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54 min ago | Business Journal
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter criticized Republican Gov. Nathan Deal Wednesday for signing a budget containing no money for a state-run venture capital fund. Carter, a state senator from Decatur, and his Senate colleagues put $10 million into this year's $20.8 billion budget to jump-start Invest Georgia, a VC fund authorized by the General Assembly last year.
7 hrs ago | Peach Pundit
Governor Nathan Deal seems to be making a conscious effort to actively engage with African Americans and Young Adults / Millennials, two voter demographics for which the GOP is generally considered to lack appeal. The Governor made two back-to-back campaign stops Tuesday night to address a few voters from these groups, Young Professionals for Deal and Political Cocktails.
In our system of government where citizens elect those who will make the decisions for them, voter registration and the casting of ballots are the fundamental elements of democracy - the blocking and tackling, to use a football analogy. For more than a decade, there has been a battle between Georgia's political parties over how that fundamental right should be regulated.
According to the district, Bibb Schools got $4.6 million from the state this year due to a reduction in austerity cuts. Interim Superintendent Steve Smith said that helped restore the number of days students and teachers are in school.
Not long ago, the national philosophy behind criminal justice policy was to lock offenders away and teach them a lesson. This was popular with politicians who found that it played well before crowds and it was popular in communities where prisons and jails created jobs.
The stadium, set to open in Cobb County in 2017, will be called Suntrust Park. The announcement came during a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday morning.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that TSYS, a global payments company headquartered in Columbus, Ga., will create up to 450 jobs through a new contact center in Henry County. "TSYS's decision to expand in Georgia is a testament to our state's top-ranked business climate and qualified workforce," said Deal.
Gov. Nathan Deal, members of the State Transportation Board, the Georgia Department of Transportation and local leaders from Cobb and Cherokee counties will launch construction of the Northwest Corridor Georgia Express Lanes project tomorrow at 4 p.m., the governor's office said in a press release. The governor and those leaders will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the project at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.
The 2014 September 11th BOC meeting began on a somber note as Chairman JC Sanford began the meeting speaking of what September 11th meant to him and many around the world. September 11th, a day where America lost nearly 3,000 fallen heroes and citizens because of a vicious terrorist attack from the Islamic Group, Al-Qaeda in New York, City, has become one of the most tragic days in our nation's history.
Gainesville City Council will hold second readings today to roll back the property tax rate and set the water rate. Council previously voted to slightly reduce the tax rate to $3.02 per $1,000 of taxable property, while also voting to keep the water rate unchanged in 2015.
Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and his Democratic challenger Jason Carter are attacking each other's public education record and questioning their opponent's plan to improve it. The two shared the stage Monday for the first time ahead of the Nov. 4 election with a candidate forum hosted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators.
Joash mentioned this in a post last week when Bobby Jindal came to down to stump for the governor, but I think this needs a little bit more discussion. I was kind of surprised that it hadn't come up in any of the comments either.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office said today that all 159 of the state's counties have been designated Camera Ready, a program that is the first of its kind in the nation and offers community-based assistance with film and television productions.
Brittney Lohmiller / Savannah Morning News - Chemtrade alum operator Andrew Boyles finishes the last part of the manufacturing process of aluminum sulfate.The Savannah Economic Development Authority honored Chemtrade for its 70 years in Savannah with a plaque presented by Gov. Nathan Deal. Brittney Lohmiller / Savannah Morning News - Gary Griffin is the operation manager of Chemtrade.The Savannah Economic Development Authority honored the aluminum sulfate manufacturer for its 70 years in Savannah with a plaque presented by Gov. Nathan Deal.
Remember the story of "The Little Engine That Could?" That could well describe the city of Dalton, a town of some 34,000 nestled in the corner of Northwest Georgia not far from the Tennessee line. In the oft-told tale, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:46 pm
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