Legal Publications

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 timely and accurate information is available for county use. In addition, there are a number of non-ACCG publications that provide information on county government issues. These publications may have been published by state agencies, law school professors, or industry experts.

ACCG Publications and Articles

County attorneys and staff have access to a wealth of information on various legal topics through many of ACCG’s publications. The attorneys and their staff can obtain the information from ACCG publications and guidebooks, the Georgia County Government magazine, and the CountyLine e-newsletter to remain up-to-date on the legal matters pertinent to county government in Georgia.

ACCG Guidebooks

ACCG Guidebooks are available for download or purchase through the ACCG Storefront. The guidebooks cover topics from county constitutional officers to local option sales tax to assist counties in their day-to-day operations on a variety of topics. Each publication is routinely updated to ensure that current and accurate information is available for county use.

Counties & the Law

ACCG reports on appellate decisions having an impact on local governments in Georgia. These summaries are posted on our website each Monday afternoon.

  • 2016

    August 27 – September 2, 2016

    IMMUNITY – James v. Georgia Department of Public Safety

    NEGLIGENCE – Graham v. Wellstar Health System

    August 20 - August26, 2016

    CONDEMNATION – Summerour v. City of Marietta

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Loveless v. State

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – State v. Rucker

    TAXATION – Columbus, GA Board of Tax Assessors v. The Medical Center Hospital Authority

    August 13 - August19, 2016

    IMMUNITY – Georgia Department of Labor v. RTT Associates, Inc.

    TAXATION – Montgomery County v. Hamilton

    WEAPONS – Evans v. Gwinnett County Public Schools

    August 6 - August 12, 2016

    CIVIL PRACTICE – Shoenthal v. Shoenthal

    IMMUNITY – City of Tybee Island v. Harrod

    IMMUNITY – White v. Georgia Department of Transportation

    IMMUNITY – Stone Mountain Memorial Association v. Amestoy

    NEGLIGENCE – McConnell v. Department of Labor

    July 30 - August 5, 2016

    CIVIL PRACTICE – Barnett v. Holt Builders, LLC

    IMMUNITY – Kliesrath v. Estate of Davis

    INSURANCE – Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency v. City of Sandy Springs

    OPEN MEETINGS OPEN RECORDS – Media General Operations v. St. Lawrence

    July 23 - July 29, 2016

    APPELLATE PRACTICE – Murphy v. Freeman

    APPELLATE PRACTICE – Schumacher v. City of Roswell

    COUNTY ROADS – Pass v. Forestar GA Real Estate Group, Inc.

    WHISTLEBLOWER – Franklin v. Eaves

    WHISTLEBLOWER – Fuciarelli v. McKinney

    July 9 - July 15, 2016

    No Cases

    July 2 - July 8, 2016

    No Cases

    June 18 – June 24, 2016

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – State v. Reid

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Zilke v. State

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Woodhouse v. State

    IMMUNITY – Pearce v. Tucker

    INVERSE CONMDENATION – Prigbeagu v. Gwinnett County

    June 11 – June 17, 2016

    IMMUNITY – Tricoli v. Watts

    NEGLIGENCE – Mayor & City Council of the City of Richmond Hill v. Maia

    OPEN MEETINGS OPEN RECORDS – Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc.

    June 4 – June 10, 2016

    ANTE LITEM NOTICE – In the Interest of the Estate of Joe Leonard, Jr.

    May 28 – June 3, 2016

    CONDEMNATION – Jones v. Sabal Trail Transmission LLC

    CONDEMNATION – Shiv Aban Inc. v. Georgia Department of Transportation

    May 21 – May 27, 2016

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Darling v. McLaughlin

    IMMUNITY – Georgia Department of Labor v. RTT Associates, Inc.

    May 7 –May 13, 2016

    WEAPONS - Georgiacarry.org v. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

    OPEN MEETINGS/OPEN RECORDS – Chua v. Johnson

    TAXATION – Columbus, GA Board of Tax Assessors v. The Medical Center Hospital Authority

    April 30 – May 6, 2016

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Bynes v. State

    IMMUNITY – Kliesrath v. Estate of Davis

    IMMUNITY – Hart v. Sirmans

    IMMUNITY – Calloway v. City of Warner Robins

    WHISTLEBLOWER – McKinney v. Fuciarelli

    April 23 – April 29, 2016

    CONTEMPT ORDERS – Lewis v. City of Savannah

    IMMUNITY – Boatwright v. Copeland

    April 16 – April 22, 2016

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Andemical v. State

    April 9 – April 15, 2016

    ANNEXATION – City of Lovejoy v. Clayton County

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Anderson v. Sentinel Offender Services, LLC

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Wright v. Brown

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Mallory v. State

    IMMUNITY – City of Hapeville v. Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation

    April 2 – April 8, 2016

    CONSTITUTION – Owens v. State

    CONSTITUTION – Spoone v. State

    March 30, 2016 – Special Edition

    OPEN MEETINGS OPEN RECORDS – Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc., et al.

    March 26 – April 1, 2016

    ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES – GA Department of Behavioral Health & Development Disabilities v. United Cerebral Palsy of GA Inc.

    ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES – Gregory v. Sexual Offender Registration Review Board

    CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES – Georgia River Network v. Turner

    CONSTITUTION – Kendrick v. State

    IMMUNITY – Rivera v. Washington

    IMMUNITY – Raw Properties, Inc. v. Lawson

    March 19 - March 25, 2016
    ORDINANCES – Gebrekidan v. City of Clarkston

    March 12 - March 18, 2016
    No Cases

    March 5 - 11, 2016
    No Cases

    February 20 - 26, 2016
    IMMUNITY - Loehle v. GA Department of Public Safety

    February 13 - 19, 2016
    IMMUNITY - Olvera v. University System of GA Board of Regents
    JUDICIAL RECUSAL - GeorgiaCarry.Org Inc v. James

    January 23 - 29, 2016(2)
    IMPACT FEES - Fairgreen Capital, LLC v. City of Canton

    January 23 - 29, 2016(1)
    RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF LAWS - Mosley v. Lowe

    January 16 - 22, 2016
    No Cases

    January 9 - 15, 2016
    CONDEMNATION - Earl's Pearls LLC v. Cobb County

    January 2 -8, 2016
    CIVIL PRACTICE - Olympus Media LLC v. City of Dunwoody
    TAXATION - Glynn County v. Coleman

  • Counties & the Law Archives

Georgia County Government Magazine Legal Articles

ACCG occasionally includes Counties and the Law articles and other articles on topics with legal implications in its Georgia County Government magazine. Published since 1949, Georgia County Government magazine is a staple publication and resource for Georgia county officials. It is now published quarterly. Past and current magazine issues include articles authored by ACCG legal staff, county attorneys, and private sector attorneys with expertise in areas of interest to local governments.

CountyLine Newsletter Legal Articles

The CountyLine 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.

Other Publications

There are a number of non-ACCG publications that provide information on county government issues. These publications may have been published by state agencies, legislative counsel, law school professors or industry experts.