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Rep. Paul Broun to speak at Republican breakfast

Rep. Paul Broun to speak at Republican breakfast

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Rep. Paul Broun will speak at this month's Fayette County Republican Party breakfast.

Broun, who represents Georgia's 10th District, is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that Saxby Chambliss will vacate next year. As a medical doctor, he is uniquely qualified to discuss several issues facing Americans, primarily health care.

The breakfast will be held Saturday, July 6 at 8:30 a.m., at the Fayetteville IHOP. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Visit fayettecountyrepublicanparty.com for more information.

The Fayetteville IHOP is located at 705 North Jeff Davis Drive.

Tea Party, NAACP to debate Tuesday

Tea Party, NAACP to debate Tuesday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Representatives from the Fayette County NAACP and the Local Issues Tea Party will host a debate on the question of district versus at-large voting in the county.

NAACP member Wayne Kendall (district voting) and Local Issues Tea Party leader Bob Ross (at-large voting) will square off Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The debate will be held at Harvest Community Christian Center in Fayetteville. It is free and open to the public.

Harvest Community Christian Center is located at 383 Fayette Place.

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Student Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.

The Student Advisory Council reports to State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students throughout Georgia, according to Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza.

The council will meet twice during the school year -- Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Mar. 6. Applicants must be available to meet on both days.

All Georgia students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply.

"I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of student advisors and discuss how our policies affect them on a daily basis," Barge said in a statement. "We want to make education work for all Georgia's students and hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure that happens."

Sen. Isakson to speak to Fayette Chamber

Sen. Isakson to speak to Fayette Chamber

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson will speak to the Fayette Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon next week.

Isakson will give an update from Washington, D.C. and take questions from the audience. The event will begin at noon on Tuesday, May 1 at the Chamber of Commerce.

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

ATLANTA -- Georgia's military and overseas citizens will be able to participate in the state's upcoming presidential primary by e-vote starting later this month.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said those voters can access their absentee ballots electronically starting Jan. 21 for the Mar. 6 election.

Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Jim Butterworth will conduct a joint outreach and education effort to promote voting opportunities for military personnel and their families.

Go here for more information: www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

ATLANTA -- Jud Turner has been appointed director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR board made the appointment official this week after Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Turner for the post.

Turner replaces F. Allen Barnes, who is leaving to work in the private sector.

Turner is a founding partner in the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC and public affairs firm Georgia360 LLC. He was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's lead attorney and represented the governor during negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service during the state's severe drought.

Turner has also served as general counsel to the Georgia Department of Education.