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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."

Gwinnett County celebrates health this April

Gwinnett County celebrates health this April

Gwinnett County celebrates National County Government Month during the month of April to highlight county government programs and services to the public. We are observing this year's theme of Healthy Counties, Healthy Families with many free and fun events throughout the month of April. Most of the activities are designed to help residents learn about healthy living choices.

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.

Mike Mason to be first Peachtree Corners mayor

Mike Mason to be first Peachtree Corners mayor

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- After campaigning for months to convince people to vote for Peachtree Corners to become a city, Mike Mason's next campaign is easy.

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Gwinnett property taxes due today

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Property tax bills are due today.

For the first time in several years, all bills are due in a single installment, although Tax Commissioner Richard Steele offered to accept an earlier partial payment, since the county has previously had two due dates.

For the complete story visit Gwinnett Daily Post.

Lilburn passes Sunday alcohol sales

Lilburn passes Sunday alcohol sales

Lilburn -- Voters in the city of Lilburn have approved Sunday alcohol sales.

In a vote that was 708 to 394 the citizens who visited the polls Tuesday voted "yes" for the opportunity to buy alcohol on Sundays.

The other official results were:

Mayor:  Johnny Crist         734
            Diana Preston      565

Post 1:  Teresa Czyz          584
             Thomas D.