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Marietta to cut ribbon on Franklin Gateway Sports Complex Thursday
Marietta to cut ribbon on Franklin Gateway Sports Complex Thursday_img Marietta officials are expected to cut the ribbon on the Franklin Gateway Sports Complex on Thursday, capping a 10-month construction process on the city’s newest park.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
City Council votes 4-1 to raise taxes
City Council votes 4-1 to raise taxes_img The Douglasville City Council voted 4-1 Thursday night to keep the city's maintenance and operations millage rate at 6.911 mills for Fiscal Year 2018. Council members Larry Yockey and Chris Watts were not present.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Changes to Riverdale’s ethics ordinance signal decision in complaints against councilwoman
Changes to Riverdale’s ethics ordinance signal decision in complaints against councilwoman_img A city ethics board’s recommendation for reprimanding a Riverdale council member will take effect independent of approval by the City Council.
Source: Clayton News Daily
Cairo Council denies four-way stop request
Cairo Council denies four-way stop request_img The Cairo City Council denied a request for a four-way stop at a city intersection Monday night.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
City details plans for new fire station
City details plans for new fire station_img A pre-bid conference for the construction of Fire Station 22 was held Tuesday with about 10 contractors expressing interest.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Letter to the Editor: City’s SPLOST perspective
Letter to the Editor: City’s SPLOST perspective_img The Mayor and entire City Council would like to take this opportunity to respond to the letter to the editor that appeared this past Sunday in The Tifton Gazette from some of the members of the County Commission.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Cairo Council denies four-way stop request
Cairo Council denies four-way stop request_img The Cairo City Council denied a request for a four-way stop at a city intersection Monday night.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Youth Council seeks applicants
Youth Council seeks applicants_img Youths wanting to experience working with the government can apply for a seat on the Valdosta Youth Council.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Developer: Downtown hotel still on
Developer: Downtown hotel still on_img Construction on a new downtown hotel was expected to start months ago, but bulldozers have yet to barrel down Patterson or Ashley streets.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Qualifying for Gainesville elections begins Monday
Qualifying for Gainesville elections begins Monday_img A three-day window begins Monday for filing to run for mayor, city council and school board in Gainesville elections to be held Nov. 7.
Source: Gainesville Times
Fazoli’s out of the picture in Gainesville
Fazoli’s out of the picture in Gainesville_img The much-talked about opening of a Fazoli’s Italian restaurant in the New Holland area has been derailed, The Times learned Thursday.
Source: Gainesville Times
Developers seek tax break for senior apartments near downtown Fayetteville
Developers seek tax break for senior apartments near downtown Fayetteville_img Developers are headed to the Fayetteville City Council Thursday night to seek tax breaks for a proposed senior housing development near the city’s downtown.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Businessman Hoffman to run for Fayetteville post
Businessman Hoffman to run for Fayetteville post_img Fayetteville businessman Rich Hoffman on Aug. 14 confirmed that he will qualify to run for an open seat on the Fayetteville City Council.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Stockbridge officials respond to ‘city of Eagle’s Landing’ feasibility study
Stockbridge officials respond to ‘city of Eagle’s Landing’ feasibility study_img For several months Stockbridge officials have voiced strong opposition to the city of Eagle’s Landing cityhood proposal, and released a statement Friday in response to feasibility study for the new city.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Bloomingdale officials deny request to rezone property for new industrial park
Bloomingdale officials deny request to rezone property for new industrial park_img Bloomingdale officials have turned down a request from developers to rezone a large plot of land in the city to accommodate new industry.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Grantville struggling with limited internet
Grantville struggling with limited internet_img Grantville residents have limited options for broadband internet service, and residents and the city are working together to bring more options to the city.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
TE Grant Is Approved
TE Grant Is Approved_img The Monticello City Council heard from Jim Moneyhun, on behalf of the Jasper Co. Historical Foundation on the Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Enhancement (TE) project that includes Seven Islands Road.
Source: Monticello News
Mayor: Time to change Savannah’s Confederate monument, Talmadge Bridge name
Mayor: Time to change Savannah’s Confederate monument, Talmadge Bridge name_img The national debate about Confederate monuments and race took a step into Savannah City Hall on Thursday. The city is now planning to host a forum to discuss the Confederate monument in Forsyth Park and the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Flowery Branch looks to offer more voter registration opportunities
Flowery Branch looks to offer more voter registration opportunities_img National Voter Registration Day is six weeks away, but the city of Flowery Branch is looking to expand the event to offer more opportunities to register.
