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U.S. Senators Isakson and Chambliss to Host Town Hall Meeting at YHC

Friday, August 19, 2011

Media Contact: Denise Cook
(706) 379-5237,

U.S. Senators Isakson and Chambliss to Host Town Hall Meeting at Young Harris College

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., announced this week that they will host a joint town hall meeting in Young Harris, Ga., on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Young Harris College Recreation and Fitness Center.

Chambliss and Isakson will give a brief update from Washington, D.C., and then will spend the rest of the hour taking questions from constituents. The public is invited to attend.

“Young Harris College is very pleased to have this opportunity to host both of Georgia’s U.S. Senators, and we encourage our campus and surrounding communities to attend,” said Young Harris College President Cathy Cox. “This will be a unique opportunity to hear from both of our Senators in one setting.”

Young Harris College is located at 1 College Street in Young Harris, Ga. For more information about the Recreation and Fitness Center and directions to campus, call (800) 241-3754 or visit

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit