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Kingston headlines Marietta Business luncheon

Former U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston was the featured speaker at the Marietta Business Association’s monthly lunch Monday where he discussed the process of deepening the Savannah Harbor and how that mission benefits Georgians across the state, even all the way up North in Cobb County.

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Rick McKee on Jon Ossoff in the 6th District

Another comic from famed illustrator Rick McKee of the Augusta Chronicle, this time poking fun at Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District Jon Ossoff and the much lamented fact that he doesn’t actually live in the district he wants to represent.

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Atlanta Hones in on Energy Efficiency Amid Uncertainty from Georgia Power

As the Atlanta metro area was dealing with an interstate collapse, an interstate upheaval and a special election heretofore unheard of, energy watchers were eyeing the news from Toshiba that it was filing bankruptcy for its subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric Company. The news has put the future of the Plant Vogtle expansion in doubt and it remains uncertain when, or even if, the new reactors will be completed. The news is bad enough for Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols to declare on Twitter, “I hope Georgians never buy another Toshiba product or service ever again. Bankrupting WEC Nuclear so they escape a contract is shameful.”

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Who is the accused I-85 bridge burner?

InsiderAdvantage contacted several Georgia prosecutors– who for obvious reasons choose not be identified— who are appalled that Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and his prosecutors didn’t oppose bond for accused I-85 bridge burner Basil Eleby. Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville ultimately approved a bond agreement that prosecutors cut with Eleby’s lawyers that puts this career criminal back onto the street.

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The “Wheeler Dealer” Dawson Mathis— RIP

When I heard the sad news that former U.S. Rep. Dawson Mathis (D.-GA) died on April 17, I recalled my first interview with the Peach State lawmaker and former TV newscaster. That was in 1979, when I was a rookie reporter and Mathis was in his fifth term and at the top of his game as a congressional “wheeler-dealer.”

Georgia’s GOP and the Sixth: take nothing for granted

To the utter shock and dismay of the mainstream media and the political punditry class, the Democrat did not capture a majority of the votes in Tuesday’s Sixth Congressional District special election in Georgia. Instead, Jon Ossoff will face former Secretary of State Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.

A Georgia Lawyer Asks: Is There Such a Thing as “Trumpism”?

As voters in the Georgia 6th Congressional District head to the polls on Tuesday, most of the candidates vying for their votes are attempting to identify themselves in relation to the new Donald Trump administration. Indeed, many thought leaders define the philosophies of the candidates based upon whether they are adherents of “Trumpism.”

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Perdue (finally) sworn in as AG Sec.

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was sworn in as Secretary of Agriculture Monday by a Senate vote of 87-11.  Perdue joins the Trump cabinet after a drawn out confirmation process that frustrated many Republicans, but comes as welcome relief to famers and their allies as they anxiously look toward the President’s budget proposals.  For Perdue, his Georgian allies, and farmers nationwide, this confirmation has the ship RISING…


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