Coomer, who represents eastern Floyd County and western Bartow County, said the immigration bill that has already been introduced would give citizens the authority to sue their local government if the government refuses to enforce state and federal immigration laws. Hearings on that bill are slated to begin today in Atlanta.
Politics and education were at the forefront of discussion during the Adairsville Council of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber of Commerce business breakfast Thursday at the Adairsville Inn.
Coomer, a freshman lawmaker, said there is good news on the economic front. State revenues are up slightly through the first six months of fiscal 2011. He also reported wage and salary figures are also up across the state during the past two quarters.
Melissa Zarefoss, principal at Adairsville Elementary School, also spoke to the business group. “In addition to instruction, we want to make sure they (students) are happy and loved as well,” Zarefoss said. “We’re doing some things on Saturdays because we just don’t have enough time with them.”
The Bartow Chamber will partner with the UGA Small Business Administration to help businesses use the Internet to develop marketing strategies and take better advantage of social media. A seminar, free to chamber members, is planned next Tuesday evening, Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Community Room at the Chamber, 122 W. Main St. in Cartersville.
The next Adairsville Council meeting is set for 7:30 a.m. March 3, also at the Adairsville Inn.