Thursday, January 24, 2013
State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell) will host a town hall meeting to discuss the causes of violence in schools and steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and of students.
Thursday, January 24
State Rep. Alisha Morgan (D-Austell) will hold a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Dr., SW, in Mableton. Rep. Morgan will discuss the causes of violence in schools as well as steps that can be taken to ensure the safety and protection of students. The event will also feature officials from law enforcement and mental health to discuss community solutions.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan has served 10 years as South Cobb's representative in Georgia's House of Representatives and has held 100 town hall meetings while in office.
Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan has served as South Cobb's District 39 House Representative for a decade, and is seeking to serve another term. The 33-year-old mother lives in Austell with her husband, Cobb Board of Education Vice Chairman David Morgan, and their son, Rashan and daughter, Lailah. She has lived in South Cobb for 12 years. She is a small business owner, published author, and frequent lecturer and trainer in the area of leadership development. She was also the youngest female representative to ever serve in Georgia's House of Representatives when she was elected at 23. South Cobb Patch asked her to tell readers a little more about herself, her experience in office and plans for the future. Why did you decide to run for District 39 …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The purpose of the meeting is to educate the public about the challenges ex-offenders face when trying to reenter society.
State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell), along with co-sponsors Destiny World Church, Vision for Souls Family Worship Center, Reentry Project, Inc., and the Rehoboth Family and Community Services, Inc., will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at Destiny World Church at 7400 Factory Shoals Road in Austell. The purpose of the meeting is to educate the public about the challenges ex-offenders face when trying to reenter society. The meeting will also connect ex-offenders with resources that will help them reenter society and will help them become more productive members of society. The event will feature expert panelists discussing the recent criminal justice reform law passed this legislative session, …
Anne Taylor is running for District 39 state representative, which represents Austell and Mableton.
Anne Taylor is running for District 39 state representative. The 51-year-old has lived in the area for the last 16 years and now owns her own real estate agency. She told South Cobb Patch that she is interested in "creating a unique suburban enclave with easy access to downtown Atlanta. I envision incredible communal space along the Chattahoochee River, affordable residential development construction along the Six Flags corridor with desirable hotels and restaurants near Six Flags park. Less industrial space along Veterans Memorial Pkwy, and improvements and open space in the downtown Austell area." Below, she tells South Cobb Patch readers who she is and what she hopes to accomplish if elected. 1. Why did you decide to run for District …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Morgans have established a scholarship for students of South Cobb and Pebblebrook high schools.
Rep. Alisha Morgan and her husband Cobb Board of Education Vice Chairman David Morgan have established the Morgan Family Scholarship for students at Pebblebrook and South Cobb high schools. Students who are high-achieving and service-oriented both within and outside of their schools will be selected to receive the scholarship, awarded annually. "We have such bright students with tremendous potential at South Cobb and Pebblebrook High Schools. This is a way for our family, with the support of the community, to ensure our students reach their goals to obtain a higher education,” Alisha Morgan told South Cobb Patch Monday in an email. “We don't want financial need to a be barrier to reaching those goals.” Two students, one from each high …
Monday, April 23, 2012
Rep. David Wilkerson will discuss the TIA at his Monday night town hall, but constituents may ask him about a recent ethics complaint he filed against Cobb Board of Education Vice Chairman David Morgan.
Rep. David Wilkerson will hold a town hall meeting on Monday to address the upcoming Transportation Investment Act vote in July. The meeting will be held at the Ron Anderson Center in Powder Springs at 6:30 p.m. Wilkerson, who announced recently that he is seeking reelection, also filed an ethics complaint against Cobb Board of Education Vice Chairman David Morgan on April 16. David Morgan is married to Wilkerson's democratic House of Representatives colleague, Rep. Alisha Morgan (D-Austell), and he is employed by American Federation for Children, school choice advocacy organization associated with the PAC of the same name. Wilkerson's complaint to the state ethics commission is that David Morgan did not report the expense of a $2,500 full…
Monday, April 2, 2012
South Cobb's Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan was one of the two representatives to propose a bill that would repeal Georgia's Stand Your Ground law in an effort to prevent more incidents like the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin of Florida last week
Several South Cobb residents, including Austell activist Rich Pellegrino, held a prayer vigil in the Marietta Square on Sunday. The vigil was held for 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26. The shooting has sparked demonstrations, rallies, vigils and several tough conversations about race in the United States. Martin was African-American and Zimmerman has a Hispanic and white racial background. State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell) and State Rep. Rashad Taylor, D-Atlanta pledged during a rally on the Capitol on Monday to introduce a bill that would repeal Georgia’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Many believe a similar Florida law has allowed Zimerman …
Friday, March 23, 2012
STEM Inventors Academy is still a go as South Cobb's next startup charter despite a few obstacles in the last few months.
STEM Inventors Academy may have hit a few bumps in the road, but the organizers for this South Cobb startup charter are moving forward. Rep. Alisha Morgan (D-Austell), one of the planned charter’s organizers, said the group plans to create a nonprofit organization, which would be the leading partner of the school. The details for the nonprofit organization have not been solidified, Morgan said. SIM organizers plan to reapply for the Innovation Fund grant, which it was rewarded in January. The $50,000 in funds, which come from the state’s Race to the Top funds, were returned when the Cobb County School District decided against being the school’s leading partner. The school was planned for a fall 2013 opening, but Morgan said the school …
Monday, March 19, 2012
South Cobb officials have opposing views of the charter schools amendment.
In a bipartisan vote of 40-16, the state Senate passed House Resolution 1162, a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to create charter schools. The amendment will be sent to voters this fall. Currently, only local school districts have the authority to approve or reject charter school petitions. Last year, the state Supreme Court ruled the then-existing Georgia Charter School Commission unconstitutional in a 4-3 vote. The Georgia Charter School Commission, which Rep. Alisha Morgan (D-Austell) helped create in 2008, was approving and funding charter schools that had been denied by the boards of education of local school districts. Four Republicans and two Democrats, including Alisha Morgan, sponsored the constitutional …
Monday, February 20, 2012
South Cobb Patch gets you up to speed on the incidents surrounding a potential STEM charter school in South Cobb.
So, what is happening to the planned K-12 STEM charter School in South Cobb? South Cobb Patch gives you the rundown on STEM Inventors Academy to get you caught up to speed. 2010- Nate Riley, a concerned South Cobb parent, brought the idea of a STEM charter school to South Cobb School Board member David Morgan. From this time until October 2011, Riley, Morgan and others (including Morgan’s wife, State Rep. Alisha Morgan) meet with staff of Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University to begin planning for the charter school and to gain support. Summer 2011- Organizers contact the Cobb County School District about a partnership and to gain assistance for a planning grant application. September 2011- Board members …