Atlanta poised for pollen explosion

The recent cold snap has put a pause on Atlanta’s pollen levels, but that’s about to change.  When temperatures rise over the next couple of weeks some experts are predicting record highs, and those vulnerable could have an even worse time due to the suddenness.  Atlanta always has bad pollen in the Spring, but our whacky weather may see those with allergies...

Eyewear manufacturer to bring 1,000 jobs to Georgia

Governor Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that eyeglass and sunglass manufacturer Luxottica would be bringing over 1,000 jobs to Henry County as part of a major expansion to its distribution center there.  The company manufactures and distributes brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, and Ralph Lauren to retailers throughout the U.S.  Another win for the Governor and Georgia, for whom adding more jobs sees their ship once again...

Augusta University researchers developing portable ultrasound machine

Upset with the fact that portable ultrasound machines cost upward of $200,000, a pair of Augusta University researchers have been working to develop their own version with a much lower price-tag.  The machines, which would be used, (at first) to diagnose concussions on the sidelines of football games, could be very useful as fans and players alike raise concern over the fallout of dangerous head injuries on the gridiron.  For Drs. Matthew Lyon and Robert Gibson and for Augusta University supporting them, this development has their ship...

Norwood leads in early polling

A poll from The Wyche Group shows Mary Norwood with a big lead on the pack in the race for Mayor of Atlanta.  The city councilwoman is far ahead of the competition at 26%, with Keisha Lance Bottoms in second at 9% followed by Kwanza Hall and Ceasar Mitchell.  The race is just starting to heat up, but an early poll that paints her as a strong frontrunner has Norwood’s ship...

Ralston for Governor?

Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston was ambiguous on the idea of running for Governor in 2018 following his speech before the Atlanta Press Club on Wednesday.  He declined to make a statement either way, but the door seems open for the Blue Ridge politician.  Ralston has long been among most powerful figures under the Gold Dome, and would immediately become one of the frontrunners in what promises to be a crowded field.  We won’t hear anything official either way until after the session, but should he join the race Ralston’s ship would be...

Perdue meets with Trump

David Perdue was among the first to join the ‘Trump train,’ and that loyalty is paying off now that it has rolled into the White House.  The junior Georgia Senator and fellow Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas had a closed door meeting with the President to discuss their RAISE Act, an immigration reform bill which seeks to return legal immigration to historical levels.  The bill has a ways to go before it becomes law, but Perdue securing private time to discuss it with the Commander in Chief shows that his ship is...

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