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State Rep. Ross Tolleson: Central Georgia at State Capitol

State Rep. Ross Tolleson: Central Georgia at State Capitol

 

ATLANTA (Friday 13, 2012) On Monday legislators from across the state filled the Senate and House Chambers excited to begin another historic year for Georgia. Throughout the past year we have made great strides toward economic recovery for our state. We have brought jobs to Georgia, lowered the unemployment rate and addressed the looming water issues that face our state. However, much is left to be accomplished. Georgia’s education system still lags behind the majority of other states in our nation, and our economy has not yet fully recovered. This session will be crucial as we continue to take necessary steps toward putting our state on the right path.

On the first day of the 2012 Legislative Session, we passed the following bills: a clear message that education reform is vital to our success as Georgians.

 

SB 38

Dublin Musician Opens for B.B. King, Finds King Inspiring

Dublin Musician Opens for B.B. King, Finds King Inspiring

 

Fulfilling a lifelong dream seemed surreal for EG Kight as she ended 2011 opening for blues legend B.B. King, a Pla Media news release says. 

Now in 2012, before Kight hits the stage in Chattanooga, TN and Macon, GA, she will be in the studio producing an album for American artist Lisa Biales, while February includes international fundraising in Japan and Mexico. 

“Working two shows last weekend with B.B. King was amazing and inspiring,” says Kight.  “It was such an honor and I can’t seem to get the smile off my face. He’s a kind and gracious man, and all I can say is ‘Long live the King of the Blues!”

Stay up to date on EG Kight's tour dates.

Dublin Musician Opens for B.B. King

Dublin Musician Opens for B.B. King

 

Dublin's own EG Kight will end the year as the opening act for blues legend B.B. King, a Pla Media news release says. 

 Kight and her band accompany King as she opens his Friday show in Atlanta, Ga. at the Fox Theatre and New Years Eve at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon.

Hailing from the town of Dublin in rural Georgia, Kight still lives on the land that’s been in her family for four generations, the news release says.

 

Dublin Grocery Store to Create 100 Jobs

Dublin Grocery Store to Create 100 Jobs

 

DUBLIN, GA.--A new supermarket, Harveys Supermarket, unveils itself on Veterans Parkway Wednesday.

 The grand opening festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a Harveys Supermarket news release says.

The store will give out free samples throughout the day. 

Steve Logue, who has worked at Harveys for 21 years, will serve as store manager of the 35,000 square-foot facility.  This store will provide 100 new jobs.

The new location also has a pharmacy, deli and bakery.

Harveys will begin normal operating hours on Thursday, December 15. Store will open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Sunday.

Free Tutoring Opportunity for Some Dublin City School Students

Free Tutoring Opportunity for Some Dublin City School Students

If your child attends a Dublin City School, you may be elgible for free tutoring opportunities.

The free tutoring opportunity is known as Supplemental Education Services (SES).

"Students who are eligible for free or reduced price meals and who are enrolled in Title I schools that have been placed on the state’s 'Needs Improvement' list for two or more years qualify for SES. Your school district will notify you if your child is eligible," the Dublin SES website says.

Such services are mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

See more information, or call Yolanda Cummings at 478-277-4475 or Paula Wyatt 478-277-4301.