We interrupt your holiday because a hurricane wants to do so as well. This morning, Governor Brian Kemp has ordered the mandatory evacuation of six Georgia coastal counties. To aid the evacuation, I-16 will have “contra-flow” beginning tomorrow, with eastbound lanes converted to additional westbound lanes in order to expedite traffic away from the coast.
As you are aware by now, Georgia’s senior US Senator Johnny Isakson will resign from his office at the end of this year. Governor Brian Kemp will have the opportunity to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the next General Election in 2020. So, let’s speculate who may (or may not) be on that
On Wednesday morning Senator Johnny Isakson rocked Georgia’s political world by announcing he is retiring at the end of the year. Isakson has been a fixture in public service for over four decades. His name sits alongside others such as Coverdell and Gingrich in the small circle of founders of the modern Georgia Republican party.
Hurricane Michael moved through southwest Georgia on October 10th and 11th in 2018, causing more than $2.5 billion in losses to the state’s agriculture industry. The state government passed disaster relief initiatives during a special legislative session in November but are still waiting on the federal government to send additional aid. On Friday, Governor Brian
This week’s Courier Herald column: A new era has begun in Atlanta for all of Georgia. Monday officially brought us a new Governor, Brian Kemp. The Georgia General Assembly also has many fresh faces as the legislature begins their annual meeting. Chief among them is the new Lieutenant Governor, Geoff Duncan, who will guide the
This week’s Courier Herald column: With Georgia poised to swear in a new Governor for the new year, expect to see a flourish of tributes to our current Governor, Nathan Deal. There is a long list of accomplishments that can be noted during his eight-year tenure as Georgia’s head of state. He’s the Governor that
In a press release this morning, Governor-elect Brian Kemp announced his floor leaders in the Georgia General Assembly. In the State House: Rep. Jodi Lott (R-Evans) Rep. Terry Rogers (R-Clarksville) Rep. Bert Reeves (R-Marietta) Rep. Dominic LaRicca (R-Douglas) In the State Senate: Sen. Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia) Sen. Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) Governor-elect Kemp also announced that
This morning, Governor-elect Brian Kemp announced his transition team. There are a few names of note including former HHS Secretary Tom Price, former Congressman Bob Barr, former GAGOP Chairman Alec Poitevint, and current PSC Commissioner Tricia Pridemore. Also, Virginia Galloway from the Faith and Freedom Coalition is on the policy committee…which may be a signal
Today legislators return to the Gold Dome to make decisions in a rare special legislative session. I have reason to be concerned that the pre-announced special session was a strategic Republican back up plan in case Stacey Abrams won the election last Tuesday. Here is why… In 2016, North Carolina Republicans used the same strategy after
Stacey Abrams’ campaign has not conceded. Kemp’s camp says it’s over. Cody Hall from Brian Kemp’s campaign said, “Kemp’s margin is so large that the number of provisional ballots and overseas ballots will not change his Election Day victory.” He goes on to say, “it is mathematically impossible for Stacey Abrams to win or force