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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
New downtown park designs feature roundabout, enough space for large events
New downtown park designs feature roundabout, enough space for large events_img A section of downtown Macon could look radically different if a new park becomes a reality.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Stockbridge judge named to statewide post
Stockbridge judge named to statewide post_img Matthew M. McCord, an attorney who handles personal injury and criminal cases at his McDonough law firm, is also a vital part of Stockbridge justice, according to the city.
Source: Neighbor News
Comcast announces fiber network buildout in Savannah
Comcast announces fiber network buildout in Savannah_img Comcast Business announced its multimillion dollar fiber optic network designed to deliver 10-gigabit speeds to Savannah’s downtown business community. Both Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach and Bill Hubbard, president and CEO of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, said the network will help further the city’s economic growth.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah-Chatham police department welcomes 26 new officers
Savannah-Chatham police department welcomes 26 new officers_img Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin beamed like a proud father Thursday afternoon as he welcomed 26 new officers to the police department.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Community excited about new recreation center
Community excited about new recreation center_img When Edwards Park in Whitfield County was originally designed, in addition to the existing ball fields and tennis courts, a community center, amphitheater and a miniature golf course were also in the plans.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Savannah selects neighborhood for new community revitalization program
Savannah selects neighborhood for new community revitalization program_img Edgemere/Sackville was recently selected as the first neighborhood for a new community revitalization program called Savannah Shines, which city officials say will focus resources in the community for 18 to 24 months in collaboration with residents and other partners.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah to issue $8.6 million in bonds for street projects
Savannah to issue $8.6 million in bonds for street projects_img City officials are working on getting the financing necessary to complete some long-planned street projects downtown and in east and west Savannah.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Gainesville hires new Main Street Manager
Gainesville hires new Main Street Manager_img Gainesville's new Main Street Manager, announced Thursday, comes from another city department.
Source: Access North Georgia
Tyrone Council eyes nearly 11% property tax increase — or not
Tyrone Council eyes nearly 11% property tax increase — or not_img Tyrone is looking at what could be a property tax increase of 10.82 percent based on increasing values, unless continued discussion by the Town Council results in some form of rollback.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Commission approves agreement for T-SPLOST
Commission approves agreement for T-SPLOST_img The Haralson County Commission at a special meeting on Thursday approved an intergovernmental agreement with local cities for a potential 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax earmarked for transportation projects.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Buchanan hires city manager
Buchanan hires city manager_img At their meeting last week, Buchanan City Council members approved adding city manager to their public works director’s title.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Fayetteville plans nearly 13% property tax hike
Fayetteville plans nearly 13% property tax hike_img For the fourth consecutive year, Fayetteville homeowners will see a property tax hike. City officials announced Friday the city would maintain the same millage rate of 3.874 mills, but the same rate means a tax increase of 12.91 percent for residents.
Source: Fayette Citizen
SPLOST committee finalizes $63.8 million project list to go on November ballot
SPLOST committee finalizes $63.8 million project list to go on November ballot_img The covered tennis courts are out, but the SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee finalized a $63.8 million package of projects Thursday night. City officials had asked for a $4 million earmark to add covered courts at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
3 proposals going to Rome City Commission would redevelop neglected residential lots
3 proposals going to Rome City Commission would redevelop neglected residential lots_img Three Rome property owners are proposing projects that would improve and redevelop residential areas within the city.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Rome DDA resolved to deal with parking issues; report recommends everyone should pay
Rome DDA resolved to deal with parking issues; report recommends everyone should pay_img Members of the Downtown Development Authority expressed frustration with years of talk about parking issues downtown and indicated a real desire to mount a full-scale assault toward some sort of solution. The preliminary draft of yet another consultants’ report, which cost $10,000, sparked passionate discussion among the downtown leadership group Thursday.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Roswell DDA joins efforts to ‘Keep the Art!’ in the city with fundraiser contribution
Roswell DDA joins efforts to ‘Keep the Art!’ in the city with fundraiser contribution_img Roswell Downtown Development Authority is collaborating with Roswell Arts Fund to challenge residents to “Keep the Art!” in the city.
Source: Neighbor News
City Council woman Chris Hodges to run again
City Council woman Chris Hodges to run again_img Madison City Councilwoman Chris Hodges has announced her intention to run for reelection this November. Hodges has served on the Madison City Council for the last four years, representing District 5.