Source: Access North Georgia
Support and concern rises as Tucker city council gets first public hearing on mixed-use project
Support and concern rises as Tucker city council gets first public hearing on mixed-use project_img Tucker city council members and a packed room of residents heard the latest updates to the proposed “The Rise” development, an 88-acre mixed-use projected that would be located at the intersection of Hugh Howell Road and Mountain Industrial Blvd, earlier this week.
Source: Neighbor News
Brookhaven awarded $75K state DOT contract for pedestrian, traffic improvements
Brookhaven awarded $75K state DOT contract for pedestrian, traffic improvements_img Brookhaven’s Public Works Department recently received a $75,000 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (LMIG) from the state Department of Transportation to go toward several traffic and pedestrian improvement projects to be completed by the end of this year.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Dunwoody Public Works Department rewarded for ‘excellence in planning’
Dunwoody Public Works Department rewarded for ‘excellence in planning’_img The city’s Public Works Department was recognized at the Aug. 14 City Council meeting by the Federal Highway Administration for Excellence in Planning for the Dunwoody Village Parkway.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Dunwoody offering ‘Walk with a Doc’ program in Brook Run Park
Dunwoody offering ‘Walk with a Doc’ program in Brook Run Park_img The city of Dunwoody is partnering this fall with Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital to offer a “Walk with a Doc” program that allows community members a chance to walk the trails of city parks with a local physician who will talk health issues and answer questions.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Invest Atlanta OKs grant to restore Medical Arts Building
Invest Atlanta OKs grant to restore Medical Arts Building_img Atlanta's economic development agency is helping an investment capital firm restore a historic downtown building that has been vacant since the mid-1990s.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
McGinnis ‘Florida-T’ provides traffic boost
McGinnis ‘Florida-T’ provides traffic boost_img A minimal traffic improvement to the McGinnis Ferry-Sargent Road intersection is yielding good results, according to city transportation officials.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Johns Creek pulls plug on funds for needy
Johns Creek pulls plug on funds for needy_img The City Council voted 4-2 to return $250,000 earmarked to help the elderly, the handicapped and others in need because it incurred additional “risk” to the city.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Roswell roundabout project sets Saturday milestone
Roswell roundabout project sets Saturday milestone_img The transformation of Houze and Hembree roads in Roswell from a conventional signalized intersection to one of Georgia’s first multi-lane roundabouts takes a big step forward about 10 a.m. Aug. 19 as crews remove the traffic signal.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kasim Reed to decide fate of Confederate statues, streets in 60 days
Kasim Reed to decide fate of Confederate statues, streets in 60 days_img Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he will pull together a group of leaders to help him decide how to address growing calls to remove Confederate statues and rename streets bearing Confederate monikers.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Peachtree Corners Town Center to have free Wi-Fi and smart parking
Peachtree Corners Town Center to have free Wi-Fi and smart parking_img The Peachtree Corners City Council voted Tuesday to provide Smart Cities Technology at the Town Center development scheduled to open in 2018.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville will elect two council members this fall
Lawrenceville will elect two council members this fall_img Lawrenceville will hold a municipal election Nov. 7 to elect Council Post 3, currently held by Robert Clark, and Council Post 4, held by Keith Roche.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avondale Estates selects a design plan for four city-owned acres
Avondale Estates selects a design plan for four city-owned acres_img During a recent work session, Avondale Estates commissioners selected a design plan from among 10 submitted regarding development of four city-owned acres just west of the Tudor Village.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Savannah targets Bay Street for big improvements
Savannah targets Bay Street for big improvements_img A main thoroughfare that divides one of Savannah’s most impoverished communities and an area of increasing investment is getting some attention from city officials.
Source: Savannah Morning News
VR adopts partial self-fundingfor city worker insurance
VR adopts partial self-fundingfor city worker insurance_img Villa Rica is leaving the world of large insurance corporations in favor of a partially self-funded health insurance program for city employees.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Tybee moves forward with construction of new dunes
Tybee moves forward with construction of new dunes_img Tybee Island officials agreed this week to purchase some 9,000 cubic yards of sand in an effort to shore up the city’s defensive dune system.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Hirsch announces run for Dunwoody City Council
Hirsch announces run for Dunwoody City Council_img Joe Hirsch announced Aug. 16 he is running for the City Council District 1 seat currently held by Councilmember Pam Tallmadge.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Temple officials discuss zoning, future land use maps
Temple officials discuss zoning, future land use maps_img The Temple City Council and the city's Planning Commission held a joint public meeting on Tuesday to discuss a new zoning map and a plan for the future development of the town.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Brookhaven invites public to view eclipse at City Hall, parks
Brookhaven invites public to view eclipse at City Hall, parks_img The city of Brookhaven is inviting the public to Brookhaven City Hall at 4362 Peachtree Road and all city parks to watch the Aug. 21 eclipse, the city announced Aug. 16.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
City's vision plan committee chipping away at short-term goals
City's vision plan committee chipping away at short-term goals_img The 2017 Renaissance Strategic Visioning Plan steering committee, made up of city staff, commissioners and residents, is working quietly behind the scenes to achieve some of the short-term goals outlined in the vision plan.
