The small southwest Georgia city of Leesburg is serving as guinea pig for a new efficiency evaluation program that could eventually help cities across Georgia figure out how well they do everything from customer service to public works.
Officials in Savannah's Chatham County hope a mediator will resolve negotiations over how to split up a local sales tax. The county and its seven municipalities have until August 12th to agree on a formula to split up its 1% Local Option Sales Tax. At issue is about $600 million in potential tax revenue.
Residents say hundreds of black turkey vultures have invaded their south Georgia neighborhood. They say the birds have taken over the trees behind their homes, their rooftops, fences and back yards along Pelham Drive in Lee County. Lee County, just north of Albany, is about 150 miles south of Atlanta.