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A sea of men and women from the Douglasville Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy Alumni (CLEAA), Kiwanis Club members, local elected officials and other volunteers rallied Thursday to make sure that 120 selected children experienced some Christmas joy.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel

The Marietta Police Department has won recognition from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for arresting child predators.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Councilman Philip Goldstein, Marietta’s longest-serving council member with over 37 years of experience, has cast his last vote as a Marietta councilman.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

The city of Marietta will host a Farewell Reception honoring outgoing council members Philip Goldstein, Stuart Fleming and Ruben Sands on Dec. 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the lobby of the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 205 Lawrence St. in Marietta.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Even if Duluth officials were unsure about asking George Rogers if he’d like to be the first person to drive on a new road bearing his name Thursday morning, there was no hesitation on his part.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

A legislative panel focused on the challenges facing rural Georgia has proposed a slate of changes meant to spark job growth and reverse population declines in the state’s beleaguered counties.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

When the lights go down in the City of Villa Rica on New Year’s Eve, the annual Gold Nugget Drop will bring area residents together for a celebration at midnight, as the Journey tribute band Departure marks another turn of the Wheel in the Sky.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Carol Edmonds secured the mayoral position in the city’s runoff election on Tuesday night by 11 votes and made history as the first woman to ever be elected mayor in Sardis.
Source: Waynesboro True Citizen

Tybee Island officials on Thursday set aside funds and adopted plans for a new Marine Science Center on the city’s north end, bringing the project closer to fruition than it’s ever been before.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Two Savannah legislators say they are fed up with the city’s escalating gun violence and are making efforts to change it.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Construction is expected to begin early next year on extending Augusta’s Riverwalk almost a third of a mile to connect with 13th Street.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Members of the Monticello City Council voted on several items during their regular meeting Tuesday night including selling off a portion of the excess electricity owned by the city. City Manager Doug White spoke to the council stating that it wasn’t a lot to sell, however it was a start.
Source: Monticello News

Jeff Branyon may be new to the City Marshal's job, but he's no stranger to Dahlonega.
Source: Dahlonega Nugget

There’s a five-letter word, beginning with C, that could help describe an economic uptick in the Augusta area.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

On Tuesday, the LaGrange Housing Authority updated the city council on plans to revitalize large sections of the community.
Source: LaGrange Daily News

The city of Brookhaven’s new website went live Dec. 13 and provides a sleeker, more interactive experience for users who to do find out everything from when the next City Council meeting is to filing an open records request to making a code enforcement complaint.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

A new luxury apartment building may provide 10 affordable units to middle-income households and public safety officers under an unusual deal being sought by Sandy Springs officials.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

Downtown Newnan’s new sanitation service begins Jan. 1, promising cleaner alleys and sidewalks as well as trash pickup six days a week.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

The Snellville City Council voted Dec. 11 to approve the Greenway Master Plan. The plan includes four projects city staff deems as essential to lay the foundation for a strong, comprehensive network of trails and greenways within city limits.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Peachtree Corners’ public works department, in cooperation with Gwinnett DOT, recently finished a number of sidewalk projects.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Legislation was enacted in 2015 and 2016 by the Georgia General Assembly that significantly affected felony and misdemeanor probation in Georgia courts.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Anticipating the eventual need as a result of having a pedestrian-friendly downtown, Woodstock is moving to regulate pedicabs and other non-motorized vehicles for hire.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Brookhaven celebrates five years of cityhood with an anniversary event that is free and open to the public 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An attorney for Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood said on Thursday that the campaign had identified hundreds of votes that should not have been counted in the Dec.-5 mayoral runoff.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Like strands of steel wire wound into cable, when working cooperatively strength is multiplied. Two area co-op businesses have discovered that working together, they are solving problems that face much of rural Georgia. vc
Source: Louisville News & Farmer

Two separate applicants who are seeking to build a combined 3.01 million square feet of distribution and warehouse space among four buildings in Jefferson had their public hearing before the Jefferson City Council Monday night.
Source: Jackson County News

