Georgia Association of Convenience Stores

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    Governor Deal Extendes State of Emergency

    ​October 12, 2018

    Governor Deal has extended the emergency declaration for 108 counties for an additional 21 days. The state of emergency will now remain in effect until 11:59PM on November 6, 2018.

    Read Executive Order.

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    Governor Deal Expands State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Michael

    ​October 10, 2018

    Governor Deal has expanded the state of emergency to include 16 additional counties: Butts, Clarke, Columbia, Elbert, Greene, Jasper, Lamar, Lincoln, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Taliaferero, Wilkes

    Read Executive Order

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    Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Michael

    ​October 9, 2018

    Governor Deal declared a state of emergency for 92 counties ahead of Hurricane Michael. Price gouging statute is in effect.

    Read full executive order

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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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