This writer toured the downtown Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium yesterday and was told by officials with the HHRM (Holder, Hunt, Russell, Moody) construction team that completion for the new home of the Atlanta Falcons football team by mid-summer 2017 is “basically on schedule.”read more
Only a handful of sports events remain at the Georgia Dome, but they will be some of the biggest in the nearly quarter century the building has been open.read more
Starting Sunday, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia will hold its 30th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators. Originally formed in 1927 as the Institute for Public Affairs, it underwent several name changes and was renamed for Georgia’s longest-serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives (and seventh-longest ever) in 1983.read more
This week the reactor pressure vessel was placed into the nuclear island of Plant Vogtle’s under-construction Unit 3, the first of two new nuclear power units to be constructed in the U.S. in over 30 years.read more
Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest day for online retailers in U.S. history, topping the mark set three days earlier on Black Friday.
Online retailers reported sales of $3.39 billion, about $50 million more than the day after Thanksgiving this year, according to Adobe.read more
Georgia’s 2017 legislative session doesn’t officially kick off until January 9th, but some legislators have already been hard at work pre-filing bills. Often pre-filing is used to ‘feel out’ public opinion on a topic, the bill itself is only an early version of an idea that needs more refinement. Other times it’s a way for legislators to get a jump on an issue that they hope to push through over the upcoming months. Let’s take a look at some of the 12 pieces of legislation that have already been introduced in preparation for January’s session.read more
Sources tell InsiderAdvantage that U.S. Congressman Tom Price of Georgia will be named as the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services later today.read more
The 2016 November/December issue of James is here! Click HERE to view the magazine online, and look for it in mailboxes soon!
As an outsider, they said he couldn’t win his party’s nomination against mainline, monied rivals. As a political renegade, they said he couldn’t create a winning general election coalition.
In anticipation of what I openly declared ahead of time as a likely Donald Trump win November 8th, I steadily bought shares of the S&P index fund SPDR (SPY) but hedged by buying shares of one of the many ETFs that track volatility in the market (the VIX), in my case choosing the fund traded as VIXY.
With his entry into the race for Atlanta mayor, Vincent Fort is described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as “shaking up the crowded race with a pledge to bring populist policies to the campaign.” Fort says he’s running to restore order to what he called a stagnant City Hall.