Archive for April, 2016

Senate Bill 208 Becomes Law with the Governor’s Signature

ATLANTA (April 25, 2016) | Last Thursday, Senate Bill 208 was signed by Governor Nathan Deal into law. Senator JaNice VanNess (R- Conyers) carried SB 208, which allows for a voter referendum that would incorporate and constitute a charter for the City of Stonecrest in DeKalb County if the measure is approved by voters during elections on May 24, 2016. (more…)

Sen. Dean Burke Named Legislator of the Year by GPHA

Sen. Dean Burke and GPHA President Johanna Hinman

Sen. Dean Burke and GPHA President Johanna Hinman

ATLANTA (April 20, 2016)  |  Sen. Dean Burke (R – Bainbridge) has been recognized as the 2015-16 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA). Burke was recognized in front of 450 GPHA members recently at the association’s annual meeting in Atlanta. (more…)

Sen. Gloria Butler Seeking Georgia’s Vietnam Veterans

ATLANTA (April 12, 2016) | Sen. Gloria Butler (D – Stone Mountain) to honor Georgia’s Vietnam Veterans in two special ceremonies on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (more…)

Sen. Frank Ginn Receives “Champion of Georgia’s Cities” Award

ATLANTA (April 8, 2016)  |  Sen. Frank Ginn (R – Danielsville) received a “Champion of Georgia’s Cities” award from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) for his work during the 2015 – 2016 legislative sessions. The award was presented to Sen. Ginn during the Auburn City Council meeting on Thursday, April 7. State legislators who most actively support GMA’s initiatives and goals are given this award at the end of every two-year legislative term. (more…)

Sen. Gail Davenport to Join with Community Outreach in Action, Inc. to Host Food Distribution

ATLANTA (April 7, 2016) | Sen. Gail Davenport (D – Jonesboro) and Community Outreach in Action, Inc. will be hosting a community wide U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/The Emergency Food Assistance Program(TEFAP) food distribution on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9 a.m. Hundreds of pounds of food will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. The food sources include Wal-Mart, Kroger, Publix, Midwest Food Bank and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. (more…)