Source: Brunswick News
Transportation sales tax collections in Athens to be decided by voters
Transportation sales tax collections in Athens to be decided by voters_img Allowing sales-tax funded transportation-related improvements in the Athens area is formally set to receive voter approval, or disapproval, on Nov. 7.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Euharlee’s Lowry Mill project back on track
Euharlee’s Lowry Mill project back on track	_img Project Manager Ron Goss told the Euharlee City Council at its Tuesday work session that the Lowry Mill project is ready to move forward.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Grovetown names new administrator, votes on library location
Grovetown names new administrator, votes on library location_img Grovetown officials made several big decisions during its regular city council meeting Monday.
Source: Columbia County News Times
Midway breaks ground on city hall
Midway breaks ground on city hall_img The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway’s new city hall Tuesday.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Councilman Horton jumps into Roswell mayor’s race
Councilman Horton jumps into Roswell mayor’s race_img Roswell City Councilman Donald J. Horton has announced his decision to run for mayor of Roswell this November.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Councilmember Lusk announces re-election bid
Councilmember Lusk announces re-election bid_img Milton councilmember Bill Lusk has announced his candidacy for District 2, Post 1 on the Milton City Council, stating “he would be honored to serve the citizens of Milton for one final term on the Milton City Council.”
Source: NorthFulton.com
Acworth to buy new police cars
Acworth to buy new police cars_img The Acworth Board of Aldermen will buy three new police vehicles.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Grovetown opens dog park to public
Grovetown opens dog park to public_img Grovetown city officials held the grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new dog park at Goodale Park Saturday.
Source: Columbia County News Times
Acworth moves ahead with downtown project
Acworth moves ahead with downtown project_img Nearly $7 million for the Acworth Downtown Improvement Project has been authorized by the city’s Board of Aldermen.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mixed-use development coming to Old Town Lilburn
Mixed-use development coming to Old Town Lilburn_img The square between Main Street, Railroad Avenue, Lula Street and First Avenue in Old Town Lilburn is under contract for a mixed-use development. Retail and restaurants will face Main Street, with about 50 townhomes slated for the remainder of the property.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta Public Safety reaccredited ‘with excellence’
Alpharetta Public Safety reaccredited ‘with excellence’_img The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety announced it has earned reaccreditation with excellence from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Decatur installs Bluetooth beacons for visually impaired downtown
Decatur installs Bluetooth beacons for visually impaired downtown_img Decatur has partnered with Atlanta-based Foresight Augmented Reality to install Bluetooth beacons for the visually impaired on five downtown buildings.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta city officials break ground Proctor Creek Greenway
Atlanta city officials break ground Proctor Creek Greenway_img Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed along with several city officials will break ground on Proctor Creek Greenway, a seven-mile bike and pedestrian trail spanning from Maddox Park and the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail to the Chattahoochee River.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Online petition aims to remove Confederate flag in Kennesaw
Online petition aims to remove Confederate flag in Kennesaw_img Nearly 2,700 people as of Wednesday night had signed an online petition to remove a Confederate flag from a downtown Kennesaw park. About the time it crossed the 2,500 signature mark, Kennesaw city council members agreed to consider a resolution aimed at allowing the city to make its own decision on whether the banner should remain on display.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Holly Springs considers Highway 140 moratorium
Holly Springs considers Highway 140 moratorium_img Holly Springs City Council members will soon vote on whether to adopt a temporary moratorium on residential zoning permits in a mile-wide swath along Highway 140.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
City ready to begin work on downtown traffic change
City ready to begin work on downtown traffic change_img The city of Carrollton on Tuesday signed a contract to begin the Maple Street/Presbyterian Avenue realignment project.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Shirey resigns as Bowdon Main Street director
Shirey resigns as Bowdon Main Street director_img After two years serving as Bowdon’s Main Street director, Brandi Shirey will be leaving to further her education at the University of West Georgia.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Ivie resigns, gives health prognosis
Ivie resigns, gives health prognosis_img Charles Ivie spent his last day as mayor of Watkinsville in the company of family.
Source: Oconee Enterprise
City issues water conservation notice
City issues water conservation notice_img The City of Milledgeville has issued a water conservation notice for city residents resulting from today's power outage at the water treatment plant.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Residents call for city, county cooperation on SPLOST
Residents call for city, county cooperation on SPLOST_img Four Tift County residents who spoke at the Aug. 8 workshop meeting of the Tift County Board of Commissioners had two messages for the board.
