part of bond measure, council sets floor on utility transfer payment_img Members of the Dalton City Council on Friday modified the annual transfer fee that Dalton Utilities pays to the city each year, setting a floor for the payment, as part of an ordinance allowing the utility to issue bonds.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Monroe candidates will square off at political forum Oct. 16
Monroe candidates will square off at political forum Oct. 16_img Citizens of Monroe will have the opportunity to hear what candidates running for both mayor and council seats have to say at the Candidate Forum being held on Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
Source: Walton Tribune
Clermont to discuss alcohol sales, businesses trying to leave the city
Clermont to discuss alcohol sales, businesses trying to leave the city_img Town leaders in Clermont will discuss the potential for alcohol sales in the town's boundaries — and the businesses looking to leave because of it — at a special meeting next week.
Source: Access North Georgia
Flowery Branch approves annexation of land owned by quarry
Flowery Branch approves annexation of land owned by quarry_img The Flowery Branch City Council has voted to annex four properties that were recently purchased by a nearby rock quarry into the city and rezone them for industry.
Source: Access North Georgia
Milteer, Reichel battling for Sandy Springs Dist. 4 seat
Milteer, Reichel battling for Sandy Springs Dist. 4 seat_img Le’Dor Milteer and Jody Reichel are battling for the open District 4 seat on the Sandy Springs City Council in the Nov. 7 nonpartisan election.
Source: Neighbor News
City takes first step toward mandated affordable housing
City takes first step toward mandated affordable housing_img For the first time, Atlanta apartment developers could face a mandate to offer affordable units along gentrifying parts of the Atlanta Beltline and in Westside neighborhoods such as Vine City and English Avenue.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
‘Mary the Republican’ under fire from Georgia Democrats in mayor race
‘Mary the Republican’ under fire from Georgia Democrats in mayor race_img Georgia Democrats spent more than $165,000 to paint Mary Norwood as a closet Republican during her 2009 run for mayor.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville plans $200 million downtown development
Lawrenceville plans $200 million downtown development_img Lawrenceville and George Berkow Inc., in joint venture with Novare Group, will build a $200 million mixed-use, urban-style development across 32 acres in downtown.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Powder Springs passes photo, film fees
Powder Springs passes photo, film fees_img New rules regarding motion picture, television and photographic production were approved Oct. 2 by the Powder Springs City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta may buy police armored vehicle, robots
Alpharetta may buy police armored vehicle, robots_img Alpharetta officials are considering buying an armored rescue vehicle and two tactical robots, requested by the Department of Public Safety for use by the SWAT team, with Roswell and Milton contributing to the costs.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sandy Springs buys another house on Hammond
Sandy Springs buys another house on Hammond_img The Sandy Springs City Council has approved spending $400,000 to buy another residential property on Hammond Drive, its ninth acquisition there for an anticipated street-widening project.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur’s first cottage court project should break ground in January
Decatur’s first cottage court project should break ground in January_img Decatur’s first cottage development is slightly behind schedule with the bidding process for builders extended to the end of this month.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Aman says he would halt Atlanta airport procurement ‘if I were mayor’
Aman says he would halt Atlanta airport procurement ‘if I were mayor’_img Atlanta mayoral candidate Peter Aman on Wednesday said that if he were mayor he would stop a large airport procurement for new shops at the Atlanta airport which has come under scrutiny amid the ongoing City Hall bribery scandal.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta mayoral hopeful Peter Aman to rivals: no fair using city staff
Atlanta mayoral hopeful Peter Aman to rivals: no fair using city staff_img Peter Aman, the former COO of the city of Atlanta and a candidate to succeed Kasim Reed as mayor, on Wednesday called on Atlanta’s City Council to restrict city staff from working on the campaigns of their bosses.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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