President-elect Donald Trump’s list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees includes as many state supreme court justices as federal appeals judges, but the name of one Georgian stands out: Keith Blackwell.read more
On Friday came the news that Georgia’s own Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will be administering the oath of office to Vice-President Elect Mike Pence. Thomas is a favorite amongst conservatives and Pence is considered by many to have been brought in as VP by the Trump administration to shore up the conservative wing of the Republican party.read more
Atlanta immigration attorney Charles Kuck and his plaintiffs had a bad day last Friday. The Georgia Court of Appeals granted the University System Board of Regents what is called an “Emergency Motion for Supersedeas.” The translation: Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan’s recent ruling granting in-state college tuition to so-called “deferred action” illegal immigrants is now on hold during the appeal.read more
While Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has big plans for education in 2018, something that is reflected in his recommended FY18 budget, he has said he would not be bringing a new funding formula forward this year.read more
On Thursday, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Georgia Tech and the CEOs of ten of Atlanta’s top corporations announced the launch of Engage, an accelerator program and venture fund. Engage will be affiliated with the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), established as a technology company incubator by Georgia Tech in 1980.read more
The University of Georgia will complete the sale of an 865-acre farm in east Georgia after the Board of Regents approved the deal Wednesday.
Wilkes Barnett will pay $2.185 million for the property. That is a per-acre price of about $2,500. Barnett is a cattle farmer in the area. He has been leasing the property and already is raising cows there.read more
Georgia’s Department of Transportation says it is more prepared than ever to handle any winter weather in the parts of the state that get the most snow and ice.read more
Many believe education is the great equalizer, and levels the playing field. While that might have been the case in previous years, many are now calling this into question — and asking if education has now become the ‘great divide.’read more
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For the 28th consecutive year, Atlanta’s famous 800-lb Peach made its way down the tower at Underground Atlanta, signifying the end of 2016 and celebrating the beginning of 2017. Despite the rain and cold of the evening, the crowd’s enthusiasm remained undampened.
Like most Georgians, it is my opinion that all votes under the Gold Dome should be recorded and the record readily available to the public.
Georgia’s thoughtfully considered health policy framework is again under siege at the state Capitol, with the 2017 legislative session marking the latest scrimmage in an almost decade-long campaign by well-financed, out-of-state interests to radically reorganize the delivery of health care.
- Gwinnett Commissioner lands in hot water
- Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter jumped into the John Lewis controversy over the weekend, calling the longtime Congressman a 'racist pig' in a Facebook rant. Lewis, of course, has been in a spat with President-elect Donald Trump since last week after saying he believed Trump would not be a 'legitimate President'. Hunter has obviously come under attack for his comments, and his next Gwinnett Commissioners meeting Tuesday figures to be a rough one. His ship is SINKING......