Source: Tifton Gazette
‘Smoke-free’ ordinance gets OK in quick Statham City Council meeting
‘Smoke-free’ ordinance gets OK in quick Statham City Council meeting_img Statham City Council passed an ordinance on first reading in its only action of one of its shortest meetings ever Tuesday night.
Source: Jackson County News
Statham transfer station in judge’s hands
Statham transfer station in judge’s hands_img The future of a transfer station in Statham rests in the hands of Judge David Motes.
Source: Jackson County News
In-house business permitting, inspections for Stockbridge to begin in coming weeks
In-house business permitting, inspections for Stockbridge to begin in coming weeks_img By Sept. 1, the city of Stockbridge hopes to have rolled out its own building permitting and inspections department, a move expected to speed up developments in the city.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
CPD offers international training in the Republic of Georgia
CPD offers international training in the Republic of Georgia_img Members of the Covington Police Department (CPD) utilized their vacation days to travel abroad. The international trip was more than an exotic vacation, however.
Source: Covington News
Mayor asks for joint meeting between city, county
Mayor asks for joint meeting between city, county_img Speaking at the Tift County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night, Tifton Mayor Julie Smith asked the commissioners to participate in a joint city/county meeting.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Statham hires Irizarry as new city administrator
Statham hires Irizarry as new city administrator_img Statham has hired an administrator for its city government.
Source: Jackson County News
City lowers millage rate
City lowers millage rate_img The City Council unanimously voted to drop the millage rate by one mil during its meeting Tuesday.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Savannah plans to widen roads for more bike, walking projects
Savannah plans to widen roads for more bike, walking projects_img Plans to boost Savannah’s bicycling accommodations are set to move ahead with two contracts going before the Savannah City Council on Thursday.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Commission votes to allow small breweries, distilleries in business zones
Commission votes to allow small breweries, distilleries in business zones_img The Augusta Commission ushered in a new era Tuesday for small brewers and distillers who want to do business in the city.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Augusta Fire Department achieves ISO rating of “1”
Augusta Fire Department achieves ISO rating of “1”_img Property owners may see a break in insurance premiums because Augusta Fire Department has achieved an Insurance Services Office rating of 1-1X, the highest possible, Fire Chief Chris James announced Tuesday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Dogs kill retention pond goats owned by city
Dogs kill retention pond goats owned by city_img Five goats owned by the city to eat overgrown vegetation at a south Augusta retention pond were killed or later euthanized after being attacked by dogs Tuesday morning.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Macon-Bibb officials kick annual garbage bills to the curb — at least temporarily
Macon-Bibb officials kick annual garbage bills to the curb — at least temporarily_img Macon-Bibb County residents could continue paying garbage bills on a quarterly basis, although one last showdown between officials may be looming.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Hotel shut down over unpaid taxes
Hotel shut down over unpaid taxes_img The Perry City Council on Tuesday voted to revoke the business license of Howard Johnson Inn over delays in paying taxes.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Covington Council approves road closure for private party
Covington Council approves road closure for private party_img After receiving a request for a road closure for a private family birthday party, the Covington City Council may soon be clarifying reasons roads can be closed.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Confederate statues could be moved from downtown Macon
Confederate statues could be moved from downtown Macon_img Macon-Bibb County is looking to see if its two downtown Confederate statues can be moved to a more “suitable” location, county spokesman Chris Floore said.
Source: Macon Telegraph
City's TSPLOST plans move forward
City's TSPLOST plans move forward_img Griffin’s Board of Commissioners approved last week the city’s portion of an intergovernmental agreement for projects funded by a potential Transportation Special Local Options Sales Tax.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Godfrey walks out; proposed referendum on Varnell Police Department not voted on
Godfrey walks out; proposed referendum on Varnell Police Department not voted on_img In a move which killed for the moment a proposed referendum on the fate of the Varnell Police Department, councilwoman Ashlee Godfrey walked out of Tuesday's council meeting before a motion for the referendum could be called for a vote.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
City commission to consider security cameras and better lighting for Norwich Corridor
City commission to consider security cameras and better lighting for Norwich Corridor_img Business owners and residents along Norwich Street have said in the past that better lighting and security cameras in the business corridor would make the area safer. Those upgrades may be coming soon.
