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Cleanup of sunken, grounded boats should begin soon in St. Marys
Cleanup of sunken, grounded boats should begin soon in St. Marys_img Tourists often stop by the city’s waterfront to take in the beauty of the marsh and river.
Source: Florida Times-Union
Gainesville townhomes project OK’d without opposition
Gainesville townhomes project OK’d without opposition_img Buford-based builder Cameron Henderson could hardly believe it when no one got up at a Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday to speak out against a project to build 65 townhomes on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.
Source: Gainesville Times
Development Authority recognized as digital leader
Development Authority recognized as digital leader_img The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority was recognized at the 2017 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference as one of the top 25 digital economic development organizations in North America.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
Thomasville starts drawing its Blueprint
Thomasville starts drawing its Blueprint_img The tables were full Monday night as residents came out to help draw up plans for Thomasville’s future.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Morgan looks for vote from Ward Two
Morgan looks for vote from Ward Two_img Ulysses Morgan Jr. has always had a calling. At a young age it was music, but it became more than that. A visit to church on a Sunday changed him from being a musician to reverend
Source: Cordele Dispatch
Augusta pension committee agrees to review retirement plan
Augusta pension committee agrees to review retirement plan_img Facing an audience of Augusta public safety workers concerned about their retirement plans, the city pension and audit committee agreed Tuesday to go over the plan’s details and survey workers for changes they want to see.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Commission denies Turpin Hill liquor store license
Commission denies Turpin Hill liquor store license_img The Augusta Commission heeded a neighborhood’s wishes and denied an alcohol license to an Evans couple Tuesday, although the couple said they had ties to the neighborhood.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
City makes improvements to Granger Park
City makes improvements to Granger Park_img On Monday, the City of LaGrange completed several projects at Granger Park designed to make the area a better place to exercise for years to come.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Milliron named new Hogansville city manager
Milliron named new Hogansville city manager_img The Hogansville City Council voted to name David Milliron as Hogansville’s new city manager Monday night.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
VIDEO: Former Macon mayor denounces gun violence
VIDEO: Former Macon mayor denounces gun violence_img Former Macon Mayor C. Jack Ellis and Commissioner Virgil Watkins Jr call for the whole community, especially the faith-based community, to help solve the gun violence in Bibb County.
Source: Macon Telegraph
You can now view Macon-Bibb’s blighted properties online
You can now view Macon-Bibb’s blighted properties online_img The most extensive effort to identify blight in Macon-Bibb County has been completed — and now the information is available to anyone with access to the internet.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Warner Robins City Council sets millage rate
Warner Robins City Council sets millage rate_img Although some Warner Robins City Council members have advocated raising the millage rate in recent meetings, they voted unanimously Monday to essentially leave it the same.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Covington workers praised for response to storm
Covington workers praised for response to storm_img Covington City Manager Leigh Anne Knight praised the work of city staff during last week’s storm at the City Council meeting Monday night. She particularly praised the electric department workers, who she had come forward during the meeting.
Source: Covington News
Perry is raising property taxes, but not really
Perry is raising property taxes, but not really_img The city of Perry on Tuesday held the second of three public hearings announcing a tax increase, but it’s not much of one.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Porterdale celebrates new City Hall
Porterdale celebrates new City Hall_img It took a bit of extra effort and some encouragement from well-wishers, but Newton County Commission Chairman Marcello Banes was able to cut the ceremonial evergreen garland with scissors Thursday afternoon, signaling the opening of Porterdale’s new City Hall.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Athens-Clarke assessors seek storm damage info
Athens-Clarke assessors seek storm damage info_img Athens-Clarke County wants to know about the damage Irma inflicted on you. The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government this week is conducting a preliminary damage assessment on government, nonprofit and private properties.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
New economic development hire intends to foster Athens entrepreneurship
New economic development hire intends to foster Athens entrepreneurship_img In recognizing the need to foster entrepreneurship and embolden the small business community, the Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department recently created and filled a new position to target those goals.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Conyers Rockdale Chamber to Engage, Empower, and Educate with we3 Women’s Conference
Conyers Rockdale Chamber to Engage, Empower, and Educate with we3 Women’s Conference_img The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce presents the we3 Women’s Conference on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference celebrates the multi-faceted qualities of women. It is sure to engage, empower, and educate women by connecting them to local businesses and professionals in the community. There will be breakout sessions, a keynote speaker, a Woman of the Year, and exhibitors. Lunch is included.
Source: Rockdale Citizen
Lula looking at improvements needed for possible retail establishment, job creation
Lula looking at improvements needed for possible retail establishment, job creation_img The Lula City Council is gathering information about what would be required to secure an unspecified retail development on the corner of Belton Bridge Road and Ga. 365.
Source: Access North Georgia
Rezoning surprises surface at Gainesville City Council meeting
Rezoning surprises surface at Gainesville City Council meeting_img In a move that surprised many, grocery store chain Lidl asked to withdraw their rezoning application to construct a 36,000-square-foot building on 6.85-acres off Dawsonville Highway near Beechwood Boulevard just days before the city council was to hold the first of two required public readings on the application.
Source: Access North Georgia
From rubble to riches?: Cartersville is first stop in Haiti’s rebuilding plans
From rubble to riches?: Cartersville is first stop in Haiti’s rebuilding plans_img Seven years after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and reducing the capitol city of Port-au-Prince to rubble, that city’s mayor came to Cartersville seeking help.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News
Officials weighing service strategy update
Officials weighing service strategy update_img The county and municipal governments of Butts County are in the midst of updating their joint service delivery strategy, which outlines which entity performs a variety of public services — from police and fire protection to zoning and animal control — and how those services are paid for.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus
Palmetto fire department improves ISO rating
Palmetto fire department improves ISO rating_img Palmetto property owners may want to call their insurers since the city improved its fire suppression rating by the Jersey City, N.J.-based Insurance Services Office.
