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Town Hall Meeting on Transportation SPLOST

Town Hall Meeting on Transportation SPLOST

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an informational Town Hall Meeting June 25 at 6 p.m. in the W.E. Knox Civic Center auditorium, a Jones County/Gray Chamber of Commerce release says.

David Millen, DOT District Engineer will facilitate the event.

This will be a great opportunity to hear about how the T-SPLOST money will be used in and around Jones County.

Bring any questions you have.

The vote takes place July 31st.

Senator Staton Earns Perfect Score, A+ from Americans for Prosperity

Senator Staton Earns Perfect Score, A+ from Americans for Prosperity

 

Americans for Prosperity (AFP), one of Georgia’s most influential conservative grassroots organizations, has awarded Sen. Cecil Staton a perfect score and an A+ Rating on its 2011- 2012 General Assembly Score Card. The scorecard recognizes elected officials on both the state and national level who are dedicated to fulfilling Americans for Prosperity’s core values: economic freedom and limited government. 

Jones County Qualified Candidates for 2012 Local Elections

Jones County Qualified Candidates for 2012 Local Elections

 

Three seats are up for grabs as this year's election season starts for Jones County. Here is a list of all qualified candidates. 

Jones County Commission, District 1

Larry Childs – R – Incumbent

 

Jones County Commission, District 2 (incumbent: Chap Nelson)

David Gault – D

Jonathan Pitts – D

 

Jones County Commission, District 3

Tommy Robinson – R – Incumbent

 

Jones County Commission, District 4

Bert Liston – R – Incumbent

Daylon Martin – D

 

Jones County Commission Chair

J. Preston Hawkins – R – Incumbent

Chuck Baker – D

 

Jones County Board of Education, District 2 (non-partisan)

Alfred L. Pitts

 

Jones County Board of Education, District 4 (non-partisan)

Mark Andrews

Austin Scott Facing Free Ride to Second Term

 

Austin Scott apparently has a free ride to a second term in Congress.

No Republicans or Democrats qualified to challenge the Republican from Ashburn in the Eighth Congressional District. Qualifying for Georgia's congressional races ended at noon Friday.

Races Set for 10 General Assembly Seats

Central Georgia voters will decide five state House races and five Senate races during this election season.

Meanwhile, 10 representatives and three senators face no opposition.

Qualifying for the state Senate and state Representative races ended at noon Friday.

Here are the qualifiers.

In State Senate District 18, incumbent Cecil Staton, a Macon Republican, has a challenger:Thomaston physician Spencer Price. They'll meet in the July 31 Republican primary and the winner has no opposition in November.

Broun Calls for TSA Chief's Resignation

U.S. Representative Paul Broun Wednesday explained why he wants the resignation of Transportation Safety Adminstration chief John Pistole and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, citing what he considers a failure to tighten airline security. 

Broun has in the past criticized the TSA's hiring of airport screeners at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport before their security checks and background reports officially cleared.

In an appearance on Eyewitness News Mornin', Broun also criticized the TSA's security procedures.  He accused the agency of inefficiency in screening processes and said agents search travelers unnecessarily.

Senator Cecil Staton Earns Perfect Score and A+ from Georgia Chamber

Senator Cecil Staton Earns Perfect Score and A+ from Georgia Chamber

 

ATLANTA – Sen. Cecil Staton (R- Macon) has received the highest ranking given on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that were most supportive of the business community during the 2012 Legislative Session.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by the Georgia Chamber for my efforts to enact pro-business legislation aimed at strengthening Georgia’s private sector and our economy,” said Sen. Staton. “Serving as a member of the Senate Rules, Senate Appropriations, Senate Finance and Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committees, as well as Majority Whip, it was a privilege to work with legislators and interested stakeholders to make Georgia a better place to live, work and do business.”