Source: Brunswick News
Neighbors get reprieve on North Main St. plan
Neighbors get reprieve on North Main St. plan_img About 60 residents filled Woodstock City Hall on Monday night, half dressed in green “4 North Main” T-shirts and half neighbors and members of the Cherokee County Historical Society awaiting the fate of the southern parcel of multi-use development Adair Park.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Dalton to hold property tax rate steady but reassessments mean some tax payments may go up
Dalton to hold property tax rate steady but reassessments mean some tax payments may go up_img The members of the Dalton City Council are looking at leaving the city's tax rate unchanged this year at 2.506 mills. But because of the growth of the tax digest, that rate will bring in more revenue, so it's considered a tax increase under state law, and the board members will have to hold three public hearings before formally setting the tax rate.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Oakwood City Council approves new housing development, film/music permit ordinance
Oakwood City Council approves new housing development, film/music permit ordinance_img Oakwood City Council members approved a film and music permit ordinance and took action on 2 new home developments at their meeting Monday night.
Source: Access North Georgia
Dunwoody honors outgoing DHS principal
Dunwoody honors outgoing DHS principal_img The city of Dunwoody honored Dunwoody High School Principal Tom McFerrin with Mayor Denis Shortal presenting him a proclamation thanking him for his years of service during the City Council’s Aug. 14 meeting.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Sandy Springs wins legal appeal on adult business restrictions
Sandy Springs wins legal appeal on adult business restrictions_img The city of Sandy Springs is the winner in a federal court appeal challenging its restrictions on adult businesses as unconstitutional. The Aug. 14 decision essentially means that an adult bookstore and two strip clubs must move or shut down unless they file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Council places moratorium on apartments
Council places moratorium on apartments_img After about an hour and a half executive session, the Woodstock City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a 30-day moratorium on residential multi-family rental apartment buildings effective immediately.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Sandy Springs approves new zoning code with big changes
Sandy Springs approves new zoning code with big changes_img After more than two years of work, Sandy Springs has a new zoning code – with some big last-minute changes, including the killing of an affordable housing mandate and a ban on new gas station locations.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Roswell finalizes terms for purchase of historic Mimosa Hall and furnishings
Roswell finalizes terms for purchase of historic Mimosa Hall and furnishings_img Roswell will add ownership of another historic site, Mimosa Hall to its repertoire.
Source: Neighbor News
Three city parks may be getting renovations
Three city parks may be getting renovations_img Three Douglasville parks could soon be getting upgrades.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Candidates to begin qualifying for mayor, city council seats next week
Candidates to begin qualifying for mayor, city council seats next week_img Qualifying for city council and mayoral seats for the Nov. 7 General/Special Election will be held Aug. 21 through Aug. 25. Below is the list of cities and their prospective seats, qualifying fees, times and locations.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
City eyes tax increase to raise police pay
City eyes tax increase to raise police pay_img Statesboro City Council and Mayor Jan Moore are proposing an increase in the property tax millage rate, Statesboro’s first in a decade, to fund pay raises for police officers.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Columbus Police conduct second distracted driving sting along Macon Road
Columbus Police conduct second distracted driving sting along Macon Road_img Tuesday morning Columbus Police Department was conducting a second distracted driving sting, this one along Macon Road in front of the public library. The undercover operation started about 7 a.m.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Revamped alcohol ordinance in the books
Revamped alcohol ordinance in the books_img Restaurant patrons in downtown Gainesville can start taking their alcoholic beverages outside and stroll around starting at noon Wednesday.
Source: Gainesville Times
Council-approved Pinetree plan goes to commissioners
Council-approved Pinetree plan goes to commissioners_img It appears an agreement on controversial Pinetree Boulevard ownership and improvements is at hand.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
City 'strongly encourages' bagging of household garbage
City 'strongly encourages' bagging of household garbage_img Thomasville does not have an ordinance requiring bagging of household garbage, but the practice is strongly encouraged.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Council-approved Pinetree plan goes to commissioners
Council-approved Pinetree plan goes to commissioners_img It appears an agreement on controversial Pinetree Boulevard ownership and improvements is at hand.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
City 'strongly encourages' bagging of household garbage
City 'strongly encourages' bagging of household garbage_img Thomasville does not have an ordinance requiring bagging of household garbage, but the practice is strongly encouraged.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Qualifying set for Moultrie area elections
Qualifying set for Moultrie area elections _img Residents of the City of Doerun will vote Nov. 7 to fill the unexpired term of Mayor George Saunders, who died June 20.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
IT’S BONES AND BELLY RUBS FOR TWO WARNER ROBINS POLICE K9S
IT’S BONES AND BELLY RUBS FOR TWO WARNER ROBINS POLICE K9S_img Warner Robins Police canines Ego and Rasty are getting a little more loving and treats now days because the two are officially retired from the department.
Source: Houston Home Journal
Atlanta's Centennial Park District to host events to celebrate Falcons' new stadium
Atlanta's Centennial Park District to host events to celebrate Falcons' new stadium_img Aug. 26, the Centennial Park District in downtown Atlanta is celebrating the opening of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the first Atlanta Falcons home game with a day of football fun.
