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March 28, 2017
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Senator Ed Harbison  
Georgia Senate
432 State Capitol
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
echarbison@earthlink.net
 
 
From the Desk of 
Senator  Ed Harbison


Today, we returned to the Capitol for the 39th day of the legislative session. Sine Die, the last day is set for Thursday. That means all bills must pass before midnight. 

Last week we passed a number of measures for the betterment of Georgia. You can read the full report below. I also had the opportunity to carry House Bill 510 to passage in the Senate. This bill repeals a portion of the law banning alcohol sales within a certain distance of schools, churches and college campuses. HB 510 also repeals the measurement procedures and population clause associated with dry zones in cities with populations between 175,000 and 195,000. 
 
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to me anytime. As always, it is a pleasure to serve you and our district!
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Capitol Happenings

 
Recently, I had the pleasure to welcome two groups from Columbus schools to Capitol Hill.

The first was the George Washington Carver High School Girls Basketball Team. Senate Resolution 446 recognized the George Washington Carver High School girls basketball team for an outstanding season. Head coach Anson Hundley led the team to their first Georgia High School Association (GHSA) championship game where they were named the 2017 GHSA State Runner-Ups. The team worked hard throughout their season ending with an impressive record of 26 to 6.

The second group was the Columbus High School Girls Basketball team. Senate Resolution 447 commended the Columbus High School girls basketball team for their accomplishment of playing in their first Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Championship game. The Columbus High School girls basketball team and was named the 2017 GHSA AAAA State Champions with a final score of 69 to 67 ending the game in overtime. The Columbus High girls basketball team completed their season with a record of 25 to 5 under the leadership of head coach Joe Cherron.