Parking spaces along Broad Street in downtown Douglasville may be eliminated as part of the Highway 92 relocation project, according to an official with the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel

Villa Rica residents will see their rates for water, sewer and sanitation services increase starting Feb. 1, when a new fee system goes into effect.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel

Woodstock City Council voted 4-2 on Monday to deny an application for a conditional use permit for a proposed self-storage facility off South Cherokee Lane.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News

A national neighborhood development organization was in town recently as part of a revitalization assistance grant awarded to the city of Brunswick for the Norwich Street corridor.
Source: Brunswick News

The Pembroke City Council Monday named its chambers in honor of former Mayor Harry Owens, unveiling a new sign in the building’s entryway. Owens and members of his family were present for the dedication.
Source: Bryan County News

For the second time in less than a year, the Covington City Council has denied a special use permit request to open an automotive repair shop in the old Goodyear Tire Company building on Eagle Drive.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

For 16 Newton County children and their families, Christmas came early this year, thanks to the annual Shop With A Cop event sponsored by Covington Police Who Care on Dec. 7 at the Walmart in Covington.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

The Conyers City Council has approved a tax on blighted properties.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

After 37 years of service on the Madison Mayor and City Council, Councilman Bobby Crawford is saying goodbye to a life of public service as he enters retirement. Last Monday evening, Crawford cast his final votes during his last regular meeting as a city councilman.
Source: Morgan County Citizen

In a 4-to-1 vote, the Madison Mayor and City Council approved a controversial rezoning request in the Historic District for Alex Newton’s property located at 406 South Main Street on Monday, Dec. 11.
Source: Morgan County Citizen

A 5 percent rate increase is being proposed for city of Stockbridge water customers beginning in January.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

The city of Eagle’s Landing proposal does not have the support of Hampton officials, according to a resolution approved at the Tuesday City Council meeting.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

A prospective developer of a property zoned for industrial along the Campground Road Extension project is looking to build a mixed-use development.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

It has been 30 years since the Rome Police department became an accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The accreditation status is up for renewal and 16 Romans turned out to speak on behalf of the local agency during a public hearing at City Hall on Tuesday night.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

Tom Berry, Underwood & Co. will oversee the hiring process for a new Bowdon city manager.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Villa Rica Mayor Jeff Reese on Tuesday vetoed two portions of the city’s 2018 budget, objecting to how the budget addresses utility rate increases for senior residents, and the method by which a pay parity increase for city employees was handled in the budget process.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Lula officials want city residents to have input in any plans to improve the looks and functionality of the train depot near Main Street.
Source: Gainesville Times

An apparent solution to a thorny, years-old water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority was on the Midway City Council agenda Monday, but agreement again eluded officials, as it has since at least 2005.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier

After conducting a sweeping review that spanned 14 months and covered more than 20 chapters of code, a group of Tybee Island officials charged with overhauling the city’s local ordinances say their work is complete.
Source: Savannah Morning News

The city of Savannah is one of six cities to receive a federal grant to convert flood-prone vacant FEMA lots into urban tree nurseries.
Source: Savannah Morning News

A recent decision by the Savannah City Council to restore 18 firefighting positions that staff had proposed cutting next year means a proposed fee for fire services will amount to $256 for single-family households.
Source: Savannah Morning News

A local foundation created to develop and maintain Pendleton King Park has filed a lien against the park in an effort to block an attempt by two park trustees to sell the property.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

A proposal to rebuild James Brown Arena at the vacant Regency Mall site lives on after an Augusta Commission committee gridlocked on motions to reject or approve the plan Tuesday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Macon-Bibb County Municipal Court Judge Bobby Faulkner said Tuesday, Dec. 12, he was surprised to recently learn Macon-Bibb commissioners were still considering having State Court takeover Municipal Court.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Next year, Macon-Bibb County voters could decide whether to approve two new sales tax proposals.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Self-guided bike tours, a free Shakespeare in the park series and new public art are among 21 ideas that will be brought to life in downtown Macon.
Source: Macon Telegraph