Source: Neighbor News
Grantville presents balanced budget
Grantville presents balanced budget_img Grantville City Manager Al Grieshaber presented a balanced budget for the first reading of the 2018/2019 budget.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Woodstock to buy new fire, police vehicles
Woodstock to buy new fire, police vehicles_img The Woodstock City Council has authorized the purchases of a new Ford Explorer for the fire department and 10 of the vehicles for the police department at a combined cost of more than $303,000.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Brookhaven has sufficient budget reserves for first time
Brookhaven has sufficient budget reserves for first time_img Brookhaven’s financial records are in good shape and an adequate budgetary reserve was met for the first time in the city’s history, according to an external independent auditor.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
PERRY EVALUATES PUMP STATIONS AND WATER TREATMENT PLANT
PERRY EVALUATES PUMP STATIONS AND WATER TREATMENT PLANT_img During the work session meeting Monday, the Perry City Council was presented evaluations of several pump stations and the water treatment plant from local company Constantine Engineering.
Source: Houston Home Journal
Powder Springs prepares to launch business support project
Powder Springs prepares to launch business support project_img Powder Springs is hatching a plan: The city will soon be home to the latest business incubator in Cobb County.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Douglasville City Council proposes raising taxes
Douglasville City Council proposes raising taxes_img The Douglasville City Council is expected to adopt millage rates for Fiscal Year 2018 on Thursday that could lead to higher taxes for many property owners in the city.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Commissions fine with project list, city has issue with funding formula
Commissions fine with project list, city has issue with funding formula_img City officials asked for a special meeting of the Joint Services committee Monday to express concerns about the proposed allocation of funds for a new special purpose, local option sales tax list.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Grant will help convert utility easements to urban farming
Grant will help convert utility easements to urban farming_img Atlanta is taking the next step in its urban agriculture initiative with a $50,000 grant awarded to the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
City installs hammock park overlooking Chattahoochee River
City installs hammock park overlooking Chattahoochee River_img A new pocket park has been installed for lounging on hammocks, chatting with friends and looking over the river. The project was funded through a grant from the 2016 Knight Cities Challenge.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Commission to consider request for permits for construction, debris landfills
Commission to consider request for permits for construction, debris landfills_img An effort to reopen a Dixon Airline Road landfill sidelined by the Augusta Commission earlier this year has resurfaced, in parts, one of which goes for approval Tuesday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Forsyth Park apartment complex vote could be reversed at Thursday council meeting
Forsyth Park apartment complex vote could be reversed at Thursday council meeting_img A vote in support of a controversial 114-unit, five-story apartment complex next to Forsyth Park could be reversed this week — or area residents hoping the project is blocked could just get their hopes dashed for a second time.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Initial plans approved for new town center at Pooler Parkway, I-16
Initial plans approved for new town center at Pooler Parkway, I-16_img Pooler Planning and Zoning officials on Monday approved the first of what will likely be many sets of plans for a large mixed-use development proposed for 130 acres near the intersection of Pooler Parkway and Interstate 16.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Parks advocate running for Warner Robins council
Parks advocate running for Warner Robins council_img Jim Taylor, a community activist and leading advocate for more parks in Warner Robins, is running for City Council.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Charles Ivie steps down as Watkinsville mayor; cites health
Charles Ivie steps down as Watkinsville mayor; cites health_img Watkinsville Mayor Charles Ivie announced Monday that he was resigning immediately as the city’s top elected official due to health issues.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Board transfers lots for project
Board transfers lots for project_img The city of Griffin has transferred four city lots along Pimento Avenue in partnership with the Griffin Housing Authority for the development of the Meriwether Phase III project.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Atlanta mayor orders flags at half-staff, considers renaming Confederate roads
Atlanta mayor orders flags at half-staff, considers renaming Confederate roads_img Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is ordering flags at City Hall to fly at half-staff after last weekend’s deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., and is considering petitions calling for streets with Confederate names to be changed.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Municipal Court of Atlanta urges caution with TIKD, similar services
Municipal Court of Atlanta urges caution with TIKD, similar services_img The Municipal Court of Atlanta advises citation holders to use extreme caution when using the services of a new web-based application, TIKD, and similar services. TIKD advertises a service which can reduce fees for traffic citations and assign an attorney who will appear in court on behalf of the citation holder.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Duluth looking at how long to display veteran markers
Duluth looking at how long to display veteran markers_img At the request of the Duluth City Council, the city recently displayed veteran markers an extra five weeks from one week prior to Memorial Day through the July 4th holiday.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City manager, councilman resign in Hampton
City manager, councilman resign in Hampton_img Two top city officials in Hampton have resigned in the past two weeks for unrelated reasons.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Stockbridge sets meetings in opposition of new city
Stockbridge sets meetings in opposition of new city_img A series of town hall meetings has been scheduled by Stockbridge city officials regarding the proposed city of Eagle’s Landing, the creation of which is opposed by Stockbridge.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Milton OKs partnership with Gas South
Milton OKs partnership with Gas South_img The Milton City Council has joined its counterparts in Roswell, Sandy Springs and Woodstock in approving a partnership agreement with Gas South that makes the utility a preferred vendor.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Douglasville City Council proposes raising taxes
Douglasville City Council proposes raising taxes_img The Douglasville City Council is expected to adopt millage rates for Fiscal Year 2018 on Thursday that could lead to higher taxes for many property owners in the city.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
US Mint to feature Georgia's largest island on a coin
US Mint to feature Georgia's largest island on a coin_img The federal government plans to pay tribute to Georgia's largest barrier island by issuing a special coin.
