Reporters' Notebook

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How Cities Handle the E-Scooter Phenomenon

November 6, 2018

Is it just me or is the number of e-scooters transporting people around Georgia’s cities growing by the thousands every day? From perfectly aligned scooters on sidewalks to clusters of scooters turned over and damaged, this electric invasion is spreading across Georgia and challenging city officials to respond with regulations.
 

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Cities File Suit in Opioid Crisis

March 9, 2018

Cities and counties in Georgia and across the U.S. are joining class action lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies as they battle the escalating opioid crisis.

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"Putting a Face" on Statewide Issues

February 16, 2018

As former reporters and communicators, we know the importance of making an issue relatable to not only tell a story but to increase buy-in from legislators, leaders and communities. This is an example of how we localized a statewide issue, and how to use people and businesses to help you do the same around issues important to your audience.
 

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GMA Mayor's Day Conference

January 19, 2018

It's time for GMA's annual Mayors' Day Conference. Here is Mayors' Day, by the numbers

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GMA at the Capitol

January 8, 2018

The Georgia General Assembly went into session Monday, Jan. 8 and GMA is there looking out for cities' interests.

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What's Dropping on New Year's Eve

December 29, 2017

New York City has it's iconic Ball Drop at midnight on New Year's Eve, but what other objects will be ringining in the New Year?
 

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Evergreen Stories for the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017

A gift from us to you: A handful of story ideas for the week between Christmas and New Year's.

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Cities Announce Participation in GMA’s Firefighter Insurance Benefit Program

December 4, 2017

Over the next few weeks, press releases announcing cities’ participation in GMA-GIRMA’s firefighters’ cancer benefit program may find their way to your news desks. This is due to the passage of House Bill 146 during the 2017 legislative session, which mandates that cities provide insurance for all firefighters.

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There’s No Room for Cybercriminals in Georgia’s Cities

October 19, 2017

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we are sharing methods to safeguard our valued members and internal communications from those scheming cybercriminals. 
 

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Cities Need Billions for Capital Projects

September 15, 2017

GMA's Capital Needs Survey Shows Billions Needed by Cities

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Some Goodies We Brought Back from Convention

July 7, 2017

This week's entry is a grab-bag of story ideas we collected from our Annual Convention and brought back just for you!

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GMA Annual Convention by the Numbers

June 19, 2017

City officials from all over Georgia will be gathering in Savannah for GMA's Annual Convention. We break it down by the numbers.

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Negotiating Service Delivery Strategies

May 29, 2017

Cities and counties are required to negotiate service delivery stratety agreements. What's at stake and why it matters.

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Powering Up City Elections Coverage

May 8, 2017

"Borrowing" good ideas on covering municipal elections

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The Walls Come Tumbling Down

April 21, 2017

Taking a look at the state of infrastructure in our state

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