It received virtually no media coverage in Georgia but H.R. 1551 – the Modifying Advanced Nuclear Power Tax Credit— passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday and prospects are good for Senate passage. Enactment of this legislation into law would be an especially huge boost to the troubled Plant Vogtle construction of its two additional nuclear electricity-generating units.read more
Tyson Foods, the world’s second largest processor of chicken, beef and pork, announced that it is investing $59 million to expand its distribution center in Macon. The project will include a 152,000-square foot facility in addition to the existing facility. The distribution center in Macon serves retail and foodservice customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.read more
In analyzing the Georgia 6th District congressional runoff results, it is clear that north Fulton County’s Republican clout has not been diminished. And with the east Cobb County past of the district additionally flexing its GOP muscle, it is clear now-incumbent Karen Handel is in very good shape for her re-election next year. (She’ll be filling out the two-year term of now-HHS Secretary Tom Price.)read more
Nobody came to speak for Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter on Tuesday, and it likely would not have mattered if someone did. After listening to an hour’s worth of speakers call for a public reprimand against Hunter, his colleagues on the board delivered that reprimand by a 4-0 vote.read more
On a rainy election night that never got quite as close as many anticipated, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff 53% to 47% to win Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.read more
Mary Norwood says she has spent most of her life working with “customers, employees and vendors” through her many successful business ventures in communications, radio and broadcast voice. And, she says, that’s how she will run the city if elected Atlanta’s next Mayor.read more
A new group has given a tangible vision to the Cobb transit whispers, offering an extensive outline of what the future could hold for the state’s third most populous county in terms of public transportation.read more
A lot of depressed Democrats in Georgia this week following Jon Ossoff’s defeat at the hands of Karen Handel in CD-6. See Augusta Chronicle cartoonist Rick McKee’s take on the state of Peach State Dems below.read more
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The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners simply got it wrong on Tuesday. In deciding to follow the recommendations of an ethics board, the commissioners trampled on the First Amendment rights of their colleague Tommy Hunter.
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Today is the day. Today, voters will go to the polls for the final time to decide who they want to represent them in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, Democrat Jon Ossoff or Republican Karen Handel. Everyone has heard the endless ads, seen the yard signs across thousands of lawns both inside and outside of the district, and had their dinners interrupted by robocalls.