Author: Charlie

Governor Kemp Asks For Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck’s Resignation

INBOX: @GovKemp is asking Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign after Beck was charged with 38 federal counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. #gapol— stephen fowler | georgia politics reporter (@stphnfwlr) May 15, 2019 Governor Brian Kemp this afternoon issued a letter asking indicted Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign. Beck

Lunchtime Reads For Friday 10 May

Filling in for Ginny today who has earned a day off. A few items for your reading pleasure: An Ethics complaint has been filed against Clark County Schools Superintendent Demond Means alleging improper gifts and plagiarism. Savannah plans to borrow $45 Million to complete financing of new civic center. Gold Star family won’t have to

House Announces New Rural Development Council

Pay attention. Not all study committees are created equal. The House Rural Development Council is more equal than others. The House Rural Development Council was established two years ago with the open ended mission to address the concerns of rural Georgia through policy and legislation. Some of the results included several bills on rural broadband,

Navy To Name New Destroyer For Sam Nunn

From Navy.Mil (H/T former Rep Joe Wilkinson) WASHINGTON (NNS) — Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 133, in honor of U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, who represented Georgia from 1972 to 1997. “Senator Nunn’s impact on the Navy and Marine Corps team cannot be overstated,” Spencer said.

State Tax Revenues Soar During April

Georgia’s tax revenues increased 24.2% during the month of April when compared by the same month one year ago, according to a press release from Governor Kemp’s office this morning. Income taxes made up most of the difference. The strong revenue performance for April means that the budget for FY 19, which ends June 30th,

For Graduates And Their Parents

This week’s Courier Herald column: It is graduation season again.  That means it’s time for my annual column for graduates, and for those of us a bit older who are preparing the next generation to assume new roles and responsibilities as adults.  It’s not always a smooth transition of power, but most of the time

Murderer Scotty Garnell Morrow Executed

Attorney General Chris Carr’s office sent over the following statement regarding the execution this evening of Scotty Garnell Morrow. The lawfully ordered execution of Scotty Garnell Morrow for the murder of Barbara Ann Young and Tonya Rochelle Woods was carried out this evening at 9:38 p.m. at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in Jackson, Georgia. The sentence was carried