Source: Neighbor News
Brookhaven council votes to join ‘Welcoming America’ movement
Brookhaven council votes to join ‘Welcoming America’ movement_img The City Council approved a resolution Sept. 12 to join the Welcoming America movement, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that connects nonprofits and local governments.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Sandy Springs' dam upgrade could cost up to $7.6M
Sandy Springs' dam upgrade could cost up to $7.6M_img The cost to upgrade the Lake Forrest Dam in Sandy Springs so it is compliant with state law could be as high as $7.6 million, and the project could take up to 18 months.
Source: Neighbor News
Atlanta City Council approves transferring Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA
Atlanta City Council approves transferring Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA_img At its meeting Sept. 18, the Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance transferring all assets and operations of the Atlanta Streetcar to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
Source: Neighbor News
City staging storm debris for removal
City staging storm debris for removal_img Brunswick public works crews are working 12-hour days removing storm debris from city roadways and hauling it to a staging location at Bay and Prince streets, where mounds are piled high for eventual removal.
Source: Brunswick News
Council approves Charlotte trip reimbursement
Council approves Charlotte trip reimbursement_img The Douglasville City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to reimburse city officials who want to attend the National League of Cities’ City Summit in Charlotte from Nov. 15-18.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
New DPD Officers Ready to Go to Work
New DPD Officers Ready to Go to Work_img The Douglasville Police Department is growing.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Acworth Ghost Tours to have walking tours in October
Acworth Ghost Tours to have walking tours in October_img Every Friday and Saturday evening in October, Acworth Ghost Tours LLC will be conducting a walking tour of historic locations in Acworth. Acworth’s history and ghost stories will be shared, all from the 2017 book “Acworth Heritage, History, Hauntings” by tour guide, award-winning entertainer and author Jim Magus Saltarella.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Kennesaw Council approves added fees for trash, streetlights
Kennesaw Council approves added fees for trash, streetlights_img Kennesaw residents will see a $3 increase per bin on sanitation services and a new $3 fee for streetlights for residential units in the coming months.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Pembroke discusses nightly curfew enforcement
Pembroke discusses nightly curfew enforcement_img Pembroke Mayor Judy Cook raised concerns during the City Council meeting Monday about juveniles breaking curfew.
Source: Bryan County News
Park plans for Jonesboro Road finally coming to fruition though cost remains unknown
Park plans for Jonesboro Road finally coming to fruition though cost remains unknown_img For more than a decade plans for a Jonesboro Road property in McDonough have been at the center of turmoil, which continued Monday as the City Council eventually approved a plan for a park on the property.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
City Council ordinance aims to curb Buckhead's 'suburban-style' parking allowances
City Council ordinance aims to curb Buckhead's 'suburban-style' parking allowances_img The two Atlanta City Council members who represent Buckhead have introduced an ordinance that would reduce the number of parking spaces developers could build as part of their projects.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Citizens ask questions about costs, logistics of building a new Government Center
Citizens ask questions about costs, logistics of building a new Government Center_img The Mayor’s Commission on a New Government Center and Judicial Building held four simultaneous forums Tuesday to get input from the community about the building’s future.
Source: Alma Times
Mayor Tomlinson says officials ‘heartsick and frustrated’ with level of killings
Mayor Tomlinson says officials ‘heartsick and frustrated’ with level of killings_img Mayor Teresa Tomlinson released a brief statement Tuesday expressing frustration over the number of homicides in Columbus this summer.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Former Villa Rica city manager takes Hogansville post
Former Villa Rica city manager takes Hogansville post_img David Milliron, former city manager for Villa Rica, was chosen Monday as the new city manager for Hogansville, in Troup County.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Rome-Floyd Parks & Rec offers half price Hero Hustle registration through Friday
Rome-Floyd Parks & Rec offers half price Hero Hustle registration through Friday_img Registration is half-price this week for the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K race and 2-mile health walk set for Oct. 14 in downtown Rome.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Bowdon 'cutting it close' on budget through mid-October
Bowdon 'cutting it close' on budget through mid-October_img The Bowdon City Council on Monday night approved the 2017 millage rate, and discussed an ordinance to establish mayor and council compensation and whether the city might have to consider a tax anticipation note.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Atlanta Mayoral Candidates Talk Homelessness And Affordable Housing
Atlanta Mayoral Candidates Talk Homelessness And Affordable Housing_img Earlier this month, the candidates in Atlanta’s mayoral race discussed a major issue the next mayor will have to address: housing.
Source: WABE
Turin exploring water filtration
Turin exploring water filtration_img Turin officials will be exploring the possibility of a system-wide filter for the town’s water system.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Candidates weigh in on general election
Candidates weigh in on general election_img Voters will decide on Milton’s mayor and three City Council seats in the Nov. 7 general election. Incumbent Mayor Joe Lockwood will run against psychologist Laura Rencher, and voters will decide between incumbent Bill Lusk and Equestrian Committee Chair Laura Bentley for District 2, Post 1.
Source: NorthFulton.com
City Council approves rewrite to noise ordinance
City Council approves rewrite to noise ordinance_img Citing difficulty in enforcing its existing noise ordinance, the Milton City Council approved a new version at a special called meeting Sept. 13.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Neal drops out of Stockbridge mayoral race
Neal drops out of Stockbridge mayoral race_img Stockbridge Mayor Judy Neal has announced that she will not be running for re-election this fall. After qualifying for the race last month, she issued a statement Sept. 18 that indicated she would remove her name from the ballot.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Snellville receives accolades for financial reporting
Snellville receives accolades for financial reporting_img Snellville has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Video shows proposed development around Lillian Webb Park in Norcross
Video shows proposed development around Lillian Webb Park in Norcross_img Norcross officials held a public input meeting Sept. 12 to discuss the Lillian Webb Park residential development project. Concepts reviewed include a variety of residential housing options for a live/work environment, a parking garage for public and private use, commercial and retail space.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta technology panel gets new name
Alpharetta technology panel gets new name_img The Alpharetta Technology Commission, a nonprofit created by the city as an advisory organization, has a new name: Tech Alpharetta.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Norwood, Mitchell pick up endorsements from Atlanta firefighter groups
Norwood, Mitchell pick up endorsements from Atlanta firefighter groups_img Atlanta mayoral candidates Mary Norwood and Ceasar Mitchell picked up endorsements Tuesday from two fire fighting organizations.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City of Thomson receives $1 million for infrastructure improvements
City of Thomson receives $1 million for infrastructure improvements_img The City of Thomson is the recipient of a $1 million grant from the state for community development and infrastructure improvements in its Housing Authority.
