ACCG has produced several publications to assist counties in their day-to-day operations on a variety of topics. Each publication is routinely updated to ensure that up-to-date and accurate information is available for county use. Most of these publications are also available for purchase through the ACCG Storefront.
o Charting a Course for Cooperation and Collaboration
o Constitutional County Officers Guide
o A Guide to Local Government Construction Projects
o Handbook for Georgia County Commissioners
o LOST Guide
o Meetings Organization and Public Access for Counties
o Model Emergency Management Ordinance and Agreements
o Open Meetings/Open Records Guide
Georgia County Government Magazine Legal Articles
The Georgia County Government Magazine has been published by ACCG since 1949. Each year, at least six editions are published. Over the years, there have been a number of legal articles published by ACCG legal staff, county attorneys and private sector attorneys with expertise in areas of interest to local governments.
o Essential Elements of Negotiating Professional Service Firm Contracts
§ Part I: Feb. 2008, pp. 35-36.
§ Part II: April 2008, pp. 55-56.
§ Part III: May/June 2008, pp. 39-40.
o Thou Shalt Honor Thy Establishment Clause: An Analysis of Ten Commandments Displays in Georgia Courthouses. July 2008, pp. 29-31.
o Georgia’s Fair Employment Practices Act. August 2008, pp. 25-28.
o U.S. Supreme Court Places Greater Burden on Employers Defending Age Claims. Oct. 2008, pp. 49-51.
o County Governments and the FCC’s “Red Flag” Regulations. July 2009, pp. 26-27.
o Local Stormwater Utility Fees: Are State Agencies Exempt or Not? Oct. 2009, pp. 83-84.
o Employee Contributions to 457 Plans. Nov. / Dec. 2009, pp. 27-28.
o Properly Bidding Out Construction Projects. Jan. 2010, pp. 15-16.
o Primaries and Elections. July 2010, pp. 27-28.
o Public Works and Construction 101: Bidding Out Road Projects. Oct. 2010, pp. 87-88.
o Regulating Manufactured Homes. Nov. / Dec. 2010, pp. 25-26.
o Deliberate Indifference to a Serious Medical Need: Inmate Claims under §1983. May / June 2011, pp. 39-40.
County Line Newsletter Legal Articles
The County Line Newsletter has been published by ACCG since 1987. It is now published electronically on a monthly basis. There have been a number of legal articles published that impact county government.
o E-Verify: What Is It? How Does My County Stay In Compliance?
o Open Records: Georgia Supreme Court Tightens 3-Day Response Period
o Importance of Registering for the SAVE ProgramNew Ethics Reform Impacts County Commissioners