Banner Year for Georgia State parks

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...

Keeping up with Legislative deliberations 

Georgia’s House of Representatives has launched a new public House website, www.legis.ga.gov/house, where you can track progress throughout the General Assembly session. It features a new intuitive layout with a number of tools for you to stay up-to-date on what’s...

Southern Co., Apple partner with HBCU’s

Southern Company and Apple are teaming up to launch the Propel Center, a new digital learning hub, business incubator, and global innovation headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia for students of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).  Both entities are...

New sheriffs refusing to partner with feds

Two new sheriffs in Cobb and Gwinnett counties promise to end the life-saving, cost-saving 287(g) federal-local partnership program that allows terrorists and illegal immigrants arrested in their counties to be deported by the feds. They flatly say they will not...

MLK’s legacy lives on

Last week Atlanta officials unveiled a new Martin Luther King, Jr. statue near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, titled “Hope Moving Forward.”  Soon the Rodney Cook Sr. Peace Park will similarly memorialize King’s legacy.  And most notably, later today Sen.-elect Raphael...

Bouncing Back

Gov. Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Economic Development Thursday announced that some 16,000 jobs have been created in the state in the first half of fiscal year 2021, totaling nearly $6 billion in new investments.  This represents a 40% increase in new jobs...

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