Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    2018 Sporting Clay Tournament Rewind

    ​September 24, 2018

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual sporting clay tournament, held at Old Hudson Plantation.

    View photos.

    A special thank you to our sponsors:

    Aden’s Minit Market * Altria Group Distribution Company * Anheuser-Busch, Inc. * BIC Consumer Product * Circle K South Atlantic * Clipper Petroleum, Inc. * Coca-Cola Bottling Company United * Core Mark International * Eagle Rock Distributing Company * Eby-Brown Company * Enmark Stations * Friendly Gus * Frito-Lay, Inc. * Golden Pantry Food Stores * H. T. Hackney Company * Jet Food Stores of Georgia, Inc. * MECO of Atlanta, Inc. * Moore Colson * National Tobacco Company * Partners Risk Services South, LLC * PepsiCo Beverages Company * PetroSouth, Inc. * Pit Stop Convenience Centers * Point to Point Environmental * R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company * RaceTrac * Royal Cup Coffee & Tea * Scandinavian Tobacco Group-Lane Limited * Spalding Amusement * Stealth Fuels and Trucking * Stewart Distribution * Susie Q’s Foods * Swedish Match North America * Swisher International, Inc. * Variety Amusement Services, LLC * W. L. Petrey Wholesale Co., Inc.

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    NACS Criticizes Inadequate Swipe Fee Settlement

    ​September 19, 2018

    Courtesy of NACS

    NACS has raised concerns about the latest settlement announced in the In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation (MDL 1720).

    “The broken swipe fee system will not be fixed simply by Visa and MasterCard throwing some money to merchants,” said Lyle Beckwith, NACS senior vice president for government relations. “These cases must bring real reform to make a difference. We are pleased to see that some of the merchants’ lawyers and representatives refused to sign onto this flawed settlement and are continuing to press for the changes that antitrust law calls for and merchants and their customers deserve.”

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    Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Florence

    ​September 12, 2018

    Governor Deal declared a state of emergency for all 159 counties ahead of Hurricane Florence. Read the full executive order.

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    Weigh Station Bypass Waiver

    ​September 12, 2018

    A memo has been issued by Governor Deal’s Chief of Staff, Chris Riley and Executive Council, Carey Miller.

    On behalf of the Governor, please permit, effective immediately, emergency response vehicles, including but not limited to utility vehicles, bucket trucks and supply trucks, responding to Hurricane Florence to bypass all Georgia weigh station facilities.

    **Does not relieve applicable size and weight restrictions

    **Only limited to vehicles traveling in convoy

    **Effective until Sept 17, unless altered by Governor

    Read the full memo.

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    Emergency Preparedness Resources

    September 5, 2018

    Are you prepared for an emergency? Be sure you have an action plan in place for your business in case of a natural disaster or other emergency. Take a look at our resource page and also listen to a NACS Convenience Matters podcast as they discuss the American Red Cross Ready rating program.​

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