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January 29, 2020 | Spotlight
The latest issue of Newsworthy, the Institute of Government’s quarterly newsletter, highlights some of the ways we’re helping state and local governments across Georgia work more effectively, strengthen their economy and improve their collaborative efforts.

Newsworthy highlights Institute of Government's impact throughout Georgia

The latest issue of Newsworthy, the Institute of Government's quarterly newsletter, highlights some of the ways we're helping state and local governments across Georgia work more effectively, strengthen their economy and improve their collaborative efforts.

January 29, 2020 | News

Downtown 'blight' raises question of eminent domain

Plans for two Hiawassee buildings are steadily progressing, with Hiawassee City Council scheduled to vote Tuesday on a Blight Resolution proposed by Hiawassee Mayor Liz Ordiales earlier this week. The City of Hiawassee recently purchased the historic structures, located just west of town square, for the purpose of downtown redevelopment.

January 29, 2020 | News

UGA study could help reduce rural incarceration rates

An interdisciplinary team at the University of Georgia was awarded a grant by the Vera Institute of Justice to address increasing incarceration rates in rural communities and the impact of jailing people who are mentally ill or substance abusers.