Author: Nicole Hammett

Georgia Congressional Delegation Urges Officials for Defense Priorities

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA), joined by U.S. Representatives Buddy Carter (R-GA-01), Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), Hank Johnson (D-GA-04), Austin Scott (R-GA-08), and Tom Graves (R-GA-14), wrote a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh urging them to consider locating new

Isakson to Host U.S. Military Service Academy Day

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, along with other members of Georgia congressional delegation, will host hundreds of students at his annual U.S. Military Service Academy Day this Saturday, April 30th. This event is for Georgia students in grades eight through twelve who are interested in learning about the U.S. Military Service Academies. It has become the

Deal Appoints Oconee Lawyer as Newest Judge

Governor Deal has announced his appointment of Eric W. Norris for the Superior Court judgeship within the Western Judicial Circuit. Norris, a solo practitioner, is currently serving as the Oconee County Magistrate Court judge. After earning a bachelor’s degree from North Georgia College and State University, he later obtained his law degree from Regent University in Virginia

Isakson and Perdue Sign Amicus Brief in Support of the Challenge to Executive Actions on Immigration

U.S. Senators of Georgia, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, along with 43 other senators, signed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Georgia’s challenge against President Obama’s 2014 attempt to unilaterally grant legal status to millions of immigrants. Isakson via news release on Tuesday: “President Obama’s attempt to circumvent Congress by executive order and

Deal’s Religious Freedom Veto Could Affect Support for the OSD Amendment

Georgia’s next battle and big ballot issue for November is the failing schools amendment for the Opportunity School District proposal. However, Governor Deal might have lost some political capital when he vetoed the religious freedom bill, and the backlash might now cloud support over the amendment, according to a story from 11 Alive. The OSD

Yost Calls for Resignation of Entire Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County

Councilman Robert Yost of District 6 called for the resignation of every member of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County at the annual city council planning retreat Friday afternoon, according to a report in the Valdosta Daily Times. The Hospital Authority governs South Georgia Medical Center and is appointed by the city of

Isakson and Perdue React to Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

Obama announced in a Rose Garden Address today his nomination of federal Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court in replacement of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. US Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue released statements regarding Obama’s nomination soon after the announcement was made. From Isakson: “As U.S. senators, we have the Constitutional

“Floating Under the Influence” Almost Legal in Georgia

The Georgia Senate recently approved House Bill 172, which would change the state’s boating laws making clear that drinking on an inflatable raft close to shore does not equate to “boating under the influence”. This bill would allow drinking alcoholic beverages while floating on the water as long as the raft does not have a motor and is within 100 feet

David Perdue: Senate Will Not Consider a Nominee for Supreme Court Until After Election

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday on his decision to not consider a nominee to the Supreme Court before the next president is sworn into office in November: “As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I stand with Chairman Grassley and other