Just because we are expecting to have a quicker legislative session this year, this does not mean we will have a shortage of issues. I expect that we will be revisiting many topics addressed last year including education reform, religious liberty, the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, and a couple of issues I am not favorable toward expanding in Georgia: medical marijuana and the legalization of casino gambling. I expect the preservation of the HOPE Scholarship, teacher merit pay, and a plan to reduce the amount of student testing to also be high on the list of priorities for the session.
Rockdale Republican Party meeting will be on February 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Amici’s. All are welcome so please come early to network. Persons interested in running for elected office in 2016 should speak with Chairman Toby Dryer at (404) 406-8739 or email@example.com Precinct Mass Meeting kicks off the delegate selection process and is coming up on February 20th.
CONYERS ROCKDALE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCES C&K PLASTICS, INC. RELOCATION TO ROCKDALE COUNTY
C&K Plastics, founded in 1963 and based in New Jersey, is excited to announce they are expanding their
operations into Georgia. Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council is pleased to announce C&K
Plastics will be locating their new facility in Rockdale County.
C&K Plastics is recognized as an industry leader and expert in specialty thermoforming operations, with a
comprehensive range of services and capabilities that include vacuum and pressure forming, twin sheet
forming, and a full complement of secondary operations. They will bring approximately 60 new jobs and a
six million dollar investment into the facility and the community.
“They have purchased a 95,000’ square foot building on 19 acres, located at 1820 Conyers Station Road.
This facility will allow for future expansions to handle their long-term growth plan,” said Marty Jones,
Executive Director of CREDC.
Bob Carrier, President of C&K Plastics, stated “this was a competitive process, and other sites were
considered for C&K’s expansion.” Advising C&K through the process were Wesley Budd and Willian Hearn
with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm.
I am getting settled in to my office in the Paul Coverdell building (324-B) that is next door to the Capitol. I would love for community members to visit me throughout the session. We are working on making our office representative of District 43 and we are having an art contest with 3 tiers: Middle School, High School and Adult entries. The theme for the contest is “District 43, My Home.” Winners will be announced on February 6 and will be eligible to have their picture made locally or at the Capitol as well as a tour of the Capitol and being a legislative page for the day. The deadline for submissions is February 4 and entries should be delivered to Peachtree Academy located at 1801 Ellington Road. From the Monastery and other key tourist attractions to a variety of vibrant community areas & talented artists – we have a rich and unique heritage that I would love to highlight for visitors.
It was a great honor to introduce my friend Rev. Billie Boyd-Cox as Pastor of the Day in the Senate Chamber to represent District 43.