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The public stands to lose through judicial narrowing of Georgia Sunshine Laws

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Kathy By Clare Norins and Nneka Ewulonu If allowed to stand, a trial court misinterpretation of Georgia’s Open Records Act would create a gaping loophole in the state’s Sunshine Laws, allowing government agencies to avoid public scrutiny by delegating functions to a private contractor. When a Georgia government agency contracts a private…

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Honoring Local Black Educators!

George Boston Rhynes (229) 251-8645 5004 Oak Drive Valdosta, Georgia 31605-1144 TO:  The Quitman Free Press (Letter To The Editor) Its been fifty (50) years since graduating from Washington Street High School Class of 1970 in Quitman-Brooks County Georgia School System.  This was an all-black segregated school with all black educators and I say thanks to…

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February is Library Lovers Month!

Your local library is the place to go for lifelong learning and so much more. February is Library Lovers Month! There are many reasons to love your local public library. Show some love by telling us why you love your library on Twitter using #LoveYourLibrary and #GeorgiaLibraries. Whether you’re working on a school assignment, looking…

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Urging Congress to Act “Boldly” and “Urgently”, Senator Reverend Warnock Highlights Top Relief Priorities for Georgians, Efforts to Pass New Legislation to Help Farmers of Color

In first news official news conference, Senator Reverend Warnock laid out how $1.9 trillion in federal relief being debated in Congress would benefit Georgians Senator Reverend Warnock also discussed his new Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act that would invest $5 billion to help Black farmers, farmers of color address COVID-19 and historic discrimination…

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REGISTER NOW! 30th Annual Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference, Feb 24-26

REGISTER NOW! 30th Annual Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference, Feb 24-26 Join in-depth conversations about the continued call for racial justice, challenges of covering COVID and what’s next for elections in Georgia.REGISTER NOW The 2021 Georgia Bar Media & Judiciary Conference will be virtual, with six sessions spread over three days — all centered on issues at the…

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Valentines Charity Silent Auction to benefit local charities

LAKELAND, Georgia – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Lanier County Centennial Committee—in an ongoing effort to continue monthly Centennial Celebration activities in a COVID world—is sponsoring a Charity Silent Auction to benefit local charities and a to-be-determined culminating Community Centennial Shindig. The Charity Silent Auction, billed as a Facebook Event, will take place on the Lakeland-Lanier…

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Don’t Fall for Scams Requiring You to Pay for Covid-19 Vaccine

GEORGIA – Attorney General Chris Carr today warned Georgians that scammers have been trying to exploit the vaccine rollout by calling, texting or emailing consumers asking for payment for the promise of getting the vaccine, scheduling an appointment or getting on the waiting list. “Sadly, during this time of heightened emotions, scammers are once again…

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