Author: Charlie

Governor Kemp Sets Deadline To Apply For U.S. Senate

The time to apply to become a United States Senator is coming to a close. Governor Kemp’s office sent out the following notice this morning: Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that all qualified Georgians who want to serve in the U.S. Senate must submit their application online by Monday, November 18 at 5 PM.

Medical Cannabis Commission Appointments Named

Today, Governor Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and House Speaker David Ralston announced their appointees to Georgia’s newly created Medical Cannabis Commission. The Commission is the result of House Bill 324, which establishes the commission to oversee the growth, production, and distribution of low THC oil. The Commission is administratively attached to the Secretary

President Carter Hospitalized

On this Veterans Day, President Jimmy Carter – our last living President who served in WWII, has been admitted to the hospital. The Carter Center announced the following: ATLANTA—Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital this evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to

Isakson: Serving Our Veterans

By U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs One of the greatest testaments to the United States of America is the unflagging dedication of our armed forces and the men and women who volunteer to uphold the mantle of freedom. In a world of unknown and dangerous threats, nearly

Morning Reads For Wednesday, November 6th

Good morning. Some election results: As of 10pm the Ethics referendum in DeKalb was losing almost 2 to 1. George told us why that’s a good thing yesterday. All DeKalb results are here. David Pennington returns as Mayor of Dalton, 5 years after primarying Nathan Deal for Governor. As of 10pm, it looks like a

Tax Cuts And Increased Spending Point To Revenue Needs

This week’s Courier Herald column: The muted lull between the Georgia General Assembly’s March Sine Die and the January 13th reconvening of legislators has been relatively quiet publicly.  Behind the scenes, there has been a philosophical and practical struggle over Georgia’s budget – all within the ranks of the majority Republican party. In late summer,

Governor Kemp Makes Judicial Appointments

From a press release: Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his selection of four judicial appointments in Bibb, DeKalb, and Gwinnett counties. Bibb County State Court Sharrell Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia and law degree from Mercer University School of Law. Presently, she serves as the chief

Speaker Ralston Announces New Committee Chairs, Members

From a press release: ATLANTA – Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced changes in leadership positions of several House committees. The Speaker also appointed additional members to the House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittees. These changes were discussed with members of the House leadership team and are effective immediately. “As we prepare for what

Army Corps Upsets Augusta, Mollifies Gainesville

There’s always a lot going on regarding water and water policy in Georgia. Whether it be the Tri-State Water Wars, Restoring the proper boundary with Tennessee in the middle of the Tennessee River, Definitions of waterways subject to federal jurisdiction, or the control of water levels, there are constant struggles. This week the Army Corps