Source: Morgan County Citizen
Brookhaven encourages residents to prepare for solar eclipse with proper optical safety
Brookhaven encourages residents to prepare for solar eclipse with proper optical safety_img Brookhaven’s emergency Management Coordinator advises taking adequate precautions when viewing the near total eclipse.
Source: Neighbor News
City of Madison sets tax rate
City of Madison sets tax rate_img The Madison Mayor and City Council unanimously voted last week to officially adopt the rollback millage rate for the new fiscal year. Madison includes three tax districts, each with their own millage rate: a citywide district, the Downtown District and the Corridor District.
Source: Morgan County Citizen
Foster St. decision delayed
Foster St. decision delayed_img The Madison Mayor and City Council were set to review a rezoning request from Brad Good, a local developer seeking to build a new subdivision behind the historic Thomason Miller House in downtown Madison, at the upcoming meeting this Monday, August 14.
Source: Morgan County Citizen
City Comes Together
City Comes Together_img If you’ve been driving downtown this week, you have most likely seen the brand new, bright, orange-colored flags placed at crosswalks all over Madison, and citizens waving them as they cross the street.
Source: Morgan County Citizen
Buckhead residents want to see tree ordinance bolstered
Buckhead residents want to see tree ordinance bolstered_img The city of Atlanta’s arboricultural manager, who oversees the city’s arborist division, agreed with residents at a community meeting that the next tree ordinance needs to have higher fees for cutting down trees, more transparency and enforcement.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Lawrenceville family celebrates completion of home ownership program
Lawrenceville family celebrates completion of home ownership program_img For Clarence and Elese Johnson, the green two-story house that they now call home has a deeper meaning than just being a place with four walls and a roof that they can live in. It wasn’t until they got into the Lawrenceville Housing Authority’s Pathway Home program two years ago, however, that they got on track to move from renting a home to live in to being homeowners themselves.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Thinking about running for city office? Check your employment status first
Thinking about running for city office? Check your employment status first_img Columbus Council passed an ordinance amendment Tuesday that bans individuals employed by a grant recipient receiving general operating funds from the city — and whose salary is paid from such funds — from running for public office in Muscogee County.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Plans advance for downtown Gainesville condos
Plans advance for downtown Gainesville condos_img Prospective buyers of luxury condos to be built on the square in downtown Gainesville are encouraged to get on the waiting list as design plans for the $16 million development near completion.
Source: Gainesville Times
Gainesville carves out downtown dining district for public alcohol consumption
Gainesville carves out downtown dining district for public alcohol consumption_img Gainesville officials unveiled a map establishing broad boundary lines for allowing dining patrons to consume alcohol in public downtown.
Source: Gainesville Times
Gainesville officials want to buy land, build pond to improve Midtown Greenway
Gainesville officials want to buy land, build pond to improve Midtown Greenway_img Gainesville officials are embracing a $2.8 million watershed improvement project in midtown Gainesville that also promises to enhance the Midtown Greenway trail and eliminate blight.
Source: Gainesville Times
Ceasar Mitchell launches his digital campaign for mayor of Atlanta
Ceasar Mitchell launches his digital campaign for mayor of Atlanta_img A dozen days before qualifying opens up in this year’s race for mayor of Atlanta, Ceasar Mitchell – currently president of the Atlanta City Council – has launched a digital campaign that leans heavily on this video.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Council pushes ahead on trash service, dog park
Council pushes ahead on trash service, dog park_img The plan to create a sanitation service for the downtown commercial business district continues to inch closer to becoming a reality.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Columbus, Clarkston mayors to speak at Atkinson-Arnall
Columbus, Clarkston mayors to speak at Atkinson-Arnall_img The mayors of Columbus and Clarkston will be the speakers at the 2017 Atkinson-Arnall Tribute Dinner tonight.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Town Hall meeting next week in Senoia
Town Hall meeting next week in Senoia_img A town hall meeting Thursday will allow all Senoia residents who attend to talk about the things they’d like to see change – and stay the same – in their city over the next few years.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Sandy Springs accepts gifts of land, truck
Sandy Springs accepts gifts of land, truck_img The Sandy Springs City Council has accepted three donations to the city – easements for capital projects, and a new Ford F150 truck for the police department’s Citizens on Patrol unit.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta opens employee wellness center
Atlanta opens employee wellness center_img The city of Atlanta celebrated the grand opening of the new employee Wellness Center on Aug. 9. The new, 12,000-square foot facility located in the City Plaza building across from City Hall is the only one of its kind in the ten-county metropolitan region.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
East Point to break ground on City Hall project
East Point to break ground on City Hall project_img East Point city officials are set to break ground for a $15.8 million City Hall project 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at East Point City Hall.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New apartment complex adds Chamblee landmark
