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Newt and Callista Gingrich to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Newt and Callista Gingrich to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is pleased to welcome Callista and Newt Gingrich on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m.

"We're excited!" FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward said. "Let's give them a hometown welcome that will keep them coming back!"

Callista's newest children's book, Yankee Doodle Dandy educates and entertains as Ellis the Elephant experiences the American Revolution. With beautiful illustrations and charming rhymes, Yankee Doodle Dandy is a must read for young and old alike who want to know how America became a free and independent nation.

"FoxTale will also have Sweet Land of Liberty and Land of the Pilgrims' Pride available for purchase and signing," Ward said.

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

Ga. School Superintendent looking for student advisors

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Student Advisory Council is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 school year.

The Student Advisory Council reports to State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students throughout Georgia, according to Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza.

The council will meet twice during the school year -- Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Mar. 6. Applicants must be available to meet on both days.

All Georgia students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply.

"I am looking forward to getting to know a new group of student advisors and discuss how our policies affect them on a daily basis," Barge said in a statement. "We want to make education work for all Georgia's students and hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure that happens."

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

Military, overseas citizens can e-vote this year

ATLANTA -- Georgia's military and overseas citizens will be able to participate in the state's upcoming presidential primary by e-vote starting later this month.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp said those voters can access their absentee ballots electronically starting Jan. 21 for the Mar. 6 election.

Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Jim Butterworth will conduct a joint outreach and education effort to promote voting opportunities for military personnel and their families.

Go here for more information: www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.

Rep. Price to address Kennesaw State students

Rep. Price to address Kennesaw State students

KENNESAW, Ga. -- U.S. Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.) will speak at Kennesaw State University on Monday.

Price represents Georgia's 6th congressional district, which includes Cherokee County, east Cobb, north Fulton and Dunwoody, as well as Roswell, Sandy Springs and Vinings.

He will speak to KSU students who are majoring in political science and/or taking classes centered on Congress and the legislative process. Rep. Price is expected to discuss his career in politics, give an update on Congress and his priorities, and take questions from students.

All KSU political science majors and those in Congress-related classes are encouraged to attend. The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 5 p.m., in Prillaman Hall, the school's health sciences building.

Early voting available now for city elections

Early voting available now for city elections

 

The municipalities of Kennesaw, Powder Springs and Smyrna will hold elections Tuesday, Nov. 8, and early voting is open now through Nov. 4. Any voter in any of the three cities may vote in person 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the main Elections Office, 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta.

Advanced voting will also be available 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at the following locations:

Perdue to address Coles College of Business

Perdue to address Coles College of Business

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue will address alumni, faculty, staff, students and business partners of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

Perdue's talk, entitled "From Chopsticks to Wood Pellets: Made in Georgia Goes Global," marks the 20th annual Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series for the business college.

The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta).