For the fourth year in a row, Governor Nathan Deal has presented the “Buy From Georgia Month” Proclamation. Deal hosted representatives from the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) and other groups at the Capitol on Monday in recognition of the event.read more
Georgia High School Association member schools will play 49 games against teams from other states this fall, but the growth in those interstate games isn’t just for national exposure. According to one longtime athletic director who has scheduled those games for years, usually it is just to fill out a schedule.read more
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has received the nation’s top award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).read more
This weekend the Georgia World Congress Center will play host to DreamHack Atlanta, a three day ‘digital festival’ centered around video games. The event expects to draw more than 25,000 visitors downtown to explore the convention, play games, and watch professional gamers battle it out on huge screens.read more
The first meeting of the Special Tax Exemption Study Committee took place at the Capitol in Atlanta on Tuesday. Senator John Albers (R- 56 Alpharetta), the chairman of the committee, was joined by other members Senators Hunter Hill (R- 6 Atlanta) – via the phone, Chuck Hufstetler (R- 52 Rome), William Ligon (R- 3 Brunswick), Jack Hill (R- 4 Reidsville) and Mike Dugan (R- 30 Carrollton).read more
A woman who allegedly attacked a Gwinnett County family with a flag pole more than a year ago has missed three court dates and still hasn’t been arrested more than a month after a bench warrant was issued.read more
Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said yesterday he won’t seek re-election in 2018, which leaves open an important constitutional office. Also yesterday, at the 28th annual Corn Boilin’ event in Marietta hosted by Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, 30-year insurance veteran/businessman Jim Beck was working the crowd and openly signaling that he will run to replace Hudgens.read more
The Boston-based Media Equality Project (MEP) has scheduled a rally in Atlanta outside CNN’s headquarters at noon tomorrow from noon until 1:30pm. MEP co-founders Melanie Morgan and Brian Maloney will be joined by Georgia activists and Atlanta talk show host Bryan Crabtree of Biz1190 and AM920 The Answer to call for unbiased, balanced coverage of national public policy issues.read more
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Seven months ago I and most concerned and involved taxpayers in Cobb County were looking forward to the dawn of a new day, when the autocratic ways of the outgoing chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Tim Lee, were going to be put behind us.
In less than four short months, Atlanta will vote to elect itself a new mayor. Mayor Kasim Reed will leave behind large shoes to fill, as his bold leadership and forward-thinking vision for the city pulled it out of the recession and solidified Atlanta’s reputation as one of the best cities in the country to not only do business, but to live and raise a family as well.
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