New apartment complex adds Chamblee landmark_img Olmsted Chamblee Apartments has provided the city of Chamblee with a new landmark. A neon sign that spells out CHAMBLEE welcomes all to the community.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Suwanee management recognized
Suwanee management recognized_img The International City/County Management Association has recognized Suwanee for performance management. Suwanee is among 13 jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Distinction and one of 57 recognized overall.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Columbus Council asks tax assessors to freeze taxes at 2016 levels
Columbus Council asks tax assessors to freeze taxes at 2016 levels_img Facing a fast-approaching deadline for property tax appeals to be filed with the Muscogee County Board of Tax Assessors, Columbus Council approved a resolution Tuesday in an attempt to slow down the process.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Smyrna keeps tax rate steady for 10th year
Smyrna keeps tax rate steady for 10th year_img Tax season is over in Cobb, for 2017, at least. Smyrna was the final municipality to approve its millage rate this year. The City Council did so without any drama at its regular meeting Monday night. As expected, the city’s rate will remain at 8.99 mills, the same as it has been since 2007.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta Police’s civilian 'ambassador' program ramping up
Marietta Police’s civilian 'ambassador' program ramping up_img The Marietta Police Department’s plan to hire citizens as “public safety ambassadors” who would perform less-dangerous police duties — paperwork, directing traffic outside schools — is underway and could be up and running as soon as mid-October.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Temple City Council members briefed on state 'sunshine laws'
Temple City Council members briefed on state 'sunshine laws'_img Members of the Temple City Council received a briefing Monday on the state’s “sunshine laws,” part of an agreement with the state attorney general’s office, which last year found the city had violated those laws during several council meetings.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Savannah fines contractor for damaged tree
Savannah fines contractor for damaged tree_img The city is seeking to recover more than $37,000 in fines and restitution from a local contractor for fatally damaging a city-owned live oak tree.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Pooler City Council adopts plans for Culver’s, Bobcat
Pooler City Council adopts plans for Culver’s, Bobcat_img Plans for a new Bobcat dealership in old Pooler and a Culver’s Restaurant in Godley Station got approval Monday from the City Council.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Local planning board OKs short-term Savannah vacation rental restrictions
Local planning board OKs short-term Savannah vacation rental restrictions_img Despite some misgivings, the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission on Tuesday voted in support of new short-term vacation rental restrictions.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah-Chatham police department participate in trauma research study
Savannah-Chatham police department participate in trauma research study_img The Savannah-Chatham police department is one of three law enforcement agencies in Georgia to participate in a University of Georgia research study on secondary trauma in the workplace this month.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Tybee Island mayor renews request for U.S. 80 fix
Tybee Island mayor renews request for U.S. 80 fix_img After several consecutive days of gridlocked traffic blocked travelers from moving on and off Tybee Island, the mayor of the small Coastal Georgia town is making a plea to the governor’s office to improve the situation for residents and tourists.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Savannah implementing new funding process for social, arts programs
Savannah implementing new funding process for social, arts programs_img The city is revamping how it awards social, cultural and arts services funding after the Savannah City Council backed away from about $400,000 in planned cuts to the programs during last year’s budget process.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Monroe sidewalk project; update on construction
Monroe sidewalk project; update on construction_img Big things are headed to Monroe construction-wise according to City Administrator, Logan Propes.
Source: Walton Tribune
Hogansville council accepts bid for hydrants
Hogansville council accepts bid for hydrants_img The Hogansville City Council voted unanimously Monday to accept a bid by Crawford Grading and Pipeline to fix inoperable fire hydrants in the city.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Strickland enjoys restoring tractors
Strickland enjoys restoring tractors_img At home, LaGrange Police Department Lt. Dale Strickland is a key investigator in the LaGrange Police Department’s criminal investigation section. At home, there’s nothing he enjoys more than buying, selling and rebuilding tractors.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
LaGrange PD takes part in UGA study
LaGrange PD takes part in UGA study_img The LaGrange Police Department took part in a study on trauma completed by researchers from the University of Georgia and California State University-San Bernardino on August 3.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Council sets qualifying times/fees for November 7 Franklin City Election
Council sets qualifying times/fees for November 7 Franklin City Election_img The Franklin City Council set the qualifying times and fees fro the upcoming November election at their regular monthly meeting last Thursday.
