Author: Shelley Brooks

GA DOT Studying High-Speed Train Routes

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GA DOT) is looking at three possible high-speed train routes between Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. According to the GA DOT’s study, the best route would follow Interstate 75 with 8 stations over 128 miles. The route would take 88 minutes one-way—the fastest of the three possible routes. The idea

Corks and Forks

Second Harvest and the Friends of Jimmy Carter are joining together in the “Corks and Forks” fundraiser on Saturday, November 19th. Guests will join President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter for an evening of wine tasting and a gourmet dinner by the Wisteria Restaurant. The event will take place at the Windsor Hotel in Americus, Georgia.

Voter Registration Deadline is Today

The title says its all—today is the last day to register as a voter in the 2016 presidential election. It’s also the last day to update any voter information. Despite an unpredictable, unprecedented season of presidential campaigns , we can all agree that the ability to be heard by the leaders of our nation is

Gov. Deal Appoints Review Commission: Mayor Indicted on Child Molestation

Governor Nathan Deal has issued an executive order appointing a review commission to investigate a recent indictment made against the City of Dawson Mayor Christopher Wright. The 26 year-old mayor was indicted on 5 counts: aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, child molestation, rape, and statutory rape on June 7th, 2016. The indictments followed an investigation

Capitol Budget Disputes to Impact Georgia

Current budgetary disputes in Washington are soon going to be felt in Georgia. Tamar Hallerman writes about the ongoing issue in a recent article for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A lack of consensus in Congress has increased difficulties in finalizing budgets. Lawmakers have been resorting to using high stakes tactics—leveraging the entire government’s funding—in order to

Atlanta Named Top City for Startups

A recent study by names Atlanta as the best city for founding a business. The study was based on the evolving priorities of start-up owners. According to the article, most studies only consider a few traditional factors when determining the best startup locations, chiefly the quality of both the startups and funding already available

Governor Deal Appoints Board Members

Governor Nathan Deal appointed nine individuals to various state boards on Friday, June 17th. Four individuals were appointed to the Council on Aging: Maureen Kelly, Perry Kemp, Pharm.D, Tony Marshall and Ashton Windham. A graduate from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia, Maureen Kelly is the president of the Thanks Mom & Dad