Several Georgia news outlets flatly reported yesterday that Attorney General Sam Olens is slated to be the new president of Kennesaw State University– a rumor that has floated about for weeks. University System Board of Regents spokesman Charles Sutlive initially dismissed the reports as “speculation,” and then conveniently made himself unavailable for comment for most of yesterday afternoon and evening.read more
Workforce development is a key part of economic development, and Georgia’s program, called Quick Start, is ranked among the best.
Area Development magazine recently named Georgia as the best state for doing business and pointed to its workforce development program as the main reason why. This was the seventh consecutive honor for the Quick Start program.read more
Yesterday we published news that state Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, will introduce wire transfer fee legislation seeking to tap into the huge amount of money that is sent out of Georgia every year– a majority of that money, by the way, coming from drug dealers and people here illegally.read more
Georgia Tech announced last week it was moving up in the rankings. No, not football. This is for the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education. The Georgia Institute of Technology moved from number 41 to number 33, the highest ranking among Georgia’s academic institutions. Tech was 20th among U.S. institutions and fifth among public universities.read more
In what seems like an increasingly common scenario, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens joined a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule in federal court. In March of 2014, President Obama ordered the Department of Labor to revise the Fair Labor Standard’s Act overtime exemption for executive, administrative and professional employees. Commonly called the “white-collar exemption”, the rule doubles the salary-level threshold for employees to be exempt from overtime, regardless of their job’s duties.read more
A member of the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC), former Atlanta policeman and longtime investigator Richard Hyde, pulled no punches in hours of testimony yesterday before a state House of Representatives study committee hearing about the judicial watchdog agency. When asked by Committee Chairman Rep, Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, how he would characterize the “current state of the JQC,” Hyde flatly said: “An embarrassment.”read more
A packed Riverwood High School auditorium in Sandy Springs was the stage for a public meeting hosted by the Riverside Home Owners Association Wednesday to discuss traffic management plans for the new Suntrust Park and as expected, tensions were high.read more
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson may be locked into his re-election bid for November, but that didn’t stop him from taking a moment to honor a colleague who is stepping out of politics – retiring U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland.read more
The 2016 September/October issue of James is here! Click HERE to view the magazine online, and look for it in mailboxes soon!
Kudos to state Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, for his coming bill to help strengthen the Georgia budget and increase the funds available for services to hardworking Georgians!
In the autumn of 2013 a story literally blindsided the press and public. The Atlanta Braves were moving to Cobb County. More specifically they were locating at the epicenter of Northside Atlanta traffic— the critical juncture where I-75 and I-285 “meet and greet” motorists commuting to and from work and intermingling with travelers desperately trying to weave through the massive jams and delays that are routine.
I, like most people, have never met Colin Kaepernick. Yet, as a result of his actions on the sidelines, I join most Americans in having an opinion of him.