URGENT ACTION NEEDED:
S.B. 186 threatens public notice
The Georgia State Senate is moving forward with S.B. 186, a bill that would allow local governments the option to put public notices on their own websites instead of having them published in newspapers. Public notices belong where they reach the widest possible audience -- in newspapers and at our state's public notice website, www.GeorgiaPublicNotice.com. The bill has been moved to the Senate Rules Committee for consideration after passing out of the State and Local Government Operations Committee. Newspapers are urged to contact their senators, especially those on the Rules Committee, to let them know of your opposition to the bill. Help further by writing news stories and editorials about the dangers in S.B. 186 to the public's ability to keep a check on its government. GPA also would like all publishers to send a note of thanks to Sen. Gloria Butler and Sen. Greg Kirk for standing against S.B. 186 in a recent committee hearing. Take action today!
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newspapers across the the state of Georgia.
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2015 Advertising Conference
& Awards Luncheon
It's time to register for the 2015 GPA Advertising Conference. This is a ONE DAY event that will allow you and your sales staff to attend excellent advertising sales training followed by an awards luncheon featuring the winners of the 2015 GPA Advertising Contest.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Marriott Macon City Center
9am-12noon - ADVERTISING SALES TRAINING
Featuring Vince Coultis, Sales Training & Development Manager for The McClatchy Company
Prospecting Advertising The Easy Way
* Presenting Ideas
* Eliminating Objections
* Closing Made Simple
12:30pm - 2:00pm - LUNCH & AWARDS PRESENTATION
Featuring award winners from the 2015 GPA Advertising Contest.
If you have any question about the upcoming Advertising Conference, please feel free to contact Rick Hammell. We look forward to seeing you in Macon on April 30th.
The GPA Annual Convention is set for June (3) 4-6, 2015 at the new Westin Jekyll Island.
Call 912-635-4545 to make reservations.
JEKYLL ISLAND, GA. - The Georgia Press Association honored winners of the 2014 Freedom of Information Award and the 2014 Better Newspaper Contest on Friday at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel during the group's 128th annual convention.
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WHY I LOVE NEWSPAPERS
The Georgia Press Association is beginning a column-writing campaign to bolster the successes and the importance of our newspapers by well-known Georgians and newspaper men and women like you. Please feel free to use these columns in your newspaper to show your community what a great job you and your fellow GPA members are doing. And by all means, if you feel compelled to write a column to share in the effort, please send it to us. If you have any questions, give us a call at 770-454-6776.
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