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Northeast Georgia

FISH asks city to extend deadline on utility cutoff

September 17, 2019

Walton Tribune

Around 25 residents of the Conestoga Mobile Home Park attended the Monroe City Council’s Tuesday night meeting to voice their concerns and fears over the park’s future.

Alcohol – council’s ‘favorite subject’ – comes up again with new rules possible

September 17, 2019

Walton Tribune

Since March, the city of Loganville’s alcohol rules have lurched to and fro more than a drunk staggering through an alley.

New police chief seeks to forge ties with Athens

September 17, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Cleveland Spruill has now experienced busy football Saturdays in the Classic City.

Athens-Clarke commissioners pitch priorities to legislators

September 16, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The Athens-Clarke County Commission gave Athens’ representatives in the Georgia General Assembly its annual list of legislative priorities this week, but got little commitment from the mostly Republican legislators.

Athens-Clarke commissioners push for animal control audit

September 13, 2019

Athens Banner-Herald

The commission’s audit committee voted unanimously in a Wednesday meeting to ask the full commission to assign the audit to Athens-Clarke Internal Auditor Stephanie Maddox’s office for investigation.

City Council to level moratorium

September 12, 2019

Walton Tribune

The Loganville City Council will likely approve a 60-day moratorium on rezones to R-22 Overlay, the city’s densest zoning classification.

Winder council passes resolution supporting local design standards for residences

September 12, 2019

Barrow News-Journal

The Winder City Council, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, unanimously passed a resolution signaling its support for locally-established building design standards for residential dwellings, a topic that has been a hot-button issue among the state legislature.

Food trucks may have a future in Madison

September 11, 2019

Morgan County Citizen

The Madison Mayor and City Council is considering allowing food trucks to set up shop within city limits. Ben Crowe, owner of Crowe’s BBQ has requested the council change the city’s ordinance to allow for food trucks.

Covington approves privatizing sanitation services by 4-3 vote

September 11, 2019

Rockdale Citizen

After months of discussion and hearing proposals from three companies, the Covington City Council voted 4-3 at their Aug. 3 meeting to approve a contract with Latham Home Sanitation for residential garbage, recycling and bulk waste collection, and a 4-3 vote to approve contracts with Latham and Advanced Waste Disposal for commercial solid waste collection.

Crosswalk in downtown Braselton wins state award

September 11, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Members of Braselton’s Downtown Development Authority and town staff recently accepted a “Best Design-Placemaking Award” of the year from the Georgia Downtown Association for the library crosswalk on Davis Street.

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