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Creative Loafing Atlanta
First Slice 12/9/13: Georgia National Guard to start providing benefits for same-sex spouses
Atlanta Public Schools has launched an investigation into Grady High School's football recruiting practices.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Should Deal be worried?
Gov. Nathan Deal was the picture of confidence last week as he presided over the traditional lighting of the state Christmas tree.
Deal Names Fulton's Lynne Riley New House Floor Leader
Congratulations to one of my suite-mates, Rep. Lynne Riley who was named Friday by Governor Deal to be a House Floor Leader for the upcoming session.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
Georgia lawmaker wants to replace Thomas Watson statue with Ten Commandments monument
A framed copy of the Ten Commandments is posted in the basement of the capital along a wall above a small sign that reads "Historical Foundations of American Law & Government."
Creative Loafing Atlanta
Protesters outside Grady pressure Deal to expand Medicaid
Nearly 100 people rallied in front of Grady Memorial Hospital last Friday afternoon to demand that Gov. Nathan Deal change his stance toward Medicaid Expansion.
Governor appoints two Chattahoochee Circuit Superior Court judges
A local attorney who has been in private practice for more than 30 years and a longtime State Court judge were appointed Superior Court judges Monday by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.
Modern Tire Dealer
Toyo begins $371 million Ga. plant expansion
The Toyo Georgia plant Phase IV groundbreaking ceremony took place Dec 6, 2013. : James Jarrett, chairman, Bartow/Cartersville Joint Development Authority; Steve Taylor, Bartow County Commissioner; Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; Jim Hawk and Tatsuya Doi, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.; Matt Santini, mayor of Cartersville; ... (more)
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Christmas tree lit at Georgia Governor's Mansion
The Christmas lights are officially on at the Georgia Governor's Mansion on Sunday.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Macon Telegraph
Military Notebook: Veterans licensure law implemented
A new Georgia law intended to make it easier for military members to enter the civilian workforce went into effect Friday.
News 12 WRDW
Gov. Deal visits Augusta soup kitchen, Fort Gordon
Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal visited the Master's Table Soup Kitchen and the Dwight Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Saturday.
Blackmon: Legislature isn't place for curriculum decisions
"You've got the right string baby, but the wrong yo-yo." The words to that old Carl Perkins song kept popping into my head as I read about efforts of state Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, to ban the Common Core State Standards in Georgia.
The Huffington Post
Top Georgia Democrat Fights To Prove Obamacare Can Overcome Deep South Resistance
For Democrats like Stacey Abrams, Georgia's House minority leader, advocating for the Affordable Care Act in a strongly conservative state is a daunting task.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Post and Courier
Georgia making pitch for Boeing's 777X; dozen states among possible...
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday his state has been asked by the Chicago-based aerospace giant to join the bidding war to build the company's next-generation of its popular 777 series passenger jets, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Tire company bringing 650 jobs to Bartow County
The Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing facility in Bartow County will expand over the next few years, creating hundreds of new jobs in the process.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Dalton Daily Citizen
Governor in town today
Gov. Nathan Deal will be in Dalton today for what state officials are calling a "Mohawk Celebration" to speak about "the significance of recent Mohawk expansions and renovations."
Seagraves: No more claptrap, please
I can't believe the Athens Banner-Herald wasted space on its Thursday editorial page by printing the column headlined "Dems move America to 'Hunger Games'," by nationally syndicated columnist Susan Stamper Brown.
Study Calculates Cost Of Georgia's Medicaid Decision
Calculating the cost to taxpayers, a new study released Thursday says Georgia could see a net loss of $2.9 billion in the year 2022 if it continues to reject Medicaid expansion.
Southern history: Not even past
FOR more than 80 years, a bronze statue of a stern-faced man in a frock-coat, one clenched fist at his side and one held over his head as though he were in mid-declamation, stood before the front entrance to Georgia's capitol building.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Chair Scamihorn: Cobb Co. school system is broke
Cobb school board member Scott Sweeney called on parents at a Wednesday town hall meeting to deprive Gov. Nathan Deal of another term in office if he doesn't give the school system more money.
State Representative Winfred Dukes talks Medicaid
"Actually I met with the governor and we had a conversation on expanding Medicaid, and he was quite candid and said that was not the direction he wanted to go," said Winfred Dukes, Georgia Representative.