October 19, 2016


Congratulations to MSP partner Jule W. Peek, Jr.. At the September meeting of the Cedartown Humane Society, Jule was elected to serve on the group’s board of directors. “I am absolutely delighted to have Jule serving on our board,” said CHS President Charlotte Harrison. “I have known Jule and his family for many years and I know he will bring the wisdom, energy, and compassion we need to take our organization to the next level.”

October 6, 2016


MSP partner Virginia Barrow Harman participated as a panelist at a recent community meeting on issues surrounding potential hydrological fracking and other mining activity in Northwest Georgia. A veteran of both public and private litigation over environmental issues including those related to pollutant migration from one property to adjoin properties, Harman noted that while legal remedies may exist, litigation is prolonged and expensive. Harman thanked Berry Synovus Scholar Maddie Bess and her advisor Berry College Associate Professor of Geology Tamie Jovanelly for organizing the program. In summary Virginia stated, “Georgia has antiquated laws, outdated regulatory structures and underfunded oversight of mining in general and of fracking in particular. It is a community problem and we should seek community solutions.”