Source: Heard Citizen
County calls for TSPLOST referendum
County calls for TSPLOST referendum_img The Spalding County Board of Commissioners made it official Monday night — calling for a referendum on a five-year, 1 cent transportation special purpose local option sales tax (TSPLOST). County Manager William Wilson Jr. said this was phase 1 of the TSPLOST, with the board’s approval of the intergovernmental agreement with the cities and the call for the election.
Source: Griffin Daily News
McCord to seek re-election to City Commission seat
McCord to seek re-election to City Commission seat_img Griffin City Commissioner Rodney McCord said he will be seeking re-election to the District 6 seat.
Source: Griffin Daily News
City approves new yard waste contract, fee increase
City approves new yard waste contract, fee increase_img By a unanimous vote at its meeting Tuesday night, Griffin’s Board of Commissioners approved a new yard waste collection services agreement between the city and Dependable Waste Services Inc.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Salvatore recommends full rollback of Peachtree City taxes
Salvatore recommends full rollback of Peachtree City taxes_img The Peachtree City Council on Aug. 3 adopted the Fiscal Year 2018 budget totaling $34.466 million. But the real news came with a staff recommendation that the council consider adopting a millage rate that amounts to a full rollback.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Planners OK TOD project next to Dunwoody, Ga., MARTA station
Planners OK TOD project next to Dunwoody, Ga., MARTA station_img A 16-story office tower and a 10-story hotel next to the Dunwoody MARTA station will advance to the City Council with certain conditions.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Atlanta opens wellness center for city employees
Atlanta opens wellness center for city employees_img City of Atlanta workers now have a place to exercise, eat nutritious snacks and receive employee assistance services under one roof.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
East Point to break ground on City Hall project
East Point to break ground on City Hall project_img The city of East Point plans to break ground on a $15.8 million City Hall project on Friday, according to a media advisory.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Alpharetta housing development hits another snag
Alpharetta housing development hits another snag_img A proposed housing project in downtown Alpharetta’s last remaining large residential site hit another roadblock Aug. 3 when a revised building plan was tabled for another month.
Source: NorthFulton.com
IT director keeps city on cutting edge
IT director keeps city on cutting edge_img Johns Creek is shaking up its structure a little, creating an Information Technology Department and promoting Jason Woolums to IT Department director.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Commissioner offices nixed in municipal building additions
Commissioner offices nixed in municipal building additions_img City leaders continue to address residual space issues unaddressed in a 2014 renovation of Augusta Municipal Building.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Woodstock ‘rebrands’ with new city seal
Woodstock ‘rebrands’ with new city seal_img For the first time in 30 years, Woodstock has updated its city seal. It’s part of a municipal “rebranding” that also has produced a new logo, icon, tagline and website.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Smyrna regulates growler specialty shops
Smyrna regulates growler specialty shops_img Now in Smyrna, growler specialty shops will be allowed to sell alcohol beverages. The unanimous decision was made Aug. 7 by the Smyrna City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrencville police will assist UGA police during home football games
Lawrencville police will assist UGA police during home football games_img The Lawrenceville City Council voted recently to allow off-duty Lawrenceville police officers to assist University of Georgia police working security at 2017 home football games in Athens.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Council weighs Baytree apartments
Council weighs Baytree apartments_img Jon Nijem wants to build more apartments on Baytree Road but first he’ll have to get permission from the Valdosta City Council.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Auburn council votes to allow wine shops in city
Auburn council votes to allow wine shops in city_img The Whistlestop Shops in downtown Auburn will soon include a wine shop after City Council approved, at its meeting Thursday, an ordinance that allows wine shops to open in the downtown overlay district and provide for consumption on the premises.
Source: Jackson County News
Winder council votes to rezone properties for veteran, senior housing
Winder council votes to rezone properties for veteran, senior housing_img Housing for veterans and senior residents 55 years and older is the intended use for properties approved for rezoning by Winder City Council on Tuesday.
