A Weekly Snapshot of Georgia's Counties (6/13/2020)
Each week ACCG shares photos highlighting activities from counties
around the state and the ACCG team at work. Please see the information at the
bottom of this page on how to submit items from your county.
Houston County Shares Challenges in Processing Absentee Ballots
Houston County Chairman Tommy Stalnaker, Representative Shaw Blackmon, ACCG Deputy Legislative Director Todd Edwards and ACCG County Consulting Manager Bill Twomey (not pictured) met with Houston County Elections Superintendent Debra Presswood and other staff to learn more about the challenges of processing absentee ballots. The General Assembly returns to action on Monday and improving the processes before the November election is expected to be a hot topic.
Floyd County Holds Bid Meeting Outside to Allow for Social Distancing
Counties continue to adapt to social distancing requirements to get the job done. Vendors gathered in front of the Floyd County administration building for an open bid for the Russell Regional Airport / Towers Field runway expansion. Leading the process is Purchasing Director Bill Gilliland, Assistant Director Randy Self and Special Projects Manager Bruce Ivey.
DeKalb County Launches Youth Services Virtual Village
The DeKalb County Human Services Department has launched the Youth Services Virtual Village, an online platform to bring resources, programs and activities to children and youth. More than 30 classes and programs that are normally held in person have been converted to this online platform connecting instructors with youth participants in a safe way. Topics include dance, theater, arts and crafts, technology, cooking and more. To learn more about the Virtual Village, click here.
Tell Us What's Happening in Your County!
ACCG wants to share positive news about events and projects from your county with your peers from across the state. Photos and story ideas submitted to ACCG for Georgia's Local Lens or the Georgia County Spotlight may be used in this e-newsletter or on ACCG's website or social media. Photos and other information used are provided courtesy of our county constituents and ACCG staff. For questions or information, please contact Beth Brown at
To submit photos and captions for Georgia's Local Lens, click here.
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