Leadership Colquitt County graduates Class of 2022 | Local News

MOULTRIE, Mrs. – Twenty professional business leaders recently completed the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Colquitt County program. A graduation ceremony was held on Monday, June 13, at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce. Caitlyn Hatcher, Chamber Program Services Director, welcomed everyone followed by the invocation given by class participant, Brandon Whitaker. Tommie Beth … Read more

Campaign finance reports reveal support, top donors | News

Campaign finance reports from the Cleveland County Election Board for two county commissioners and their opponents reveal the candidates’ top supporters and their top priorities for spending those dollars. Incumbent for District 1 Rod Cleveland will face fellow Republican and former Norman Mayor Ron Henderson during the primary Tuesday. Ward 8 City Councilor Matt Peacock, … Read more

Gloucester entrepreneur named executive director of Cape Ann YMCA | News

Erina McWilliam-Lopez of Gloucester will serve as Cape Ann YMCA’s new executive director. She starts Monday, July 11. “I’m thrilled to be joining this incredibly impactful and driven team,” she told the Times. “The Y has a long history of meeting the moment and has been a source of strength and resilience in our community.” … Read more

Ken de la Bastide column: City officials must show leadership on ARP spending | Columns

Another month has passed and still the Democrats in control of Anderson city government can’t agree on how to utilize $ 23.1 million from the federal government. At the start of the year, Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. announced a proposal on how to spend the American Rescue Plan funding, including $ 3.6 million for … Read more

High-tech talk for Jewish and Arab entrepreneurs at ‘Forbes Under 30 Summit’ | JNS

At the start of June, young Jewish and Arab entrepreneurs came together to discuss joint ways to develop technology and build peace. They were joined by senior business and political figures who encouraged their efforts. The event occurred under the auspices of the “Forbes Under 30 Summit” in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from May 29 … Read more

Local students participate in HOBY leadership seminar News

Two students, Avery Paysinger and Stephaun Deem, recently represented Athens High School at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar held at Troy University. “During these three days, we went through 3 cycles of learning about our leadership skills,” Paysinger said. Deem said, “we started first by learning different abilities that assist and help us learn … Read more

Former Speaker Kirk Cox to lead higher ed business council | Govt-and-politics

Former House Speaker Kirk Cox will return to Capitol Square in a new role for an old cause – the advancement of higher education and its relationship with the needs of Virginia’s business community. Cox, who retired from politics last year after 32 years in the House of Delegates and an unsuccessful bid for the … Read more

Va. budget leaders include new marijuana crime in spending plan Govt-and-politics

Virginia legislative leaders on Sunday evening revealed budget language that would create a new criminal misdemeanor in state law for possession of more than four ounces of marijuana in public. Marijuana reform groups immediately called for lawmakers to stand down and stop finding new ways to criminalize Virginians who use marijuana. The provision will be … Read more

Business owner seeks commissioner seat, vows to bring back budget board, transparency |

A local business owner who was outraged by a decision to dissolve Cleveland County’s Budget Board will ask voters to elect him as the next District 3 county commissioner. Rusty Grissom, a Republican, business owner and Noble resident, will face incumbent Harold Haralson in the June primary. The election also drew Democrats JD Krohmer and … Read more

Reich remembered for leadership and magnetic personality Local News

Starting as a Red Cross volunteer at Hamilton Medical Center in 1962, Dot Reich spent more than 50 years as an advocate and supporter of the Hamilton Health Care System. She spent almost two decades on the board of the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation, Hamilton’s fundraising arm, and 10 years on the board of the Hamilton … Read more