Georgia had the fifth largest gross total sales of all lottery systems in the U.S. in fiscal year 2014. Of the top lottery systems, the Georgia Lottery transferred the second smallest percentage of sales back to the state in FY14. Georgia's transfer of 23.5 percent of total sales was lower than all but the Massachusetts Lottery, which transferred 20 percent of its total sales to the state treasury.
Please don't say anything to Junior E. Lee about this but I had several people come up to me after a recent speech to ask why they had not seen his observations in the paper recently. If he knew that, he might ask for a raise.
Last week, I joined colleagues on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee in calling on President Obama to immediately remove Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen from his position.
August 04, 2015|
By U.S. Rep Buddy Carter
Recently, I was asked to share my administrative and managerial philosophies with others. One question posed to me was a first: "What are your non-negotiables?" While I certainly have those things I simply cannot bend on, I have never quite crystallized them or put them in writing.
The Bird family came to America as Dutch (Palatine) immigrants. The first settler was Andreas Bort, Sr. (c. 1650-1723). After settling in the New York, the settlers moved on to New Jersey. They came to Berks County, Penn., in an area that came to be known as Birdsboro.
August 04, 2015|
By Susan Exley
|Echoes of Effingham
When I wrote the article on holes a few weeks ago, I barely mentioned one of the more important holes in the landscape. At first glance, this hole may seem like insect damage, but chances are they were earthworm holes. The mounds surrounding the hole openings are earthworm castings.
When I was 6, the boy with hair the color of cotton and eyes tinted sapphire came to live with us. He was the same age and size as me but more timid and less secure. Depending on the day, we were either best of friends or the worst of enemies.
Martha Paramo from Effingham College and Career Academy competed in food innovations and brought home a silver medal from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.
Leroy Lloyd, the president of the Effingham County branch of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), announced that the branch will host the annual Freedom Fund and Honors Banquet on Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at the PMBA Social Hall, 801 Central Blvd., Guyton.