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Legislative delegation visits today

By Sherri Ellington A number of state and local dignitaries will be on hand for the Hometown Connections legislative meeting set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Barnesville Civic Center. Light refreshments will be provided as an expected three senators, two house representatives and Georgia Municipal Association officials meet with local leaders and citizens to hear what they have to say on current issues affecting the community. Barnesville Mayor Peter Banks will give the welcome and schedule of activities with introductions by Aldora Mayor Jimmy Matthews, who will also speak on behalf of his town. Speaking for Barnesville will be manager Kenny Roberts, manager Harold Wilson for Milner, county commission chairman Jay Matthews and manager Bob Zellner for Lamar County and superintendent Dr. Bill Truby for the board of education. A brief question and answer session will follow. ’Mayor Peter Banks has worked hard on this,’ said Milner city manager Harold Wilson. Gordon State College will provide a luncheon and a tour of the campus, with special guests including Chancellor Hank Huckaby, who is set to speak during the luncheon. ‘The regents are invited,’ said Banks. ‘It’ll be an important day for our city.’ After the Gordon tour, the Industrial Development Authority will host a tour of Piedmont Green Power, hosted by Missy Kendrick, and the schools, led by Dr. Truby.

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