The City of LaGrange is making a concerted effort to ensure that more local dogs and cats are able to be adopted using a proposed ordinance.
Source: LaGrange Daily News

The LaGrange City Council and Mayor Jim Thornton voted 4-3 Tuesday night to table the discussion of raising council member retirement benefits until a later time.
Source: LaGrange Daily News

On Tuesday, the LaGrange City Council voted to approve a grant application that would help pay for the construction of sections of The Thread.
Source: LaGrange Daily News

The Dalton City Council has backed off a 20-percent property tax increase. During a meeting of the city's finance committee Wednesday afternoon, which included Mayor Dennis Mock and all of four council members, they dropped plans for the increase to fund the 2018 fiscal year budget.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

A meeting held Monday opened dialog about a problem facing several communities in Northeast Georgia: railroad vehicle crossings blocked for up to 90 minutes, restricting access to some areas.
Source: Access North Georgia

In the wake of two prostitution-related arrests at a spa in the city, Oakwood City Council members Monday agreed to tighten up city code.
Source: Access North Georgia

Dec. 11, 2017 is now known as Doug Thompson Day to recognize the service of outgoing City Councilmember Doug Thompson.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

Dec. 13, one day after the Brookhaven City Council approved several items that will enable Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to move forward with its planned North Druid Hills campus, Brookhaven elected officials and Children’s CEO Donna Hyland co-hosted an ceremonial signing event at City Hall.
Source: Neighbor News

A controversial townhome and single-family development will be built on the 6-acre site of the Boys & Girls Club on North Druid Hills Road following a Dec. 12 vote by the Brookhaven City Council to approve the project.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

Sandy Springs is a city known for firsts, and as the opening of its downtown complex, City Springs, draws closer, a new wave of firsts is beginning to roll out.
Source: Neighbor News

Sandy Springs will apply for a $200,000 state grant to jump-start its planned Crooked Creek Park, but the price may be going up in a right of way dispute with a neighboring apartment complex.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

When new opportunities come to the city, residents are looking for ways to make it happen and a space to do so.
Source: Neighbor News

The 15-year-old tiny house movement is causing a big stir in East Point.
Source: Neighbor News

MARTA's interim GM says that the development has potential to increase ridership through improved rail station connections.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

The DeKalb and Fulton county elections officials certified the results in the Dec. 5 nonpartisan general runoff election Dec. 11, and with it, Keisha Lance Bottoms’ margin of victory in the Atlanta mayor’s race increased from 759 votes to 832.
Source: Neighbor News

There’s a city inside the City of Macon. It’s made of tents strung along the banks of the Ocmulgee River downtown. Homeless people have been bedding down here, largely hidden from view, for years.
Source: GPB News

The city of South Fulton is only 7 months old, but it’s undergoing a renaissance in some sorts.
Source: WABE

The trailing candidate in Atlanta’s mayoral election runoff has requested a recount after the certified results showed her opponent winning by less than 1 percent.
Source: WABE

The Grantville City Council all agreed that an increase in water and wastewater rates would not take effect Jan. 1.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

After almost 20 years, Roswell citizens have chosen a new mayor in the historic Dec. 5 election. Lori Henry defeated opponent Lee Jenkins in the runoffs with 55 percent of the vote. She replaces Jere Wood, who has been Roswell’s mayor since 1998 when he defeated incumbent W. L. “Pug” Mabry.
Source: NorthFulton.com

