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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – These days, most city residents don’t ask, they demand transparency in their government. In Johns Creek, the City Council and staff have taken the professional approach to try … more
Open meetings laws are designed to provide citizens access to decisions that affect their lives. Whether it’s a new park, road improvements or how much you pay in property taxes, the law … more
MILTON, Ga. – Milton puts an emphasis on its transparency, a practice evident on the city’s website. The city provides notices, agendas and information packets that include relevant documents for … more
Though Georgia’s Sunshine Laws are designed to provide for a more transparent government, often city and county governments will stonewall open records requests for information they would rather … more
“If I had to choose between a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” –Thomas Jefferson I just … more
Do you receive a lot of information these days? I do, and a great portion of it is pure junk. Hogwash. I am referring to emails that purport to contain a speech or column made by some prominent … more
During many metro Atlanta and North Georgia government meetings, you can often find self-described citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale in the back with her video camera recording the … more
The Forsyth County News has been publishing in Forsyth County since 1908 with a mission to inform and entertain users across North Atlanta. Vince Johnson was named publisher in January 2014. Could … more
We live in the Information Age. It is a time of unprecedented access to all kinds of information through the internet. It is called the Information Highway for a reason. Information. It is a … more
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Georgia’s Sunshine Laws provide citizens access to public records, documents that often affect their lives. They can tell you why you pay taxes, why your road wasn’t … more
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