Source: Jackson County News
Sheriff Donna Tompkins $400,000 over budget, council approves more funding
Sheriff Donna Tompkins $400,000 over budget, council approves more funding_img Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins informed Columbus Council Tuesday that she has exceeded her fiscal year 2017 budget by $419,000.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Jonesboro city council to consider raises for members, mayor
Jonesboro city council to consider raises for members, mayor_img The matter of pay raises for the Jonesboro mayor and City Council will come before the public for a hearing next week.
Source: Clayton News Daily
New lofts open downtown
New lofts open downtown_img The grand opening of the Lofts at Twin Brick and Fresco Italiano, located at 103 Tift Avenue, was held Friday evening.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Lawrenceville adopts $182 million 2017-2018 budget
Lawrenceville adopts $182 million 2017-2018 budget_img Lawrenceville leaders adopted a new $182 million budget on Monday that the city says is one of the largest — for a municipality — in metro Atlanta.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Temple rolls back millage, avoids property tax hike
Temple rolls back millage, avoids property tax hike_img Temple City Council members agreed to roll back the city’s millage rate to 6.425 mills from its current rate of 6.5 mills, a decision that has the effect of avoiding a tax increase for city property owners.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
City to get help fighting gangs
City to get help fighting gangs_img Before it approved funding for an assistant district attorney this fiscal year, the Carrollton City Council on Monday heard why Police Chief Joel Richards and D.A. Pete Skandalakis were in favor of having someone prosecute gang, drug and violent cases at the local level.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Commission creates new position for chief probation officer
Commission creates new position for chief probation officer_img The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to create a new position, prison warden, for Chief Probation Officer Marie Boulton, but questions remain about why Chief State Court Judge David Watkins had asked her to resign, and how the misdemeanor probation office will continue to operate.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Sheriff asks commission to raise officers’ pay
Sheriff asks commission to raise officers’ pay_img Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree is pushing for across-the-board pay increases for his department that would likely require a tax hike next year, city officials said Tuesday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
General touts Augusta’s importance in cyber security fight
General touts Augusta’s importance in cyber security fight_img Augusta will be a key component to successfully fighting on the cyberspace battlefield, the commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command said Tuesday.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Former Warner Robins employee announces for mayor
Former Warner Robins employee announces for mayor_img Joe Musselwhite, a former Warner Robins public works director, formally announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Macon-Bibb leaders may dump annual garbage billing
Macon-Bibb leaders may dump annual garbage billing_img Momentum may have swung back in favor of Macon-Bibb County residents paying their garbage fees each quarter.
Source: Macon Telegraph
NewTown Macon seeks OK for new multi-neighborhood bike lane
NewTown Macon seeks OK for new multi-neighborhood bike lane_img A new bike lane could have more people riding around town on two wheels. NewTown Macon was a winner of last year’s Knight Cities Challenge with a proposal to install a 5-mile pop-up — or temporary — bike lane downtown.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Former Mayor Dickinson seeks council seat
Former Mayor Dickinson seeks council seat_img Twenty years after holding the position of mayor in Monroe, David Dickinson, a local attorney and shareholder at Dickinson &Willis in Monroe, has announced he will be running for the District 8 council seat currently held by incumbent Jimmy Richardson.
Source: Walton Tribune
Former Mayor Harry Knight dies at 91
Former Mayor Harry Knight dies at 91_img Former Mayor Harry Knight, died Sunday morning at the age of 91 after battling complications due to pneumonia.
Source: Walton Tribune
Pippin announces re-election bid
Pippin announces re-election bid_img Jackson Mayor Kay Pippin has announced she will run for re-election to another four-year term.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus
Developer looks to bring mixed-use development to downtown Sugar Hill
Developer looks to bring mixed-use development to downtown Sugar Hill_img Sugar Hill City Council is considering the approval of a developer's plans to bring a mixed-use development — combining commercial and residential properties — to the city's downtown area.
Source: Access North Georgia
Brookhaven considers special licensing for late-night clubs
Brookhaven considers special licensing for late-night clubs_img Brookhaven bars may be required to have earlier closing times — or pay a higher fee to stay open later — under a proposed that police officials believe will reduce crime along Buford Highway.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Roswell 911 Center partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for new program
Roswell 911 Center partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for new program_img Every second counts in an emergency and the Roswell 911 Communications Center is sharpening its practices in reports of missing children.
