President Carter Earns Top Award From Georgia Conservancy

The Georgia Conservancy paid tribute to one of it’s charter members. That man is President Jimmy Carter who received The Distinguished Conservationist award. At the November 7 ecoBenefête event, President Carter was lauded for his “profound and lasting impact on the conservation and protection of Georgia’s natural resources.” Carter was unable to attend the event

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

Tight Race in College Pick-Em

We are in the 11th week of College Football and the CFP playoff race is a tight one. It appears the same way for the race for bragging rights in our 2019 College Pick’Em Challenge. The Top 5 at the moment are: Kavorca – 433HarperCB – 413UGA Law Dawg – 411Dawgs rule! – 408Blessed Bulldog

October Tax Revenues Down 1.6%

A press release issued today by Gov. Brian Kemp’s office states that Georgia’s net tax collections for October, 2019 totaled $1.98 billion, a decrease of $32.3 million (-1.6%) from October, 2018. Net tax revenues for the fiscal year have totaled $7.81 billion, a decrease of $11.2 million (-0.1%) from this point last year. The following

Morning Reads for Friday, November 8, 2019

Ahhh…Lewis and grits. Mega-super-dooper-double-whammy traffic alert. GaTech professor convicted of fraud. The Kendrick brothers. More privacy issues at Facebook. New strain of HIV discovered. Something yummy for your holiday buffet!  The market is on fire! (Not that big media is telling you, though.)  They are coming for your inhaler. Cool space stuff!

GA Named Top State for Business for 7th Straight Year

From a press release from Governor Brian Kemp’s office: Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Georgia’s business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection Magazine, an internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development, for the seventh year in a row. Georgia is the only state

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

Bipartisan Resolution Marking 40th Anniversary of Iran Hostage Crisis

Senators Johnny Isakson, Richard Blumenthal and Patrick Lahey introduced a resolution marking the 40th anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis. The resolution was introduced on October 31 ahead of the 40th anniversary on November 4. The resolution (PDF) is currently in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Isakson said in a press release on Monday: “The