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Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

Georgia mayors ride to the Capitol

Georgia mayors ride to the Capitol

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, along with other mayors from Metro Atlanta, will take to the streets on Tuesday, Mar. 22 in the sixth annual Georgia Rides to the Capitol event.

The police-escorted 21-mile ride will lead cyclists from Roswell City Hall to the Capitol.

Johnny Isakson to Speak at Cobb Chamber Breakfast

Johnny Isakson to Speak at Cobb Chamber Breakfast

ATLANTA -- The Cobb Chamber of Commerce's First Monday Breakfast has been moved from Jan. 10 to Jan. 24 due to last week's inclement weather.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson will be the guest speaker at the breakfast, which will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest (200 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta, 30339).

Senator Isakson will give updates from Washington and his perspective on key national issues and the current political climate. The event is sponsored by Georgia Power Company.

Anyone who registered for the Jan. 10 breakfast is automatically registered for the one on Jan. 24. To cancel a reservation or pass it along to someone else, contact Amy Goggins either via email or at 770-859-2334 no later than noon on Tuesday, Jan.

New Elections Manager Starts Job in Cobb County

MARIETTA, GA (AP) -- Cobb County has a new elections manager.

Janine Eveler replaces retiring director Sharon Dunn, who has overseen elections since 1981.

Eveler, who took over on Sunday, has been with the county since 2004. Dunn retires on Tuesday, but could stay on as a contractor for the elections division at a rate of $800 per day up to $25,000 through the end of the year per a request by the elections board.

The board has not decided whether to withdraw or modify its request, but commissioners are scheduled to discuss the contract request during a meeting Sept. 14.

Associated Press