The latest appropriation of federal stimulus funds for education will be used in Georgia public schools to address lost learning opportunities, remove barriers to learning, and personalize supports for students, schools, and educators, according to a plan adopted by the U.S. Department of Education late last week.read more
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, filming rolled along at quite a clip in fiscal year 2021. Movies like Goonies and the new Spider-Man, and shows like Ozark and Walking Dead have added up to quite the tally.read more
Earlier this month the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission held a meeting that many predicted would result in applicants receiving licenses to manufacture medical marijuana so it could be sold to registered patients.read more
Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA-08) wants to level the playing field for Georgia producers who struggle to compete against below-market foreign imports. On Wednesday, Scott teamed with Congressman Paul Ruiz (D-CA-36) in introducing the bipartisan American Seasonal and Perishable Crop Support Act (H.R. 4580).read more
The University System of Georgia (USG) served as a source of stability for the state’s economy in FY 2020, and played a critical role in the state’s recovery coming out of the pandemic with an $18.6 billion statewide economic impact. This reflects a 0.6 percent growth over the previous year.read more
Two of Georgia’s top lawmakers announced Monday ways they plan to fight violent crime — especially in the city of Atlanta. Speaking to members of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Gov. Brian Kemp said he plans to ask the General Assembly to pass laws to fight crime during a special legislative session this fall.read more
Last week, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranked Georgia as the number seven state in the country for 2020 solar installations, the fourth year in a row the state placed in the top 10. Of all those installations, 93 percent of them were Georgia Power.read more
President of the Georgia Research Alliance Susan Shows sat down with Georgia CEO to discuss how her organization helps launch companies around university inventions. One of those investments: Georgia farmers that are partnering with scientists at UGA for Vidalia onion season, part of the Greater Yield initiative that helps promote agricultural innovation.read more
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Inclusion and diversity should not be limited to a special celebration or action. Those principles should be in every decision, activity and thought.
Emperor Nero is said to have fiddled while Rome burned. President Joe Biden does not even offer the American people the benefit of music while cities across our country are aflame in murders.
This is a huge day here in Fulton County! At long last, we finally have a statue to pay tribute to the great Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield and I was honored to speak at the unveiling. It was my honor to be so intimately involved in getting this project done.