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Thrower was elected mayor of Hogansville in December 1977 to serve the unexpired term of James Boswell, and he served as mayor until August 1978. After serving as mayor, Thrower remained an active member of the Hogansville community, and he was especially involved in Hogansville American Legion Post 152.
Source: Reporter Newspapers | Posted: Mar. 20, 2019


The City of LaGrange received the prestigious Tony Hawk grant in the amount of $10,000 to help offset the cost of constructing the skatepark. The former professional skateboarder’s foundation, the Tony Hawk Foundation, helps to build skateparks in underprivileged areas.
Source: LaGrange Daily News | Posted: Mar. 18, 2019


On Tuesday, a group representing local tourist attractions approached the LaGrange City Council, asking it to consider the creation of a local convention and visitors bureau for the purpose of overseeing the city’s tourism funds generated by the hotel/motel tax.
Source: LaGrange Daily News | Posted: Mar. 15, 2019


Jackson’s department heads and staff were praised last week for holding the line on spending during the past year.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus | Posted: Mar. 14, 2019


Both new structures will be funded through the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The new fire station was initially approved in hopes of maintaining the city’s Insurance Service Office Score.
Source: LaGrange Daily News | Posted: Mar. 13, 2019


According to statements presented to the council, the general fund was expected to take in $3.4 million in 2018, but by the end of the year had collected $3.48 million. Expenses out of that fund were budgeted at $3.4 million, but only $3.12 million actually went out.
Source: Jackson Progress-Argus | Posted: Mar. 13, 2019


The Hogansville City Council unanimously voted to deny the rezoning of 301 Askew Avenue from a Residential (R2) property to a commercial/residential property, citing that such a rezoning was not in line with the city’s land use plan.
Source: LaGrange Daily News | Posted: Mar. 11, 2019


Proposed by Atlanta-based Watkins Real Estate Group and designed by Jim Strickland and Historical Concepts of Peachtree City, designers of downtown Senoia, the initial proposal included the construction of seven buildings containing 190 luxury apartments, 5,252 sq. ft. of retail, 7,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space, 391 vehicular parking spaces and 75 golf cart spaces.
Source: Fayette Citizen | Posted: Mar. 11, 2019


A master plan for a major upgrade of Gold Dust Park was approved by the Villa Rica City Council.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel | Posted: Mar. 7, 2019


However, the decision on whether to grant the school system’s request to permanently close the section of road was tabled until a later date.
Source: LaGrange Daily News | Posted: Feb. 28, 2019


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