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Miller-Cody elected GMA District 11 president

July 13, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

Valdosta City Councilmember Vivian Miller-Cody was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association’s District 11 during the association’s virtual annual meeting July 2.

Diverse faces of Savannah come together for rally against violence

July 13, 2020

Savannah Morning News

Savannah leaders in attendance included Police Chief Roy Minter and City Council members Kesha Gibson-Carter, Bernetta Lanier and Detric Leggett. Various other area officials joined in the gathering, including Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley, District Attorney Meg Heap, and Garden City City Council members “Ricky” Lassiter and Natalyn Morris.

Sugar Hill invites public to help shape future greenway phase

July 13, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sugar Hill is developing a conceptual design for an upcoming phase of the city’s 16-mile greenway. The public is invited to a virtual open house 2 to 3 p.m. July 15 to learn about how the existing conditions of the study area will influence the conceptual design and to consider alternative routes for this segment of the trail.

Businesses Can Earn Tax Incentives in Douglas’ Rural Zone

July 13, 2020

Douglas Now

“We hope this encourages both new purchases and renovations alike,” says Georgia Henderson, Community Development Director. “The Rural Zone incentive is a valuable triple tax credit – businesses can get a tax credit for creating jobs, a tax credit for investing, and a tax credit for redevelopment in the designated area.

Warner Robins hosts Smart City summit

July 13, 2020

Houston Home Journal

Mayor Randy Toms said at the end of the summit that he is not sure what the next step is in moving forward with the Wide Area Network.

As monuments tumble, are we ‘erasing’ history? Historians say no

July 13, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Last month, the Kennesaw City Council approved a resolution removing the Confederate battle flag from a war memorial on the city’s Main Street. Mayor Derek Easterling said the decision was met with overwhelming approval from local residents. He said addressing these monuments isn’t erasing history.

Alpharetta Farmers Market moves downtown

July 13, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“The Alpharetta Business Association has done a good job of implementing health and safety guidelines associated with reducing the spread of COVID-19,” said Morgan Rodgers, director of Alpharetta Recreation, Parks and Culture.

Sales tax revenues higher than expected in Carroll

July 13, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

Jim Triplett, finance manager for Carrollton, said Friday the sale tax revenues had proved to be “a very pleasant surprise,” given the fact that revenues across the state have fallen with the economic slowdown precipitated by the coronavirus pandemic.

City plans to keep millage rates steady

July 13, 2020

Carrollton Times-Georgian

The city of Carrollton City has said it intends to have no increase in the millage rate, opting instead to maintain taxes with a rollback rate.

Decatur approves face mask ordinance despite some contention

July 13, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur’s city commission unanimously (5-0) approved an ordinance Friday morning requiring the use of face masks within the city’s 4.2 square miles, particularly regarding indoor public spaces.

Town drops sign rules after House minority leader objects

July 13, 2020

Athens Banner-Herald

A west Georgia town says it will stop enforcing its sign ordinance after the state House minority leader complained that it discriminated against the content of his election signs by violating the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Madison to re-open government meetings

July 10, 2020

Morgan County Citizen

After months of Zoom calls and Livestreamed meetings, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the City of Madison is reopening all board meetings to the public, but with some conditions.

Pandemic causing city budget concerns, potential property tax hike

July 10, 2020

Savannah Morning News

Alderwoman Estella Shabazz made a vow to people in her district. She promised her constituents that she would not vote for a tax increase. And she wasn’t alone among Savannah city council members with pledges to keep millage encroachment at bay.

VPD, VFD to compete in charity blood drive

July 10, 2020

Valdosta Daily Times

The Valdosta Police Department will face the Valdosta Fire Department in the annual Battle of the Badges Guns vs. Hoses blood drive.

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