Source: McDuffie Mirror
'Pocket park' pops up in front of Douglasville City Hall
'Pocket park' pops up in front of Douglasville City Hall_img Main Street Douglasville and Keep Douglasville Beautiful celebrated Park(ing) Day for the first time ever on Friday, Sept. 15.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Augusta officials reflect on hurricane preparation efforts
Augusta officials reflect on hurricane preparation efforts_img A week after the storm hit Georgia, those involved in dealing with it and the evacuees reflected on what worked better this time around after responding to massive storms and their aftermath two years in a row. Communication and preparedness were the key, they said.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Grantville to amend 2016-2017 budget
Grantville to amend 2016-2017 budget_img The Grantville City Council will more than likely amend the city’s 2016-2016 budget to reflect actual expenditures and revenue.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Brookhaven begins construction on Ashford Park trike track
Brookhaven begins construction on Ashford Park trike track_img Brookhaven’s “Year of Progress” continues with construction on Ashford Park’s new tricycle track. The project began Sept. 18 and is expected to take about two weeks to complete, weather pending.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City Council: Charlotte trip vote slated for Monday
City Council: Charlotte trip vote slated for Monday_img The Douglasville City Council is expected to take up at its Monday meeting whether city officials can be reimbursed for expenses to attend the National League of Cities' City Summit in Charlotte from Nov. 15-18.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Decatur preparing to open first-ever indoor pool
Decatur preparing to open first-ever indoor pool_img Decatur is looking at mid-October for reopening the upgraded indoor pool at the Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club. Last December the city struck a lease agreement with the Jones Club to use the pool — which has been closed for several years — on a year-round basis.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Historic Westside neighborhoods receive $32 million in investments
Historic Westside neighborhoods receive $32 million in investments_img During an event on Sept. 15 where 1,500 Westside residents, stakeholders and nonprofits were welcomed to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Mayor Kasim Reed and Arthur Blank each made investments in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Citizens want parks, trails, safety in Statesboro
Citizens want parks, trails, safety in Statesboro_img In the somewhat informal survey conducted by the consulting firm Amec Foster Wheeler for Statesboro's citywide strategic plan, well more than half of respondents said more money should be spent for parks and greenspace.
Source: Statesboro Herald
Atlanta mayoral hopeful Kwanza Hall reviving marijuana legislation
Atlanta mayoral hopeful Kwanza Hall reviving marijuana legislation_img Kwanza Hall, an Atlanta City Councilman and candidate for mayor of Atlanta, is calling for a vote in early October on his stalled effort to reduce the penalties on possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Three qualify for Smyrna City Council race
Three qualify for Smyrna City Council race_img Three people qualified Monday to replace Teri Anulewicz on the Ward 3 spot of the Smyrna City Council on Monday.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Lula to reward residents for pulling together with post-Irma picnic
Lula to reward residents for pulling together with post-Irma picnic_img Veteran Lula City Councilman Mordecai Wilson received a new title from City Manager Dennis Bergin at Monday night’s council meeting: Chef Wilson.
Source: Gainesville Times
Mayor Judy Neal withdraws candidacy from Stockbridge mayoral pool
Mayor Judy Neal withdraws candidacy from Stockbridge mayoral pool_img After qualifying to seek another term as mayor last month, Stockbridge Mayor Judy Neal has decided to not continue forward with those plans.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Bowdon approves $53,000 for repairs to lift station
Bowdon approves $53,000 for repairs to lift station_img The Bowdon City Council on Monday discussed at length a couple of infrastructure issues, including a lift station in disrepair.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Rincon City Council holds line on property taxes
 Rincon City Council holds line on property taxes_img Rincon maintained its membership in a shrinking club Monday night. During a special called meeting, the Rincon City Council conducted its third public hearing on the millage rate for next year. It voted unanimously to approve a 4.95 rate with a rollback of 4.95. “Just so the public understands, essentially, it means that we have no property taxes on businesses, commerical or residential (property),” said Reese Browher, council member. “That’s what the rollback is, and it’s been that way for 19 years. “For 19 years, we have been getting by on user fees (water, etc.).”
Source: Effingham Herald
State Chamber CEO says area has opportunities ahead
State Chamber CEO says area has opportunities ahead_img Thomasville and Thomas County has great opportunities ahead, but also some challenges it needs to tackle, the president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce said Thursday night.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Lidl grocery store, 65-townhome rezoning requests up for Gainesville City Council approval
Lidl grocery store, 65-townhome rezoning requests up for Gainesville City Council approval_img The public has one last shot to speak up before Gainesville City Council votes Tuesday night on two rezoning requests for developments in high-profile areas — a grocery store on busy Dawsonville Highway and 65 townhouses on South Enota Drive.
Source: Gainesville Times
City puts SPLOST revenue to work on streets, parks
City puts SPLOST revenue to work on streets, parks_img The City of Thomasville has put 2012 special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) revenue to work in many areas.
Source: Tifton Gazette
City in cleanup mode following storm
City in cleanup mode following storm_img Brunswick residents and city staff were busy Friday morning assessing damage and cleaning up following Hurricane Irma.
Source: Brunswick News
Retreats: Colquitt County stays close to home
Retreats: Colquitt County stays close to home_img As officials throughout the SunLight Project coverage area weigh the benefits versus the expenses of government retreats, leaders in Colquitt County work to keep costs down by holding the events locally — when they hold them at all.