Source: Neighbor News
Sandy Springs to fix two streets with one name
Sandy Springs to fix two streets with one name_img Sandy Springs temporarily has two streets with the same name – Spalding Court – due to an oversight in planning for a new subdivision.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
In Northeast Georgia, A Town Prepares For Eclipse Mania
In Northeast Georgia, A Town Prepares For Eclipse Mania_img Millions of people are expected to travel to see the total solar eclipse later this month. The moon will block the sun, casting a shadow that will travel across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina.
Source: WABE
Emory Annexation Plan Wouldn't Expand APS Boundaries
Emory Annexation Plan Wouldn't Expand APS Boundaries_img There's a new sticking point in the proposed annexation of Emory University into Atlanta, and it centers around the question of where kids in the annexed area should go to school.
Source: WABE
Grantville closer to finalizing budget
Grantville closer to finalizing budget_img Grantville officials are taking a sharp look at the city’s finances and must revise and finalize the city’s 2018/2019 proposed budget.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
City signs off on $3.3 million Alpharetta Arts Center
City signs off on $3.3 million Alpharetta Arts Center_img After months of debate over funding and cost overruns, the Alpharetta City Council approved a $3.35 million contract Monday to convert the old Fulton County Library into a municipal arts center.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Cities pursue joint park space
Cities pursue joint park space_img The Milton City Council voted to move forward with purchasing agreements for three parcels of land on Mayfield Road that could be used for a shared park with the City of Alpharetta.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Milton Police Department receives accreditation
Milton Police Department receives accreditation_img The Milton Police Department received national certification from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies again July 29.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Wood blames Price for ouster as mayor
Wood blames Price for ouster as mayor_img Jere Wood will likely finish his fifth term as Roswell mayor while he appeals a judge’s opinion forcing him out of office.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Metro Atlanta cities, counties file water wars brief to Supreme Court
Metro Atlanta cities, counties file water wars brief to Supreme Court_img Florida failed to prove that limiting water use in Georgia would have any effect on how much water comes to the state, the Atlanta Regional Commission and seven other metro Atlanta cities and counties said in a friend-of-the-court brief filed Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Master plan calls for trail network, study of GA 400 interchange
Master plan calls for trail network, study of GA 400 interchange_img BUCKHEAD REdeFINED, the community master plan update initiated in Fall 2016, is now complete.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Peachtree Corners hoping to attract millenials to luxury apartments
Peachtree Corners hoping to attract millenials to luxury apartments_img Peachtree Corners broke ground Aug. 3 on a new luxury apartment community targeting the millennial-age market. This will be the first new apartment community of its kind to be built since the city incorporated five years ago. City officials clearly hope to entice young professionals to not only work, but also live outside the perimeter.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawrenceville adopts $182 million budget, one of metro’s largest
Lawrenceville adopts $182 million budget, one of metro’s largest_img Lawrenceville’s mayor and City Council approved a $182-million budget Aug. 7 for the 2017/18 fiscal year (September through August). This vote comes on the heels of the council’s decision to reduce the city’s tax rate and makes Lawrenceville’s budget one of the largest municipal budgets in metro Atlanta.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Canton OKs pole deal with wireless firm
Canton OKs pole deal with wireless firm_img The Canton City Council has approved a right-of-way licensing deal with a California-based company that wishes to use a mix of existing city utility poles and new poles in city rights of way for a wireless service.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Moultrie engineering director Roger Ruis retires after 42 years
Moultrie engineering director Roger Ruis retires after 42 years_img Last week the City of Moultrie said “Happy Retirement” to Director of Engineering Roger Ruis after 42 years of service.
Source: Monticello News
Gainesville planning board gives Lidl grocery store green light
Gainesville planning board gives Lidl grocery store green light_img A local attorney representing a relatively new grocer in the United States that wants to open a 36,000-square-foot store on busy Dawsonville Highway offered a few more details about the German chain looking to become the new kid on the block.
Source: Gainesville Times
Hahira OKs millage rate
Hahira OKs millage rate_img Although Hahira City Council did not raise millage rates for the year, due to the city's property appraisal going up by a fraction of a percent, the city had to advertise an increase in ad valorem taxes of $197.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Hahira OKs millage rate
Hahira OKs millage rate_img Although Hahira City Council did not raise millage rates for the year, due to the city's property appraisal going up by a fraction of a percent, the city had to advertise an increase in ad valorem taxes of $197.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
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