NewsTalk Central hosts Charles Richardson and Kenny Burgamy were honored by Georgia’s county commissioner association Monday for helping educate voters on the sales tax vote in Bibb County last year.
Richardson, who is The Telegraph’s editorial page editor, and Burgamy received the 2012 County Government Media Advocate of the Year Award. The two men accepted the award Monday in Savannah.
Richardson and Burgamy were cited for their work on the morning talk show “to facilitate dialogue between local elected leadership and citizens on the special purpose local option sales tax,” according to a statement from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. The sales tax proposal, which passed by a nearly 3-1 margin, is expected to bring in $190 million over six years for a wide range of projects.
“Charles and Kenny went above and beyond to assure that information about the SPLOST projects were clearly conveyed by elected officials and understood by citizens,” Bibb County Commission Chairman Sam Hart said in the statement. “They worked hard to learn the facts, asked intelligent questions and allowed citizens to gain further insights and voice concerns.”