Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Youth Equine Champions Day planned for February in Atlanta

A herd of young equestrians will meet in Atlanta on February 10 for the second annual Youth Equine Champions Day.

The event will honor young people (19 and under) who qualified and participated in regional, national and world championship horse shows as well as Georgia State Champions. Georgia State Champions include all first-place winners in the Pony, 1-12 and 13-19 age groups from the Georgia Federation State Show.

Youth Equine Champions Day will begin at 10 a.m., Feb. 10, at the historic railroad Freight Depot at 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta. The Georgia Equine Commodity Commission is sponsoring the event.

Those interested in attending need to contact John Clements, Georgia Equine Commission, at or call 404-863-2173.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Governor Perdue Issues Writ of Election for State House Seat

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that he has issued a writ of special election to fill the vacancy of House District 19 due to the resignation of Rep. Glenn Richardson. Rep. Richardson submitted his letter this morning with an effective date of today, January 11.

The special election to fill the vacancy will be held February 23, 2010.

Qualifying dates will be set by the Secretary of State’s office. Below is the writ of election:

House District 19 has become vacant due to the resignation of Representative Glenn Richardson.

Therefore, pursuant to Article V, Section II, Paragraph VIII of the Constitution of the State of Georgia and Section 21-2-544 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, a writ of election is hereby issued to the Secretary of State for a special election to be held on February 23, 2010, to fill the temporary vacancy in District 19 of the Georgia House of Representatives.