Source: Moultrie Observer
City wants to take over portion of SR 372
City wants to take over portion of SR 372_img Large tractor-trailer trucks continue to be a nuisance for residents and businesses in downtown Ball Ground and city leaders are ready to find a solution to the problem.
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Marietta City Council cold on prospect of buying Oakton
Marietta City Council cold on prospect of buying Oakton_img Marietta’s oldest continually-inhabited home is for sale and having trouble finding a buyer.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
McDonough PD hiring certified, non-certified police officers
McDonough PD hiring certified, non-certified police officers_img The McDonough Police Department is looking to add to its ranks.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Mayor Tomlinson says leaders are building a city where millennials can thrive
Mayor Tomlinson says leaders are building a city where millennials can thrive_img Mayor Teresa Tomlinson looked toward the future Thursday while speaking to a group of young professionals at the Columbus Museum.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Lawrencevile police officers get surprise visit from Shaquille O’Neal
Lawrencevile police officers get surprise visit from Shaquille O’Neal_img Some members of the Lawrenceville Police Department got a nice respite from their long hours of work responding to the aftereffects of Tropical Storm Irma when former NBA star and Basketball Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal took time to pose for photos on Wednesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
City puts SPLOST revenue to work on streets, parks
City puts SPLOST revenue to work on streets, parks_img The City of Thomasville has put 2012 special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) revenue to work in many areas.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Harper students meet with city government
Harper students meet with city government_img The Thomasville City Council chambers turned into a classroom for Harper Elementary School second graders.
Source: Thomasville Times-Enterprise
Parade kicks off another year of Suwanee Fest
Parade kicks off another year of Suwanee Fest_img It’s the third weekend in September and one of the best times of the year to be in Suwanee.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Thousands fill Lawrenceville Lawn for annual Rock’N Ribville festival
Thousands fill Lawrenceville Lawn for annual Rock’N Ribville festival_img Seth Dubois took on a turkey leg as if it were a challenge ready to be conquered at Lawrenceville’s Rock’N Ribville festival Saturday afternoon.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
DDA accepts state loan for Cotton Block project
DDA accepts state loan for Cotton Block project_img The Downtown Development Authority agreed Thursday to act as a conduit for a $170,000 Georgia Cities Foundation loan for work to convert the second floor of the Tim and Molly Vicchrilli’s building at 100 Broad St. into a 10,000 square foot residential space.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Antiques, boutiques fuel Cave Spring renaissance
Antiques, boutiques fuel Cave Spring renaissance_img Travelers and shoppers don’t just stumble into Cave Spring. Even though the city sits at the crossroads of U.S. 411 and Ga. 100, neither route, at least not in Cave Spring, draws as many through travelers as log trucks. That has not hampered recent redevelopment efforts in Cave Spring. The downtown district has become a destination full of eclectic boutiques, antique shops and places to eat.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Stockbridge looks to hire city architect, implement landscaping and highway corridor ordinances
Stockbridge looks to hire city architect, implement landscaping and highway corridor ordinances_img For future projects, the city of Stockbridge is planning to have its own architect on hand to handle designs.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Lawrenceville, Snellville police departments begin helping with security at UGA football games
Lawrenceville, Snellville police departments begin helping with security at UGA football games_img This past Saturday, six Lawrenceville Police Department officers and made their way up to Sanford Stadium for gameday in Athens.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Tactical retreats: Local governments differ on policies for annual getaway meetings
Tactical retreats: Local governments differ on policies for annual getaway meetings_img To retreat or not to retreat; that is the question.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Temple schedules candidate qualification hearing
Temple schedules candidate qualification hearing_img A special hearing will next week decide the qualifications of a Temple City Council candidate who has been challenged by a resident who claims the candidate’s prior felony conviction makes him ineligible to serve.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Jenkins appointed new CEO for Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
Jenkins appointed new CEO for Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity_img Newnan Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia E. Jenkins was recently named the new CEO of Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Savannah grapples with teen gun violence
Savannah grapples with teen gun violence_img Most Savannah shootings involve victims or suspects age 20 or younger, with guns often used to settle personal arguments, said Savannah-Chatham County police Capt. Lenny Gunther. Many feuds begin on social media.
Source: Savannah Morning News
Public safety workers seek same retirement multiplier used for other city staff
Public safety workers seek same retirement multiplier used for other city staff_img Augusta public safety workers are pushing to have their retirement benefits computed with a larger multiplier that’s being used for another group of city employees.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Search warrant procedure under attack in DUI cases
Search warrant procedure under attack in DUI cases_img It’s one of the most invasive searches possible and in Richmond County, permission to do hundreds of these searches has been given by court clerks.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Mayors to discuss growth at forum
Mayors to discuss growth at forum_img The mayors of Augusta, Aiken and North Augusta will talk about growth during a forum Sept. 21 at the Palmetto Terrace in North Augusta’s Municipal Center.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Macon-Bibb residents will soon get higher property tax bills in the mail
Macon-Bibb residents will soon get higher property tax bills in the mail_img Macon-Bibb County residents will begin receiving their 2017 property tax bills in the coming days.
Source: Macon Telegraph
West Point police chief leaving
West Point police chief leaving_img West Point Police Chief Tony Bailey is leaving his current job and will become the police chief of Powder Springs Oct. 2.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
LaGrange Police Officer participates in discussion of Georgia’s opioid crisis
LaGrange Police Officer participates in discussion of Georgia’s opioid crisis_img LaGrange Police Sergeant Mark Cavender participated in the Georgia Municipal Association’s discussion on the opioid crisis in Georgia.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
Federal grant, sales tax funds will help bring sewer to downtown Cohutta
Federal grant, sales tax funds will help bring sewer to downtown Cohutta_img Cohutta Mayor Ron Shinnick says the town's central business district used to be thriving. "We had restaurants and lots of little stores," he said. "That's not the case right now." He says sewer can help bring back restaurants and the stores.
