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Sen. Lester Jackson hosts town hall in Port Wentworth

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A town hall meeting was held Thursday night, hosted by Georgia State Senator Lester Jackson.

A room full of people packed Port Wentworth City Hall to ask questions and learn about the top legislative issues of the year.

Also at Thursday’s meeting, Melvin Everson, the executive director and administrator for the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity.  Senator Jackson says a lot of the conversation focused on education and economic opportunity.

"We feel those two issues are key to all the violence and crime that's happening in the greater Chatham County area. If we can provide more economic opportunities for our citizens… if we can provide a better educational environment for our citizens. We think that we would invest less money into crime prevention because there would be less crime,” said Sen. Jackson.

Now if you missed Thursday’s meeting and want to reach out to Senator Jackson, please click here for contact info.

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