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Qualifying ends for Tifton elections

August 26, 2019

Tifton Gazette

Friday, Aug. 23 was the last day to qualify to run in the Nov. 5 local elections.

Who will make decisions about Gainesville’s future? Meet this year’s council candidates

August 26, 2019

Gainesville Times

Gainesville City Council candidates for the Nov. 5 election are reflecting on progress and looking ahead at growth — a challenge they all anticipate.

Three council races to be contested in Winder; three to run for mayor in Statham

August 26, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

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.

August 26, 2019

Access North Georgia

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.

Brookhaven’s Mattison is not seeking reelection; Ernst and Jones qualify

August 26, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

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.

Hiram mayor and city councilman seeking to switch seats in Nov. 5 election

August 26, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

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.

Social Circle will have mayor’s race

August 26, 2019

Walton Tribune

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.

Sandy Springs OKs Trees Atlanta deal for 1,000 new trees

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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’s David Still to run unopposed for mayor

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Powder Springs Council withdraws pay raise consideration

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If the ordinance had been approved, the mayor would have received $21,000 annually instead of the current $18,000, beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

Two of three Acworth aldermen face contenders

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

DeKalb city to get new $22.5M public safety building, recreational complex

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chamblee’s police department is set to move into a new headquarters on Buford Highway as early as next year.

Decatur starts construction on new citywide fiber optic network

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Avondale Estates elections feature Brown-Elmore mayoral showdown

August 26, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Watkinsville mayor race between Shearon and Smith

August 23, 2019

Oconee Enterprise

Former Georgia Rep. Bob Smith is challenging incumbent Dave Shearon for the mayorship of Watkinsville.

Johns Creek officials ask GDOT to maintain lane widths on Medlock

August 23, 2019

NorthFulton.com

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.

Athens-Clarke Commission resolution supports immigrants, undocumented

August 23, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

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.

Nelson adopts a new seal

August 23, 2019

Pickens County Progress

The Nelson City Council approved a new seal for the city at their called meeting Thursday, August 15.

Ghost tour, 5k highlight weekend

August 23, 2019

LaGrange Daily News

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.

Mayor candidate unopposed, but five others run for West Point council seats

August 23, 2019

LaGrange Daily News

The ballot is set for Nov. 5 in West Point.

LPD to hold Citizens Police Academy starting Sept. 3

August 23, 2019

LaGrange Daily News

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.

2 more candidates file for Rome City Commission; qualifying ends today

August 23, 2019

Rome News-Tribune

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.

Savannah-Chatham County considers standardized test options

August 23, 2019

Savannah Morning News

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.

Johns Creek advances plan for new Rogers Bridge

August 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

New car wash proposed at corner of Braselton parkway

August 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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 Bender to run unopposed; council seats contested

August 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Austell candidates include four for mayor

August 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Kennesaw to pay $450K to renovate playground equipment at park

August 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Three Kennesaw candidates contend for one post

August 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Smyrna Community Center to receive renovation design

August 23, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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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