Georgia County Government - October 2008 - (Page 5)

GEORGIACOUNTY G OV E R N M E N T VOLUME 60 NO. 4 • OCTOBER 2008 Upfront 7 11 President’s Message County Matters 87 89 91 93 97 Governor Urges Preparation for Digital TV Transition The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Wharton Named Program Director for Georgia Centers of Innovation Army Ranger Turned Police Officer Attends CDP Training ACCG Staff Attends National Conference of State Legislatures Summit ACCG Editor, Forsyth County PIO Garner NACIO Awards By Jane LeMaster, NACIO President Features 14 South Georgia’s Agricultural Heartland Welcomes Economic Diversity, High-Tech Research By Deborah Dewberry, Editor 35 What Do You Know About the State’s 2008 Constitutional Amendments? By Clint Mueller, ACCG Legislative Director 101 39 Union County’s New Hope Clinic Helps Community Attack Meth in North Georgia Mountains By Deborah Dewberry, Editor 103 107 GDEcD News: Tourism Grants; Scan-Tech to Expand Benefit News: GEBCorp Marks Eight Years of Retirement Benefits By Steve Vaughn, President and CEO of GEBCorp 49 Counties and the Law: U.S. Supreme Court Increases Burden on Defending Age Claims By Benton J. Mathis, Jr. and Kelly E. Morrison 111 53 59 Cyber Security Awareness Georgia Technology Authority, et al. Georgia’s Courthouses and the American Renaissance By Wilber W. Caldwell Are Animal Control Costs Out of Control? By Andrew J. Watson, former ACCG intern 113 Extension News: Georgia 4-H Impacts Student Achievement, Leadership By Jeff Christie, ACCG Cooperative Extension Liaison 63 69 Dave Wills Joins ACCG Staff Executive DRIVE is the Pinnacle of Gwinnett’s Leadership Institute By Tina Woodard, Beverly McLee, Deon Locklin and Tom Wade 117 Research Corner: Best Methods for Creating Ordinances in Your County By Michele NeSmith, Research & Policy Development Director 119 121 123 125 132 73 77 Preventative Medical Program Succeeds in Chatham County DCA’s Planning & Quality Growth Office Reveals New Regional Planning Approach Implementation of Georgia’s Security & Immigration Compliance Act The Roundabout: Glynn County’s Newest Approach to Traffic Management CCAP Corner: Walter F. Rosso, Cusseta-Chattahoochee County NACo News: Association Sponsors ‘Green’ Competitions Beth Bradley Joins ACCG Staff County Parade Index of Advertising 79 83 On the Cover: Cover image courtesy of Sidney Cromer (Research Professional, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus). Please visit www.sidneycromerphoto.com to view his photography. Published by N l LLC Naylor, 12600 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 350, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone: 770-810-6957 • Toll Free: 800-796-2638 Fax: 770-810-6995 • Web: www.naylor.com Naylor Publisher: Mark V. Migliore Publication Coordinator: Tara Horstmeyer Advertising Di Ad i i Director: Nicole Hudson Advertising Sales: Jennifer Canady, Krys D’Antonio, Kim Glover, Ron Hutcheson, Mary Johnston, Rick Sauers, Vicki Sherman Layout & Design: Barry Senyk Advertising Art: Allan Lorde ©2008 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. Georgia County G G iC Government is published monthly, with a t combined issue in May-June. Price per issue $1.50; Georgia County Government Yearbook is $50. Direct magazine subscription rate effective July 2006 is $45 per year for subscribers who are non-ACCG members. PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2008/ACG M1008/7504 2008/ACG-M1008/7504 OCTOBER 2008 www.accg.org 5 http://www.sidneycromerphoto.com http://www.naylor.com http://www.accg.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - October 2008

Georgia County Government - October 2008
Contents
President's Message
County Matters
South Georgia's Agricultural Heartland Welcomes Economic Diversity, High-Tech Research
What Do You Know About the State's 2008 Constitutional Amendments?
Union County's New Hope Clinic
Counties and the Law: U.S. Supreme Court Increases Burden on Defending Age Claims
Cyber Security Awareness
Are Animal Control Costs Out of Control?
Dave Wills Joins ACCG Staff
Executive DRIVE is the Pinnacle of Gwinnett's Leadership Institute
Preventative Medical Program Succeeds in Chatham County
DCA's Planning & Quality Growth Office Reveals New Regional Planning Approach
Implementation of Georgia's Security & Immigration Compliance Act
The Roundabout: Glynn County's Newest Approach to Traffic Management
Governor Urges Preparation for Digital TV Transition
The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership
Wharton Named Program Director for Georgia Centers for Innovation
Army Ranger Turned Police Officer Attends CDP Training
ACCG Staff Attends National Conference of State Legislatures Summit
ACCG Editor, Forsyth County PIO Garner NACIO Awards
GDEcD News: Tourism Grants; Scan-Tech to Expand
Benefit News: GEBCorp Marks Eight Years of Retirement Benefits
Georgia's Courthouses and the American Renaissance
Extension News: Georgia 4-H Impacts Student Achievement, Leadership
Research Center: Best Methods for Creating Ordinances in Your County
CCAP Corner: Walter F. Rosso, Cusseta-Chattahoochee County
NACo News: Association Sponsors 'Green' Competitions
Beth Bradley Joins ACCG Staff
County Parade
Index of Advertising

Georgia County Government - October 2008

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