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Ga. Democrat Hopes Trump Will Back Bills

U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., represents a sprawling district in metro Atlanta— and he supported defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. But that doesn’t stop him from introducing legislation that he hopes new President Donald Trump and Republicans will support.

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Storms leave death, destruction across South Georgia

A series of weekend tornadoes left 15 people dead in South Georgia, and storms left damage across the state.

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency put the final death toll from the storms at 14. There were two killed in each Berrien and Brooks counties, seven in Cook County and four in Dougherty County.

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Falcons Win NFC Championship, Bid Adieu to Georgia Dome

As the Falcons rolled to a rather easy win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the moment was bittersweet for fans of the Georgia Dome and those opposed to the building of the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Twenty-four years after opening, the Dome is getting set to close in the next few months as Arthur Blank and the Falcons build the new palace next door.

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Data Experts Talk Atlanta’s Future

As digital technology continues to filter around the wider economy, groups continue to sprout up that aim to connect people hoping to take full advantage of the tools available. One such group that has taken up residence in Atlanta at Ponce City Market is General Assembly (GA).

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InsiderAdvantage/James Magazine Present “Influential Georgians” Awards

Atlanta’s Commerce Club was the venue yesterday evening for the InsiderAdvantage/James Magazine “2016 Influential Georgians” reception sponsored by the Atlanta law firm Hall Booth and Smith. Approximately 70 attendees– ranging from various state and local elected officials to prominent business, judicial and political leaders– were welcomed by InsiderAdvantage/James CEO and Publisher Phil Kent and Hall Booth Smith Managing Partner John Hall.

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The 2017 January/February issue of James is here!  Click HERE to view the magazine online, and look for it in mailboxes soon!

 

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Wherefore art thou Rubio?

Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote up or down on the nomination of Texas oilman Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. If they do not approve him, his nomination will go to the Senate floor without a recommendation, which would make it more unlikely that the closely divided Senate – 52R-48D – will ultimately confirm him.

A Georgian Looks Into the Social Security Crystal Ball

Late last month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated projections for Social Security (see “CBO’s 2016 Long-Term Projections for Social Security”). Long story short: CBO believes that the consequences are larger, arrive sooner and tend to be much more expensive to fix than the public typically believes. Those expectations are generally formed based on the estimates of the Trustees for Social Security Trust Funds, which are more widely reported.

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Cybersecurity Center a big win for Georgia
The proposed Cybersecurity Center in Augusta figures to be one of Governor Nathan Deal's biggest pet projects over the remainder of his term, and onlookers say it will do much for his legacy.  While far from Atlanta's burgeoning tech hub, the combination of state backing and private investment along with training of a new generation of tech workers will create a huge opportunity for thousands of young Georgians entering the workforce.  Another savvy pro-business move from the Governor has the state's ship...
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