The Lilburn City Council voted Dec. 11 to dissolve the city’s Alcohol Review Board. The volunteer, council-appointed board was created in 2007 to author the city’s alcoholic beverage ordinance. The board has administered permitting and enforcement of the ordinance since its creation.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Peachtree Corners incumbent Jeanne Aulbach held onto her Post 4 council seat in the city’s runoff election held Dec. 5, according to unofficial results.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Effective Dec. 18, Peachtree Corners will move City Hall to its new building at 310 Technology Parkway. The new location is half a mile west of its current office. The telephone number and all other contact information remains the same.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A local business has gifted 11.55 acres of land to the city of Fairburn, which will be used for economic development and community development opportunities.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary hopes that targeted digital ads will catch the attention of Amazon executives deciding where to build a second headquarters.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Powder Springs officials held an open house Dec. 11 for residents to choose their favorite options for the new town center with amenities and improvements to intersections and a passive park.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Greenhaven team will open the doors of its new headquarters to the public at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. The headquarters represents the persistence and progress that the Greenhaven team continues to make as they approach 2018, officials said in a written statement.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Dunwoody has begun moving into its newly renovated city hall building at 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road. The city’s move into the new building is expected to be complete by Jan. 2, when the city will hold its first City Council meeting of the new year in its newly upgraded council chambers.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Alpharetta City Council has approved an intergovernmental agreement with Roswell for sidewalks at Old Roswell and Warsaw roads on the common border of the two municipalities.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Construction crews are returning to the recently completed roundabout at Houze and Hembree roads in Roswell, after the Georgia Department of Transportation found asphalt laid by a GDOT contractor did not meet state standards, city officials said.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Atlanta recently celebrated the completion of the Broad Street Pedestrian Plaza. The Broad Street Pedestrian Plaza is a newly-converted wood decking system designed to create an outdoor social setting with seating for the adjacent restaurants and spaces for special events.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Grantville business owner Alan Wacaser, who will begin his 4-year-term as Post 4 councilman on Jan. 1, has officially been sworn into office, while Councilman/ Mayor Pro Tem Leonard Gomez, who currently holds the seat, was was recognized for his service to the city.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge said building a quality park is expensive. That is why the City of Milton is seeking another grant for Providence Park as its master plan finalization looms.
Source: NorthFulton.com

The Dec. 18 City Council meeting will mark the end of an era for the city when two of the city’s original council members will cast their final votes.
Source: NorthFulton.com

McDonough officials have hired the Bleakly Advisory Group to prepare an annexation feasibility study on the city’s behalf.
Source: Henry Daily Herald

Telecom giant AT&T has picked Georgia to test a new technology to distribute super-fast internet signals via power lines. The announcement comes as Georgia lawmakers grapple with the issue of providing improved internet access to rural areas of the state.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New signage at city/county road entryways, a senior engagement center, and a pedestrian-only portion of downtown — those are a few recommendations made by the Fall 2017 Young Gamechangers class centered on creating solutions to challenges facing Milledgeville and Baldwin County.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson’s “New Government and Judicial Building Commission” is recommending the city demolish the downtown Government Center complex and replace it with two new buildings.
Source: Alma Times

The Lilburn Downtown Development Authority unanimously voted to join the Georgia Main Street program at the affiliate membership level on Nov. 15.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mayor Johnson has led Norcross for 10 years. His recent accomplishments include development of the multi-family and library project surrounding Lillian Webb Park, the announcement of Pinnacle Park, continued greenway and trail development and city recognition this past year by the Atlanta Regional Commission as a Platinum-level Green Community.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Smyrna United Task Force is being reorganized by the city’s new assistant city administrator.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Riverdale is expected to close up gaps in security, some literal, that resulted in possible evidence being stolen out of a seized vehicle parked in the Riverdale Police Department parking lot.
Source: Clayton News Daily

The Interstate 85 corridor near Lawrenceville could gain a training facility for a global information technology firm, as well as luxury multifamily housing, according to county documents.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Temple Mayor Lester Harmon has vetoed the entire $6.1 million budget passed last week by the City Council, setting the stage for a new conflict as he leaves office.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

The League of American Bicyclists has awarded Roswell a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community Award for its support of bicycle-oriented activities and infrastructure, city officials announced.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Avondale Estates City Commission held its final regular meeting of the year with a stand-room-only crowd. Normally these sessions last a half hour or less with only a handful attending. But on Monday, city hall was packed with roughly 150 people curious about the fate of City Manager Clai Brown and the 2018 city budget.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur’s commission approved funding for the design of a pedestrian hybrid beacon on Scott Boulevard across from Westchester Elementary. Total costs for design and construction is $150,000, with a grant providing up to 70 percent construction costs.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor-elect Keisha Lance-Bottoms announced on Tuesday that two prominent business leaders will advise her as she makes the transition into office.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Statesboro and the Bulloch County government appear to be at an impasse, today at least, on an agreement to divide a proposed Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.
Source: Statesboro Herald

