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Chamber sponsors eat and greet

Members of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce on Monday will once again have the opportunity to pose questions directly to their state legislators.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m., a Legislative breakfast will be served at Mitchell’s, 1203 Hampton Drive, in Brookhaven.

The event is free to Chamber members.

Attendees will have the opportunity to write down questions for Sen. Sally Doty, R-Brookhaven; Rep. Becky Currie, R-Brookhaven; and Rep. Vince Mangold, R-Brookhaven, and submit them via a moderator to be asked of the lawmakers.

Lincoln County Chancery Clerk Tillmon Bishop will moderate the Q-and-A session.

Chamber executive director Garrick Combs thinks members should be aware of the legislative process. Business owners have an opportunity to present concerns or ask clarification on issues from these legislators.

Combs said the breakfast gives members the chance to address whatever issues they are concerned about. “We are just providing a nice, orderly venue to ask lawmakers those questions,” Combs said previously.

Doty said she expects questions on education and the budget, because they “are always topics of interest.”

“At this point in the session, we know more of what bills are still in play and which are most likely dead,” Doty said. “With only three weeks left in the session, both [chambers] are negotiating final language on many different issues.”

This is Mangold’s first opportunity to interact with local business owners in this specific format.

Attendees can expect the breakfast to be completed by 9 a.m.

Sally Doty

Becky Currie

Vince Mangold