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Bird supper held in Atlanta

Valdosta - South Georgians are headed to the state capital for a night of networking with legislators.

Valdosta city and Lowndes County leaders left Wednesday morning for the annual Bird Supper in Atlanta. About 1,000 state and community leaders are expected to attend.

The event is held each year to give legislators an idea of the issues important to this area. Community leaders say they have a number of concerns they'll voice Wednesday night. "The sales tax holiday is a big one, we also have what we call a glitch in unemployment insurance which is really clarifying attendance as a reason for dismissal. It's really affecting a lot of our manufacturers across the state," said Jeff Hanson, Governmental Affairs Committee Chair.

The Bird Supper is hosted by Lowndes County, the City of Valdosta, and the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce.

posted by ashley.harper@walb.com