Friday, March 8, 2013
Seven people will lose their jobs as sequestration cuts take effect on April 7.
The air traffic control tower at McCollum Field in Kennesaw is expected to be shut down due to sequestration cuts taking effect April 7. McCollum was on a list of more than 100 potential tower closings that the DOT released in February. Airports that made the list have fewer than 150,000 flight operations per year, and are non-airline focused. This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) notified Cobb County that it would cut funding for McCollum's on-site traffic control. Airport manager Karl Von Hagel told The Marietta Daily Journal that "planes will have to rely on plane-to-plane communications in order to land" after the shutdown of McCollum's control tower. This will likely make the field a less efficient operation, and cause …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The news comes on the heels of Friday's announcement that the air traffic control tower at McCollum Field in Kennesaw will likely close if automatic budget cuts take effect March 1.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park faces $83,000 in cuts if President Obama and Congress don't reach a deal to avoid a budget sequestration, according to a list obtained by the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees. A Jan. 25, 2013, memo from National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis instructs NPS officials to begin implementing sequestration budget cut planning. What does that mean for visitors to the 2,923-acre Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park? Park Superintendent Nancy Walther told the Marietta Daily Journal that the cuts could result in fewer ceremonial artillery demonstrations, fewer park ranger school visits and fewer school field trips to the park. Seasonal part-time rangers might be axed, and the park…
Friday, February 22, 2013
The cuts are scheduled to take effect March 1.
The air traffic control tower at McCollum Field in Kennesaw will likely close if automatic budget cuts take effect March 1, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced today. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said if Congress does not work out a solution by the deadline, the DOT will need to cut nearly $1 billion dollars. More than $600 million of that will come from the Federal Aviation Administration. McCollum is on a list of potential tower closings that the DOT released today. More than 100 air traffic control towers at airports with fewer than 150,000 flight operations per year made the list. Other metro area airports that will be impacted by the cuts include Brown Field in Fulton and Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville. "These …
Friday, October 5, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Friday, October 5, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t …
Friday, June 22, 2012
If the investigation into "Fast and Furious" was strictly a Department of Justice issue, and not connected to the White House, should President Barack Obama have invoked executive privilege in the matter?
Friday, June 22, 2012
In a surprise move before the deadline ran out on a threat by congressional Republicans to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the president threw a curveball. According to media outlets, including The Huffington Post, President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege Wednesday, essentially withholding documents from a committee was demanding from Holder. The documents were requested for an investigation into "Fast and Furious" — the name given to an operation launched to track weapons purchased by Mexican drug cartels. It turned sour, however, when agents lost track of more than 1,000 firearms and two turned up at the scene of the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The family of the dead border …