News Line for Temple

New budget for Temple; water rates lowered
The Temple City Council has a new budget and residents will be paying less for their city water.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple budget approval expected
The Temple City Council is expected on Tuesday to approve its fiscal year 2014 budget, and may vote on a measure to lower water bills.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple discontinues new city administration facility
Construction of a new city administration building in Temple has been permanently halted.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple council schedules two meetings to work on budget
The Temple City Council will meet today and Monday to try to produce a 12-month budget.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple council meeting postponed
The Temple City Council meeting this week was postponed just hours before it was to begin when a city official discovered the minutes from its February meeting had not yet been recorded.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Lengthy meeting brings Temple’s rules of decorum into question
The Temple City Council’s three-hour, 51-minute meeting earlier this month was a memorable one.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Budget approved; Temple city workers get paid
The Temple City Council passed an emergency 30-day budget Friday night, meaning that city employees will get their first paychecks in almost a month.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple mayor: No budget, no pay
Temple Mayor Lester Harmon says he can’t write city checks because the city budget was passed illegally, and now some city employees will see paychecks delayed until an emergency 30-day budget can be passed Feb. 19.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Lack of budget delays work on new Temple city hall
Work on Temple’s new city hall and police department headquarters has been temporarily halted until the City Council can pass a budget.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

No pay raises in store for Temple City Council
They say what goes up must come down.That’s the case for the pay structure of the Temple City Council, which looked to jump as much as 80 percent a few weeks ago. But now, with a new mayor and two new council members, the pay will actually be cut by 14 percent.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Outgoing mayor, chief to become private detectives
When they officially leave office New Year’s Day, Temple Mayor Rick Ford and the city’s police chief, Tim Shaw, plan to start a private investigation company.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple officer named city's new police chief
Melvin Lankford has been named new police chief for the city of Temple.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple to get city library
Temple’s current government building will be turned into a city library, Mayor Rick Ford announced.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Temple mayor promises 'major announcement'
Rick Ford will attend his last Temple City Council meeting as mayor Monday night after eight years in office. But rather than quietly saying goodbye, he plans to go out with a bang.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple breaks ground Thursday on new city hall
After seven years of planning, debate and design, ground will be broken Thursday on a new city hall and government complex in Temple.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple prepares for new era
Change is on the horizon for the city of Temple. The city administrator turned in her resignation earlier this fall, citing medical issues. Then last week the city’s voters elected two new city council members and a new mayor.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple approves new city hall complex
Temple Mayor Rick Ford has been working on the new city hall project since 2007, the middle of his first term in office. Now that the new complex has been approved, he won’t get to serve in the new building. He chose not to seek re-election.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Temple police chief resigns
Tim Shaw turned in his letter of resignation the morning following Temple’s municipal election in which a new mayor and two new City Council members were voted in.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Voters to decide SPLOST, municipal races
Carroll County voters will cast ballots Tuesday in a number of mayoral and council elections, along with a decision on whether to extend the 1-cent SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax).
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

Cities, county paint 'broad strokes' in SPLOST plans
Carroll County voters will decide Nov. 5 if they want to continue the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) that was passed in 2008 and ends in March 2015.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian