Associated Press Georgia Daybook for Thursday, Oct. 24.
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Oct. 29 – 30. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. GEORGIA POWER TOWN HALLS — GeorgiaWatch is hosting town hall meetings throughout the state ahead of a Georgia Power proposal aimed at raising power bills. The Georgia Public Service Commission will vote on the matter Dec. 17.
If approved, Georgia Power’s $478 million rate hike request would add nearly $8 a month to the average residential bill.
October 29th, 6:30-8:00pm
Brenau Downtown Center
301 Main Street, SW, Gainesville, GA 30501
October 30th, 6:30-8:00pm
The University of Georgia Chapel
109 Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602
Contacts: Liz Coyle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Oct. 23 – 24. CDC ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON IMMUNIZATION MEETING — The agenda will include three votes: considerations for use of meningococcal conjugate vaccine MenACWY-CRM in infants and young toddlers at increased risk for meningococcal disease; the 2014 Child/Adolescent Immunization Schedule; and the 2014 Adult Immunization Schedule. Both the child/adolescent and adult immunization schedules are updated annually. The 2014 adult immunization schedule incorporates changes approved by the ACIP during the 2013 calendar year.
If you cannot attend the meeting in person, it will be web streamed. More information can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/webcast-instructions.html
Location: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Contacts: CDC Public Affairs, 404-639-3286
Oct. 24. ALL DAY. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SYMPOSIUM — DeKalb County Solicitor-General Sherry Boston is now collecting used cell phones to help victims of domestic violence in conjunction with our upcoming resource fair and symposium on Thursday, October 24th. Two survivors will be available for one-on-one interviews, in addition to Solicitor-General Sherry Boston. Experts and additional organizations dedicated to helping victims will also be available.
Contacts: Terrie Clark (DeKalb County), 404-371-4702
Oct. 24 – 25. 8 a.m. FBI-MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA ACTIVE SHOOTER — The FBI s Atlanta Office, in conjunction with the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University s Center of Operational Medicine, will host a two day conference at the Center s Auditoria Center in Augusta, Georgia on October 24-25, 2013 to discuss best practices and services available during an “active shooter response.
Members of the media are invited to attend and film portions of those presentations occurring on Day 2 (Friday, 10/25/2013) which will include Media Considerations during a Critical Incident, Past Case Studies, and Explosives Considerations.
Location: Auditoria Center
1465 Laney Walker Boulevard
Contacts: Stephen Emmett (FBI Spokesman), 404-392-2506
Oct. 24. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. ANTI-SEX TRAFFICKING FUNDRAISER — The “I Am Not Yours! campaign in conjunction with the City of Atlanta s Restorative Justice Center are presenting the first annual “Diamond on the Half Shell Benefit, hosted by Jasmine Guy and 90.1 FM s Rose Scott, that will feature an evening of fashion with an exclusive runway show from the Belasse Collection, while raising funds to change lives of sex trafficking victims.
Media interested in attending the “Diamond on the Half Shell benefit, please submit requests to email@example.com with “I Am Not Yours! in the subject line no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Location: Atlanta City Hall Atrium
55 Trinity Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Oct. 26 – Nov. 2. SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL — The Savannah College of Art and Design has announced that in addition to honoree Alexander Payne, Academy Award-nominated actor Terence Stamp and actress Natalie Dormer will be honored at the 16th annual Savannah Film Festival, Oct. 26-Nov. 2. Terence Stamp will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. Stamp appeared in more than 60 films. His film debut playing the title role in 1963’s “Billy Budd” earned him an Academy Award nomination. His other major films include “The Collector,” for which he won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, “The Limey,” ”Superman” and “Superman II,” ”Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace,” and “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.”
Location: Savannah College of Art and Design
342 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31402
Contacts: Brianne Halverson (SCAD Public Affairs), 912-525-5216