Last week, we successfully completed legislative day 16 of 40. As we near the halfway mark of this year’s session, we still have much to do to ensure sound policy passes for the betterment of our great state. This week we passed several measures dealing with rural initiatives, healthcare, public safety, as well as, a bill aimed at assisting our active duty military service members.
Paulding County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers traveled to Georgia Highlands College in Rome to attend a public speaking competition. At the event, there were 12 counties represented and a total of 579 students in attendance.
Brown and Caldwell’s Kelly Comstock told Paulding commissioners that 22 of the 23 pipeline paths at road and stream crossings had thus far been completed, and 46,000 [linear feet] of the total 56,800 has been completed. Work is also beginning on the Phase Two section of pipeline.
Taylor founded the Alternative Baseball organization in 2016 for teens and young adults ages 15 years and up with autism. As a developmental baseball organization, this would give the opportunity to those unable to enjoy this port first-hand. Mr. Duncan explained that the mission is to provide an encouraging experience to promote personal growth and development for teens and adults with autism and other special needs. The program is a true baseball experience, using professional league rules.
A maturing East Paulding Girls soccer team dropped a tough 2-1 decision to a strong Marietta team on Friday. East put the pressure on during the second half and freshman Lauren Gramling found the net in her second straight game to tie the score. Marietta went on to score the game-winner later in the half and East was not able to overcome a well-coached and skilled Marietta team.
New Voting System for Georgia - This year we are likely to see Georgia purchase new voting machines for the entire state. The voting machines currently in use are nearly 20 years old. While we can all agree that technology has changed in previously unimaginable ways during these past two decades, there’s one factor of the equation that has not – and will not – change: the human element.
The North Paulding boys basketball team lost their first-round game in the state playoffs to a gritty Pebblebrook squad from Mableton by a score of 57 to 53. The Wolfpack fought hard and jumped out to an early lead and led 18 to 12 after the 1st quarter.
Chattahoochee Technical College Director of Counseling Cheri Mattox-Carroll has been named Counselor of the Year by the Georgia College Counseling Association (GCCA). A 24-year employee of the college, Mattox-Carroll is a licensed professional counselor, with board certification in telemental health, as well as a licensed certified professional counselor supervisor.
Clipper Petroleum, an ExxonMobil fuel distributor based in Flowery Branch, Georgia in partnership with the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, announced today it has awarded 63 grants to K-12 schools in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina as part of its commitment to support and strengthen local communities.