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen
Two more levels being added to downtown Gainesville parking deck
Two more levels being added to downtown Gainesville parking deck_img A bigger shadow will soon be cast on the area surrounding the downtown Gainesville square: the city’s parking deck is about to get two-stories taller.
Source: Access North Georgia
DHA debates rental vs. ownership for Dunwoody City Hall site
DHA debates rental vs. ownership for Dunwoody City Hall site_img The Dunwoody Homeowners Association did not have a quorum at its Sept. 10 meeting and could not formally vote on whether to publicly support or reject proposed plans by Grubb Properties to redevelop Perimeter Center Parkway East where the current City Hall is located.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Brookhaven history now part of ‘Images of America’
Brookhaven history now part of ‘Images of America’_img Former Brookhaven Mayor Rebecca Chase Williams returned to the City Council chambers Sept. 5 to showcase the newly published “Images of America” book recounting the history of the city.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Brookhaven council approves surveillance cameras
Brookhaven council approves surveillance cameras_img The City Council unanimously approved Sept. 12 entering into a three-year lease agreement with Georgia Power to lease surveillance license plate reader cameras at nearly 30 spots throughout the city.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Homelessness group’s Sandy Springs condos draw legal scrutiny
Homelessness group’s Sandy Springs condos draw legal scrutiny_img A local nonprofit’s controversial use of 33 condos as transitional housing has drawn a city zoning violation citation and new legal scrutiny amid complaints from other owners and tenants.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Sandy Springs’ adult business battles inch closer to Supreme Court appeal
Sandy Springs’ adult business battles inch closer to Supreme Court appeal_img Is the city’s crackdown on adult businesses a legitimate fight against crime or an unconstitutional violation of civil liberties? After decade-long legal battles, that question is inching closer to being asked directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Atlanta City Design calls for transit expansion, conservation of tree canopy
Atlanta City Design calls for transit expansion, conservation of tree canopy_img The city’s Department of City Planning released a book Sept. 6 that will guide future development in Atlanta, and it calls for increasing development in areas that can support it while limiting development and protecting the tree canopy in the rest of the city.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Lawrenceville tables decision on proposed teen club/lounge
Lawrenceville tables decision on proposed teen club/lounge_img The Lawrenceville City Council recently tabled a zoning change decision that could allow for a proposed teen club/lounge at The Village shopping center, 706 Grayson Highway.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Sugar Hill to reelect mayor, two council members this fall
Sugar Hill to reelect mayor, two council members this fall_img Sugar Hill Mayor Steve Edwards will run unopposed for reelection Nov. 7 in the city’s municipal election. Two city council seats are also up for election.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Avondale Estates to begin monthly meetings with major landowners
Avondale Estates to begin monthly meetings with major landowners_img Officials from Avondale Estates and Avila Real Estate have agreed to a series of monthly meetings discussing property the developer owns near downtown.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Milton to renovate former City Hall space
Milton to renovate former City Hall space_img The Milton City council has let a $11,266 contract to Prime Contractors Inc. renovate space at the former City Hall building still occupied by the Police Department and Municipal Court.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta to update parks master plan
Alpharetta to update parks master plan_img The Alpharetta City Council has approved paying a consultant up to $60,000 to update the Recreation and Parks Master Plan.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell OKs $3M land buy for Oxbo project
Roswell OKs $3M land buy for Oxbo project_img The Roswell City Council has approved the $3 million purchase of 0.36 acres of land at 685 Atlanta St. in the historic downtown area for the realignment of Oxbo Road.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Townhomes approved in Marietta
Townhomes approved in Marietta_img A development of 22 townhomes was approved Sept. 13 by the Marietta City Council.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Marietta hosts free Pastor’s Police Academy
Marietta hosts free Pastor’s Police Academy_img The Marietta Police Department is holding registration for the next free Pastor’s Police Academy that begins Oct. 5.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tybee Island After Irma: A Conversation With The Mayor
Tybee Island After Irma: A Conversation With The Mayor_img On Monday, September 11, Tybee Island experienced storm surge flooding from Hurricane Irma. This excess water along with an astronomical high tide flooded parts of the island.
Source: GPB News
County sets Sept. 28 meeting with cities for fire protect fee
County sets Sept. 28 meeting with cities for fire protect fee_img Even with Hurricane Irma looming, the Liberty County Commission Sept. 5 worked through a busy, if routine, agenda. A meeting of county officials and local mayors on a developing fire and emergency service plan was set for Sept. 28.
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Agencies made sure homeless had a place to go during Irma
Agencies made sure homeless had a place to go during Irma_img As thousands of area residents sought safer ground from the impending storm Irma, a smaller, but more vulnerable group – the homeless – may have been asking “what about us?”
Source: Hinesville Coastal Courier
Augusta economic developers approve more than $940 million in bonds
Augusta economic developers approve more than $940 million in bonds_img The Development Authority of Richmond County on Thursday approved $940 million worth of industrial revenue bonds and bond proposals, which officials said would help five major employers – including Doctors Hospital and FedEx – expand local operations.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Economic development authority executive director to retire
Economic development authority executive director to retire_img The Augusta Economic Development Authority’s executive director will retire Dec. 31. The authority voted unanimously Thursday to approve Walter Sprouse’s departure after its members emerged from executive session during their monthly meeting.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Hogansville to name city manager on Monday
Hogansville to name city manager on Monday_img Hogansville has picked its next city manager and has finalized a deal with that individual, according to Mayor Bill Stankiewicz.
Source: LaGrange Daily News
City approves GDOT's airport funds request
City approves GDOT's airport funds request_img At its meeting Tuesday night, Griffin’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request from Georgia’s Department of Transportation for the city and the Griffin-Spalding Airport to return $518,910 in unused Federal Aviation Administration entitlements, which will then be transferred to the Jackson County Airport.
