Press Release: Sen. William Ligon, Rep. Alex Atwood and Rep.-Elect Jeff Jones Announce Glynn County Town-Hall Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 12, 2014
Sherena Arrington 912-242-2434
Senate and House District Legislators to Host Glynn County Town-Hall Meeting
(Brunswick, GA) Senator William Ligon, Representative Alex Atwood, and Representative-Elect Jeff Jones will host a Glynn County Town-Hall meeting on Tuesday, January 6, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Old City Hall in downtown Brunswick.
This will be the last of a series of legislative town-halls in the Third Senate District before the Georgia General Assembly, which will begin Monday, January 12, under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.
“We look forward to hearing the concerns of Glynn County citizens,” stated Sen. Ligon. “Their voices can make a huge difference in state policies. We also will inform them of some of the issues that will likely come up this session. For example, Coastal Georgians have much at stake as we take up the issue of water storage in our aquifer, in other words, infusion of surface water into our pristine Floridan Aquifer. That issue, among many others, will need the active participation of citizens throughout the session."
"As has been our practice in the past, I am very happy to join State Senator William Ligon and Representative-Elect Jeff Jones in giving citizens an opportunity to express their concerns and ideas prior to the next legislative session," said Representative Atwood.
Senator Ligon will begin his third term in the Georgia Senate and has been elected by his colleagues as the Majority Caucus Chairman. Representative Atwood is also beginning his third term. Representative-Elect Jones is serving his first term in the Georgia House of Representatives and will take his oath of office when the 2015 Georgia General Assembly convenes on Monday, January 12, under the Gold Dome in Atlanta.
"I am both humbled and honored to co-host this town-hall with the Honorable Senator William Ligon and Representative Alex Atwood. It will be a very special opportunity for us to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming legislative session with the people we serve," stated Representative-Elect Jeff Jones.
The public is encouraged to attend the town-hall, ask questions, and bring up issues that may need attention during the 2015 Georgia General Assembly. Old City Hall is located at 1229 Newcastle Street in downtown Brunswick.
Pictured at Sweat's Furniture: Representative Elect Jeff Jones, John Bassett III and Ward Sweat (11.14.2014)
John Bassett III of the Vaughn-Bassett Furniture Company, Ward Sweat, and State Rep-Elect Jeff Jones, appeared at Sweat's Furniture, Brunswick, Georgia to promote the book "Factory Man". The book details Mr. Bassett's successful efforts to combat the deportation of southern manufacturing jobs to China and other foreign countries. Mr. Bassett's efforts saved his company, which employs over 700 craftsmen, benefiting Bassett, Virginia a manufacturing town.
Rep.-Elect Jeff Jones believes in the importance of rebuilding America's once proud manufacturing base, and has pledged to work hard to bring good-paying manufacturing jobs back to Georgia.
Tom Hanks and HBO have purchased the rights to the book "Factory Man" for an upcoming movie.Read more
At a Chamber of Commerce press conference today a representative from Walmart announced that Sam's Wholesale is coming to Brunswick and will be open by the end of 2015 bringing over 140 full time jobs. Great news for Glynn County!
Water is Georgia's lifeblood. The State of GA is considering storing excess ground water in the Floridan aquifer. I urge extreme caution doing anything that may contaminate our pristine water supply. Be careful messing with Mother Nature!