Georgia Ports Authority Announces New “Inland Port” Near Gainesville

The Georgia Ports Authority has just named Gainesville as the latest location for an “inland port”. The Governor and Ports Authority officials made the announcement today. Georgia’s first inland port was in Cordele Georgia, and has just opened its second in Murray County near Chatsworth Georgia. Both are intermodal rail terminals designed in conjunction with

Remembering A President And My Dad

This week’s Courier Herald column: President George Herbert Walker Bush died on November 30th, 2018, at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his wife and partner of 73 years, Barbara. Together they had six children, including one who became a Governor and President, one who was also a governor, one who

Rep Sam Watson & SW Georgia Delegation Rebuke Gurtler Over Disaster Relief

The main bill during Georgia’s Special Session meeting of the General Assembly was one to approve $270 million in relief following Hurricane Michael. This was the state’s portion of disaster relief to qualify for federal disaster funds.  It passed the House almost unanimously.  Almost.  There was one no vote, that of Rep Matt Gurtler from

Isakson, Perdue Seek Additional Disaster Relief For Georgia Farmers

From a press release: ATLANTA – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., wrote to Senate appropriators this week requesting disaster assistance for Georgia’s agriculture industry as a result of Hurricane Michael. “Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage to Georgia and across the Southeast,” wrote the senators. “Georgia’s agricultural industry alone suffered more than

Collins House Judiciary Ranking Member

Georgia’s 9th District Congressman Doug Collins was selected yesterday evening as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee replacing Rep. Jerry Nader (D-NY) who takes over the Chair of the committee. As reported by The Hill: Despite having strong competition, Collins — who has developed a strong working relationship the president and top administration