Governor Nathan Deal today announced that Switch, a global technology solutions corporation, will be building a PRIME data center in Douglas County. The new facility will create 65 jobs to along with its more than 1 million square feet of campus. Named “The Keep”, it will be the highest-rated data center in the Southeast.read more
MARTA helped keep city commuters moving during the weeks following the March fire and bridge collapse on I-85, but in the 10 or so days since the bridge has been fixed, the transit provider has watched those extra users melt away.read more
The Georgia Republican Party convention is coming up June 2-3 in Augusta and is dominated by a lively four-way election by delegates for state chairman to succeed the term-limited John Padgett. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich– a longtime Georgian who won the state’s GOP presidential primary in 2012– has joined the fray. He is endorsing John Watson, a one-time top aide to former Gov. Sonny Perdue.read more
Two weeks since a report from WalletHub listed Georgia as the 7th worst state to be a police officer, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Senator Greg Kirk (R- 13 Americus) announced the creation of COPS, the Compensation of Police and Sheriffs Task Force. The task force will work with counties, cities and chief law enforcement officers to examine ways of attracting and retaining experienced officers throughout the state.read more
In the 6th U.S. Congressional District Special Runoff Election between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, a super PAC favored by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday it will hire another 45 door-knockers to reach an additional 100,000 households.read more
Will former U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland join several Georgia Republicans who have announced their intentions to run for Governor in 2018? There is a lot of speculation right now, although nobody knows for sure, and Westmoreland isn’t saying.read more
A much-needed conclave overlooked by much of the Georgia media occurred when the state Department of Education and the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education recently co-hosted a “Solutions Summit” to address the challenges faced by chronically underperforming schools.read more
Much has been written about Georgia’s wildly successful courtship of the film industry, and now we’re seeing that relationship blossom as Georgia makes its mark on an international scale.read more
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Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families choose them for their children. They operate with waivers from some of the regulations normally imposed upon district schools. Georgia voters by approving the constitutional amendment have turned public education into a two-sector system. One is a traditional school district, centrally managed.
The cruelest part of politics is the numbers. No matter how good the consultants, the message and the advertising, elections are inevitably decided in Georgia by a simple mathematical calculation— did one candidate receive more than 50 percent of the total votes counted? On election night, nothing else matters.
InsiderAdvantage is told by usually reliable sources— rightly or wrongly— that the U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI are further widening its probe of the current Atlanta city hall bribery/contracting scandal.