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Controversial shelter application withdrawn

December 5, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

A planned temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children has been withdrawn, according to a letter from the site’s owner, former Councilman Philip Goldstein, to the city’s planning and zoning department.

Marietta board votes yes in Square parking purchase

December 5, 2019

Marietta Daily Journal

Has Marietta taken a step toward solving its downtown parking problems? The Downtown Marietta Development Authority hopes so.

Holly Springs City Council discusses future drainage project

December 5, 2019

Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News

The annexation and rezoning of approximately one acre of land located in between Palm Street and Palm Lake Drive were discussed at Monday’s Holly Springs City Council work session meeting.

Roswell OKs memorial markers to service members, families

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Roswell City Council has approved placing two memorial markers on the grounds of City Hall, near the Faces of War Memorial, to honor members of the armed forces and their families.

Sandy Springs names N.C. native its new city manager

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sandy Springs reached nearly 2,000 miles west to find a new city manager, a candidate with more than 28 years of municipal experience.

Marietta police use grant to hire 2 school gang officers

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Marietta Police Department has secured a grant to hire two officers tasked with identifying and addressing issues stemming from gang activity.

Atlanta, scooter companies bump heads over impounds

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The city of Atlanta is no longer releasing rentable, e-scooters back to the companies that own them without receiving impoundment fees after the devices have been picked up for being parked improperly.

Jack Longino, longtime mayor of College Park, loses in runoff election

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Bianca Motley Broom became the first woman and first African American to be elected mayor of College Park on Tuesday, after defeating six-term incumbent Jack Longino in a run-off election.

Clarkston moves toward citywide ban on single-use plastics

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The City of Clarkston hopes to follow the lead of Atlanta and other U.S. cities that have passed bans on single-use plastic items.

Alpharetta approves land deal leading to roadwork

December 5, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Alpharetta City Council has approved a three-way real estate deal involving a local landowner and the Fulton County Board of Education so that planned improvements to Kimball Bridge Road can proceed.

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