Thursday, May 16, 2013
Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday overturned a decision from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to remove Bibles from the cabins and lodge rooms of state parks. Tell us what you think of the decision.
If you stay in a cabin or lodge room at a Georgia state park, you can take in the native flora and fauna outside. Inside, you shouldn’t have to look hard to find a Bible—at least for now. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources this week had been set to remove Bibles from such rooms across the state following a citizen’s complaint. "Recently, due to a citizen concern, Georgia Department of Natural Resources management directed Parks staff to remove Bibles from cabins and lodge rooms until management can fully investigate the issue and make an informed decision," a DNR spokeswoman told the news station. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal instructed DNR officials to return the Bibles to cabins and lodge rooms. His…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The new law also increases penalties for those caught boating while intoxicated.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed SB 136, a bill to strengthen public safety on Georgia's waterways, last week at the Holiday Marina at Lake Lanier. The legislation, a portion of which is known as the Jake and Griffin Prince BUI Law, lowers the legal blood-alcohol content for boaters from a .10 to .08. The new law also increases penalties for those found to be boating while intoxicated. “Far too many tragedies have occurred as a result of boating under the influence and inadequate boater education,” Deal said in a released statement. “Last June, I vowed to work with the General Assembly to pass legislation in honor of Jake and Griffin Prince, who lost their lives last summer in a tragic accident. As I have said, if you are too drunk to drive an …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A nonprofit organization is taking Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to task for his neutral position on teens in Wilcox County organizing an integrated prom. Tell us what you think, if anything, Deal should do.
Better Georgia, a progressive nonprofit organization, is criticizing Gov. Nathan Deal for "not taking sides" on an effort by four teenage girls to organize its first integrated prom in Wilcox County, Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal was asked last week whether he'd supported the high school students' efforts, which he declined through a spokesman. "This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we're not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt," spokesman Brian Robinson said. Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal proposed lowering the required GPA for the HOPE Grant back to 2.0. Tell us what you think of the proposal.
Students pursuing technical school degrees could soon face a lower GPA threshold. Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced a proposal to lower the required GPA of the HOPE Grant from its current 3.0 back to its original level—2.0. The aim of the proposed change is to strengthen Georgia’s workforce development efforts by expanding access to the HOPE Grant, which goes to students in the technical college system. “After talking with many members of the General Assembly and crunching the numbers at our budget office, I’m glad to report that we’ll be able to lower the GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant back to 2.0 after raising it to 3.0 for budgetary reasons two years ago,” Deal said in a release from his office on Thursday. “I believe this …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Novelis is looking to hire engineers, scientists and technologists.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A new $30 million Global Research and Technology Center expected to bring 140 jobs to the Kennesaw area will open its doors during a ceremony Friday morning. Novelis, the world's largest supplier of rolled aluminum, announced in May of last year its plans to open the 60,000-square-foot facility at 1950 Vaughn Rd. in Kennesaw. According to a release, the center will develop new products and applications for the automotive, can and electronics industries in collaboration with customers like Jaguar, Coca-Cola and Samsung. The new center features testing laboratories and a pilot beverage canning line. Future plans include a small-scale aluminum rolling mill, the release said. To celebrate the occasion, Gov. Nathan Deal and Kennesaw Mayor Mark …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The state is partnering with Google to provide websites and online tools to local business owners.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday a partnership with Google to provide free websites to small businesses throughout Georgia. Georgia Get Your Business Online aims to drive economic growth by giving business owners the tools to establish themselves online. “This new initiative will help grow small businesses in Georgia and provide business owners a valuable resource at no cost,” Deal said in a statement. “One of the best ways we can help our economy expand is to help Georgia businesses increase their visibility online.” For the next year, participating Georgia businesses can visit www.georgiagetonline.com and receive a free website as well as free online tools, training and resources. Google is partnering with Intuit to provide each …