Rep. Carter Introduces Resolution to Honor Georgia Native Justice Thomas

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.

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Appeals Court Keeps Regents’ Illegal Alien In-State Tuition Ban

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.

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Atlanta Announces Next Step in Tech Economy

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.

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Regents approve UGA farm sale

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.

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The economics of education in Georgia

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.’

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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......
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