As Charlie alluded to in his latest column, Amazon’s search for a “full equal” HQ highlights the most vexing question for Cobb/Gwinnett Counties and Georgia generally. Will you join the mass transit program or get left behind? It can’t get any more explicit than Amazon requiring “direct” mass transit access “at site” for their new
As has been expected, Stacey Evans has resigned her House seat to focus on her run for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Governor Nathan Deal has set a writ of election for November 7th, a day that many municipalities will already be holding elections (and now, BONUS SPECIAL ELECTIONS!!!). Which, of course brings us to
UPDATE: I suppose I haven’t been following this race closely. Linda Pritchett, Mable Thomas and Elijah Tutt are running as well. Nikema Williams made it official today, announcing her campaign for Senate District 39. If you’ve spent time at the Capitol or even been marginally involved with Democratic Party politics for the last 12 years
State Representative Chuck Williams (R-Watkinsville) has been named by Governor Nathan Deal as the new Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission. This means that the greater Athens area with have two new Representatives in the Georgia House for the upcoming session, as Rep Regina Quick of Athens was just named to the Superior Court Bench.
This morning, a statue of Martin Luther King Jr was unveiled on the Capitol grounds. You can watch the ceremonies at this Georgia Public Broadcasting link. I was lucky enough to be inside the House chamber during the debate over the approval of this statue. I was, quite frankly, nervous about what I was about
The race to fill the District 117 state House seat vacated by Regina Quick is about to get underway now that she has been appointed as a superior court judge by Gov. Nathan Deal. One challenger for her seat is Houston Gaines, an Athens native and the University of Georgia’s 2016-17 student government president. Gaines,
In a move that has been telegraphed for months, State Representative Regina Quick (R-Athens) has been appointed as a Superior Court Judge by Governor Nathan Deal. Quick has previously indicated she would not be running for re-election, setting up a Republican primary between former State Rep Doug McKillip and Houston Gaines (thus far). The seat