Source: Griffin Daily News
Country stars aim to bring jobs to Bremen
Country stars aim to bring jobs to Bremen_img The Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin and former Delta Force Commander Major General Gary Harrell of “Blackhawk Down” fame are on a mission to bring jobs back to America and are using a small town in Georgia as their base camp.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve
Tyrone mural gets a 3-to-1 reprieve_img Nearly 150 people attended the Sept. 7 meeting of the Tyrone Town Council where the now-controversial mural positioned behind the dais was the topic of discussion by the council and more than 30 people speaking in public comments.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval
Big Fayetteville office park gets council approval_img One of the largest developments proposed in the county received a unanimous approval Thursday night from the Fayetteville City Council, with hardly any discussion.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Lake Peachtree begins to drain again for spillway work
Lake Peachtree begins to drain again for spillway work_img The lowering of Lake Peachtree that signals the upcoming work to replace the spillway has begun.
Source: Fayette Citizen
Neighboring cities across the southeast look to Alpharetta for development insight
Neighboring cities across the southeast look to Alpharetta for development insight_img Alpharetta’s continued growth and recent development projects is popping up on surrounding cities’ radars and representatives are taking steps to see the “Technology City of the South” in person.
Source: Neighbor News
Brookhaven receives $150,000 grant for stream bank restoration
Brookhaven receives $150,000 grant for stream bank restoration_img The city of Brookhaven was recently awarded a $150,000 grant for stream bank restoration along the north fork of Nancy Creek, south of the Murphey Candler dam.
Source: Reporter Newspapers
Atlanta tests self-driving vehicle in heart of the city
Atlanta tests self-driving vehicle in heart of the city_img The city of Atlanta tested a self-driving vehicle on one of its busiest streets Thursday. The test on North Avenue in the city's bustling Midtown area meant that Atlanta has become one of the largest urban areas to test autonomous vehicles, joining Sao Paulo and Shanghai.
Source: Neighbor News
Atlanta's Westside cashes in with another $32M worth of investments from city, Arthur Blank
Atlanta's Westside cashes in with another $32M worth of investments from city, Arthur Blank_img Atlanta's historic Westside neighborhoods received another major boost after receiving $32 million worth of investments.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Storm cleanup dominates Lula meeting
Storm cleanup dominates Lula meeting_img Thursday’s Lula City Council work session was dominated by a lengthy discussion of the mess left behind by Irma that left approximately 2,800 city residents without power for the better part of two days.
Source: Gainesville Times
Atlanta mayoral candidates talk permitting, affordable housing
Atlanta mayoral candidates talk permitting, affordable housing _img Six candidates for mayor of Atlanta vowed Wednesday night to overhaul the city's permitting process, create more affordable housing and design a new zoning ordinance that balances economic growth with livable communities.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Metro Atlanta Chamber initiative aims to make Atlanta a 'smart cities' leader
Metro Atlanta Chamber initiative aims to make Atlanta a 'smart cities' leader_img IoT.ATL is comprised of 33 of companies with Atlanta operations in the IoT space, including Accenture, AT&T Inc., General Electric Co. and the Weather Co. along with Atlanta Committee for Progress. The goal is to attract IoT companies and talent to metro Atlanta.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Police Departments Deploy Garbage Trucks To Block Vehicle Attacks In Crowds
Police Departments Deploy Garbage Trucks To Block Vehicle Attacks In Crowds_img You might know it as a garbage truck. But to police departments around the country, it has become a cutting-edge tool in law enforcement.
Source: WABE
Under Plan, Downtown Atlanta Might Have A New Look In 15 Years
Under Plan, Downtown Atlanta Might Have A New Look In 15 Years_img Imagine downtown Atlanta having 10,000 more trees and being better connected with welcoming spaces. Those are some of the changes outlined in the first draft of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan that was unveiled Tuesday night.
Source: WABE
How Atlanta's Green Infrastructure Helps Manage Rain
How Atlanta's Green Infrastructure Helps Manage Rain_img Historically, Atlanta has struggled with managing all the rain from big storms. The water rushes into the sewers, overwhelming the system and causing flooding.
Source: WABE
Study of loading zones delayed until trash plans complete
Study of loading zones delayed until trash plans complete_img The Newnan Downtown Development Authority is delaying a study of downtown loading zones.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Gwinnett cities offering free yard debris removal after storm
Gwinnett cities offering free yard debris removal after storm_img As cleanup takes place after Tropical Storm Irma, many Gwinnett cities are offering free yard debris removal.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Union City cancels Nov. 7 election
Union City cancels Nov. 7 election_img Union City has canceled the city’s fall municipal election set for Nov. 7. The three open seats of mayor and two council members each have just one candidate.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Forum, debate set for Roswell candidates
Forum, debate set for Roswell candidates_img With six people qualifying in the Roswell City Council special election for a vacated seat in Post 3, the Nov. 7 ballot is complete, and voters will have opportunities in the coming weeks to familiarize themselves with the mayor and council candidates.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
O'Neal Plaza renovation work currently on schedule
O'Neal Plaza renovation work currently on schedule_img Work is still on schedule for the Oct. 19 ribbon-cutting for the renovated O'Neal Plaza.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Woodstock planning commission tables mixed-use development
Woodstock planning commission tables mixed-use development_img About 20 residents attended Thursday’s Woodstock Planning Commission meeting to hear the fate of a mixed-use development consisting of townhomes along Highway 92, but the application was tabled to give residents and the applicant more time to find a plan to “make everyone a little bit happier.”
