When President Harry Truman left office in 1953, his only source of income was his $112.56 per month pension from the U.S. Army. He and his wife moved back into their old house in Independence, Missouri, where Truman refused to lobby or join any corporate boards, though there was no shortage of offers.read more
The House Study Committee on Maternal Mortality heard some alarming statistics Thursday — but also heard from experts on work being done by researchers and institutions across the state to address Georgia’s high maternal mortality rate.read more
The Georgia Lottery on Wednesday announced record profits for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, transferring $291.61 million to the state treasury.read more
The annual, award-winning food, beer, wine and spirits extravaganza called the Taste of Atlanta is coming this weekend, Friday through Sunday. In its 18th year, the annual event returns to the Historic Fourth Ward Park located on Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail.read more
An $8 million, five-year grant will allow the Emory Prevention Research Center (EPRC), housed at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, to continue working toward cancer prevention in rural Georgia.read more
A Senate study committee charged with reviewing the changing labor markets and evolving requirements for higher education including continuing education, certifications and degrees will hold its second meeting this week.read more
The Senate Study Committee on Gaming and Pari-mutuel Wagering on Horse Racing and Growing Georgia’s Equine Industry held its second hearing earlier this week and heard testimony on sports betting in Georgia.read more
Dr. Nick Fuhrman, Professor of Environmental Education at the University of Georgia, sat down with Georgia CEO this week to debunk yet another agriculture myth: that snakes are a menace to farmers.read more
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Whenever the political left and right agree on an issue, odds are it is beneficial and will help Americans. At least that’s what I once believed. Recent events, however, have encouraged me to rethink this maxim.
Retirement affords reflection. Upon conclusion of my service as CEO of Dalton Utilities I have had time to explore much of Georgia that the demands of a work life wouldn’t allow
I’m a child of rural Georgia. I was born and raised in Ben Hill and Irwin Counties with ample time spent in Brooks and Colquitt Counties. I stayed in rural environments through college at Georgia Southern and grad school at Georgia College. My first chamber job was on the banks of the Ocmulgee River in Hawkinsville.