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Savannah Alderman Brian Foster not in the running for another term

July 2, 2019

Savannah Morning News

Savannah Alderman Brian Foster said he is keeping his word.

Grayson to adopt millage rate resulting in property tax increase

July 2, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Due to increased property values and continued city growth, the proposed millage rate will result in a slight property tax increase of 2.79 percent.

Miller-Cody elected to state municipal board

July 1, 2019

Valdosta Daily Times

Valdosta City Councilmember Vivian Miller-Cody was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association recently during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah.

Bell named Planning & Zoning Director for city

July 1, 2019

Americus Times-Recorder

Deborah Bell has been hired as the Planning and Zoning director for the city of Americus.

Gun (zoning) fight at Talking Rock

July 1, 2019

Pickens County Progress

The Talking Rock Council held their first meeting in their new chambers to an overflow crowd. The residents came out in mass for the public hearing on the proposed firearms training facility. It appeared that more than 60 people were in the room.

Applicants sought for emergency food and shelter funds

July 1, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke County has been chosen to receive $56,477 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

Watkinsville taxes may increase

July 1, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

Property taxes in Watkinsville may increase 8.74 percent due to higher property assessments.

Bowman council agrees to sign on with development authority

July 1, 2019

Elberton Star & Examiner

With the signing Monday night by Bowman City Council of a resolution to reactivate the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton and Bowman, an economic development agency is in business again.

BOWMAN COUNCIL DELAYING ACTION TO SELL GAS DEPARTMENT TO ELBERTON

July 1, 2019

Elberton Star & Examiner

After an hour-long hearing before the Bowman City Council June meeting in which over 40 Bowman residents were in attendance to show a strong opposition to the City of Bowman selling its’ gas department to the City of Elberton, Mayor Pete Gibbons decided to table the topic until next month’s council meeting.

Savannah’s art community talks art policy at neighborhood barbecue

July 1, 2019

Savannah Morning News

Neighbors and artists from around Savannah gathered Sunday afternoon at a Parkside home to discuss what they’d like to see the city do to help Savannah’s art community.

Hunter running for Savannah’s 6th District aldermanic seat

July 1, 2019

Savannah Morning News

Antonio Hunter announced Friday his intention to run for Savannah’s District 6 aldermanic seat in this November’s municipal election.

Local firefighter honored with gifts at Savannah Bananas game

July 1, 2019

Savannah Morning News

A Savannah firefighter was honored at Friday’s Savannah Bananas baseball game after saving the life on an unconscious man at the game last Saturday.

New flashing lights for crosswalk safety being evaluated downtown

July 1, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Rome Street Department crews were busy Friday, hanging new flashing lights at the pedestrian crosswalk in the 200 block of Broad Street. Amanda Carter, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority, said the “Mid-Block Crosswalk Safety Trial” will continue for 20 days, then move to the 300 block for 20 days and the 400 block for another 20 days as the city gets feedback from pedestrians and motorists alike.

Plan would divide opioid money before offers made, trial starts

July 1, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Rome and Floyd County’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors could end up in a surprise settlement following a hearing set for Aug. 6 in federal district court.

Historic district is hot right now, and it's not because it's summer

July 1, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

Rome’s Between the Rivers Historic district is in the process of an unprecedented residential growth spurt. For years the Downtown Development Authority has put a high priority on getting the upper level of many of the downtown buildings renovated for apartment living.

Are Middle Georgia governments ready for a cyberattack?

July 1, 2019

Macon Telegraph

Macon-Bibb County escaped serious issues when a group known as the Turkish Cyber Army defaced some government websites by hacking onto them in January.

Second alley downtown set for improvement

July 1, 2019

Newnan Times-Herald

The Newnan Downtown Development Authority has received a $5,000 grant to give a downtown alley a facelift.

Demand increasing for more lofts in downtown

July 1, 2019

Brunswick News

City Commissioner Julie Martin sees the untapped potential for downtown Brunswick.

Brookhaven installs new traffic signal at Briarwood, North Druid Hills roads

July 1, 2019

Reporter Newspapers

The new signal is one of the first of this type in metro Atlanta and is expected to help drivers more safely navigate the intersection and reduce crashes.

Atlanta City Council to vote on banning smoking and vaping at the airport and other city facilities

July 1, 2019

Neighbor News

At its meeting July 1 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, the council is expected to vote on legislation that would prohibit smoking and vaping at those locations (Legislative Reference No. 19-O-1205). The ordinance seeks to protect the public against exposure to secondhand smoke.

Stockbridge approves funding to revitalize alleyway

July 1, 2019

Henry Daily Herald

The Stockbridge City Council voted in favor of earmarking $350,000 for the rehabilitation of an alleyway in downtown Stockbridge, but exactly where those funds are coming from is not entirely clear.

Flowery Branch councilman Asbridge sworn in

July 1, 2019

Access North Georgia

Ed Asbridge won a special election on June 18 for an unexpired council term of former councilwoman Mary Jones who resigned in 2018; Jones died earlier this year.

Sandy Springs OKs $1M payout to Mercedes

July 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As part of a package of incentives, the city promised to reimburse the company up to $1,027,000 for improvements including sidewalks, landscaping and street lights; bicycle and pedestrian facilities; access streets and roadway improvements.

Johns Creek starting Buice ‘traffic calming’ work

July 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The improvements will promote safe pedestrian access and discourage speeding, according to an announcement by Johns Creek.

Roswell OKs $215K contract to connect 2 parks

July 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A 20-foot-wide driveway with curbs and gutters will connect the parking lots of the Adult Recreation Center and Aquatic Center, allowing emergency personnel and residents to reach either park more easily, staff said.

Lawrenceville’s first female police captain focuses on officer wellness

July 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Capt. Tawnya Gilovanni received the promotion in late May after 13 years of service with the Lawrenceville Police Department. The law enforcement veteran has had a knack for leadership since the start of her career, making sergeant with the Braselton Police Department at the age of 24.

Another metro Atlanta city pumps the brakes on electric scooters

July 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Tucker City Council voted 6-1 Wednesday to implement a 120-day moratorium on the devices moving to the city.

Marietta elementary schools to be monitored by police officers

July 1, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For the first time, two school resource officers from the Marietta Police Department will serve only in Marietta’s elementary schools - thanks in part to a federal grant.

Flowery Branch tax rate not budging up or down

June 28, 2019

Gainesville Times

Flowery Branch’s property tax rate is staying the same.

Smith elected third vice president of Georgia Municipal Association

June 28, 2019

Tifton Gazette

Tifton Mayor Julie Smith was elected third vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah June 23.

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