Metro news for Monday

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation celebrations National School Choice Week with a leadership breakfast where the topic will be breaking down barriers to high-quality education in Georgia. The event takes place at Cobb County's Georgian Club. Panelist include: Lisa Kelly, president of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program; Dean Alford, president and chief executive officer of Allied Energy Services, and Lisa Gillis, president of Integrated Educational Strategies. Registration:



CHATSWORTH, Ga. — A north Georgia county is cutting most paid holidays for its employees as it copes with a projected budget shortfall.

The Daily Citizen reports ( that Murray County employees will not get paid as they had in the past for not working on 11 holidays.

The paid days will be eliminated in 2012 for all of the holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Commissioner Greg Hogan said the move is expected to save about $200,000.

Hogan said employees will still have the days off, only without pay.

Murray County is east of Dalton, about 80 miles north of Atlanta.



Georgia officials say they have no process to register some golf carts in the state despite a new law requiring it in certain instances.

Department of Revenue spokesman Jud Seymour says a law taking effect Sunday creates a classification for some carts called "personal transportation vehicles." He said the law requires the carts to be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles, even though most golf carts don't come with titles, which are required for registration.

He said some places require an emissions test for registration, but there are currently no testing stations for golf carts.

The Georgia Municipal Association says the new law is causing confusion because it is too similar to an existing statute for "motorized carts," which do not have to be registered with the state.



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