It was more good economic news for Moultrie and Colquitt County Monday. A federal grant of $1,860,871 was awarded to the Colquitt County Economic Development Authority for the construction of an “incubator” business structure.
Source: Moultrie Observer

The city of Albany is searching for interested and qualified applicants to fill various positions on its appointed boards and committees.
Source: Albany Herald

Concluding her four-year term Dec. 31, Mayor Jan Moore leaves Statesboro’s city government with its first five-year strategic plan, adopted by City Council just last week.
Source: Statesboro Herald

In the wake of an Oakwood business shut down after allegations of prostitution, the South Hall city is looking to add regulations of massage therapy operations to its city code.
Source: Gainesville Times

After 34 years with the department, Pooler Police Chief Mark Revenew is retiring. Revenew said he has enjoyed his long and rewarding career with Pooler, but he is ready to begin the next chapter of his life.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Employees at the Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission are working to improve the public’s access to regular commission meetings, but have found the equipment could be just as easily used producing content to inform and educate.
Source: Brunswick News

A 7-story AC-brand hotel and 5-story parking deck in Perimeter Center got the go ahead from the Dunwoody City Council at its Dec. 11 meeting despite some concerns from apartment residents adjacent to the site as well a couple council members concerned they did not have a clear vision of what is to be constructed.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

But this would be the first time the city gets involved in film financing.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Hiram’s leadership wants to know if factors other than pay are prompting city police officers to leave for other departments.
Source: Neighbor News

The results from Atlanta’s mayoral election became official Monday, as both Fulton and DeKalb County election boards certified their results.
Source: WABE

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee, known for embracing the “Sanctuary City” label and working to combat homelessness, has died at age 65. Lee was not known to be ill; he reportedly died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Source: WABE

Southwire will expand its operation in Villa Rica, with a $20 million project that is expected to bring 60 new high-paying jobs to the area.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

The Snellville City Council recently voted unanimously to approve changes to the city’s sign ordinance that clarifies the definition of signs and where they are allowed.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Duluth officials, staff, and George Rogers himself will cut the ribbon to open the new George Rogers Avenue at 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at the West Lawrenceville Street roundabout side of the new road. George Rogers is a Duluth High School graduate and football standout that went on to win the Heisman Trophy.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Powder Springs residents, entities or businesses will have the opportunity to use two Powder Springs facilities for free or reduced rates.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Peachtree City is giving its employees a 2.5 percent cost-of-living salary increase. The City Council voted 5-0 to approve the measure at its Dec. 7 meeting, during which City Manager Jon Rorie noted that the staff has not received a raise since 2014.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Johns Creek City Council has authorized $303,000 of parks bond funding for three projects at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The development team planning a mini-city in downtown Atlanta’s Gulch envisions a network of streets and skyscrapers that stretches from CNN Center to the Richard B. Russell Federal Courthouse, documents reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Construction of a $12 million, 60,000-square-foot mixed use development off Jesse Jewell Parkway and Main Street could begin early next year.
Source: Gainesville Times

The Dalton City Council has picked a long-time city employee and an out-of-town applicant as the two finalists for city administrator.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Covington Fire Chief Stoney Bowles (left) stands with six graduates of the inaugural Covington Citizens Fire Academy, The graduates were honored by the Covington City Council on Dec. 4. The success and popularity of the Citizens Police Academy led to requests from residents for a similar fire academy, and the fire department developed the curriculum, with a total of 16 people in the first class.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

The final draft of the Downtown Master Plan for Douglasville was presented to the city council during Monday night’s committee meeting.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel

