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State of the County program to provide snapshot of the community

Posted: September 13, 2012 - 12:58pm  |  Updated: September 18, 2012 - 7:34am

 

Residents and business owners can find out what’s going on in their community Tuesday, thanks to the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

The second annual State of the Community Address will be held at Liberty Park Community Center in Grovetown beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m.

“We consider it our local legislative event,” chamber President and CEO Tammy Shepherd said.

Speakers include County Commission Chairman Ron Cross, Grovetown Mayor George James, Harlem Mayor Bobby Culpepper, Columbia County School Superintendent Charles Nagle and Fort Gordon officials.

The event gives leaders a chance to showcase recent accomplishments, predict what the next year will look like and highlight possible challenges, Shepherd said.

“It really gives some insight into information, so that our (residents and) business community are aware of what’s going on,” Shepherd said. “This is a very positive thing, saying, ‘Let’s look forward to what the next year, five years or 10 years of our community will look like.’”

The presentation is not a public forum or town hall meeting, but questions will be accepted on cards before the speakers are called, Shepherd said.

Mot’s Pit-Cooked Barbecue is catering the event.

Tickets cost $20 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the chamber office at 1000 Business Boulevard.

For more information, contact the chamber at (706) 651-0018 or visit www.columbiacounty
chamber.com.

 

IF YOU GO

What: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce State of the Community Address

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Liberty Park Community Center, 1040 Newmantown Road in Grovetown

Admission: $20 for adults; $8 for 12 and under

More: Call (706) 651-0018 or visit www.columbiacountychamber.com

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