I heard the “picture” was out there. State Rep. Ed Lindsey in a picture, with a lot more hair, by the way, with “Young Democrats.” Lindsey is seeking the congressional seat being vacated byRep. Phil Gingrey in the 11th District as he runs for the United. States. Senate.
It was more than 30 years ago and it looks like [...]
The State Supreme Court will decide the fate of the newly appointed Dekalb County Board members.
A federal judge has asked the Georgia Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of the law that allowed Gov. Nathan Deal to suspend six DeKalb board members.
Deal replaced six of the nine board members on Wednesday. Shortly after his decision, [...]
Former Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond will serve as the new school superintendent for Dekalb County.
“We are delighted Mr. Thurmond has agreed to serve as our interim superintendent,” Board Chairman Eugene Walker said in a press release “Our school district is facing significant challenges, and we need a leader with a strong record of making [...]
DeKalb County will choose a new school superintendent for the third time in three years.
The nine school board members held a meeting Thursday to discuss current superintendent Cheryl Atkinson’s future in the county. Atkinson originally signed a three-year contract to end in September 2014 and will receive five months pay for leaving. The agreement for [...]
Officials may be looking in unusual places for educational management candidates, as rumors surface of former state labor commissioner Michael Thurmond as the new Dekalb County superintendent.
Thurmond met privately with the nine members of the county school board on Monday. He claims he had a lot to offer the county system, according to the Atlanta [...]
Several state sheriffs are joining the national movement that opposes government gun control.
In early January, White House officials proposed new legislation that would ban semi-automatic guns and high capacity magazines. Vice President Biden led several discussions on the issue, highlighting the numerous school shootings in the past year. Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison was the [...]
Skepticism and tensions resurfaces among legislators as new immigration proposals migrate through Congress.
The proposal would grant legal status to illegal immigrants with the option of applying for citizenship. It also requires them to pay a fine and taxes, learn English, and wait behind those already seeking citizenship.
“So that means it won’t be a quick process [...]
The country mourns the loss of a revered politician, as three-term mayor of New York Ed Koch dies at age 88 from congestive heart failure.
Koch was known for his bluntness and commitment to improving the city. He took office in 1978 and left 12 years later due to health issues. Highlights of his mayoralty include [...]
Joining the opposition against the president’s campaign, a Cherokee County sheriff refused to enforce any legislation that advocates stricter gun control.
Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison opposed enforcing any gun control legislation, claiming it violated citizens’ constitutional rights.
He declined to speak with press but mailed out a letter expressing his views.
In the letter, Garrison stated that [...]
Georgia House Speaker David Ralston(R-7th) issued on Tuesday a bill that will hope to answer the many decrees from constituents to not only provide a gift cap to lobbyists operating in the Georgia Legislator, but to possibly place a ban on substantial forms of lobbying whatsoever.
When the Georgia State Senate convened at the beginning of [...]
“Regardless of what happens, it’s going to be a 10-person race.”
Jack Kingston, House representative from Augusta, GA, put it best in his statement towards any candidate now interested in running for the vacated U.S. Senate seat once claimed by Senator Saxby Chambliss that will open up for state wide elections come 2014.
Chambliss cited the stress [...]
A 2008 education tax credit law has been widely abused since its implementation, according to an educational policy group’s complaint.
The Southern Education Fund (SEF) claimed that several scholarship organizations and private schools have raised money by advertising donations as tax credit write-offs.
In 2008, legislature enacted the tax credit law that helps students to afford private [...]
A frenzied competitive race to the primary surrounds the Republican Party, as U. S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss announces his resignation from at the end of his term in 2014.
“Lest anyone think this decision is about a primary challenge, I have no doubt that had I decided to be a candidate, I would have won re-election,” [...]
School superintendent John Barge will face a difficulty this fiscal year, after his campaign opposing the restoration of charter schools in Georgia.
Barge defended his budget in front of state congress this past week, after Gov. Nathan Deal reduced his budget in the new $19.8 billion plan. Barge lost nearly 69% of his budget, from $87 [...]
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