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Friday, Aug. 23 was the last day to qualify to run in the Nov. 5 local elections.
Gainesville City Council candidates for the Nov. 5 election are reflecting on progress and looking ahead at growth — a challenge they all anticipate.
There will be three contested city council races in Winder this fall, while Mayor David Maynard appears to be heading for a third term.
Butler said he was especially encouraged by the total number of people in the workforce in the Gainesville metro; that number increased by 300 from June to July.
District 3 Councilman Bates Mattison, who was first elected in 2012, the year the city incorporated, and was expected to run again, announced he is not going for another term.
Mayor Teresa Philyaw will not return to the seat she has held since January 2016 and instead qualified for the Hiram City Council Post 1 seat.
Mayor Hal Dally and now former Mayor Pro Tem David Keener will square off this fall in a race to be the next mayor of Georgia’s Greatest Little Town.
The city will allocate to the program up to $50,000 each year from its fee-supported Tree Fund. Trees will be planted in city rights of way, parks and on private parcels.
Lawrenceville Council Member and former Downtown Development Authority Member David Still is the only candidate to qualify to run for mayor in the Nov. 5 municipal election. In addition, Victoria Jones will continue in her current position on the city council as the only qualifying candidate for Council Post 2.
If the ordinance had been approved, the mayor would have received $21,000 annually instead of the current $18,000, beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
Of the three Acworth aldermen running for re-election on Nov. 5, two will face competition. For Alderman Post 1, incumbent Butch Price, a retiree, and Krystal Bailey Williams, employed in Information Technology, have qualified.
Chamblee’s police department is set to move into a new headquarters on Buford Highway as early as next year.
Building the new network costs a shade under $2 million. When finished it will provide uninterrupted communications services for 14 city and 10 school sites, including the Decatur Police and Fire Departments.
Qualifying for Avondale Estates’ Nov. 5 elections closed August 23 setting the stage for a one-on-one mayoral showdown between former friends and colleagues Clai Brown and incumbent Jonathan Elmore.
Former Georgia Rep. Bob Smith is challenging incumbent Dave Shearon for the mayorship of Watkinsville.
The resolution counters a request made earlier this year by the Johns Creek Public Works Department asking that the Georgia Department of Transportation reduce lane widths from 12 feet to 11 feet along the road.
The Athens-Clarke County Commission this week unanimously passed a “Resolution in Support of Athens Immigrant, Undocumented, and Latinx Community” after several commissioners explained why they thought the resolution is important.
The Nelson City Council approved a new seal for the city at their called meeting Thursday, August 15.
This weekend will include several family-friendly events that are open to the public, including a historic walking tour, a family friendly movie and a community cleanup.
The ballot is set for Nov. 5 in West Point.
The LaGrange Police Department is accepting applications for citizens to participate in its Citizens Police Academy starting Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., according to a City of LaGrange press release.
Incumbent Sundai Stevenson and political newcomer Jamieson Palmer threw their hats into the ring Thursday, making it 10 candidates seeking seats on the Rome City Commission.
High school students taking Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses and exams would be exempt from the Georgia Milestones Assessment System test for those subjects if the Board of Education adopts an amendment initiated Thursday at the board’s August meeting.
The agreement with Duluth, the Federal Highway Administration, Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia State Historic Preservation Office concerns the existing bridge, a steel truss design that dates to roughly 1900.
The proposed automatic, tunnel type car wash on 1.16 acres would be an outparcel to a larger development adjacent to the property.
Snellville Mayor Barbara Bender, who was appointed to finish former Mayor Tom Witts term, will run unopposed to continue as the city’s leader. Six candidates have qualified to fill two open city council seats.
Clemons, who was mayor pro tem chosen by Mayor Joe Jerkins, recently was inaugurated as mayor since Jerkins resigned after 30 years of continuous service as both the mayor and the city manager due to ongoing health problems.
The City Council on Monday approved a contract with Playground Creations to make the upper playground at Swift-Cantrell park more inclusive for $449,933.25. The current setup includes nine slides, 11 swings and a play structure with ADA ramps and sensory boards.
Councilman James W. Eaton, a chiropractor, a professor at Life University in Marietta and a U.S. Army veteran, is opposed by Karen Gitau, a senior accountant, and Antonio Jones, a small business owner.
The Smyrna City Council voted 5-2 on Aug. 19 to award a $45,000 contract to the highest bidder for architectural design services for the Smyrna Community Center.
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