House considers high school drop-out bill

The full House Education Committee will hear a bill today that proposes raising the state’s drop-out age from 16 to 17. HB 932, sponsored by Rep. Tommy Benton, received a ‘Do Pass’ recommendation from the Education Subcommittee — Academic Support late Wednesday afternoon.

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State leadership touts tax reform bill

Gov. Nathan Deal was joined by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, and a host of Legislators Tuesday, outlining updates to HB 918, which addresses state tax code, and will “keep taxpayers’ hard-earned money in their pockets.”

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Senate bills look to aid law enforcement

Georgia Senators, following the recommendations of the Compensation of Police and Sheriffs (COPS) Task Force, gave overwhelming support last week to a package of four bills that are designed to strengthen support and compensation for Georgia’s local law enforcement officers.

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Putnam’s top lawman resigns from Sheriff’s Association

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills has resigned from the Georgia Sheriffs Association, where he once served as its second vice-president and a past president. The departure comes after he shocked fellow sheriffs and state legislators with a shrill attack on Gov. Nathan Deal for criminal justice proposals, particularly a cash bond proposal for judges.

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Investment in Tourism a Win for Georgia

Super Bowl LII is officially in the history books and hundreds of Georgians are already at work preparing for next year’s game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.  Among them are hoteliers, transportation providers, event management firms and other members of the state’s $60.8 billion tourism industry.

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Smyrna approves alcohol ‘carry-out’

The city of Smyrna this week approved a ‘carry out’ alcohol policy within designated restaurant districts.  The first of these districts, approved at the same meeting, will be the downtown Smyrna Market Village.  The city follows in the footsteps of several other Georgia cities, and the ongoing trend of loosening up out of date alcohol laws has its ship RISING…


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