Google “opioid summit” and you’re met with nearly 6 million results. The FDA, Western States, the World Congress, California, Danville, Oregon, Missouri – it goes on. The opioid crisis is among the biggest healthcare challenges facing the country right now.read more
A new initiative is bringing 1,200 jobs to Robins Air Force Base over the next 12 months.read more
Last week, the Metro Atlanta Chamber unveiled the finalists for the 2018 Atlanta E3 Awards. The awards recognize companies, organizations and people that are innovating around sustainability and commerce. They aim to correct the often-held view that being environmentally conscious is incompatible with being successful in business.read more
The Georgia Republican Party State Committee will hold a called meeting August 18 to choose a National Committeeman, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Randy Evans.read more
It can be hard to envision a more polarizing time for American politics. It is easy to get the feeling that a resolution on the sky being blue would involve vicious discussions on the chamber floors about light refraction and cable news filled wall to wall with panels arguing over the troposphere.read more
A decision announced yesterday by an Atlanta charter school to no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance during its regular morning routine left many Georgia lawmakers and leaders upset.read more
After hitting north Georgia last week, Senator David Perdue swung through Augusta on Thursday. He visited Plant Vogtle (also in the news this week) and addressed the Augusta Exchange Club. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, he also visited Fort Gordon – future home of the Army’s Cyber Command – during his Augusta excursion.read more
In a story that has garnered national attention, the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is protesting the decision by the Randolph County elections board to shut down seven of its nine polling locations across the county, saying that it is “discriminatory, unjustifiable, and violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”read more
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Last week’s historic vote by Gwinnett County points to a future for MARTA that many of us could not have imagined even five years ago. But at one time, decades ago, there was genuine hope that MARTA would be a system that would truly serve the full region.
The pitting of liberal black female Democrat Stacey Abrams against conservative white male Republican Brian Kemp for the governorship of Georgia has provided the MiracleGro needed for the full bloom of political punditry within the ranks of the political novelists.
The Savannah Morning News took a swipe at the proposed Spaceport Camden in Camden County Georgia this week in an article titled: Public comments slam coastal Georgia spaceport proposal.