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The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority will take the lead role in recruiting new industry to the area after ratifying an intergovernmental agreement with Rome and Floyd County, the Rome News-Tribune reported.

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Cave Spring voters overwhelmingly approved liquor sales Tuesday, clearing the way for a micro-distillery in a historic building in the heart of the city, according to an article in the Rome News-Tribune.

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The Rome City Commission has enacted an ordinance governing sexually-oriented businesses in a series of special called meetings, the Rome News-Tribune reported on Wednesday.

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Brinson Askew Berry partner and Cave Spring City Attorney Frank Beacham III is advising the city as it reviews additions to its alcohol ordinance if voters approve the sale of distilled spirits on March 19.

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Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis spoke at the Georgia Municipal Association Mayors’ Day mid-year program about current opioid litigation. Municipalities throughout the state are concerned over the opioid crisis and its impact on healthcare services, mental health services and the courts. Davis, who is heading a class action lawsuit on behalf ... read more

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Brinson Askew Berry’s legal team recently provided legal counsel and services in a complex multi-million-dollar financing of an affordable housing development in Gainesville, Ga. Our firm’s Public and Affordable Housing section is a highly technical and specialized area of the law practiced by very few other firms in Georgia. In Gainesville, ... read more

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The Cave Spring City Council is gearing up for a referendum to allow liquor sales within the city limits, the Rome News-Tribune reported. Brinson Askew Berry partner and Cave Spring City Attorney Frank Beacham was asked by the city council to prepare and ordinance that would go into effect if voters approve the initiative. Downtown Development Authority ... read more

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An Oct. 30 Rome News-Tribune article highlighted drug overdose crisis being fought by leaders Rome and Floyd County. The newspapers said that Rome police reportedly saved two residents from opioid overdoses over the weekend by administering the NARCAN nasal spray they now routinely carry. Between 2012 and 2016, 68 people in Floyd County died of overdoses, ... read more

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Brinson Askew Berry attorney William Richardson attended the 2018 American Bar Association Affordable Housing Fall Boot Camp on Oct. 4-5 in Boston. The conference was comprised of a combination of workshops, panels, and simulations that focused on the core and emerging areas in affordable housing and community development law, including sessions on topics ... read more

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Brinson Askew Berry team of Andy Davis, Sam Lucas and Frank Beacham earned a win in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for the City of Calhoun in a case challenging the city’s Standing Bail Order policy for misdemeanors. The federal appeals court upheld Calhoun's policy on bail for misdemeanor offenses which clears the way for resolution of a lawsuit ... read more

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