Source: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Registration still available for City of Marietta’s 41st Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival
Registration still available for City of Marietta’s 41st Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival_img The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department announced that they are still accepting applications for the City of Marietta’s 41st Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Marietta Square.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Marietta residents urge City Council to buy antebellum home Oakton
Marietta residents urge City Council to buy antebellum home Oakton_img Marietta could become the proud owner of an antebellum home if a group of citizens has its way.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
“Let’s Talk With the Mayor” to focus on city’s response to tropical storm
“Let’s Talk With the Mayor” to focus on city’s response to tropical storm_img The city’s response to Tropical Storm Irma will be one of the main topics discussed at a “Let’s Talk with the Mayor” forum scheduled for Thursday night, according to Mayor Teresa Tomlinson.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Mayor Tomlinson’s new Government Center commission schedules 4 pubic forums - all on the same day
Mayor Tomlinson’s new Government Center commission schedules 4 pubic forums - all on the same day_img The Mayor’s Commission on New Government and Judicial Building will hold four simultaneous forums for public input on what should happen to the building.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Crews continue working to clean up storm debris
Crews continue working to clean up storm debris_img Columbus crews are still working hard to clean up storm debris.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Tomlinson looking for ways to restrict river access during weather emergency
Tomlinson looking for ways to restrict river access during weather emergency_img The city is exploring possible ways to limit or restrict access to the Chattahoochee River during weather events such as the one that happened this week, Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
City to reveal new 'brand' today at Taste of Carrollton
City to reveal new 'brand' today at Taste of Carrollton_img After weeks of strategic research and planning, work sessions, focus groups and an opinion survey of more than 1,700 participants, the city of Carrollton will officially launch its new brand today at the Taste of Carrollton on Adamson Square.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Downtown housing development receives approval from planners
Downtown housing development receives approval from planners_img A proposed housing project in downtown Alpharetta passed a major hurdle Thursday on its way to a final vote before the City Council later this month.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Get to know Roswell’s Post 4 candidates
Get to know Roswell’s Post 4 candidates_img Four out of the six seats in the Roswell City Council are up for election this fall, including Post 4. The seat, currently occupied by mayoral candidate Lori Henry, is assigned as liaison to environmental and public works.
Source: NorthFulton.com
Sugar Hill releases draft Highway 20 corridor study
Sugar Hill releases draft Highway 20 corridor study_img Sugar Hill has been conducting a comprehensive study of the Highway 20 corridor in an effort to understand the issues influencing the area’s future development.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell OKs $1.7M in East Alley spending
Roswell OKs $1.7M in East Alley spending_img The Roswell City Council authorized $1.7 million in contracts for the East Alley Pathway Improvement Project downtown, and approved a resolution to seek a state grant for the “green” portion of the work.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Alpharetta OKs downtown housing project
Alpharetta OKs downtown housing project_img The Alpharetta City Council has approved, with conditions, a request to rezone 3.26 acres to allow the construction of 22 for-sale single-family detached homes on the east side of Haynes Bridge Road at Tiffany Square Drive.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
North Avenue Smart Corridor Project to launch
North Avenue Smart Corridor Project to launch_img Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed along with Russell McMurry, commissioner of Georgia Department of Transportation and G.P. “Bud” Peterson, president of Georgia Tech will celebrate the launch of the North Avenue Smart Corridor Demonstration Project at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta mayoral contenders wrestle over how to be a regional leader
Atlanta mayoral contenders wrestle over how to be a regional leader_img The mayor of Atlanta doesn’t just lead the city’s 500,000 or so residents. He or she is the de facto leader of the metro region’s nearly 6 million people.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
City picking up Irma debris
City picking up Irma debris_img The City of Valdosta Public Works Department has all hands on deck to pick up debris left behind by Tropical Storm Irma.
Source: Valdosta Daily Times
$60.7 million SPLOST projects list unanimously approved
$60.7 million SPLOST projects list unanimously approved_img A list of proposed SPLOST projects was unanimously approved by all parties at a joint meeting of the Tift County Board of Commissioners and the city councils of Omega, Tifton and Ty Ty at a joint meeting held Sept. 7.
Source: Tifton Gazette
Trion Council Ponders New Travel And Credit Card Rules
Trion Council Ponders New Travel And Credit Card Rules	_img The Trion Town Council heard a first reading of proposed changes to its policies regarding travel expenses and credit card procedures by personnel after complaints and the threat of a lawsuit by a town resident. Council is expected to vote on the new policies in September.
Source: Summerville News
Menlo Wants Help With Loose Dog Problems
Menlo Wants Help With Loose Dog Problems_img The Menlo Town Council wants Chattooga County Animal Control to help with its loose dog problem but doesn’t want to pay much for the service.
Source: Summerville News
Surrency awarded $500,000 CDBG
Surrency awarded $500,000 CDBG_img Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) recently announced that the City of Surrency is being awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
Source: Baxley News Banner
City, county approve TPLOST agreement
City, county approve TPLOST agreement_img Tuesday morning City Council held a special called TSPLOST meeting, where Mayor Edward Reynolds made a motion to go forward with the intergovernmental agreement regarding TSPLOST.
Source: Bainbridge Post-Searchlight
Albany Commission OKs airport passenger bridge grant
Albany Commission OKs airport passenger bridge grant_img Albany city commissioners approved FAA grant funding Tuesday that will allow for construction of a passenger bridge and rehab of the main runway at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
Source: Albany Herald
Taxes could go up for some Oakwood residents
Taxes could go up for some Oakwood residents_img Oakwood residents could see a tax increase in 2018, even as the city considers keeping the tax rate the same.
Source: Gainesville Times
Kingsland Mayor: Irma did worst damage he’s seen as aftermath efforts are at full scale across area
Kingsland Mayor: Irma did worst damage he’s seen as aftermath efforts are at full scale across area_img State emergency officials are taking over search and rescue operations in Camden County and will do a helicopter surveillance to ensure no one has been missed after people who didn’t heed mandatory evacuation orders had to be pulled from flooded neighborhoods Monday, officials said.