Douglasville residents dealing with disabilities are tired of too often finding delivery trucks or other obstacles such as dumpsters tied to construction projects blocking access to handicapped parking and are demanding some action be taken to put a stop to it.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel

Two future bridge replacements will detour traffic around the city of Covington. Citizens are invited to view project plans and let Georgia DOT know their thoughts Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Newton High School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

Groundbreaking for the long-planned Oglethorpe Conference Center and renovations at Mary Ross Waterfront Park could happen in the first half of 2018.
Source: Brunswick News

Employees at the Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission are working to improve the public’s access to regular commission meetings, but have found the equipment could be just as easily used producing content to inform and educate.
Source: Brunswick News

The Rome City Commission is expected to issue a call-out tonight for residents to participate in an evaluation of the police department.
Source: Rome News-Tribune

’Tis the season to be jolly, and downtown Milledgeville is just that all thanks to the hard-working employees of the Public Works Department.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder

Todd Mobley didn’t take much time to celebrate his win Tuesday night in the Thomasville City Council at-large seat. He was back at work Wednesday morning with a stop at Lowndes High School.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise

John Wiggins won the runoff for chairman of the Cordele City Board of Commissioners against longtime elected official, Zack Wade yesterday
Source: Cordele Dispatch

Cordele City Commissioners met on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Commissioners approved a One Card Solution Program for credit card services.
Source: Cordele Dispatch

Savannah city leaders have approved $1.4 million to move forward with a new police station two years after historic row houses were demolished for the project.
Source: Neighbor News

In the last 15 years, the Historic Tax Credit has helped save hundreds of buildings, contributed more than $7 million in labor income and created an average of 169 jobs per year in Savannah, according to a 2015 economic impact report by the Historic Savannah Foundation.
Source: Savannah Morning News

The city’s plan to implement a fee to cover the costs of fire services took a step forward Thursday, while the Savannah City Council backed away from the mayor’s proposal to fund an education center for children ages 3 to 5.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Garden City officials have adopted a combined $19 million budget for 2018 that assumes a small uptick in the general fund while keeping property taxes flat.
Source: Savannah Morning News

An effort led by Augusta’s mayor to build a new arena at a blighted mall outside of downtown was voted down by the Augusta Commission last week, but the push seems far from over.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

The proposed 2018 Dalton city budget has a 20 percent property tax increase built in. "That's the largest city tax increase I can remember," said former Dalton Mayor David Pennington. "It's certainly the largest tax increase in the city in this century."
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

The Dalton City Council has picked a long-time city employee and an out-of-town applicant as the two finalists for city administrator.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen

White County citizens and those visiting the Northeast Georgia area will benefit from an announcement made Thursday: that funding has been secured for Phase 3 of the Appalachian Parkway around Cleveland.
Source: Access North Georgia

The Braselton Town Council and Downtown Development Authority officially welcomed Memorial Park Funeral Home to the city's historic downtown recently.
Source: Access North Georgia

The new Dunwoody Public Facilities Authority, a board made up of the City Council, is set to enter into a 40-year lease agreement with the Dunwoody Nature Center.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

Fireworks would be subjected to city noise ordinances under a bill that Sandy Springs is formally supporting.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

The high-powered Atlanta Committee for Progress witnessed the transition of leadership Friday morning when Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed passed a symbolic baton to his successor – Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Buckhead master plan, branded as “BUCKHEAD REdeFINED,” has been incorporated into the city of Atlanta’s official development plan.
Source: Reporter Newspapers

Election officials in DeKalb and Fulton counties have scheduled meetings on Monday to certify their vote tallies from last week’s runoff election.
Source: GPB News

Exactly how tight was Atlanta’s still too-close-to-call mayoral election? Expect an official answer Monday.
Source: WABE

The city of South Fulton is less than a week away from becoming Renaissance, Georgia. But some residents are upset about the new name.
Source: WABE

