Local Gov’t Around GA

Georgia cities awash in federal funds for road upgrades, bike lanes and transit projects

(The Center Square) — The federal government continues to dole out money for Georgia transportation projects, whether it’s $25 million.

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Savannah Council Approves Memorandum to Recruit Its Own US Attorney to Prosecute Federal Offenses

The City of Savannah is planning to recruit a special prosecutor to handle federal offenses stemming from Savannah, a surely.

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Georgia cities such as Atlanta using COVID-19 relief funds to pay retention bonuses

(The Center Square) — Local governments across Georgia are doling out federal COVID relief money to government employees as retention.

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Jury Finds Suspended Commissioner Guilty of Destroying Records, Lying to Investigators

A suspended Augusta commissioner was found guilty after a four-day trial of destroying records in a federal investigation, and then.

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Georgia’s Cobb County school system allows employees, not teachers, to carry guns at school

(The Center Square) — The Cobb County School Board approved a policy that allows some school employees, but not teachers,.

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Defund the police? Atlanta Police got more money, not less, after George Floyd’s death

(The Center Square) — The head of an Atlanta suburb made national news when he said that his neighborhood is.

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Georgia Man Suing County Commission for Removing Him from Public Meeting

A Georgia man is suing his Board of Commissioners after they kicked him out of a public meeting. Catoosa County.

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93-year-old Bulloch Resident Address Commissioners About High Taxes, Property Assessments

93-year-old Bulloch County resident Nan Rushing addresses county commissioners about tax burden, increase in property assessment, and how seniors are.

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Atlanta Regional Commission to use $45M in federal funds for transit projects

(The Center Square) — The Atlanta Regional Commission plans to use $45 million in federal money on various transit projects,.

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Burke County Sheriff Has No Receipts for $40,000+ of Credit Card Charges

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office maintains no itemized receipts for the office’s credit card charges, an account that has paid.

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