Cities In The News


Austell okays about $9.7M if SPLOST is renewed

June 7, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Austell City Council approved on June 1 almost $9.7 million for city projects that would be funded by the renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) 2022.

Austell plans to keep same tax rate

May 11, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

No tax increase is proposed by Austell city officials in the new budget that takes effect July 1.

City leaders plan for more business openings

April 22, 2020

Marietta Daily Journal

Cobb city leaders are urging residents to stay safe while supporting local businesses and services as they begin to reopen in accordance with new state guidelines.

Cobb cities brace for budget cuts

April 20, 2020

Marietta Daily Journal

Cobb city leaders are tightening budgets, freezing new hires, delaying pay raises and bracing themselves for major revenue losses as the local impact from the coronavirus pandemic starts to become apparent.

Austell nonprofit steps up to distribute food during crisis

April 13, 2020

Marietta Daily Journal

Mayor Ollie Clemons, standing near a large sign that read "#Austell you count 2020," waved at them as they drove by. The event's goal was twofold. In addition to providing food to people in need, it also encouraged their participation in the census, something in which Austell residents have lagged relative to their peers in other parts of the county.

Cobb County and coronavirus: A guide to service delivery

March 30, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Cobb County and its cities are responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic by adjusting hours and services to curtail the spread of the virus while providing essential services to the public.