Everything you need to know about public meetings in Georgia

Everything you need to know about public meetings in Georgia

VALDOSTA — Georgia public meetings legislation defines a “meeting” as “the gathering of members of a governing body of an agency at which any official business, policy or public matter of the agency is formulated, presented, discussed or voted upon” or “the gathering of any committee of the members of the governing body of an agency or a quorum of any…

Independent candidate  trying to get on ballot for Dougherty County Commission seat

Independent candidate trying to get on ballot for Dougherty County Commission seat

ALBANY — Harry James stood in the lobby of the Dougherty County Courthouse Monday, waiting patiently for a second hearing before Alapaha Circuit Judge Albert Perkins to determine if his petition to get on November’s ballot would pass muster. Source: James continues quest to get on November ballot | Local News | albanyherald.com

Quick Quiz: Are you at risk for identity theft?

Quick Quiz: Are you at risk for identity theft?

No one wants to be a victim of identity theft. Respond to a few True/False statements to see if you are at risk. Source: CONSTITUTIONAL CORNER: What’s your risk for identity theft? | Columnists | rockdalenewtoncitizen.com

Valdosta Schools tighten attendance policies

Valdosta Schools tighten attendance policies

VALDOSTA — Valdosta City Schools students missed more than 80,000 days of classes last year. Source: Absent: Schools strengthen attendance policies | Local News | valdostadailytimes.com

Gwinnett County just swore in its first African-American elected official

Gwinnett County just swore in its first African-American elected official

Cheers and applause erupted in the auditorium of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center on Thursday afternoon as Cobb County Judge Angela Brown helped Gwinnett County State Court Judge Ronda Colvin-Leary into her robe, draping the material over the woman’s shoulders. Source: Gwinnett County swears in first African-American elected official, State Court judge | gwinnettdailypost.com