Atlanta attorney and businessman Matt Towery, who is chairman of the board of InsiderAdvantage Georgia, was inducted into the Stetson University College of Law’s Hall of Fame at a campus ceremony last Saturday.read more
Governor Nathan Deal is moving forward with the next phase of his law enforcement reform plan in Georgia. Tuesday he announced the members of a law enforcement task force, who will begin looking at the Basic Law Enforcement Officer Training Course and establish competency-based standards for any course revisions they feel are needed.read more
According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office over 750,000 Georgians have already voted, putting the pace ahead of 2012 when nearly 2 million voters cast their ballots early. With about two weeks of early voting left, expect a whole lot more votes to come in before the long lines of election day.
Pundits expect total turnout numbers to approach the 76% participation record set in 2008.read more
Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA 7) embarked Monday on a whirlwind, seven-cities in five days, tour around the state to discuss and highlight the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and the Water Resources Reform and Development ACT (WRRDA). Woodall is Georgia’s lone member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the committee which helped craft both bills.read more
More than three dozen national retailers have announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving, at least partially reversing a recent trend of stores trying to get a jump on Christmas shopping.read more
The state Republican Party, in light of documented vote fraud in Georgia in recent years, is again taking no chances this election season. Under the direction of its general counsel, Atlanta attorney Ann Lewis, a squad of approximately 30 GOP attorneys is empowered to monitor potential trouble precincts around the Peach State.read more
Last Monday on the first day of early voting in Georgia’s sprawling Gwinnett County, 1,580 voters cast early ballots at the county’s only early voting location. That was the day a huge Hillary Clinton campaign bus rolled into Lawrenceville and openly dumped its raw sewage on the street. After the bus was caught in the act, some observers believe it had been busing in early voters— especially since the bus windows were covered with wrap which didn’t allow anyone to see inside.read more
The Atlanta Press Club on Friday hosted a debate between Georgia’s three candidates for U.S. Senator – (incumbent) Republican Johnny Isakson, Demcorat Jim Barksdale, and Libertarian Allen Buckley.
Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lori Geary of WSB-TV, and Kimberely Scott of WJBF served as moderators for the one hour debate, which isn’t likely to move the polls much, (the latest poll from OpinionSavvy showed Isakson with a 9 point lead over Barksdale).read more
The 2016 September/October issue of James is here! Click HERE to view the magazine online, and look for it in mailboxes soon!
Are we there yet? With the debates completed, and the homestretch ahead, voters have started longing for the end of this unpredictable and tumultuous election like children on a long road trip.
Regardless of what anyone says, no one actually knows how this election will turn out. From the very beginning, no one has had a clue about what would happen next and that remains true today.
With the election some two weeks away, a Democratic landslide grows more likely by the day. What’s more, even the Republican base in the South no longer seems immune. Polls show Hillary Clinton ahead in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, the once-swing states essential to a Trump victory. If that’s not enough, polls also show Clinton within striking distance in Georgia, South Carolina and Texas.
Ask any politician how Georgia does in the aerospace industry and you will hear a very positive answer like “great.” The truth is Georgia does great in the aeronautics side of aerospace– and the little known fact is Georgia does very poorly with the space side of the industry with less than 1/10 of 1 percent market share of a huge $330 billion space industry.