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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Bright Ideas, a grant program sponsored by the Flint Energies Foundation and Flint Energies, your Touchstone Energy Cooperative, awards teachers money for innovative lessons and projects to energize learning in their students. In 2018, a total of $26,500 was awarded using participating Flint members’ small change through Operation Round Up. Since 2006, nearly $225,000 has been awarded to ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education
    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to the state’s $27.5 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2019. Built on the state’s lowest estimate of revenue growth in a decade, the FY 2020 budget projects a conservative 3.2 percent increase in tax and fee collections above the previous fiscal year. The vast majority of new funding over the $26.9 billion amended FY 2019 budget is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Education
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    The Career, Technical & Agricultural Department at Peach County High School would like to congratulate Averi Eberhart, Brannon Jarvis, Jose Lopez, Kadarius McMiller, Dev Patel, Jordan Patterson, Jameson Suddeth, Matthew Walker, Logan Layton, Skyler Roberson, and Ismael Garcia (not pictured).   In addition to completed the Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair pathway these students have taken ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:April 1-2, 2019 The General Assembly convened for Legislative Day 40 on April 2, which was the final day of the 2019 session. For those bills that were successfully passed by the legislature, Governor Kemp has 40 days to sign or veto them.   Some highlights from Sine Die include:   The House and Senate reached an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    FVSU team defeats nineteen competing teams from major colleges and universities across the State Of Georgia in the competition sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce   Team ExtendoSocket, made up of FVSU students Ryeshia Cutliff, KeAndre Leaks, Prentis Marshall, and Derek Curry, won the Georgia Inventure Prize Competition, hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The final round was be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    Noteworthy Items: The General Assembly was in session last week Monday, Thursday, and Friday for legislative days 33, 34, and 35. This week the General Assembly will be in Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for Legislative Days 36, 37, 38, and 39. The final day of session will be Tuesday, April 2.  Budget & Taxes  The Senate Finance Committee added the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Legislative Days 30-32. Since Crossover Day has passed, all of the bills that were passed on the floor of one chamber by Crossover Day are now being heard in committees in the other chamber.  The General Assembly will be in session Monday, Thursday, and Friday this week while Tuesday and Wednesday will be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political
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