Archive for October, 2014

Senator Hardie Davis Accepts My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

AUGUSTA, Ga. (October 30, 2014) | Senator Hardie Davis (D-Augusta) has accepted the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge. By accepting the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, communities commit to convene key stakeholders to get involved locally, to implement proven strategies for improving the life outcomes of young people, to measure their successes and setbacks, and to share their plans to help communities learn from one another. (more…)

Sen. Brandon Beach Joins Local Leaders for Avalon Opening

ATLANTA (October 30, 2014) | State Senator Brandon Beach (R- Alpharetta) was on hand for the grand opening of the Avalon mixed-use development in Alpharetta, Ga. on Thursday, October 30.  (more…)

Sen. John Wilkinson and Senate Team Participate in the 2014 Legislative Livestock Showdown

SenatorsATLANTA (October 16, 2014) | The Georgia State Senate team, captained by Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, fell just short of “bringing home the bacon” at the 2014 Legislative Livestock Showdown on Saturday, October 11, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. The fourth annual event, an entertaining showmanship competition between members of the Georgia State House and Georgia State Senate, was co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. (more…)

Sen. Hardie Davis Hosts Meet and Greet with Augusta’s New Leaders Council

AUGUSTA (October 15, 2014) |  Sen. Hardie Davis (Augusta) and the Augusta chapter of New Leaders Council (NLC) held a meet and greet Tuesday, October 14, at Café 209. The chapter, formed in 2013, is currently seeking and recruiting young professionals who aspire to become engaged civic leaders in the community. The inaugural class of the NLC was in attendance to greet potential new members and answer any questions. (more…)

Sen. Hunter Hill Observes Georgia Cyber Academy Online Class

hillATLANTA (October 15, 2014) | State Senator Hunter Hill (R- Atlanta) recently met with representatives from the Georgia Cyber Academy to watch a live-action eighth grade online class.

“Education is crucial to our growth as a state and a country,” said Sen. Hill.  “For this reason, I was interested to observe how the Georgia Cyber Academy operates on a daily basis to see what the school has to offer students and parents.  What I realized is that this academy is working diligently to provide all children in Georgia with an equal opportunity to learn, no matter the stipulations.  Under the Georgia Cyber Academy, our students now have yet another option to receive a quality, tuition-free education led by state-certified teachers.”

The Georgia Cyber Academy uses the K-12 online curriculum to offer Georgia students in grades K-12 a tuition-free learning experience. The online curriculum covers both the core subject areas and electives, and high-quality lessons with mastery-based assessments that ensure students achieve success at each and every level. Their faculty is made-up of qualified Georgia-certified teachers, who work with students and parents over the phone and internet to achieve results.

For more information on the Georgia Cyber Academy, please visit: .

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For Immediate Release:
October 15, 2014
For Information Contact:

Jennifer Yarber, Director
Emily Williams, Communications Specialist