Source: Florida Times-Union
Residential household hazardous waste and electronics collection event on Saturday
Residential household hazardous waste and electronics collection event on Saturday_img The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center is hosting a free collection event this Saturday at the Center from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. We will accept household hazardous waste and electronics to dispose of responsibly and help keep this material out of our landfill.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Registration still available for City of Marietta’s 41st Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival
 Registration still available for City of Marietta’s 41st Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival_img The Marietta Parks and Recreation Department announced that they are still accepting applications for the City of Marietta’s 41st Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Marietta Square.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Nickles becomes first female lieutenant of Thomson Fire Rescue
Nickles becomes first female lieutenant of Thomson Fire Rescue_img Thomson Fire Rescue made double history recently when it promoted one of its three women to the rank of lieutenant and moved her to head the department’s fire prevention bureau.
Source: McDuffie Progress
St. Marys hit hard by Hurricane Irma
St. Marys hit hard by Hurricane Irma_img Hurricane Irma pounded St. Marys with powerful winds and rain Monday, causing extensive damage or total destruction of the docks at the city’s waterfront, including one used by tourists to board the ferry to Cumberland Island.
Source: Brunswick News
Much of St. Marys still in the dark
Much of St. Marys still in the dark_img Much of Camden County was without power Tuesday as the region started what appears to be a long recovery from Hurricane Irma.
Source: Brunswick News
Phillips back to battle Wojcik for Carrollton Ward 2 seat
Phillips back to battle Wojcik for Carrollton Ward 2 seat_img A year after losing the Carrollton City Council Ward 2 seat to video producer Rory Wojcik, auto body shop owner Wes Phillips is optimistic that this fall he can re-engage voters and secure a victory.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian
Mayor Tomlinson to Columbus community: ‘You all were amazing. Thank you.’
Mayor Tomlinson to Columbus community: ‘You all were amazing. Thank you.’_img Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson expressed relief and gratitude after the city weathered severe wind and rain from Tropical Storm Irma on Monday.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Gas smell in downtown Columbus draws large number of calls to Liberty Utilities
Gas smell in downtown Columbus draws large number of calls to Liberty Utilities_img Many people in the Columbus Historic District and parts of downtown woke up to a strong natural gas odor Tuesday morning.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Tybee reopens to evacuees
Tybee reopens to evacuees_img Tybee Island evacuees have been cleared to return home. Mayor Jason Buelterman said U.S. 80 reopened at just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, and with the exception of electricity, all utilities and services are fully operational.
Source: Savannah Morning News
“Veterans Expressway” effort gains little ground
“Veterans Expressway” effort gains little ground_img An effort to rename the John C. Calhoun Expressway faltered Tuesday with commissioners determining they were stopped by state law from doing so.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
After Irma, Columbus suspends policy charging homeowners for private tree removal
After Irma, Columbus suspends policy charging homeowners for private tree removal_img After Tropical Storm Irma toppled multiple trees on private land, the Columbus Consolidated Government has decided to suspend regulations requiring homeowners to pay the city a fee to haul away a tree that fell on their own property.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Third annual COPS builds community in Hampton, offers fun for families
Third annual COPS builds community in Hampton, offers fun for families_img Residents turned out in spades to Bobby McBrayer City Park in Hampton on Saturday to meet their police officers and have some fun.
Source: Henry Daily Herald
Electricity outage reporting system totally automated
Electricity outage reporting system totally automated_img The City of Thomasville knows when a customer loses power — even before the customer reports the problem.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Augusta human resources director resigns
Augusta human resources director resigns_img Michael Loeser, Augusta’s human resources director for less than two years, is leaving city government.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Water conservation advised in Cornelia
Water conservation advised in Cornelia_img Power at the water plant in Cornelia is out and city officials are urging residents to conserve water until the power is restored.
Source: Access North Georgia
Jackson to adopt downtown overlay ordinance
Jackson to adopt downtown overlay ordinance_img The Jackson City Council is preparing to adopt an overlay ordinance to govern development in the city’s downtown business district.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus
College Park, nonprofits build third KaBOOM! playground
College Park, nonprofits build third KaBOOM! playground_img For children, the return of sunny days after Hurricane Irma will mean they can play outside again.
Source: Neighbor News
Alpharetta advises how to handle damage caused by Irma
Alpharetta advises how to handle damage caused by Irma_img As cities work to return to regular daily operations following Hurricane Irma, the city of Alpharetta is working to provide the ideal course of action to handling damage caused by the storm.
Source: Neighbor News
Sheriff’s office, courthouse operating on generator
Sheriff’s office, courthouse operating on generator_img It may be Thursday or even Friday before things start getting back to normal for those who live and work in Milledgeville and Baldwin County.
Source: Milledgeville Union Recorder
Study: Atlanta bucks trend of families moving out west
Study: Atlanta bucks trend of families moving out west_img A study released by United Van Lines shows that Americans continue to leave Northeastern cities for the West and Pacific Northwest -- and Atlanta.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
City of Newnan relaxes debris ordinance in wake of recent storm
City of Newnan relaxes debris ordinance in wake of recent storm_img In an effort to help residents clean up following the recent tropical storm, the city of Newnan has temporarily relaxed their debris ordinance.
Source: Newnan Times-Herald
Auburn officials cancel November municipal election
Auburn officials cancel November municipal election_img Auburn officials have cancelled the city’s general election scheduled for Nov. 7. Candidates for city-council, Robert L. Vogel and Bill Ackworth qualified for office unopposed.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Peachtree City approves nonprofit funding
Peachtree City approves nonprofit funding_img Peachtree City is formalizing funding agreements with two Fayette County nonprofits following unanimous City Council approval on Sept. 7.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Peachtree City approves tourism budget
Peachtree City approves tourism budget_img The Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau has adopted “a very conservative budget” for FY2018 due to a drop in hotel/motel tax revenue.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Roswell OKs $236K trail contract
Roswell OKs $236K trail contract_img The Roswell City Council has approved a $236,302 contract to construct a multi-use trail along Holcomb Bridge Road (Ga. 140).
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Aerotropolis Atlanta releases progress report
Aerotropolis Atlanta releases progress report_img AeroATL Greenway Plan will officially launch this month with the selected consultant team, Sizemore Group. The CIDs have partnered with the City of East Point to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Market Place Blvd. and Shelby Lane.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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