Source: Neighbor News
Georgia Municipal Association hosting ‘Small Cell’ workshops
Georgia Municipal Association hosting ‘Small Cell’ workshops_img The Georgia Municipal Association announced that it is hosting a series of Regional Workshops to address the deployment of small cell antennas, discuss GMA’s model Master Right of Way agreement and inform city officials about legislative and regulatory proposals that could preempt local authority to regulate the ROW.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Island town mayor renews request for expedited road fixes
Island town mayor renews request for expedited road fixes_img The mayor of a small coastal Georgia town has appealed to Gov. Nathan Deal to expedite the permitting process to enable planned fixes to the sole land route to the island on which the city sits.
Source: Neighbor News
Homegrown and Handcrafted: Cartersville Farmer’s Market features ‘diverse offerings’
Homegrown and Handcrafted: Cartersville Farmer’s Market features ‘diverse offerings’_img With her waist apron featuring the slogan “Farm fresh — locally grown,” Jenny Gilbert delights in being part of the Cartersville Farmer’s Market community. For the Acworth resident, this is the ninth year her Gilbert Farms operation has sold its products at the downtown staple.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Savannah nonprofits briefed on city’s new funding plan
Savannah nonprofits briefed on city’s new funding plan_img Grants have been replaced with contracts. And funding is not guaranteed. Representatives of local social service organizations gathered at the Savannah Civic Center on Friday to learn about the city’s new process for awarding funds to nonprofits.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah kicks off new neighborhood revitalization initiative
Savannah kicks off new neighborhood revitalization initiative_img City officials and residents of Edgemere/Sackville on Friday celebrated the start of a new neighborhood revitalization program that is meant to alleviate blight in the community.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Budget cuts, library location up for discussion at Grovetown city council meet
Budget cuts, library location up for discussion at Grovetown city council meet_img Grovetown city leaders are expected to hear and discuss areas where the city could see budget cuts and how deep they might go, among other issues, during the next regularly scheduled council meeting.
Source: Columbia County News Times
Port Wentworth first responders take opioid antidote training
Port Wentworth first responders take opioid antidote training_img Opioid overdoses are on the rise across the United States, and local public safety officials say they want to be prepared for the spreading epidemic.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Controversial property next to Pinewood Forrest gets green light for office building
Controversial property next to Pinewood Forrest gets green light for office building_img Seldom has so much time spent deciding the fate of a less than an acre tract in Fayetteville.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Grovetown to hold grand opening of new dog park
Grovetown to hold grand opening of new dog park_img Grovetown will unleash residents and their furry friends in its new dog park Saturday, during a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting in conjunction with its regularly scheduled farmer's market.
Source: Columbia County News Times
DEBATE HEATS UP OVER CITY ADMINISTRATOR
DEBATE HEATS UP OVER CITY ADMINISTRATOR_img A heated debate took place at the Warner Robins pre-council meeting as members brought up the topic again of hiring a city administrator as well as allegations of holding illegal meetings.
Source: Houston Home Journal
Macon Road To Bear Country Music Star's Name
Macon Road To Bear Country Music Star's Name_img One of country music’s biggest stars now has a street named after him in Macon.
Source: GPB News
Summit to focus on making Macon roads safer
Summit to focus on making Macon roads safer_img Pedestrians struck and killed by vehicles occurs at an alarming rate in Macon-Bibb County. On Tuesday, an update on the campaign to keep walkers and cyclists safe on Macon’s streets will be given during the second annual Pedestrian Safety Summit.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Cook’s Trail open again, connecting Sandy Creek nature center and park
Cook’s Trail open again, connecting Sandy Creek nature center and park_img After being truncated for the better part of a year, the full length of Cook’s Trail is now open to the public again.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Martinez to resign, launch bid for mayor
Martinez to resign, launch bid for mayor_img Councilman Rey Martinez officially announced his resignation, to become effective upon his qualification in the upcoming mayoral race, at Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting.
