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Board of Regents Chair, GRU President Talk Goals On Horizon

Brooks Keel, the new Georgia Regents University Augusta president ...
“We do have a vibrant community at Augusta and GRU now, especially at our Summerville campus. We look forward to expanding that,” he told News Channel 6. President Keel said ...

Upscale Charleston island communities report increased home sales for year’s first half

The Florence-based company that owns and operates several Ashley Furniture HomeStores in the Carolinas and Georgia has leased a nearly 7,000 ...
Its showroom and office will open later this summer in Summerville, according to Belk|Lucy commercial real ...

Brannock, Bobby Gray

of Summerville, GA. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, with Rev. Sam Lewis and Mr. Bobby Summers officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors conducted ...

Labor department holding job fairs this week

to help two Northwest Georgia companies recruit a total of approximately 80 workers. The Lafayette Career Center will help Mohawk Industries recruit workers for its plants in Lyerly and Summerville in Chattooga County. The recruitment will be held from 10 ...

SOSEBEE, Jean Freeman Pettus

Brother, Jimmy Freeman. Graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Friday in the Summerville Cemetery in Summerville, GA. Our heartfelt thanks to the Wellstar doctors and staff and to Signature Hospice for their care and respect given to our mother.

Mohawk, Milller Zell recruit more workers in Northwest Georgia

Georgia Department of Labor career centers in LaFayette and ...
The Lafayette Career Center will help Mohawk Industries hire 50 workers for its plants in Lyerly and Summerville in Chattooga County. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m ...

Miss Lanier to wed Mr. Sandeford

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Lanier Jr. of Summerville, Georgia announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Alexandra Suzann Lanier, to Jacob Ralph Sandeford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sandeford of Midville, Georgia. You must be an online ...

Georgia Department of Labor to help hire 50 workers for Mohawk plants in Lyerly and Summerville

Lafayette, GA (WDEF) - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) career center in LaFayette will host a recruitment Tuesday, July 28. The Lafayette Career Center will help Mohawk Industries hire 50 workers for its plants in Lyerly and Summerville in Chattooga ...

Mae Frances Parker Morris

Mrs. Mae Frances Parker Morris, age 47, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015. Mae was born in Summerville, Georgia, to the late Eugene Parker and Lucille (Cooper) Parker on August 28, 1967. On November 10, 1997, she was married to Terry ...

Summerville track and field club is making strides

The Summerville-based Palmetto Striders Track Club is just getting ...
Region 4 Junior Olympic Outdoor Track and Field Championships held July 9-12 in Hoschton, Ga. and three of them have advanced to the National Championships to be held in Jacksonville ...

Exciting Times in the Ridgeville Charge – Thanks to Trinity, Mt. Tabor, and Cypress UMC

It has now been over a month since Amanda, Ransom, Bella and I moved from the hot suburbs of Bluffton and Hilton Head and packed our things for Ridgeville, Givhans, and the Lebanon community. First t…

Witnesses describe ‘vicious Pit Bull attack’ in Summerville

Around 10:00pm Sunday night, several people in a quiet Summerville neighborhood watched as a Pit Bull viciously attacked its owner. Stanton Boothby lives in Summerville and witnessed the attack.  He …
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The importance of local education funding in SUMMERVILLE GEORGIA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in SUMMERVILLE GEORGIA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


Protect Your Business in SUMMERVILLE GEORGIA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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