Eggs & Issues 2012August 20 | Posted by editor | News, Union Tags: Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce
Blairsville, GA – Before the fog even cleared the mountain vistas, over 100 people gathered at the Union County Community Center to hear Georgia’s own Attorney General speak to the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce.
Guests began the morning with a delicious breakfast provided by GnG Bakery & Cafe. Boaz Media & Network Solutions, the sponsor for the 2012 Eggs & Issues Breakfast, left goodies at all the place settings and presented the history of Boaz and the future of their business and how they can help you. Boaz Media & Network Solutions is the leading provider of quality and professional network and IT solutions and they are ready to help you reshape your business with marketing and design services for both print and web medias.
After a heartfelt introduction by Commissioner Paris, Attorney General Sam Olens bragged about what a fortunate opportunity we have to live in such a beautiful prospering area. After touring our County, Mr. Olens was impressed at all the facilities and services our town offers to our residents. Not only our parks, farmers market, canning facility and more were impressive to Mr. Olens, but he was delighted see such a modern airport and expressed how vital that is to our economic development.
As the Attorney General began to dig into the issues currently facing the state of Georgia we learned about how hard our District Attorney, Jeff Langley, is fighting to keep synthetic marijuana out of our County. We also learned about the battle of water rights going on between Atlanta, Tennessee, and Florida. Mr. Olens touched on some of the other active lawsuits currently in progress including his passion about open governments and open records. The Attorney General has been passionate about updating the Sunshine Laws and making transparency in the government more user friendly for citizens to access open records requests. Additionally, Mr. Olens spoke about the current immigration situation, casinos in georgia, and how he is leading the State’s legal fight against the President’s Healthcare Reform bill.
After a brief question & answer session, the Attorney General reminded all of us that being situated in these beautiful mountains makes us lucky enough, but having all these additional features previously mentioned, makes us the envy of other Georgia communities.