Source: Walton Tribune
Adairsville council votes to roll back millage rate
Adairsville council votes to roll back millage rate_img At its Tuesday work session, the Adairsville City Council made a motion to adopt the city’s millage rate for fiscal year 2017 at 3.336 percent, down from last year’s 3.4 percent.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Get ready to putter around town
Get ready to putter around town_img The City Council voted to allow for golf carts to be driven on city streets under certain rules and regulations.
Source: Walton Tribune
Several Colquitt County cities plan elections; qualifying starts soon
Several Colquitt County cities plan elections; qualifying starts soon_img Residents of the City of Doerun will vote Nov. 7 to fill the unexpired term of Mayor George Saunders, who died June 20.
Source: Moultrie Observer
City will ask to drop speed limits downtown
City will ask to drop speed limits downtown_img Residents and visitors to the downtown area of Monroe may see the speed limits changing to 25 mph, according to Logan Propes, city administrator.
Source: Walton Tribune
Grant allows for new firefighters
Grant allows for new firefighters_img The Monroe Fire Department received the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant. The grant made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency is the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program.
Source: Walton Tribune
Street renamed after famous resident
Street renamed after famous resident_img Officials hope renaming a street that runs through the LaGrange Housing Authority Property will inspire local children to dream big.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Two artists help beautify Downtown Braselton
Two artists help beautify Downtown Braselton_img Historic downtown Braselton just became even more beautiful thanks to two artists.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
City Council starts search for new Dalton administrator
City Council starts search for new Dalton administrator_img Almost 11 months after former city administrator Ty Ross stepped down after almost seven years on the job, the Dalton City Council has begun the process to find his successor.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Agencies combine to help offenders get back on feet
Agencies combine to help offenders get back on feet_img On the second Wednesday of each month, the mobile career center of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission makes a stop at the Rome office of the Department of Community Supervision at 100 Marable Way. There, DCS officials join with representatives of the Georgia Department of Labor in Rome and Northwest Georgia Regional Commission to help probationers, parolees and participants in the Georgia-Prisoner Reentry Initiative with things like resume development, computer job search, and enrollment in Employ Georgia — GDOL’s new job-search information system.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Gainesville unveils map for downtown dining district as part of alcohol ordinance changes
Gainesville unveils map for downtown dining district as part of alcohol ordinance changes_img As part of a change in the city's alcohol ordinance, Gainesville has now mapped out a downtown dining district for the city.
Source: Access North Georgia
‘Multifaceted’ bat house project fosters growth in special needs woodworkers
‘Multifaceted’ bat house project fosters growth in special needs woodworkers_img Soon nine hand-built wooden nursery bat houses will stand on the Sugar Hill Golf Course and at the city’s Gary Pirkle Park.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Transportation planners approve funding for South Hall trail
Transportation planners approve funding for South Hall trail_img Planners with the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) are moving ahead with funding for a trail connection study for a trail winding its way through Buford, Flowery Branch and Oakwood as part of the larger Highlands to the Islands trail system.
Source: Access North Georgia
Sandy Springs accepts police pickup truck donation from Cox
Sandy Springs accepts police pickup truck donation from Cox_img Cox Enterprises, the communications, media and automotive services company that owns the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper and many other businesses, has donated a new pickup truck to the Sandy Springs Police Department.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Officials: Suwanee bike sharing program has exceeded expectations
Officials: Suwanee bike sharing program has exceeded expectations_img Officials in Suwanee say the city's bike sharing program, unveiled in October, is already exceeding city leaders' expectation.
Source: Access North Georgia
Decatur to celebrate Car Free Day
Decatur to celebrate Car Free Day_img The city of Decatur will celebrate World Car Free Day on Friday, Sept. 22 from 11 am until 1 pm on the Historic Old Courthouse Square. Participants can join for information on alternative transportation options from GA Commute Options, the Lifelong Community Board, Decatur Active Living, the Emory Cliff Bus and more.
Source: Neighbor News
Rome City Commission to review One Table United event at tonight's meeting
Rome City Commission to review One Table United event at tonight's meeting_img The Rome City Commission is slated to get more information tonight on a One Table United event planned for Sept. 24.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Emory's Annexation Into Atlanta Takes Another Step Forward
Emory's Annexation Into Atlanta Takes Another Step Forward_img Atlanta's Zoning Review Board passed the ordinance Thursday to annex Emory University and a few nearby properties into the city.
Source: WABE
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