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Meet and Greet Senator Isakson

Meet and Greet Senator Isakson

DUBLIN, GA.--A meet and greet event will be held with United States Senator Isakson.

That's on Tuesday, February 25 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Advance Voting Starts for Georgia Presidential Primary

Polls opened Monday morning across the state to kick off the presidential primary election.

Voters will decide who they'll want to face President Barack Obama in the November general election.

Bibb County Elections Supervisor Elaine Carr said it seems that more and more people are taking advantage of voting early.

"The voters are beginning to gradually really tune in to advance voting and they're really picking up on it," said Carr. "The 2008 general election, 29,000 of our voters voted in here in this office."

Carr said their office and others across the state will be open through Friday, March 2, and for the first time this year, you can also vote early on a Saturday.

"It will be February 25; we'll be open 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. for any voters that can't get in here during the week and have trouble on election day going," said Carr.

Last Day: Register to Vote for the Primaries

Last Day: Register to Vote for the Primaries

Today is the last day to register to vote in the presidential primaries.

If you're not registered to vote, download and print the voter registration application and head over to the Laurens County Board of Registrars. That's located at 117 Eat Jackson St. in Dublin.

Monday, February 6 is the voter registration deadline.

Barrow, Challengers Raising Big Money

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A politically homeless U.S. Rep. John Barrow is still raising piles of cash for a tough re-election fight, while a Republican businessman seeking to challenge the Democrat is matching him nearly dollar-for-dollar by dipping into his own pocket.

Barrow, whose Savannah home was carved out of his 12th District
seat last year, reported raising $272,266 in the last three months
of 2011. That's the most money the four-term incumbent has ever
raised in the final quarter before an election year.

Barrow reported an overall bank balance of $903,789 to defend his seat in November.

Three Republicans seeking to challenge Barrow also reported
six-figure sums. The top GOP fundraiser was Augusta businessman
Rick W. Allen, who nearly matched Barrow with $271,675 in campaign cash that includes $80,000 of his own money.

City Names Employee of the Year

City Names Employee of the Year

From the City of Dublin Facebook page:

Congratulations to the 2011 Employee of the Year....Mr. Joseph Whipple Jr.!!!!

Ross Tolleson: Update, Local Groups Visit

Ross Tolleson: Update, Local Groups Visit

 

ATLANTA (January 20, 2012) – This week the Georgia General Assembly recessed in order to review Governor Deal’s proposed budget. As required by our state constitution, we must pass a balanced budget that does not allow for any deficit spending.  Over the past few days, members of the Georgia General Assembly have listened to brief overviews from various state agencies. This testimony supplements our line by line review of the proposed budget.

 

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