The Atlanta Board of Education is considering nearly doubling its pay, from $15,170 a year to $30,000, in a move that has drawn sharp criticism. Other government agencies have been forced to slash their budgets, and the issue of teacher pay has continued to be a sticking point. School board members meet once a month for board meetings and attend a couple committee meetings. Pushing to double their salary in this climate is a SINKING proposal…
The COVID-19 pandemic drove folks outdoors in 2020, leading to a record-breaking year for Georgia state parks. According to the state Dept. of Natural Resources park receipt revenue was up by 13%, overall visitation up by 11%, and hunting and fishing license holders had a 7% increase. A spike in funding and more Georgians enjoying the state’s great outdoors have our parks RISING…
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