Symposium focuses on government transparency in Georgia

Valdosta Daily Times Editor Jim Zachary began the first in a statewide series of Open Government Symposiums with the words of Thomas Jefferson, ìInformation is the currency of democracy.î

Elected officials, city and county administrative staff, community watchdog groups, college students and journalists convened at the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University Friday.

Zachary asked the standing room only crowd to give elected officials and government staff applause for taking part in the open government event, saying, 'They are to be commended for taking an interest in and showing some commitment to government transparency.' Continue>>>