Around Town: Saturday’s Cobb EMC meeting should be a corker

by Otis Brumby, Bill Kinney, Joe Kirby Around Town Columnists The Marietta Daily Journal September…

Georgia (Sep 13, 2011)

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by Otis Brumby, Bill Kinney, Joe Kirby
Around Town Columnists
September 13, 2011

THE HOTTEST POLITICAL BATTLE this season in Cobb is not between Republicans and Democrats but the one for control of Cobb EMC, or to be specific, its board. Both sides are working feverishly behind the scenes to ramp up turnout and energize voters leading up to Saturday’s special members’ meeting set by Superior Court Judge Stephen Schuster as the first step toward accomplishing the long-delayed election of new board members.

… HOO-AH! Kennesaw State University has been designated a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine, President Dr. Dan Papp announced on Monday. That honor recognizes the top 20 percent of the 8,000 colleges, universities and trade schools it surveyed that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as students. “Just last month, top Joint Chiefs of Staff officers from the Office of Warrior and Family Support visited KSU’s Veterans Resource Center, so we know we’re on the military’s radar screen. This designation recognizes the hard work and dedication of faculty, staff and countless volunteers dedicated to helping our nation’s veterans continue their education,” Papp said. KSU has 760 veterans enrolled and has seen those numbers increase more than 80 percent since 2009, according to vice president Jerome Ratchford.


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