Imagine waking up a small business owner and going to bed as the head of a municipal corporation with a $35 million budget and 200 employees. That’s exactly what happed to Troy Brumbalow, the mayor-elect of the city of Cumming.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The head of Forsyth County’s voter registrations and elections department says turnout in the in the Cumming City Council Post 1 runoff election is the highest she’s ever seen in any runoff in the county.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It appears the tie has been broken in the Cumming City Council Post 1 race. Unofficial results from Tuesday’s runoff vote showed construction supervisor Chad Crane beating incumbent and banker Chuck Welch by a 340-to-212 vote margin.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city councils of Alpharetta and Roswell have signed off on an intergovernmental project agreement for Rucker Road.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Doraville          4
Douglasville          41
Dublin          1
Duluth          36
Dunwoody          52
East Point          21
Eastman          6
Eatonton          2
Emerson          1
Eton          2
Euharlee          1
Fairburn          9
Fayetteville          21
Flemington          1
Flovilla          4
Flowery Branch          24
Folkston          1
Forest Park          6
Forsyth          5
Fort Oglethorpe          1
Franklin          4
Gainesville          67
Garden City          9
Gillsville          5
Grantville          25
Gray          4
Grayson          7
Griffin          23
Grovetown          18
Guyton          4
Hagan          1
Hahira          6
Hampton          28
Hapeville          5
Haralson          2
Harlem          6
Helen          5
Hephzibah          3
Hiawassee          2
Hinesville          26
Hiram          10
Hogansville          21
Holly Springs          15
Homer          4
Homerville          1
Hoschton          3
Jackson          14
Jasper          4
Jefferson          12
Jenkinsburg          3
Jesup          1
Johns Creek          50
Jonesboro          11
Kennesaw          39
Keysville          2
Kingsland          3
Kingston          1
LaGrange          70
Lake City          2
Lake Park          5
Lakeland          1
Lawrenceville          46
Leesburg          1
Lilburn          20
Lithonia          1
Locust Grove          8
Loganville          15
Louisville          2
Lovejoy          3
Lula          36
Lyerly          3
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Madison          21
Manchester          1
Marietta          85
Maysville          2
McDonough          26
Meigs          9
Menlo          2
Metter          12
Midville          1
Midway          6
Milan          1
Milledgeville          24
Milton          51
Monroe          13
Monticello          5
Moreland          1
Morrow          9
Moultrie          30
Mount Airy          2
Nelson          1
Newnan          30
Nicholson          1
Norcross          24
Norman Park          2
Oakwood          20
Omega          1
Palmetto          7
Peachtree City          39
Peachtree Corners          35
Pembroke          5
Pendergrass          1
Perry          30
Pine Lake          2
Pine Mountain          1
Pooler          18
Port Wentworth          6
Portal          2
Porterdale          7
Powder Springs          24
Quitman          1
Register          2
Remerton          1
Riceboro          1
Richmond Hill          2
Rincon          11
Ringgold          5
Riverdale          4
Roberta          1
Rome          108
Roopville          1
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Roswell          101
Sandy Springs          96
Sardis          3
Savannah          115
Senoia          20
Sharpsburg          5
Smyrna          36
Snellville          21
Social Circle          4
South Fulton          15
Springfield          4
St Marys          13
Stapleton          2
Statesboro          35
Statham          10
Stockbridge          30
Stone Mountain          2
Stonecrest          5
Sugar Hill          16
Summerville          2
Surrency          1
Suwanee          26
Tallapoosa          2
Temple          26
Thomasville          45
Thomson          6
Thunderbolt          4
Tifton          33
Tignall          1
Toccoa          2
Trion          9
Tucker          4
Tunnel Hill          1
Turin          5
Ty Ty          1
Tybee Island          32
Tyrone          12
Unadilla          1
Union City          9
Valdosta          48
Varnell          8
Villa Rica          59
Waco          1
Wadley          7
Waleska          5
Walnut Grove          1
Walthourville          1
Warner Robins          62
Warrenton          2
Washington          11
Watkinsville          17
Waynesboro          5
West Point          14
Whigham          1
Winder          15
Winterville          2
Woodbine          2
Woodstock          56
Wrens          3
Zebulon          1
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